Ski Mountaneering routes in The Sierra Nevada
The Sierra Nevada offers some truly stunning Ski Mountaineering routes, also referred to as ‘Skimo’. However, as with any mountain-based activity, it’s not without its risks.
✅ You’ll need to master the various ascent techniques using mountain skis and in different snow conditions.
✅ It’s essential to have a basic level of experience in parallel skiing and be able to carry out descents on all types of snow and gradient.
✅ You’ll also need a basic knowledge of mountaineering; it’s sometimes necessary to use crampons and an ice axe to traverse more complicated sections of the routes. For your own safety, you should be proficient in the use of this equipment and self-arrest techniques.
✅ Lastly, it’s very important to know how to identify possible avalanche risks during the route and to have thoroughly researched weather conditions before setting out.
Learning safety techniques in avalanche terrain and training sufficiently every season using a DVA, probe and shovel will ensure your peace of mind when participating in Skimo routes.
The Sierra Nevada offers a wide range of possibilities. Scaling peaks of over 3000m with views of the Mediterranean and Africa on the horizon, followed by an exhilarating 1000m descent, is a truly priceless experience.
Our Ski Mountaineering routes also provide a fantastic opportunity to get to know the Sierra Nevada National Park more intimately.
With the help of our team of Expert Guides and fully kitted-out with the relevant technical equipment, you’re sure to be surprised by the stunning places you’ll visit.
Getting to know the ‘wild’ side of the Sierra Nevada has never been easier.
Our instructors know the Sierra Nevada mountains like the back of their hand, and the different dangers they can pose, they’ll make sure you get the most out of your experience with maximum safety and minimal risk.
There are many different Ski Mountaineering routes available in the Sierra Nevada:
From the simplest of minimum-risk routes to routes spread over various days. Whichever route you choose, your safety is always our priority, allowing you to relax and enjoy your Ski Mountaineering experience.
If you’ve never tried Skimo and you’d like to give it a go, spring in the Sierra Nevada offers a host of options on easy-to-ski snows, ensuring that descents won’t be a problem.
- El Caballo
- Cerro de los Machos y el Guarnón
- Mulhacén and Siete Lagunas
- El Chullo
- Morrón del Medio Día
- Picón de Jéres
- The Complete Sierra Nevada
Are you interested in what you’ve read but don’t have Ski Mountaineering equipment, or you’d like to try out the latest kit? No problem, we have brand-new, light and comfortable equipment so that you can get the most out of your Skimo experience:
We have full 2020 season Ski Mountaineering kits (skis with Low Tech binding, boots, poles and ski skins) available to hire for €30/day.
No helmet? We’ll lend you one for FREE.
The Sierra Nevada’s long sunny days and mild climate guarantee you a unique Ski Mountaineering experience, you’ll not only enjoy the snow but also stunning views of the Mediterranean and out across to Africa.