January 9, 2022
SKIING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA. FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T DECIDE BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS OR THE SEA
For those who can’t decide what to choose, the mountains or the sea.
Doubtful between an active skiing holiday or a relaxing getaway in the sun? At the boutique resort El Lodge in Granada, Spain, you can simply enjoy both. You’ll stay in the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains and after an hour and a half drive you’ll find yourself on the beautiful Marbella coastline. We would be happy to introduce you to a short excursion.
Après-ski in style
El Lodge is located in Monachil, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada. Here you will find the southernmost ski resort in Europe with over 100 km of slopes, a very pleasant climate and a very sophisticated après-ski experience. El Lodge is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and lives up to this claim: the chalet, built from Finnish wood, is small, luxurious and finished to perfection. The hotel dates from 2015 and has 8 rooms and 12 suites. It can also be rented as a whole, for family holidays or corporate outings.
Immerse yourself in nature
Both the design of the hotel and the excellent service aim to make guests feel at one with nature. The breathtaking views of the Granada mountain range, which can be enjoyed through the huge windows, are simply amazing. Rooms on the first floor have direct access to the heated outdoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna, while those on the second and third floors have large terraces with their own jacuzzi and mountain views. If you want to fully enjoy the view, choose the Corner Suite. This suite consists of a stylish bedroom and a spacious living room, equipped with an impressive window that lets in beautiful light. This is undoubtedly the most sought-after accommodation, although other rooms and suites are also gems.
After a long day on the slopes, nothing like a great massage to relax your muscles. The hotel’s spa offers a wide range of treatments using skin care products from Babor. The wellness area includes two private treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. This is a great alternative for those who don’t want to spend the day on the slopes and want to indulge in total pampering. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the heated outdoor pool and outdoor sauna.
Warmth at the table
Skiing makes you hungry and thirsty. At El Lodge they understand this very well, as there are up to 3 dining venues and a bar. World class dinners are prepared in the El Grill restaurant in a relaxed atmosphere. Fresh, local produce is used and the menu is inspired by Andalusian cuisine and the seasons.
In The Lounge, you can sink into Chesterfield leather sofas. With a sophisticated cocktail in hand, play backgammon by the fireplace. If you fancy a tasty snack, be sure to try their Caesar salad, beef burger or pasta.
If you prefer to have lunch outdoors, check out The Sun Deck, the only ski-in/ski-out restaurant in the Sierra Nevada. It’s where you just ski in. Tables with built-in fireplaces and a unique warming service will keep you warm while you sip your gin and tonic in the healthy mountain air.
End your day at The Bar, in a cosy, contemporary yet vintage interior. Be sure to try the Gluhwein El Lodge.
A unique skiing experience
The varied ski slopes, the beautiful landscape and the pleasant climate make the Sierra Nevada an ideal place for a relaxing skiing holiday. From El Lodge you have direct access to over 50 slopes suitable for all levels of skiers. By the way, you can enjoy the longest ski season in this region, as there is often still very good snow in April.
At El Lodge they will do everything to make your ski experience as enjoyable and carefree as possible. All the equipment is prepared for you, they will bring your skis to the station and even look after your children. Don’t have any skiing experience yet? No problem at all. El Lodge has its own ski instructor and ski school to help you get started. Of course, you can also take lessons to refresh or improve your skiing technique.
Do you prefer a day at the beach?
Are you tired of skiing or fancy something different? From El Lodge it is an hour and a half drive to the sophisticated seaside town of Marbella. Especially in spring, you can enjoy the mild climate in many beautiful places. You can head to the Marbella Club Hotel for an unforgettable day at the beach, where you can sample fresh seafood and enjoy a delicious cocktail with your toes in the sand and sea views. Would you like to stay here a little longer?
This is absolutely understandable. In that case, be sure to ask about package deals at El Lodge. They will design a tailor-made package for you so that you can enjoy the combination of sun, mountains and beach in the best possible and optimal way.
Written by Patrick Van Tolhuyzen