Looking to escape for some much-needed relaxation? Our charming, alpine-style, boutique retreat removes you from the hustle and bustle of modern life and invites you to take a step back.
Escape to the slopes and enjoy the extraordinary year-round climate in our Sierra Nevada hotel, sip our signature cocktails on The Sun Deck or enjoy time with the family exploring the wonders of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Whatever you’re looking for, if an exceptional ski resort in Sierra Nevada is on your wish list, El Lodge can deliver. A member of Small Luxury Hotels, our slope-side Sierra Nevada ski resort is special in that there are only a few of its kind in the region of Andalusia.
Ideally located just a short drive away from the bustling city of Malaga, and two hours away from the beaches and nightlife of Marbella – there’s something here for everyone.
Enjoy sweeping mountain views from our stylish yet cosy rooms and suites, and indulge in the local cuisine at any of our four onsite restaurants.
We channel a laid-back atmosphere across our entire ski resort in Sierra Nevada, so whether you’re alone, on a romantic trip or with your little ones, you will be able to find a spot that perfectly fits the occasion.
If you’re not looking to perfect your skills out on the slopes, then why not experience all Granada has to offer like a true local? Our El Lodge experiences are vast and varied to offer you something unique, creating memories you will treasure forever.
El Lodge Hotel
Built from seasoned Finnish timber, El Lodge boasts sophistication and comforting familiarity in one. We offer you the possibility of reserving the entire hotel and the opportunity of being enamoured by El Lodge’s chic and unique vibe.
Whether for a family holiday, a romantic trip, a product presentation or corporate team building session, El Lodge can become your very own chalet with the comforts of having our entire staff at your disposal.
Our luxury retreat is nestled in the heart of Granada, and boasts 21 guest rooms, most of which benefit from their own outdoor terraces and Jacuzzi for the utmost in rest and relaxation. All of the rooms at El Lodge offer the same cosy interior that offers both class and beauty, without compromising on comfort.
The Penthouse Suite at El Lodge is the place every skier in Sierra Nevada would want to return to after a day on the slopes. Spacious, exclusive and sophisticated, the Imperial Suite features skylight ceilings and three large terraces, one of them with an outdoor Jacuzzi.
The contemporary, Nordic-style decoration that so characterizes El Lodge plays a big part in making you feel right at home.
With its two independent bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious living and dining room, you’ll find that every detail has been considered for an enhanced stay. Undoubtedly one of the most exclusive views of Sierra Nevada.
Roof Top Suite
The Roof Top Suite will give you the impression of living within your very own high-end chalet in one of the most coveted locations in the south of Spain.
This spacious suite includes a bedroom with a King size bed, a separate living room with a dining table, faux-fur design accents, as well as an ample bathroom with a double vanity and shower.
The skylight ceiling allows natural light to flood in, giving you a sense of total connectedness with the snowy surroundings. Guests can step out of their living room straight onto their private deck with a six-person Jacuzzi and sauna.
Lodge Suite Pool
Enjoy all of the exclusive features of the Lodge Suite with the added convenience of being able to step out directly from your room to the outdoor, heated pool.
A comfortable fit for a couple or a couple with children, this Suite combines a room with a King bed with a cozy living room outfitted with sofa bed. The floor-to-ceiling windows lend this space natural light in all of the right places.
Warmth, sophistication and a unique, Nordic style. Floor to ceiling windows, spacious terraces, Finnish wood and mountain views create an inviting mood that inevitably gives way to a good night’s rest.
Sierra Nevada Restaurant
With an array of locally sourced products and a polished, laid-back atmosphere, our restaurants are nothing short of indulgences; sip a cocktail personally mixed to your taste buds whilst reflecting on the day’s achievements on the slopes before savouring Chef’s many dishes created just for the evening.
Enjoy local cuisine in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains
El Lodge’s picturesque location benefits from some of the finest fresh produce the region has to offer. You can take a load off after a busy morning on the slopes at our ski-in restaurant or indulge in decadent nibbles – as well as healthier treats – in our chic upscale restaurant.
Our menus are seasonal and offer something for all, whether you have a picky palate or tiny tots to please.
If you’re dining at El Grill, you can experience dishes created just for the evening from our very own world-class chef. Sit back and take in the breath-taking views of the ski slopes and, beyond that, the Sierra Nevada mountains, as you are wined and dined amidst a beautiful backdrop.
Classic cocktails and creative concoctions
Whether you love to be adventurous or prefer old fashioned flavours, our onsite bar combines effortless style with vintage ski décor to create a relaxing, warm atmosphere for you to indulge in a tipple or two.
Our skilled mixologists can offer you some of the most well-respected classic cocktails, or something a little more creative – and if you can’t find a cocktail that speaks to you on our menu, we can rustle up something off-menu too! We also offer an exquisite list of fine wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks.
All of our set menus are available to view ahead of time to allow you to plan your trip in advance, and we also offer room service from 7:00am – midnight for those quiet nights in. Explore our four luxurious dining spots below: *Room Service is available from 7:00 am – midnight. Limited menu served past midnight.
Stunning mountain views and a relaxed off-piste vibe. Enjoy stunning mountain views and a relaxed off-piste vibe at The Grill.
Pre ski-session, our breakfast buffet serves an abundance of decadent treats, as well as healthy options, from homemade pastries and artisan cheese platters, to smoked salmon and fresh fruit. Hot dishes are made to order.
Game and fondue are featured on the lunch and dinner menus, in addition to fresh grilled fish and Caviar de Riofrio, the first certified organic caviar in the world, which is produced not far from Sierra Nevada.
The Sun Deck
Ski-in from the slopes to The Sun Deck, Sierra Nevada’s only ski-in/ski-out restaurant. The fusion menu features everything from warm consommés and homemade soups to BBQ platters and kid’s menus, making this the perfect lunch pit stop.
Or, if you’d like to enjoy a signature cocktail or a crisp Gin & Tonic, stay warm between runs with faux-fur throws and artisan tables with built-in fireplaces. We also provide an ongoing boot-heating service so you can extend your stay well into the afternoon.
Unwind and plan your next Sierra Nevada adventure at The Bar, a fun and contemporary take on vintage ski decor. The menu features an exciting blend of classic cocktails and original concoctions, such as the “Gluhwein El Lodge”. Pop in for a pre-dinner aperitif or stay for a casual late drink.
Settle into one of our leather Chesterfield sofas with a Bourbon-infused “Hot Toddy” by the fireplace as you take on a game of backgammon with your closest friends.
A central pool table, vintage arcade games and one of the most well-rounded and creative cocktail menus in Sierra Nevada make this one of the hidden gems of El Lodge. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reserved exclusively for adults after 9pm.
Spa and Ski Resort Sierra Nevada
Our Wellness options mix relaxation with fitness so that your stay at El Lodge is balanced and well-rounded. You can soothe tired muscles after a day on the pistes, get in shape, enjoy a massage from our specialist therapists, or just soak up the sun on a lounger with extraordinary views of the mountains.
Our spa boasts an indoor pool, a sauna, gym, two treatment rooms and highly qualified professionals to help you make the most of our facilities. Open daily from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
After a full day on the slopes, nothing sits as well as a relaxing massage. We are pleased to offer an exclusive line of skincare, cosmetic and wellbeing products by Comfort Zone that will enhance all of your treatments.
Our spa area includes two private treatment rooms and indoor pool to give you unique views of Sierra Nevada. Why not finish skiing a little earlier and allow us to pamper you, or perhaps swap a day on the slopes for day of complete relaxation in our Spa?
El Lodge’s gym is equipped with the latest cardiovascular workout equipment – Technogym and Kinesis – essential for staying in shape before, during and after skiing.
Ideal for those who want to combine a spa treatment with a training session without having to leave the hotel. Open daily from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Outdoor Pool & Sundeck
El Lodge has the only open-air, heated pool in the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy a swim with the heat of the Sierra sun at your back and the picturesque mountain backdrop.
The outdoor area is complemented by a large sauna with natural light flooding in and a Finnish hot tub. Enjoy a sensation of total wellness, relaxing your body and mind while taking in the fresh mountain air.
To make the most of Andalusia’s mild climate, enjoy the sun-bathing area with sun loungers overlooking the slopes for a relaxing combination of snow and sun. A unique experience in the heart of nature, exclusively for guests of El Lodge. Open daily from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort
Sierra Nevada offers an unrivalled combination of varied ski runs, a superb après-ski scene and a stunning climate to provide the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing holiday or quick getaway.
A truly unique experience with El Lodge
Are you passionate about skiing? Then look no further than El Lodge. We offer a unique skiing experience, benefiting from being the only hotel in the station with direct access to the 45 pistes and 6 off-piste routes that cater for all ski levels – and we’re directly connected to the slopes!
If you’re looking to grab the last of the snow, then El Lodge offers some of the longest ski seasons around, often lasting until early April thanks to the area’s year-round mild weather, making us idyllic for a last minute get away.
All your skiing needs taken care of…
Our renowned services are designed so that from the moment you step foot inside El Lodge, you can simply forego the logistics: We’ll take care of everything from loading and taking your skis down to the station to outfitting you in the perfect attire or creating special experiences thanks to our collaboration with Iliberis sport.
We want your experience with us to be one of luxury and convenience, so whether it’s taking care of the little ones whilst you hit the big slopes, or ensuring you have the perfect kit and equipment – we’re on hand for your every need.
Learn a new skill at El Lodge
We are often asked whether El Lodge is suitable for newbie skiers, and the simple answer is, yes! Not only do the slopes of Sierra Nevada cater to a range of abilities, but we also offer an in-house ski guide and school for those looking to develop a brand-new skill.
Take part in our group ski sessions alongside others of a similar ability to you, or benefit from one to one personal instruction from one of our skilled, multi-lingual professionals and immerse yourself into this truly wonderful sport.
Sierra Nevada is the second highest mountain range in Western Europe after the Alps. The maximum height is reached at the peak of the impressive Mulhacen at 3,483 meters. In 1986 it was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve and in 1999, it became a National Park due to its biodiversity and natural beauty.
Sierra Nevada has 106 km of ski area, comprised of 124 pistes – 9 green, 41 blue, 50 red and 7 black – perfectly suitable for all skill levels. The Sierra Nevada Ski station also has three areas dedicated for families and children, as well as a special snow park for tubing and sleighing.
Sierra Nevada’s enviable climate allows for a late season closing and even short-sleeve skiing on numerous occasions. The Station is open daily from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Guests can ski out directly from the hotel via the Maribel piste down to the main station, accessible by the Sun Deck. Complimentary and individual shuttles to the Pradollano, the most central point of the station, are available for guests of the hotel, daily from 8:00 am – midnight.
Prêt-à-Porter Equipment Hire
When it’s time to hit the slopes our pret-a-porter equipment hire strips away the sport’s stresses. Our professional team from Iliberis School will be delighted to advise you on the equipment that best fits your skills and preferences.
The best-known international brands like Bogner, Phenix, Stockli and Oakley are available. We also supply play equipment so that young and old can have fun in the snow.
Ski Guide & School
In special collaboration with Iliberis, guests at El Lodge can take skiing, snowboarding, telemark, snowshoes and crossing lessons with guaranteed quality and personalised service.
Join one of these groups, divided into skill levels, or hit the slopes with a personal instructor to improve your slalom or to get initiated in this fantastic sport. Our instructors are available in almost any language.
Children can find their own world within El Lodge in the Kids Club. Our play area, carefully designed by MiniMec, comes to life with games and arts and crafts activities so that the little ones can be creative and inspired.
Please note that the Kids Club is unsupervised. If you need a baby-sitter, Reception will be delighted to assist you.
El Lodge is located in Monachil, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada ski resort in the province of Granada, in Andalusia, Spain. The southernmost ski resort in Europe, it offers our visitors five-star facilities with more than 100 km of pistes, an enviable climate and a top leisure and après-ski ambiance.
Sierra Nevada is only 33 km from historic Granada, world-famous for the Alhambra, and 43 km from Granada International Airport. Malaga’s high speed train station and airport are a 2-hour drive from the hotel, as are the famous beaches of the Costa del Sol.
Its privileged location at the foot of the slopes and, at an altitude of 2,100 m, means there is direct access from El Lodge to Maribel, one of the main ski runs of Sierra Nevada.
Sierra Nevada can hold on its own as one of the most impressive resorts in Europe for its local charm and spectacular climate. But if you’d like to experience it as few can, El Lodge can help you create special adventures that will give you an entire new outlook.
Make the rugged, off-piste areas of the Sierra Nevada mountains the perfect spot for a romantic, sunset dinner. See the Alhambra with a personal guide that will paint a picture so clear, it will be as if you were present in the Moorish castle back in the 13th century.