Winter walking and snowshoeing in the Sierra Nevada

winter walking

With snow on the ground from November through to April and bright sunny days walking and snowshoeing in amongst the higher peaks is a fantastic experience. Even for the inexperienced snowshoeing is and easy and delightful way to explore forest and mountain trails covered in deep snow and opens up a whole new way to experience these and other mountains throughout the year. Access could not be easier as we can normally step straight from car straight onto the snow at Hoya de Mora or Puerta La Ragua.


Once again we are offering a Winter Mounjtaineering Skills week in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Guides and MIA guide Andy Say , for more information see Sierra Nevada Guides


Siete lagunas, Sierra Nevada

Winter ascents to 3,000m and above is a real achievement and given the right snow and weather conditions a real possibility. Routes such as the South Ridge of Mulhacen or the west ridge of Cerro de Caballo are well within the capabilities of fit walkers with some winter walking experience in the UK .  


As well as winter walking the area has a number of snowshoeing areas where when there is deep soft snow we can still explore the winter mountains of the range.


IML guides are not qualified to undertake technical routes requiring the use of crampons and ice axes by the client.

Snowshoeing Sierra Nevada



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Martin Riley who runs The Life of Riley is a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and the first British guide to become a member of the Spanish Mountain Guides Associacion. Martin holds public liability insurance with Axa Winterthur.

Martin has long experience of working and playing in the hills and mountains. Walking and climbing in the UK and Europe for over 30 years and having lived and worked in Lanjaron since 2005 he has an extensive knowledge of the region’s mountains and wildlife. Prior to living in Spain he managed a Countryside Ranger service and an activity centre in the north of England.