Puerto de Navacerrada ski resort is placed less than an hour from the Spanish capital.”Sierra de Guadarrama”, on the outskirts of Madrid, is home of one of the most renowned ski resorts in Spain.
It is an area with great natural environment and landscape value, endowed with great biodiversity and ecological richness. Truly is a nature gift, which brings the amazing opportunity to enjoy skiing a few kilometers from Madrid or Segovia.
Skiing in Madrid
In the heart of the ”Sierra de Guadarrama”, snow sport lovers can meet at the ski resort. A special location for every mountain lover, 65 kilometers from the capital of the country. This ski resort is intended for all the family, with the distinction of accumulating a light and soft snow, which you will find hard to forget.
Big part of the territory has been included in a National Park (”Sierra de Guadarrama” National Park) since 2013, and is home of many native species; mountain goats, imperial eagles, black vultures, or the Elizabethan butterfly.
The natural environment is remarkable, and everyone must contribute, for as little as they can, to protect and preserve it for the enjoyment of every other visitor.
Skiing in Navacerrada
The special location of this resort, on the border between the Autonomous Communities of Madrid and Castilla León, offers two main slopes. These are accessible from the resort by a 4-seater chairlift. This allows you ski 314 meters of slope while admiring the magnificent views of the National Park.
In the very heart of the ski resort, the leisure offer is complete. You can have a hot drink or a snack at the top of the resort, and enjoy the magnificent views of Madrid and Segovia, as the ”Maliciosa” mountain stands out. The resort also stands outs as a ”skiers kindergarten” where many people learn how to ski as part as its DNA. It has a total of 6 skilifts, the main two are 4-person lifters.
The best slopes in Puerto de Navacerrada ski resort
Two main ski lifters are connected with the two most representative slopes of the area. The ”Bosque” trail is well known for its length, with more than 800 meters of descent and a vertical drop about 200 meters. The orientation of the slopes is good, accumulating big amounts of snow, backed with artificial snow machines arranged trough the slopes.
Some trails cross the famous ”Camino Smith” (Smith path), frequented by may walkers and pedestrians all over the year, and connects with the village of Cercedilla. It is therefore recommended being careful in this area of the path. As the trail descends through the middle of a forest, the fully immersion is guaranteed. You can easily be not thinking about the fact that you are only 65 kilometers away from the fervor and noise of the city.
The ski resort offers every other expectable service you can find in a winter tourist destination: equipment rental, coffee shops, ski schools and a large parking area. The resort has many exclusive offers and promotions that make skiing in the ”Sierra de Guadarrama” quite affordable. Thanks to the improvements in the Navacerrada Pass, access by car of public transportation becomes more comfortable and faster; in order to avoid big crowds on weekends and holidays.
The resort is surrounded by natural landmarks, such as the Barranca valley, seven peaks and the source of the Manzanares river. A place to discover for every snow enthusiast who travel from Segovia or Madrid. Usually the best skiing conditions are in January, but some seasons its also available during the Spanish holidays before Christmas, the long weekend ”Puente de la Inmaculada Concepcion”.