Sierra Nevada, Spain
Mention Andalucia, a region in southern Spain, and a host of images come to mind: flamenco dancers, matadors, sherry from the town of Jerez and the Alhambra, Granada's ornate Moorish palace. But did you know you can ski in this stretch of southern Spain, too? Tucked into the Sierra Nevada range, amid a national park, El Lodge cossets ski buffs with rustic elegance. Set right on the slopes, the 70-room hotel boasts animal skin rugs, antler chandeliers and fresco pools that overlook the snow-capped mountains.
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