Monday, 26 December 2011

The Sierra Nevada........

Facts & Figures......

   Contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacen, at 3478m.
  The Sierra Nevada observatory is located on the northern slopes at 2800m.
  The Sierra formed 65 to 1.8 million years ago from the collision of the African and Eurasian plates.
 There are more than 100km of slopes.
 Operates 22 ski lifts.
 Has Spain’s largest difference in altitude – 1,200m.
 You can see Africa  from the slopes.
 There are a total of 115 green, blue, red and black slopes.
 The Mirlo Blanco amusement park has an ecological ice-rink and 130m toboggan runs.
 The newly installed Sulayr Superpark has modules for jumps and acrobatics.
 It now hosts the Alpine Skiing speed races.
 On Saturdays you can go night skiing on the El Rio piste.
 The historic city of Granada is located at the foothills only 35 miles away.
 In summer, visitors can go horse riding and cycling.
 It hosts the Por Todo Lo Alto music festival.