Natalia online: I missed the opening, but I managed to get up to the Sierra Nevada this past Saturday. We had an early morning start, and once we had packed our gear into the car we were on the road. We took the new motorway between Antequera and Malaga, the AP- 46. Coming from Marbella it cuts off roughly 30mins from our trip. Dani drives faster than most so we made it in an hour and a half. Most people will feel more comfortable taking two hours. We parked in the underground parking in the village which is on your right just before entering the village, It’s usually quite difficult to find parking on the street, so I recommend heading directly for the underground parking.
After changing we quickly made our way to buy our forfaits (ski passes), and thanks to our early start we beat the long lines. Each forfait costs over €40 Euros but you need to keep in mind that at the end of your ski day you give the cards back and they reimburse you 4 Euros per pass.
Being a Saturday the Sierra Nevada slopes quickly filled up. It’s important to keep your eyes open for any rogue skiiers. The weather was great, snow somewhat thin on some parts but overall good, being of a soft and powdery texture. The ski lifts close at 4:45 pm and to again beat the long line of cars going down the mountain we left at 4pm. If you don’t leave at about that time, your trip back to Marbella is likely to take up to an hour more.