IMPORTANT: For group classes, students will have to be the first day before the 9.40 am in the school to register, otherwise they will lose time reserve.
For any change in the reservation you must please contact directly with the Spanish School of ski, at least 24 hours before the start of the class. In any case referred to the return of the amount of the reservation. You will have until the last day of the season to change the date/time of booking subject to availability of the Spanish School of ski.
Once the season is over, you will lose the right to it.
*Forfait not included.
*10% off included in the price.
- Classes begin at the set time, for the number of people present in that time.
- School does not refund the amount of classes, in case of not being able to perform them. Once started, the class shall be considered as done, and it can only be suspended by the teacher, in justified cases.
- Contracted classes cannot be changed in date and time without the agreement of the School Secretary.
- Reserves have to be paid, as the last time, the day prior to the beginning of the class.
- It is recommended to verify carefully the arranged dates and schedule in programs of classes.
- School declines all responsibility for accidents that may occur as a result of the normal practice of the ski.
- There are complaint forms available to the public.
- The school declines responsibility for the refund of classes, in the case they are suspended for reasons beyond their control.
- In case of justified return, the presentation of the corresponding receipt (client receipt) will be essential.
- The school reserves the right to return or reschedule, if the minimum of people is not reached.
- The offers are not cumulative.
Then we present you the rules of the Spanish Ski School, relative to the return of their products and possible cases in which it shall be done:
IMPORTANT: For any refund, it will be mandatory to present the ticket receipt of the classes.
PARTICULAR LESSONS: Regardless of the reason for the request of refund (accident, illness, queues, etc.) the notice must be performed with a minimum of two hours prior to the start of the class.
WORKSHOPS: possible refunds will be always held the last day of the workshop.
1º) Total closure of the station: shall be proportionately released. In the event that once the workshop has begun, the resort was closed, such workshop would be as completed.
2º) Accident or illness: it will be refund the days unused, proportionally to the price. But the communication to the school should be immediate, maximum in the early hours of the next day. The presentation of the medical report is essential.
3º) For any other issue: the amount of the refund will be rebilled for the amount consumed. The result will be the difference with the established fee for courses of shorter duration, i.e., for two, three or four days.
4º) In group lessons: if the minimum established is not covered in terms of the number of people, the School reserve the right of refund or reschedule.
For any inquiry, please contact us:
Plaza de Pradollano, 12,
18196 Sierra Nevada, Granada, (Spain)
Tel. 958 480 168 / Fax. 958 480 168
The Spanish School has its beginnings in Sierra Nevada as a Teaching Centre since 1964. Always collaborating in the development of the resort, and contributing to the formation of both students and professionals. Being the most veteran and adapting to the changes that has been carrying out in Sierra Nevada.
Currently and keeping with the constant development, we have a large staff of professionals to respond to the demands and needs of our customers and markets. Formed since its inception by prepared teachers for the different departments (F.E.D.I., R.F.E.D.I., I.S.I.A., Teaching of Technical Sports Centre). Empowering these professionals to be able to develop the teaching in all its forms and languages.
Fun, ease of learning and rapid progression are guidelines for Alpine skiing, carving materials-oriented. The term is based on the English verb “to carve”, which means to sculpt or draw. The carver are skis carved with lateral contour, i.e. with the spatula and tail wider with respect to the skate. The constant evolution of the material has led us to a more led ski; with ease we will achieve better decision, skiing in the curve most accurately. This will transmit us sensations of increased security and control. With turns that will give us sensations previously felt only by high-level skiers. At school level we will adapt to the type of material and condition of the student to get the maximum performance.
A modality in the world of snow, practiced mostly by young people who share tracks with the rest of the skiers. We recommend classes to gain security not only for the practitioner but also for other users who share the tracks.
Snowboarding uses a single table to slide down the snow. The basic equipment to practice this sport are table, the snowboard bindings and boots. It became Winter Olympic sport in 1998. There are several ways to practice snowboard:
Freestyle: Modality that focuses on doing pirouettes. To make them, the rider is “helped” by different modules which distinguish different disciplines within the Freestyle.
Halfpipe: Practiced within a Halfpipe, a half tube of snow of high and vertical walls arranged on a slope with medium altitude and in which riders try to perform all possible stunts jumping beyond the edges of this. It is a very difficult discipline and in which tables and very hard and reactive bindings are often used to allow full control. This is Olympic.
Slopestyle: The Slopestyle is practiced on a track where there is arranged several modules such as jumps, rails and drawers on which the rider tries to make a downhill making all the possible tricks.
Giant Leap: This mode consists of a single giant leap (several meters in height and usually more than 20 meters of plane) in which riders try to do their best stunts in a single leap.
Jibbing: It consists of sliding over the railing and crates with the snowboard.
Quarterpipe: Pulls the rider at full speed against a quarterpipe of snow jumping up as high as possible and trying to make the best acrobatics during their flight, or, sometimes, getting higher than anyone else.
Free Slide: This modality is focused on the descent for extreme places, outside the tracks. When it merges with the freestyle (in aspects such as the use of natural elements such as rocks, cliffs, edges, etc.) is known as Back country.
Race: The aim is going down as soon as possible. The track in which it is practised, also has difficulty living complemented with bathtubs, potholes and several jumps to make travel more difficult and technical. This is Olympic.
Snowboard Mountain or Crossing: This modality is more common in skiing, but a few years ago was incorporated to the snowboard through special boards, called splitboard, for this mode.
For good skiers and depending on the snow conditions, tours with normal or crossing ski with sealskins. Descents to the region of la Alpujarra, where skiing with sea in the background, or to the side of Granada enjoying the rustic cuisine of the mountain villages. Climbing and ascents of different difficulty to the highest summits of the Peninsula. The backcountry skiing, is a modality halfway between mountaineering and skiing that requires no prepared or designated areas and which aims to make the ascent and the descent of a peak, a cruise or a tour. As other mountain activities, it is a risk sport. It is necessary material and specific equipment, as well as a physical training and technical capacity that go beyond simple mastery of the descent skills.
It has its origin in the Alps, during the first decades of the 20th century, at a time that while mountaineering was a summer activity fully consolidated, during the winter and spring the mountain remained closed to all human activity. It is currently practiced anywhere in the world. There are also numerous competitions, organised by climbing or hiking clubs. This requires a specific material: ski equipment similar to mountain ski but ligther. It has its origin in the Alps, during the first decades of the 20th century, at a time that while mountaineering was a summer activity fully consolidated, during the winter and spring the mountain remained closed to all human activity. It is currently practiced anywhere in the world. There are also numerous competitions, organised by climbing or hiking clubs. This requires a specific material: ski equipment similar to mountain ski but ligther. Ties that allow release the heel of the ski to be able to walk. Light boots with rubber soles. Seal furs that are placed under each ski resort to be able to climb slopes. Blades to walk on hard snow. In addition to the typical mountaineering utensils such as crampons, ice axe, technical clothing, etc.
The cross-country skiing began to be used as a means of travel in the Nordic countries where the soil is covered with snow most of the year. Previously, only rackets were used to increase the support surface, they surpassed the greatest obstacle to walk on the snow, and to avoid “sinking” in it, sometimes so deeply that does not allow us to move forward.
Ir order to increase the support surface, skis take advantage of sliding on icy surfaces, with a quite smooth and waterproof “sole”. Its elongated form facilitates the standing and the use of canes allows you to advance through a sliding element.
The most notable feature of this technique is that the heel is not attached to the board, needing almost kneeling on skis when making turns. Telemark ski is known for its lightness, its aesthetic plasticity and its validity to improve position of Alpine has undoubtedly some good prospects for the future. For winter mountain and ski lovers this technique can be very useful. The Telemark is a technique of skiing that was born in 1825 by Sondre Norheim, considered father of modern skiing.
The name of this method comes from a region of Norway called Telemark, where Sondre invented this way of doing turns on the skiing boards. At the end of the 19th century, it becomes very popular due to the competitions that were held. However, at the beginning of the 20th century, the downhill skiing, in which heel is fixed to the ski, supersedes the Telemark technique. This technique was not practiced again until the 1970s, in which it rised in North America since it provides greater freedom of movement and a greater challenge, because of its complexity.
Alpine adapted sport provides a great sense of freedom. Slipping on the snow and enjoying nature, the speed and the environment is always a great experience. The incapacitated person, cause of his appreciation and feelings, will be motivated to practise sports involving potential challenges. Discovering their accessibility to skill in a new sport is always rewarding.
This mode adds the opportunity to participate in a common activity: sharing the sport, and meeting new people in situations similar to yours. The benefits of integration and overcoming are notable. Skiing with friends or family, enjoying the nature with them, enjoying the “apresqui” leisure activities, helps develop self-esteem, the credibility of your abilities to cope with everyday life.
It doesn’t matter to be a child, to have a high spinal cord injury or severe disability. There is different type of material so that in any condition (disability) you can enjoy skiing.
Mono-Ski y Dual-Ski: The skier sits in a molded seat with a support that is attached to one or two skis. You can ski independently helped with two stabilo for balance and cornering.
Bi-Ski: It is indicated for people who ski sitting, and have low mobility and strength in the upper part of the body. The skier goes on a fiberglass seat with two skis under operating base, wider and with better balance than a mono-ski.
3 Footprints: A normal ski and two long wingtips; these form the three points of support with the snow.
4 Footprints: Use two skis and two stabilo.