Winter wonderland on the edge of the Costa del Sol

Winter wonderland on the edge of the Costa del Sol

It may seem a little strange at first, but just two hours from the Costa del Sol you will find a world of snow-covered slopes, icy mountain peaks, wooded hills and bustling ski resorts. In fact, within the Sierra Nevada – so named for its snowy winter landscape and situated between the cities of Granada and Málaga – you’re in an alpine world that seems much further removed from the sunny beaches and golf courses of the Costa del Sol than a mere two hours.

What’s more, the ski season here is one of the longest anywhere in Europe, running from November through to April, and the ski and snowboarding conditions are excellent, drawing many in from across the region and abroad.

It’s a fantastic plus for Marbella residents to have this lifestyle option available, along with a great choice of hotels, restaurants, spas, ski rental and instructors, après ski nightlife and nature trails – and this year the strong snowfall ensures one of the best winter sports seasons yet, so make your way up to the Sierra Nevada’s ski resorts and explore a whole new side to the Costa del Sol way of life.