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Skiing in the Sierra Nevada: an unexpected advantage of living in Marbella

If you are unfamiliar with the Costa del Sol you might be surprised to hear that during the sunny months of winter here you also have easy access to sports and fun on a snowy mountainside! The hills above Marbella lead up to the Sierra Nevada mountain range whose charming resort is located only two hours’ drive from town in an immensely enjoyable skiing destination.

Being mostly associated with sunbathing and beaches, this part of Spain is normally the last place anyone would look to satisfy their desire to ski and snowboard. Local residents, however, are well aware of the benefits of living close to these mountains, a place you can even see the sea on clear days. Marbella offers families that live here the opportunity for children to learn these sports at the weekend or during holidays – a rare sporting facility to have on your doorstep.

Remarkably, when weather conditions and timings align, it’s possible to spend a morning traversing mountain slopes followed by an afternoon swim in the Mediterranean. On the first day of 2019, the waters around Marbella were liberally peppered with dozens of people taking a new year swim; the sea was calm, the sky full of sunshine and above, the mountain peaks were covered in snow.

If a swim in February isn’t really your idea of fun, there are other tempting itineraries available. You can start the morning with a coffee by a snow-covered chalet café, spend the day learning snowboarding tricks followed by an early evening cocktail in the Puerto Banús marina.

This area of Andalucía has so much to offer anyone looking for the ideal lifestyle, including its first class restaurants, wonderful cuisine, extensive amenities and luxurious real estate. Whether its time with the kids slope-side or with friends après ski, access to the Sierra Nevada mountains is just another great reason to live in Marbella.

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