VIDEO: Snowing in the Sierra Nevada… Spain Today

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Video de 15 segundos sobre lo ocurrido esta mañana en el corazón de #SierraNevada ——-15-second video about the small snowfall this morning in #SierraNevada

Posted by Sierra Nevada on Monday, September 28, 2015

We forget that there is a an original Sierra Nevada and it’s in Spain.  It’s snowing pretty hard there today.  Yep, they get decent snow there and yes, they have ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Look how far south the Sierra Nevadas are in Spain.
Look how far south the Sierra Nevadas are in Spain.

What’s neat about these mountains is that they are very far south in Spain and they have the most southerly ski resort in Europe.

Stock photo of Sierra Nevada ski station, Spain backcountry terrain.
Stock photo of Sierra Nevada ski station, Spain backcountry terrain.

The Sierra Nevadas have mountains as tall as 11,411-feet which is the highest point in Spain.  These mountains are located in the traditionally hot and dusty provinces of Andalucia, Granada, and Almeria.

Sierra Nevada ski station, Spain trail map
Sierra Nevada ski station, Spain trail map

The ski resort they have there is called the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, is the highest ski resort in Europe and they hosted the FIS Alpine World Chmpionships in 1996 and they occassionally hold World Cup events.

The place is pretty big with 2 cable cars, 17 chairlifts, and a top elevation of 10,800-feet.

Stock photo of Sierra Nevada ski station, Spain
Stock photo of Sierra Nevada ski station, Spain

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