SKI TOURING

Sierra Nevada is the ideal terrain for High Mountain Skiing/Snowboarding (Ski Touring) due to its wide and gentle hills.
We have infinite peaks and hills for excursions of all levels. During the spring season, from mid-February onwards, Sierra Nevada is a paradise for Ski Touring with the great “spring snow” found at these latitudes.
Telemark Sierra Nevada has the best-qualified Mountain Guides to take you to any wonderful summit or valley of Sierra Nevada or even other Andalusian, or Pyrenees and Central System mountain ranges.
If you do not have equipment, we will provide it for you.

MOUNTAIN GUIDES

At Telemark Sierra Nevada we have expert Mountain Guides who specialise in ski touring and will take you wherever you want to go.
Sometimes we use the ski lifts to get further away from the slopes, or we guide you through other valleys and peaks of the Sierra Nevada Station.

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BEGINNER COURSES IN SKI TOURING

At Telemark Sierra Nevada, we offer beginner High Mountain Skiing and Snowboarding courses. Let us teach you how to enjoy the High Mountain areas!

We offer both private and group classes. We teach you how to put on and take off skins, how to look for the best itinerary, breathing, how to pack a backpack, etc. At the same time, we guide you to a fabulous summit or descent in a safe way.

ITINERARIES

Normally we make a list of everyone interested, in order to let them know about a specific week or weekend and thus be able to gather groups. We make scheduled departures when conditions are favourable.

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Climbing the Veleta and taking in the views from above is the first thing most people do when arriving at Sierra Nevada.
We use it as an initial excursion, before skiing or snowboarding.
In any case, it is the third highest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula.

ITINERARY

  • We leave from the accommodation and through the entire Loma del Veleta, we go up to its summit. On the way, we cross the Águila piste, which usually does not have a lot of people. From the top, we go back along the same path to the accommodation.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Necessary ski touring, telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe.
  • Climbing slope: 900 m.
  • Skiable slope: 900 m.
  • Duration: 1 day. 4-5 hours.

INCLUDES

  • Mountain Guide.

PRECIO

  • 1 Día: 55 € (IVA Incluido)

  • El precio incluye lo especificado en cada caso y tienen un mínimo de participantes de 4 personas.

Ascent to the first peak of more than three thousand metres of Sierra Nevada and fantastic skiing in the Lanjarón Valley.

ITINERARY

Departing from Borreguiles we ascend to El Collado de La Laguna, to descend towards Laguna de las Yeguas.
Climbing up to El Collado del Elorrieta. Magnificent descent to the Lanjarón Valley. Ascending slightly up the Caballo stream, we reach the top of Cerro del Caballo (3,010 m). From here, we follow a long descent to the limit of the snow in the direction of Nigüelas.

Pick-up in a vehicle organised by Telemark.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Necessary ski touring, Telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe.
  • Slope of ascent: 750 m.
  • Skiable slope: 1,900 m.
  • Duration: 1 day. Six hours.

INCLUDES

  • Lift pass.
  • Transfer from Nigüelas to Sierra Nevada Station.
  • Mountain Guide.

The Guarnón is one of the wildest and solitary valleys in our mountain range. This is the most beautiful excursion you can do in Sierra Nevada, because of the exotic terrain:

Skiing in the Guarnón is a truly mythical experience! The excursion on foot from the limit of the snow up to the Cortijo del Hornillo by an old and historical canal dating back to Arab times is an impressive experience, with panoramic views of the north walls of the Mulhacén and the Alcazaba. For groups of more than 6 people, we organise a mule to transfer skis and boots to the support car. We can also arrange this for smaller groups, for an additional fee.

ITINERARY: 

Leaving the accommodation, we go up the Loma del Veleta to approach the Carihuela through a simple diagonal movement. After a short descent, we climb the Cerro de los Machos (3,327 m), from where we make the fantastic descent that begins in the NW of the Machos, passes through the Corral del Veleta with its north wall at our heads and continues through the Guarnón Valley to the limit of the snow. From here, we take an old canal that is perched on some gorges that leads us to the Cortijo del Hornillo.

Continuing the descent, we arrive at the Genil quarries, where the support vehicle awaits us.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Necessary ski touring, Telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe.
  • Slope of ascent: 900 m.
  • Skiable slope: 1,700 m.
  • Duration: 1 day. 3-5 hours ascent. 2 hrs downhill skiing and 3-5 continuation of the descent on foot with the equipment in backpacks.

INCLUDES:

  • Mountain Guide.
  • Transfer from San Juan river to Sierra Nevada Station.
  • For the indicated cases, the transport mule.

One of the great excursions that can be made from the ski resort and one of the best descents in the mountains with skis or snowboards.

ITINERARY: 

We leave the accommodation at 2,500 m and, going up the Veleta hill and crossing some ski slopes, we arrive at El Collado de la Carihuela (3,200 m). Following the route of the old Capileira road, we arrive at the Vivac de la Caldera shelter.

We climb to the top of Mulhacén (3,485 m) and descend by the best slope of Sierra Nevada to Siete Lagunas and by Chorreras Negras to Campiñuela, and then the road that leads to the very town of Trevélez (1,600 m). From here, the support vehicles take us back to the starting point.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Necessary ski touring, Telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe.
  • Slope of ascent: 1,300 m.
  • Skiable slope: 1,900 m.
  • Duration: 1 day. Between 8 and 9 hours.

INCLUDES:

  • Return to Sierra Nevada Station.
  • Transfer from San Juan river to Sierra Nevada Station.
  • For the indicated cases, the transport mule.

One of the most beautiful summits surrounding the Laguna de las Yeguas. It has great descents by any side, and it also has the advantage that it can be accessed from the lifts, making it a mountain perfect for beginner courses.

ITINERARY: 

A): From Pradollano: We leave Pradollano with our skins on and go up to the point of the Radiotelescope. We descend to the river Dilar and, from there, to the top of the Tosal del Cartujo (3,150 m). The descent is made through the same fabulous route.

B):From the Laguna chairlift: We leave from the top station of the Laguna chairlift and descend the Olympic piste and the Cartujo piste until the end. From there, we begin the ascent to the peak, which takes us 2 hours. From the top, we ski down the same route up to the river Dilar. From here, in 20 minutes, we approach to the lower station of the Laguna chairlift.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Necessary ski touring, Telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe.
  • Slope of ascent: 850 m.
  • Skiable slope: 1,800 m.
  • Duration: 1 day. Option A: 7 hours; Option B: Four hours.

INCLUDES:

  • Mountain Guide.
  • The ski lift pass in Option B.

This is a very nice, simple excursion without technical difficulties. Very recommended in spring due to the great descent that it has. Requires transfer by vehicle, but usually reaches the snow limit.

ITINERARY: 

We climb from Nigüelas to Fuente Fría by a car track in regular conditions, which is very panoramic. We start the ascent at the snow limit. 1,000 metres of a comfortable ascent through an endless hill until reaching the top of Caballo (3,010 m). The descent is fantastic, though a little short.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Necessary ski touring, Telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe.
  • Slope of ascent: 1,000 m.
  • Skiable slope: 1,000 m.
  • Duration: 1 day. 4-5 hours.

INCLUDES:

  • Support vehicle for transfers.
  • Mountain Guide.

The Rio Chico ravine that descends towards Orgiva is a very unique and interesting place in Sierra Nevada. We follow it until the end, the top of the first peak of three thousand metres, El Cerrillo Redondo (3,058 m) and Tajo de los Machos (3,088 m).

ITINERARY: 

We have to make a transfer by car in the morning, getting a tour of the mountains and entering the region of Alpujarras to the Recreational Area of Puente Palo in the Rio Chico.

Here begins our excursion that takes us in continuous ascent through the entire valley until the destroyed Refugio del Cebollar, and continuing the valley until the top of Cerrillo Redondo. Continuing along the ridge, we approach Tajo de los Machos. The descent is very good for sliding, depending on where the snow limit is.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Necessary ski touring, Telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe.
  • Slope of ascent: 1,300 m.
  • Skiable slope: 1,000 m.
  • Duration: 1 day. Seven hours.

INCLUDES:

  • Transfer in support vehicle.
  • Mountain Guide.

ITINERARY: 

Day 1:We leave from the Albergue Universitario accommodation. We ascend by the hill of the Veleta and, passing under the top, we make a diagonal up to El Collado de la Carihuela. From here, we ascend Cerro de los Machos (3,327 m). Then we descend to the Rioseco ring and go up to Loma Pelá (3,185 m). A great sliding descent takes us to the Poqueira Shelter, where we spend the night.

Day 2:In the morning, we ascend the entire hill that takes us to the top of Mulhacén (3,482 m). We return to Pradollano through the ring of La Caldera and Loma Pelá to follow the itinerary of the previous day until La Carihuela. Very good skiing conditions in the Mulhacén on its West face.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Necessary ski touring, Telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe, sleeping bag, headlamp.
  • Climbing slope: 1,560 m.
  • Skiable slope: 2,300 m.
  • Duration: 2 days. 7 hours on the first day and 7 hours on the second.

INCLUDES:

  • Transfer in support vehicle.
  • Mountain Guide.
  • Poqueira Shelter with half board.

ITINERARY: 

Day 1:We start at the snow limit on the slope that goes up from Nigüelas. We go up to the top of El Caballo (3,010 m). Descent to the valley of Lanjarón and ascent to El Collado de Elorrieta. Descent to Los Lagunillos de la Virgen and ascent to the El Collado de la Carihuela. From here, we descend to the Vivac de la Caldera Shelter to spend the night.

Day 2:After breakfast, we ascend to the Pico del Mulhacén (3.485 m) and continue with the best of the descents of this mountain range, which takes us to Siete Lagunas. We go up the Loma de Culo Perro and the Loma de la Alcazaba to descend to the Barranco del Goterón and then go up to the top of the Puntal de Vacares (3,143 m). From here to El Collado de las Buitreras and then descend to the Cortijo de la Loma del Puesto (2,200 m).

Day 3:Breakfast at the Cortijo and climb up the Loma de los Cuartos to the peak of La Justicia and, from there, to the Picón de Jeres to descend to the Alhorí river forest where we are picked up by support vehicles. Back to the station.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Necessary ski touring, Telemark or snowboarding equipment.
  • Personal equipment: attack backpack, climbing skins or snowshoes, crampons and ice axe, sleeping bag, headlamp and gas stove (per two people).
  • Climbing slope: 4,250 m.
  • Skiable slope: 4,750 m.
  • Duration: 3 days. Between 7 and 9 hours each day.

INCLUDES:

  • Mountain Guide.
  • Transfer in support vehicle.
  • Accommodation and half board at the Refugio de la Caldera and Cortijo de la Loma del Puesto.
  • Ski touring lunches.