or drag this pin anywhere on the map
The Sierra Nevada's burgeoning ski industry
Around the resort of Sierra Nevada (aka Solynieve – ‘sun and snow’, aka Pradollano), on the western flank of Veleta, are 62 kilometres (39 miles) of slopes and 19 ski lifts.
The resort, although well equipped, is a crass blot on the landscape, and spookily empty out of season, though activities such as mountain biking, hiking and horse trekking are being made available to entice summer visitors.
On the A395, north-west of the resort, the park information center gives details on environmental issues and outdoor activities, and has a terrace café with spectacular views.
Note that the road over the Sierra is closed to traffic above the Borreguiles ski station, but walkers can continue through the barren landscape up to the peak of Veleta.