Long-awaited Sierra Nevada snowfall spells good news for skiiers

There are now 54 pistes open measuring a total of 45km

LAST UPDATED: 22 Feb, 2016 @ 11:04

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The resort hopes nearly all its pistes will open over the next two weeks

SKIERS and snowboarders are rejoicing after a long-awaited snowfall led to many Sierra Nevada pistes opening. 

This winter’s ski season has so far been extremely disappointing, with a lack of snow leaving much of the resort bare.

However, a recent flurry of heavy snowfall means there are now 54 pistes open measuring a total of 45km.

This morning the resort, Europe’s southernmost, described the new snow as ‘powdery’ and 1 metre deep.

It is now predicted that the majority of the Sierra Nevada’s 107km of pistes will be in operation by the end of February.


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  1. Enjoy,
    there won’t be many more years of snow to come. This is a shame because there was something magical in those winter mornings walking in the Badlands with our rescued dogs and looking up to the sierras, blanketed with snow and breathing in the champagne air – exhilarating.