Welcome to an unforgettable family adventure in the stunning winter wonderland of Sierra Nevada! Embarking on a skiing experience with your children is not only an opportunity for thrilling descents on pristine slopes but also a chance to create cherished memories surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes.
Nestled in the heart of Sierra Nevada, the skiing terrain offers a perfect blend of excitement for both parents and little ones. With its snow-covered peaks and a variety of family-friendly skiing zones, Sierra Nevada provides an ideal setting for introducing your children to the joy of winter sports.
Join us in Sierra Nevada for a family skiing experience like no other, where the magic of winter and the joy of skiing come together to create moments that will be treasured for a lifetime. Let the snow-covered peaks be the backdrop to your family’s laughter, shared adventures, and the joy of watching your children take their first steps into the thrilling world of skiing. Welcome to the enchanting slopes of Sierra Nevada, where family fun meets winter bliss!
Sierra Nevada takes special care of its family visitors. Free lift passes for children under 6 and special prices for families, dedicated on-slope areas for the care and learning of the little ones, daycare and leisure services, courses tailored for the youngest, and special family-friendly restaurants.
Whether your little skiers are taking their first slides on the gentle beginner slopes or embarking on more adventurous runs, Sierra Nevada caters to all skill levels. The region boasts specialized areas designed for children, ensuring a safe and enjoyable learning environment. From dedicated ski schools to entertaining themed zones, Sierra Nevada takes pride in offering a holistic skiing experience for families.
In this winter wonderland, the thrill of gliding down the slopes is complemented by the cozy atmosphere of mountainside villages and the warmth of family-friendly facilities. Sierra Nevada understands that a successful family skiing experience involves more than just the exhilarating runs – it’s about creating a wholesome environment where every family member, regardless of age or skill level, can find joy and excitement.
The youngest ones, aged 4 months to 6 years, have a nursery at the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort equipped with various facilities, including games, videos, music, and crafts, along with sleeping areas.
In addition to daycare services, this center provides dining services, workshops, and games to ensure that the stay in Sierra Nevada is as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. Operating on a full-day, half-day, or even special evening schedule on weekends, this center offers its best services so that both little ones and adults can enjoy Sierra Nevada to the fullest.
Address: Plaza Andalucía level 1. Next to the Al-Andalus Gondola
Hours: from 9:00 to 13:00 or from 13:30 to 16:45
Prices: 1 hour 12 euros, morning half-day 40 euros, afternoon half-day 35 euros, full day 55 euros. Baby Plus: 10 euros (up to 1 year). Lunch Plus: 5 euros (home-packed lunch)
It is an introductory skiing program for children aged 3 (without diapers) to 12 years old. The Alpine Garden is the ideal place for children to take their first steps in the snow and start safely and enjoyably in the sport of skiing, in an environment of games, fun, and happiness.
The facilities are fully adapted to provide the highest safety, enjoyment, and comfort for the little ones. The area is enclosed with three exclusive-use conveyor belts for children in the Alpine Garden. In addition, it has a 200 sq m cabin equipped with a reception area, a play and entertainment room, a rest area for the little ones, a dining area, and bathrooms.
Ski activities are combined with recreational and playful activities to achieve greater motivation and attention in children. A lunch service is available for those children who enroll in the full-day program.
A teaching system is implemented through stations equipped with all the resources to motivate learning in children, and through games and a lot of fun, stimulate development, coordination, and balance; which is one of the most important challenges in skiing.
Location: Borreguiles initiation area. Next to the Borreguiles Carpet.
Schedule: Full day from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Morning half-day from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Afternoon half-day from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Ski family area. A nod to the Costa Tropical of Granada, the family-friendly area – Pista de El Mar – is dotted with maritime motifs where children can play, interact, and have endless fun with their parents while skiing: marine elements, a submarine… and an impressive shark will guide their descents.
Location: Accessed through the Emile Allais chairlift connecting with the Alhambra chairlift.
Located the beginner’s area of Borreguiles, next to the ski initiation carpets. On the left side of the Dauro carpet, the little ones discover another themed area on the El Bosque slope. Its 200 meters hide forest and mountain animals that trace a path to reach a camp of igloos where children’s activities take place.
Mirlo Blanco, the hub of family snow fun, is an amusement park in Pradollano, Sierra Nevada. Perfect for non-skiers or as a complement to downhill skiing, it offers a unique roller coaster, magic carpet, and slides at 2,100 meters. Experience the thrill of a Russian Sled, a snow roller coaster with curves, bumps, and straights. Tickets can be purchased on-site or online. Whether in snowy winters or vibrant summers, Mirlo Blanco captivates with its diverse attractions. Ideal for kids aged 6 and up (some activities for 3-year-olds).
Russian Sled: Modern roller coaster in the snow composed of rails and sleds with a capacity for two people. On the route, you ascend 250 meters and descend up to 550 meters, with banked curves, bumps, and straights. The passengers regulate the sled’s speed, which can go up to a maximum of 40 kilometers per hour – Sliding slides with inner tubes and inflatables – Eco-friendly Synthetic Ice Skating Rink: A 60-square-meter rink of synthetic ice that is non-polluting (as it doesn’t need energy to maintain the surface), non-toxic, and not cold. Special skates provide a sensation similar to ice skating – Bike slalom, bike skiing, ski-chair – Archery – Mini-skiing – Mini-snowboarding – Trampolines – Children’s zip line – Remote-controlled boats: In the central pond of the Mirlo Blanco Fountain, the cold thaw waters are navigated by fantasy boats, directed from the “command bridge” by remote control.
Inisde this amusement park we find La Cabaña de Mirlo Blanco Restaurant: A cozy retreat at Sierra Nevada’s ski resort, it offers warmth, drinks, and a variety of dishes, from hot drinks to cold beers, burgers, sandwiches, kebabs, and salads. It features a cozy covered terrace to relax with the family. It opens every day from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which are rest days for the staff, although if it falls on a holiday, they do open.
Location: Mirlo Blanco Activity Park in Sierra Nevada is easy to find in the Pradollano area, at the end of the Rio slope – one of the illuminated slopes in the night skiing of the Granada resort – next to the Antonio Jara chairlift.
Opening time: Tubbing, inner tube slides, bike skiing, and sleds activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Russian sled from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
This space for families and children is located in the Sulayr snowpark in Loma de Dílar. Designed for the little ones, who, accompanied by their parents, can start freestyle without risks and with the guidance of professionals.
It features a special line for children with three ground-level platforms, on one side of the Loma de Dílar chairlift, parallel to the mini park.
The Minipark – or Progression Park – dedicated to snowboarding and freestyle initiation has expanded on both sides of the Loma de Dílar chairlift, incorporating among its facilities and as a permanent element, an inflatable mattress for the landing of beginner riders.
Family Kids offers a comprehensive service that includes reception, teaching, and entertainment for the little ones, in very small groups and aimed at children from 3 years old. Located in Pradollano, the facility is designed to provide all the comforts for families and children, featuring a reception area, a Lego playroom, video projection, dining area, and bathroom.
The Family Kids team welcomes children daily, prepares them, and takes them to the slopes to enjoy an exceptional day of skiing, freeing parents to also enjoy the snow early on, with the confidence of leaving their children in good hands. Ski activities are combined with recreational and playful activities to achieve greater motivation and attention from the children, all with personalized attention aimed at stimulating learning, development, and essential coordination and balance skills in skiing.
Furthermore, children receive training and education on all important aspects of the mountain, snow, and skiing, with the goal of shaping committed skiers who value the natural environment, sustainability, and respect for fellow skiers.
Family Kids also has two on-slope locations to support children during their skiing day. In these locations, children can take a mid-day break to have a snack and replenish energy for the rest of the day.
Schedule: Three duration options are offered:
Full day from 9 am to 5 pm.
Morning half-day from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Afternoon half-day from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Apres-ski from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
One of the most sought-after options for those who don’t ski in Sierra Nevada is to enjoy the thrilling experience of sledding through the majestic snow-covered mountains. There are several shops that offer sled rentals at the Sierra Nevada ski resort, although it’s also possible to rent them directly in the designated areas. If you plan to rent the sled for just one hour, it’s more economical to do it in Sierra Nevada. However, if you plan to spend more time enjoying the snow, it may be convenient to rent it in Granada and come up with the sled.
Where to Enjoy Sleds in Sierra Nevada?
Borreguiles Area: In the Borreguiles area, an exclusive sled track with a length of 600 meters has been designated. The cost is 10 euros for half an hour. To access this track, it is necessary to use the cable car, located at 2600 meters above sea level next to the ski slopes. The cable car price for non-skiers (round trip) is 19.50 euros for adults and 12.50 euros for children aged 6 to 15.
In Pradollano: In the central area of the ski resort, without the need to use mechanical lifts, an area for snow sleds has been established, right next to the Mirlo Blanco recreational area. The cost is 10 euros for half an hour.
Hoya de la Mora: It’s not surprising that Hoya de la Mora is the most crowded area for sleds in Sierra Nevada. It is a wide area with free access at the highest part of the resort, usually reachable by car. Sled rental in Hoya de la Mora costs 8 € for one hour and 12 € for 2 hours.
Sled Rental in Granada
–Granada Esquía. Individual sled rental: 14 euros/day. Double sleds: 22 euros. Sleds with brakes: 24 euros. Address: Paseo del Emperador Carlos V, 4, 18007, Granada. Tel: 691 22 47 93. Visit website.
–ASC Ski Snow. Sled rental for 1 day: 15 euros, for two days: 27 euros. Address: Camino del Río Genil, S/N (Service area of Cenes), 18190 Cenes de la Vega, Granada. Tel: 644154544. Visit website.
Reaching Sierra Nevada from the Costa Tropical is a straightforward journey: