Backcountry Ski Touring in the Sierra Nevada
With good snow sure conditions from January to May, the Sierra Nevada is one of the best areas to learn the basics of travelling through the high mountains on skis. Hard to believe it is only 2 hours from Marbella! It is backcountry skiing at its finest. We run both beginners courses and also trips for the more experienced tourer.
We run holidays aimed at the complete beginner to the sport and spend the initial day near the piste at the Sierra Nevada ski area becoming acquainted with the skis, skins and boots. A simple day tour up and down Veleta (3,394m) will be made. From then on we head to new, remote and quiet areas where few others will be seen.
From then on we either do day or multi-day trips from access points to the north and south of the range. We will either stay in the high Poqueira Hut or unguarded refuges, which will allow us many great days skiing, including an ascent of Mulhacen (3,482m), the highest point in mainland Spain. The intention will be to progressively increase the standard of each day's tour.
The tours are suitable for those with some previous on piste experience who are also strong mountain walkers. We can provide skies, skins and poles as part of the holiday cost. We also run trips for those who have tried ski touring before but who wish to expand their skills and experience.
N.B We shall also take people wishing to use a split-board
Examples of tours available
Cerro de Caballo (3009m) from Fuente Fria above Niguelas.
Las Alegas and Tajos de los Machos (3085m) from La Piuca.
Veleta (3398m) from Pradollano.
The Cartujo (3152m) from Pradollano.
Cerrillo Redondo (3055m) from Puente Palo.
Mulhacen (3481m) via the Refugio Poqueira.
Loma Pelada via the Refugio Poqueira.
Chullo (2608m) from Puerto de la Ragua.
Morron Sanjuanero (2610m) from Puerto de la Ragua.
Contact Spanish Highs direct to reserve a place or check availability on these popular activities.
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Los Tres Miles Ski Tour
A magnificent 5 day ski tour for expert skiers and mountaineers wishing for something a little different! If you are into high mountains, long tough ascents, incredible swooping descents down deserted slopes and virgin snows, then this may just be for you. Covers the major peaks of the Sierra Nevada range staying in guarded and unguarded refuges. Find out more!
Sierra Nevada Ski Tours on Cerro de Caballo
Wide open snow bowls for backcountry skiing
Some amazing forest skiing in the Sierra Nevada
Ski Touring also for split boarders