One of the many truly amazing things about living on – or visiting – the Costa del Sol, is that it’s one of only a handful of places around the world where in winter you can snowboard or ski on snowy slopes in the morning… and chill out on the beach or by the pool in the afternoon! Yep, it’s only a 2-hour drive to the Sierra Nevada where this Saturday – 28 January – around 50 of the best national and European riders will be taking part in the Bond Sulayr Show 2012, celebrating the opening of the new halfpipe billed as this season’s major attraction at the Snowpark Sulayr.
Measuring 165 metres long, 18 metres wide and with an inclination of 35%, it’s the biggest halfpipe in Spain and will be hosting various official tournaments and competitions, including the Snowboard Junior World Championships taking place in March of this year.
The Snowpark Sulayr halfpipe
Weather permitting, the Bond Sulayr Show 2012 kicks off at 10am in the Montebajo area with various slope style expression sessions as well as a spectacular exhibition you definitely won’t want to miss.
If you haven’t been to the Sierra Nevada – Europe’s southernmost winter sports resort – then you haven’t lived! The main hub, Pradollano (2,100 metres above sea level), has a great alpine feel to it, with plenty of bars, restaurants, hotels, self-catering accommodation and sports and leisure activities, so why not make a weekend of it?
Pradollano - Europe's southernmost winter sports resort