This winter season, Spain’s most southerly resort, El Lodge Ski & Spa, is offering two new exciting guest experience packages in the heart of the Sierra Nevada
A foodie’s ski dream awaits. Boasting the only ski-in/ski-out facilities in the region, El Lodge Ski & Spa is a world of culinary temptation and indulgent spa treatments, with enriching outdoor activities right on its doorstep.
Ideal for a last-minute winter escape, the hotel’s chalet-style set-up and inter-connecting rooms ensure ample space and comfort whilst the on-site ski centre means ski rental, lessons and lift passes can all be arranged directly from the hotel.
Beyond the slopes, swap skis for hiking boots at Los Cahorros gorge, a world of mystical limestone cliffs, hanging bridges and hidden caves.
After an afternoon’s exploration, visits will culminate with a well-deserved stop for local tapas in off-the-beaten-track spots accompanied by fables of the region recounted by local guides.
Thanks to its high elevation, the Sierra Nevada enjoys a particularly long season running right until the end of April – meaning there’s even more time for a snow-filled escape.
Swap the typical fondue for tapas temptation instead during a winter break here. Forever at the forefront of culinary innovation, El Lodge’s signature ski-in/ski-out restaurant, The Sun Deck, provides a refreshing contrast to more traditional on-piste menus.
Devour its varied offering comprising traditional tapas and plentiful light lunch options such as fresh salads, soups and heartier classics like burgers or pizza – the perfect refuel after a morning on the slopes.
This season, El Lodge will now be taking guests beyond their restaurants thanks to newly introduced foodie activities. Experiences include a bakery masterclass with expert-baker, Margarita Nuñez, founder of local bakery, Flor de Vainilla known for creating delicious Alhambra-inspired butter cookies and cakes.
Guests can learn techniques and trial creations at her bakery in the heart of Granada before joining El Lodge’s resident Granada expert, Luisa Corral, on the newly launched tapas tour through the city’s gypsy neighbourhood of Sacromonte.
In true Granada style, evenings will end in the atmospheric, dimly-lit caves for a passionate flamenco performance where the dance is believed to have originated.
Make it happen
Where: Calle Maribel, 8, 18196 Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Wallet: Prices start from €860 per person, for two nights, based on two sharing. Rates start from €350 per room, per night, breakfast and VAT included.
Getting there: El Lodge is a 40-minute car transfer from nearby Granada.
How: Please click here to find out more and make a booking.