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Sierra Nevada, opinion of ski fanatics!

post #1 of 5
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Hello everyone!

I hope you can help me, its about a European resort :)

 

Ive been following the forums on Epicski for quite some time now, reading reports on ski resorts and best places to go. 

Last season I was recommended to go and visit Sierra Nevada, in the south of Spain. Absolutely loved it, (fickle weather conditions aside, scary on the lift!) but when I shared this with my fellow internet ski fanatics nobody seemed to have heard of it. 

 

I checked google (found a spanish, not to be translated site on the resort) youtube and Facebook for Sierra Nevada but theres not really a whole lot going on on the net, still the slopes were jampacked with people. Now here's my question. 

How do you guys here find the best resorts? the good but not too busy places to go? (Facebook/youtube/google?) Or do you just follow the advice of  fellow skilovers? (worked fine for me this time)icon14.gif

 

and any (quiet places) tips for winter 2011?

thanks!

post #2 of 5

It's not a proper question if you already go the answer! ;-)

 

But yes, follow the advice of  fellow skilovers.

 

This thread can be closed (even without my post). :D

post #3 of 5

Welcome to Epicski.

 

I've never been to Sierra Nevada ski area in southern Spain, but did a little research on it when one of my children was a foreign exchange student in Madrid and thinking of going skiing in Spain.  I have heard that it is somewhat analogous to Taos, NM ski area here in the US;  good higher elevation skiing at a lower latitude, but somewhat subject to adverse weather variations.  Supposedly, it has a certain popularity with Spaniards and Euros who want to ski in sunny weather at a location convenient for a side trip to tourist areas like Granada and the Med coast.

 

As you may know, one of the best sources to find out about top European ski areas is the Where to Ski and Snowboard website/book:  http://www.wheretoskiandsnowboard.com/

A good forum to ask questions about European ski areas is www.snowheads.com

 

This website, www.Epicski.com is a good place to ask about US ski areas and has a resort guide section that is growing more robust every day with comments, reviews, and photos: http://www.epicski.com/products/category/resorts

 

Ski Magazine does a resort guide issue every fall that ranks US ski areas, the rankings are slanted towards the complete resort experience rather than purely for best skiing:  http://www.skinet.com/ski/galleries/2010-2011-resort-rankings

 

I think this list/discussion of the top ski chairlifts by Eric Wagnon is a useful starting point for info about some of the best advanced, lift-served, ski terrain in the US:  http://www.examiner.com/skiing-in-national/top-10-ski-chairlifts-the-western-united-states

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Jamesj,

 

Thank you very much for your serious and elaborate reply, 

your links have answered most of my questions all in one go!

Ill keep checking epicski as the summer progresses (always a shame, the sudden silence when the ski season is over)

and wish you a good few runs next season!

Cooper

 

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I think this list/discussion of the top ski chairlifts by Eric Wagnon is a useful starting point for info about some of the best advanced, lift-served, ski terrain in the US:  http://www.examiner.com/skiing-in-national/top-10-ski-chairlifts-the-western-united-states


I never saw that one before.  The "highly subjective" is an understatement.  I've been on most of those lifts and also been on a lot better.  There should also be a giant *asterisk* pointing out that it deliberately excludes trams.  

 

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