The Sierra Nevada ski resort in Granada closed last month after recording more than a million visitors during the 2022-23 winter season.  Hotel occupancy ran at 65 per cent, rising to over 80% in January and February, while the operators made an operating profit of over €9 million on a turnover of €41 million.

The resort had to cope with a season of complex weather which included closure in January because of unseasonably warm periods, followed by a massive snow storm which again forced it to halt operations.

The resort averaged 40.2 kilometres of slopes open during 135 days.  In addition, it enjoyed almost two months with all areas open and between 60 and 70 skiable kilometres, with average thicknesses of 20 and 60 centimetres.

Visitor numbers total 1.06 million of whom 810,000 were skiers.  The season included 30 days of competitions in 24 disciplines including alpine skiing, snowboarding, freestyle and ski mountaineering.