The resort will count with a second route of ski mountaineering. Following the route which begins from the parking Los Peñones and ascends through the external side of El Águila slope, until reaching the Laguna chair lift upper station, Sierra Nevada will launch this season a new route in the Lomo del Dílar area. It will start at Pradollano, to ascend through the Loma del Dílar, Peñon del Dílar and Poniente slopes until reaching the radio telescope.
The 12km gentle descend route from the Laguna chair lift upper station to the Pradollano urbanization, connecting already existing slopes through the southern hillside of the ski area has been waymarked.
Sierra Nevada will introduce new activities linked to the Skiline system, managed from the website or the app. In this way, the resort´s users will have a viewpoint to take pictures (selfies) located at the exit of the Stadium chair lift.
The snowpark, with renovated signage, will build this season the ski slope/snowboardcross between the slopestyle sector 3 and Loma del Dílar slope. On March 6 and 7, the Snowboardcross World Cup will be held at said slope.
The ski-lifts department has implemented improvements in access to ski lifts at the resort. The most significant one has been the one implemented at the Monachil chair lift, with the entrance located this season at the back of the lower station, in order to ease and speed up boarding of users.
The restaurant La Bodega, in Pradollano, has renovated its outdoor terrace. Inside, The restaurant has introduced the concept 'Tap Station', of San Miguel, to taste the most emblematic beers of the world.
New restaurant, Domino's Pizza, in the lower station of the Monachil chairlift in the space that occupied the restaurant for athletes of Sierra Nevada Championships 2017. The San Miguel 'Tap Station' concept can also be enjoyed in Montebajo.
Sierra Nevada has installed this season 33 new snow making cannons of last generation, placed at El Río slope. The new cannons (TR10 and TL6), all fixed except two that are mobile, produce the same amount of snow in half the time in comparison as the old ones, with very significant energy saving. The cannons replaced will be relocated on the upper sides of the ski area, in the ski slope runways comprised among the Stadium chair lift upper station and the Zayas ski lift, the Maribel slope or the Recreational Area Mirlo Blanco.
The Snowboardcross World Cup, to be held on March 6 and 7, will be the main sports event of the season. Within recent history, this discipline has been the one that has achieved better results regarding winter sports in Spain, thanks to Lucas Eguíbar and Regino Hernández. The World Cup is part of the Sierra Nevada´s sports calendar, which collects nearly thirty official winter sport events for all categories.
This season is finally implemented the SnowSat system, whereby the station's machinists will know exactly how much snow there is between the ground and the snow groomer machine. This will allow snow groomer to move snow and tread the slopes more efficiently and accurately.
In collaboration with Monachil City Council, the Andalucía Square in Pradollano, hub of activities for the resort, will undertake a first remodelling facing the upcoming season. It will consist of renovation of the water draining channels, resurfacing of damaged areas and installation of new handrails, as well as recovery of the open carts.
The Sulayr Snowpark will include this season a new freestyle mat on the same site as the previous one. This new mat will be of larger dimensions (15 x 15 meters) and of greater height (3 meters), and will be connected to the recording system Skiline, in order to play the jump on video.
The main ski lifts of the resort will count this season with screens reporting users about the state of Sierra Nevada´s facilities. State of ski lifts and slopes, useful and service information, safety tips and weather variabilities, among others, will be displayed on the screens placed at the lift’s lower stations, including the parking.
Special area for families who want to enjoy the snow in Borreguiles without skiing.
To do this, an area within that Audi space with 3 snow houses will be enabled. In that same space, two viewpoints will be built, which will be the rest areas. A snow labyrinth will be designed involving families, which will help model sculptures and constructions that will decorate the route.
This new season, Sierra Nevada will have a new webpage, more complete, and accessible from all devices, as well as an improvement in the way information most demanded by users is presented. Moreover, the trade centre will deeply renovate its image and navigability with the aim of better showing the products and easing online shopping.
Sierra Nevada ski resort implements new activities linked to the Skiline system, which is managed from the web or the App. Thus, this season the skiers will have a new recording and timing system on the parallel slalom Audi track.