Travel&Learn - Ski Lovers Route
While winter is generally regarded by Spain's tourism industry as the low season, the advantages of winter travel in Spain are limitless. City streets are adorned with seasonal lights, vendors sell roasted chestnuts on street corners and there’s nothing like wrapping your hands around a steaming café con leche on a chilly winter day. What’s more, you can save yourself a bundle of money and time, as numerous attractions lower their entrance fees, airlines drop their fares, stores boast huge seasonal sales and lines are much shorter. Then, of course, there’s the skiing.
If you are one of those folks that maintain that winter just isn’t winter until you’re plummeting down the slopes at warp speed, then we have just what you’re looking for. Our Ski Lovers Travel&Learn route combines three unique Spanish cities, each of which not only serves as a wonderful language immersion destination, but also provides numerous opportunities for skiers and boarders looking for a snow-inspired thrill.
FIRST STOP: MADRID & THE SISTEMA CENTRAL
You’ll start off in the Spanish capital of Madrid, an exciting destination in its own right. Along with world-class museums, Europe’s most happening nightlife and big city hustle-and-bustle, you will be just a short ride away from popular and convenient ski resorts like Puerto de Navacerrada, Valdesquí and La Pinilla, all of which belong to Spain's Sistema Central, or Central Mountain Range.
SECOND STOP: GRANADA & THE SIERRA NEVADA
Next you will head south to Granada, which is situated in the foothills of the Penibetic Mountain Range, generally referred to simply as the Sierra Nevada. Home to a wonderfully preserved Islamic district, a massive Gothic cathedral, huge platters of free tapas and the world-famous Alhambra palace, Granada is one of Spain’s most aesthetically fascinating cities and enjoys its mountainous location. The top ski resort is the Sierra Nevada, which features 95 kilometers of downhill ski runs and even Saturday night skiing. Additionally, cross country skiers are sure to enjoy the peace of the Puerto de la Ragua resort.
THIRD STOP: BARCELONA & THE PYRENEES
From Granada you will head east to the Catalonian city of Barcelona, home to fantastic museums, cutting edge cuisine, funky Art Nouveau architecture and tons of attractions. What’s more, Barcelona serves as a fantastic stepping stone to the Pyrenees, the massive mountain range dividing Spain and France and home to dozens of world-class ski resorts. Our ski resort recommendations? We’d have to go with Vall de Núria, Boí Taüll, La Molina and the posh Basqueira Beret Resort, where Spain’s rich and famous go to play.
Travel&Learn - Ski Lovers Route Characteristics
|Cities||Madrid > Granada > Barcelona|
|Course Options||Part Time Intensive: 10 lessons / week|
Intensive: 20 lessons / week
Intensive+: 20+5 lessons / week
Super Intensive+: 25+5 lessons / week
|Dates & Duration||3 weeks, starting any Monday!|
|Package Prices||3 unique Spanish cities |
3 weeks of the chosen Spanish course
3 weeks in student accommodation
3 weeks of unbeatable facilities, professors & services
Starting at just 650€!