Initially Spain may not conjure up an image of impressive snow covered mountain peaks catering for one of the world's most exclusive winter sports. Impressive views from the top of the Lomar de DilarHowever, as Europe’s second most mountainous country (after Switzerland) it is perhaps less surprising to know that is host to numerous ski resorts dotted throughout the country. Covering the extreme north western coast across and throughout the Pyrenees, beyond Andorra, down to the region of Teruel, (near Barcelona), around Madrid and halting practically on the southern Mediterranean coast at Granada. There is ample choice for anyone looking for the white stuff. With an average altitude of around 800 metres (2,500 ft) above sea-level, it is little wonder that Spain offers a white wilderness during the winter months!
Malaga's main resort Sierra Nevada has ski courses designed by European and American specialists, guaranteeing superb conditions for the skier. With a total of 61 kilometers spread over 39 runs, plus 6 sensational off-course trails, Sierra Nevada offers the visitor a wide choice of activities.Sierra Nevada has a vertical drop of 1,300 meters, and snow areas for all types of skiers, from beginners to experts. The highlights of its courses were those used in the World Alpine Ski Championships held in February 1996, which more adventurous skiers will be able to enjoy this season.
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