Monday, January 18, 2010

Sierra Nevada

We spent the weekend in the Sierra Nevada. If you haven´t been and you live in a four hour radius, then why not? It is incredible! The girls did a couple of hours of lessons and were away, totally fearless and loving every second of it. They mastered it so quickly and were soon venturing down the slope like pros. It is not cheap though, we managed to spend a lot of money and we stayed in a self catering apartment. I am wondering what we have started though, as they are asking when can they go back for some more practice. I think that a day trip can be doable providing you leave early enough in the morning and that is what we are looking to do before the season ends.

3 comments:

great escape said...

Hi Susan.

Linked to your site from the your Eye on Spain article. Interesting to read your Blog on Sierra Nevada. We have 2 small children, so good to hear the resort is suitable for the little ones.

We're in the process of buying an apartment in Guejar Sierra, one of the villages at the base of the ski resort. Could be a cheaper location than staying at the resort? Check out links for some apartments in the area

http://www.guejar.com/index_en.php
http://www.spanishholidaycottages.com/index.shtml

Like you say, possible to do it as a day trip. The coast road from Malaga is almost complete, which makes for a pleasant journey (and no tolls - bonus!).

Hopefully once our apartment is complete we will be enjoying the ski resort with our kids and introducing them to spanish culture.

All the best

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I read your post with interest...

I wonder...please can you help with some advice?

We are thinking of moving to Spain with our three children.

I am trying to find a good International school as a priority.

To be honest the school is more important than the area.

Saying that.... I am having a hard time finding a good International school within a hour an hour drive

from the Orgiva region (this region has been recommended).

The only one I can find is Almunecar.

Everyone talks about Sotogrande but I wondered if there were any others that

also have a good reputation?



There is alot of press about international schools having a high staff turnover and only being



interested in making quick cash and offering sub standard education... how would I filter a school



like that out?

also are there any others that are commutable in the Granada or Malaga area?



To be honest we are pretty alternative about education, thinking about democratic schools



and nervous that the international set might be too stuffy,

we are probably the opposite of the golfing crowd!



Your help would be much appreciated

Thanks again,

roksanaquraishi@hotmail.com

Rox

Pomsol @ Rodagolf said...

If you fancy a change from self-catering try the Hotel Juan Francisco in Guejar Sierra where we had a great 4 day break. http://www.hoteljuanfrancisco.com

Their website quotes €53 per night for 2 (incl breakfast) but we booked via Booking.com and paid less. But you have to book way in advance via them to get a room. Still available direct with the hotel though for next ski season.

It's a small family run hotel and deserves way more than the 2* it has. Breakfast is great and you can also get evening meal too. We ate there on our first night and it was v good but tried the other bars and restaurants the rest of the stay.