The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in Andalucia in the south east of Spain. They are the tallest mountains in mainland Spain, rising to over 10,000 ft (3000+ metres). The highest peak is Mulhacén at 3,479 m.
The Sierra Nevada lie predominately in the province of Granada.
The city of Granada lies in the foothills on the northern side of the Sierra Nevada
The Sierra Nevada National Park (known as the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada in Spanish) covers part of the Sierra Nevada range and has a number of interesting species of animals.
- Andaventur Granada Adventure Company. Outdoor sports in the Sierra Nevada National park and Granada province, tandem paraglider flights, canyoning, hiking, ski, rock climbing, horse riding.
- Sierra Nevada Ski Resort (from Granada ring road follow the signs for Sierra Nevada; roughly 2 h drive from Malaga airport and 45 min from Granada airport; buses available from Granada), ☎ . Europe's most southern ski resort generally open for skiing and snowboarding from December until the end of April. The resort itself is built on a steep hillside and the base is at 2200m with the highest point at 3300 m. There are 103 km of pistes and the range of pistes go from a flat beginners area with a "magic carpet" through to Green, Blue, Red and Black. There is also a children's only area called the "Dream Land". Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, dogsledding, skating, spa.
- Snowkite Sierra Nevada (at White World next to the main gondola), ☎ . Snowkite lessons in a ski resort, in a dedicated snowkite zone guaranteed by the Sierra Nevada Ski Station.