IN the run-up to the ski season, the slopes of the Sierra Nevada are alive with activity.

Centursa, the management company of the ski station has committed to a December 1st opening of the ski slopes, weather permitting.

In the meantime, fifty snow cannons have been put into action in order to create enough of the lucrative white stuff to please skiers and snow-boarders in a week’s time. The slopes Principiantes, Perdiz, Zorro and El Río are experiencing a flurry of artificial snow around the clock.

The success of the operation is dependent on weather conditions; the sierra needs plenty of cloud to keep temperatures below zero in order to maintain the artificial snow.

Three workers were injured after falling from the metal structure of a ski-lift in the Sierra Nevada whilst carrying out maintenance works in preparation for the new season. The accident, which took place in Borreguiles, was attributed to high winds in the region.

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