The Sierra Nevada Ski Station is a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the province Granada in southeastern Spain. The ski area is on the northern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in peninsular Spain. This is the most southerly ski resort of Europe.The resort hosted the 1996 Alpine World Ski Championships, and regularly hosts high-level races of FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. It has been selected to host the 2015 Winter Universiade, the world university games.
By far the main attraction for visitors to the resort is the 100 km (62 mi.) of alpine skiing runs. With abundant snow, it is possible to ski almost anywhere on the mountain, as the whole resort is above the tree line. As the resort mainly caters to locals, and less to people visiting for a whole week, it is much busier at weekends.Also during the summer months, the National Parks office runs a microbus service from Hoya de La Mora, just above the resort village, to Posiciones del Veleta, at 3,100 metres.