There are few places in the world where you can ski in the morning then head to the coast for a swim in the afternoon, but the proximity of Sierra Nevada to the Med allows this. Don’t be fooled into thinking that skiing will be the second rate either. 20 lifts serve 100 km of piste at the Sierra Nevada. The pistes lend themselves to the intermediate but there is ample off-piste skiing for the advanced riders. Off the pistes, there are some good restaurants and lively bars. If you get bored or the snow is not as good in the Sierra Nevada, just head for a beach! A halfpipe was added to the snowpark Salayr in 2011 (165m long and 6m high). It is the biggest in Spain. The snow junior world championship was celebrated in this park.
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