Spain has for many years been an attractive destination for passionate travelers and tourists because of its warm climate, tasty vines, delicious tapas, and beautiful people. Our Spanish destination, Sierra Nevada, is no exception. The ski resort is located in the Andalusian region and is one of the most southern and sunniest ski resorts in Europe. The combination of sunny weather and the highest mountain in the Spanish mainland gives a unique experience with bluebird skiing from December to early May.
The destination is really popular and has reached around 1.000.000 visitors the recent years. The many skiing guests brings lots of great atmosphere to the cozy town in Sierra Nevada. The charming city Granada, known for its rhythmic flamenco music, is located only 30 minutes from the ski resort and is also worth a visit when going on a season in Spain.
The Sierra Nevada offers over 100 kilometers of piste and many different skiing activities for all levels. The resort is well visited by Spaniards from all over the country, creating an authentic Spanish experience on the slopes and in the city.
At an altitude of 3481 meters, the Sierra Nevada offers surprisingly high snow quality. All the slopes are above the tree line, so with plenty of snow it is possible to ski (almost) anywhere on the mountain. On the top of the Sierra Nevada’s highest mountain, Mulhacén, on cloudless days you can look out over the Mediterranean and all the way to Morocco.
Despite the many sunny days and the warm climate in Spain, you can expect a long ski season in the Sierra Nevada. With the highest mountain on the Spanish mainland, temperatures are low enough for the season to last from early December to early May
Year after year we experience that a winter season as a ski instructor is way more than just skiing. Besides enjoying the slopes and working as a ski instructor you will also experience a unique community among your colleagues who all share the same passion as you – skiing!
In Spain, you will work as a ski instructor at one of our close partner ski schools in Sierra Nevada, and get the opportunity to teach a diverse mix of local and international guests. This working experience will offer you some more insight into the Spanish culture while developing your teaching and personal skills. For most ski instructors, your average day involves lessons in the morning and early afternoon hours followed by free ski time with your friends and colleagues in the afternoons and evenings. You’ll be instructing a great variety of people during the season. Adults, young people, and children both from Spain and other countries. Most of the teaching will be in Spanish, but also some English during high season, so be prepared to get your Spanish going!
When you are not on the mountain you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy other activities. This includes hanging out with your colleagues from your ski school and the other Snowminds instructors, playing football, eating tapas, going to the beach, visiting Granada, or simply watching a movie. It’s a lifestyle most people can only dream of.