You don't need to ski to visit Sierra Nevada.
Leave you car in the village and buy a ticket from the base station to level one via the "telecabina" (cable car) where there are restaurants and bars. Experience the thrill of the high Sierra and then return by cable car at your leisure.
From November to May and sometimes into early June you can ski in the Sierra Nevadas only one hour or so from the sunny beaches of the Costa Tropical and Nerja. High season in Spain occurs at Christmas/New Year, mid February, and Easter
There are plenty of snow cannons to ensure that skiing is possible throughout the season. The beginner area surrounds this mid mountain station and the ski school if you take the Veleta lift and ski back down towards Borreguiles, you cruise through an intermediate bowl. This will take you past the World Cup race course and the snowboard park. However the more spectacular trails are reached by venturing a little to the right and towards the Olimpica run that slices down the Laguna de Yeguas bowl. Here, 2,300 vertical feet of more challenging intermediate terrain. You don't need to ski to visit Sierra Nevada.
You can also experience a sled ride, drawn by huskies.
Can you believe that from Nerja the nearest ski resort is less than two hours drive away at Sierra Nevada which is europe's most southerly ski resort. You could be skiing in the morning and back in Nerja sunbathing in the afternoon! The Sierra Nevada (meaning "snowy range" in Spanish) is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia, provinces of Granada and Almeria in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacen at 3,478 metres (11,411 ft) above sea level. The Sierra Nevada in California was named after the Sierra Nevada of Spain. Sierra in Spanish means the dented area of a saw, upside down, it becomes similar to the view of a group of peaks of a mountain range. It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in one of Europe's most southerly ski resorts, in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little further, Almeria and Málaga. Parts of the range have been included in the Sierra Nevada National Park. The range has also been declared a biosphere reserve. The Sierra Nevada Observatory is located on the northern slopes at an elevation of 2,800 metres (9,200 ft).