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Local news and information for Sierra Nevada, Granada

Entertainment Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Sierra Nevada carnival hits the slopes

CARNIVAL celebrations this year took to the snows as hundreds of skiers in fancy dress hit the piste in the Sierra Nevada (Granada province). All those who registered on the website of the ski resort management company...

Sport Sat, Nov 28, 2015

Ski slopes open in Sierra Nevada

SKIING season has kicked off already in southern Spain with the slopes of the Sierra Nevada due to open today (Saturday), and money-off deals including free parking to celebrate the start of the winter's activity....

Crime/Incidents Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Woman found frozen to death in Sierra Nevada

A TOURIST has been found frozen to death in the Sierra Nevada less than 24 hours after she went missing. The 60-year-old Austrian woman had been trying to climb the La Veleta peak in the Granada province mountain range...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Sierra Nevada fire may have been caused by arsonists

A BLAZE has broken out in the Sierra Nevada mountain range not far from Granada, leading to 15 helicopters and hydroplanes being sent out. The fire started at 16.00hrs (on Friday) in two places simultaneously, leading...

Crime/Incidents Mon, May 12, 2014

Mountaineer killed in 200-metre fall in Sierra Nevada

A CLIMBER lost his life after falling down a 200-metre cliff-face in the Sierra Nevada on Saturday, emergency services have just revealed. José Manuel Martínez Martínez, 41, a Spanish national born in Elche and...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 23, 2014

Sierra Nevada ski lodge burns to the ground and 52...

A FIRE in a wooden ski lodge in the Sierra Nevada has forced emergency services to evacuate 32 guests and 20 members of staff. The inferno, which wiped out the whole hotel, took hold rapidly because the entire building...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 28, 2008

Motril fire-fighter killed in Sierra Nevada avalanche

A 46 year old fireman from Motril (Granada) died yesterday while out cross-country skiing with three friends in the Sierra Nevada. The incident occurred at around 6.30pm when the victim, who is described as an expert...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Dec 6, 2006

Slightly better news for holiday weekend skiers

Overnight snow in the Sierra Nevada has allowed the resort to open for business today with 3.5km of a total 84km of pistes available. Furthermore, a drop in temperatures to between three and minus six degrees Celsius...

Sport Fri, Feb 24, 2006

Rienda fails to win Olympic medal

After a very slow first run, María José Rienda (photo, left) was unable to make up the time lost on the second, and ended up without a medal back in thirteenth place. Spain's other representative, Carolina Ruiz...