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Webcams nearby Sierra Nevada

Where is the Sierra Nevada?

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the autonomous region of Andalusia, the western part belongs to the province of Granada, the eastern to the province of Almería. 100km Sierra Nevada is part of the Baetic System, which is a 600km long mountain range stretching from the Bay of Cádiz to the Valencia region. The Sierra Nevada runs parallel to the Mediterranean Sea, its foothills form the cliff line in and around Almería. Core area is the 86,208 ha Sierra Nevada National Park, since 1999 a nature reserve. This region in the south of Spain is a very popular holiday destination attracting tourists from all over the world.

At what elevation is the Sierra Nevada?

The Sierra Nevada and its 3,482m Mulhacén is the highest mountain range of the Iberian Peninsula. Mulhacén is the second highest mountain in Spain only topped by Pico del Teide on Tenerife. Sierra Nevada, meaning mountain range covered in snow, definitely lives up to its name sporting white peaks from November to May. Check out our live web cams for stunning views! Do want to know whether it is possible to ski or snowboard? No problem! Zona Laguna webcam and the one at Borreguiles mountain restaurant provide all the necessary info!

How is the weather in Sierra Nevada?

Andalusia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with different variations depending on the altitude. The summers along the coast and the plains are very hot with temperatures above 40°C, whereas you find pleasant 20°C on the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. During the hot season there is hardly any rain, but it snows heavily from November to the beginning of April at the Sierra Nevada. Granada, Almerìa, Motril, Almunecar and all other places at lower elevations hardly see temperatures below 15°C even in the winter. On the mountains, however, temperatures are way below zero in the wintertime. Check out our live webcam for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend and get informed about the snow conditions. Our live webcams also provide information about open and closed lifts, open and closed ski trails as well as available rooms and hotels in the region.

Is it possible to ski in Sierra Nevada?

Sierra Nevada in the winter is paradise for all skiers and snowboarders. Sierra Nevada – Pradollano ski resort boasts 107 km of piste of various degrees of difficulty suitable for all levels of ability and 17 lifts. This popular winter sports resort ranges from 2,100 m to 3,282 m in elevation. The bottom station is at Pradollano, from there you take the lifts to the highest ski resort in Spain, also being one of the snow-surest due to its elevation. Sierra Nevada ski resort is also the most southern of all European ski resorts. In clear days you not only see the Mediterranean Sea but also the coastline of Morocco. Pradollano is about 35 kilometres from Granada. Do you want to learn more about this ski resort and about the weather for the coming days? Check out our live web cams.

What to do in Sierra Nevada in winter?

Andalusia is THE perfect holiday destination in winter and in summer, offering a multitude of possibilities, such as beach holidays, culture trips, training camps or skiing holidays. The region is a great place for all sorts of outdoor activities suitable for families, athletes as well as culture connoisseur. At Pradollano bottom station you find “Mirlo Blanco – Non-Skiers-Area”, an amusement park for those who do not want to ski. “Mirlo Blanco – Non-Skiers-Area” features a roller coaster, a sleigh run, a slalom course to be tackled by bike and many more attractions. Take the gondola Zona Borreguiles and walk to Laguna Mountain Lake or taste some of the delicacies served at Borreguiles on-mountain restaurant. Andalusia and Pradollano are known for its great variety of beautiful hotels and accommodations for every taste and budget.

Things to do in Sierra Nevada in summer?

Sierra Nevada in the summer is perfect for passionate and enthusiastic hikers and climbers. Visit "Sierra Nevada Ski Station" at 2,550m, there you find the highest hotel in Spain, a few gift shops, and several snack bars. Cars are not allowed any higher than "Sierra Nevada Ski Station". Nevertheless, there is a lot to discover for bikers and hikers. You find information material on fauna and flora at the national park centre and the little huts along the road. Iberian ibexes live at 2,900m along sparse cliffs. Check out our live images for more stunning views and information!