The road up to the resort is good all the way. It’s a little twisty in places but, after all, it is a mountain road! The road number is the A395 all the way from the Ronda sur (the southern Granada by-pass) right up to the resort. If using GPS, please use the Sierra Nevada post code: 18196 otherwise you are likely to be sent on a very wild journey to the back of beyond and nowhere near the ski resort! We strongly suggest that you follow the road signs and a map in a more traditional manner.
From the end of the Ronda sur to the resort is about 30km and the journey should take around 35 minutes, however, this depends on the traffic and weather conditions.
Please bear in mind that, if you happen to be arriving or departing when it’s actually snowing or has just snowed on the mountain road, then you may well need snow chains (these can be purchased from most petrol stations around Granada and on the mountain road up to the resort).
The road is cleared very quickly after each snowfall, and often, if it’s snowing on the slopes it’s only falling as rain on the road. We recommend checking the weather forecast a day or two before your visit and only worry if snow is forecast below 2000m altitude. The traffic department have a number of webcams on the road (A395) to the resort which are worth checking.
When the weather forecast indicates possible snowfall, police often carry out spot-checks on the road up to the resort to ensure you have snow chains in the event of the road becoming treacherous. If you don’t have chains you may be turned back. This does not apply to 4×4 vehicles.