Thick Snow in the Alpujarra

ALP Pitres Snow 01 JA21Coming down from Pitres in the Alpujarra this morning, we passed a continual stream of traffic heading up to the snow; last night left a thick mantle.

The snow line came down to just below Pampaneira, leaving Capileira, Bubion and Pitres above with about five inches of snow. The temperature only rose above zero around eleven in the morning and dipped back down again as I write this.

Fortunately, the A-4132 road, which is the main road artery though the Alpujarra Granadina, was soon free of snow by noon even without the need of using snow ploughs.

ALP Pitres Snow 02 JA21Obviously, the snow fall in the Alpujarra was nothing like what Castilla-La Mancha and central/northern Spain has had to cope with, nor have the low temperatures been anywhere near as severe, but what it has brought is a festive air with people from the coast seeking an opportunity to throw a few snowballs.

Finally, José, who runs the Mesón Los Prados at the top of the Cabra road, posted pictures on his Facebook account showing an abundance of snow up there, too.

(News: Alpujarra, Granada, Andalucia)

  4 comments for “Thick Snow in the Alpujarra

  1. January 11, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Fred: It was very picturesque up there and have plenty of photos from the weekend stay 😉

  2. January 11, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Dejonghe: If you can get to an Almería aiport; i.e., you are not turned back at your airport of departure, then you can still travel from that province to Granada. If we do get locked down, however, you could have problems if you cannot prove that Almuñécar is your official place of residence.

  3. Dejonghe p.
    January 11, 2021 at 11:15 am

    question ,! if we land from Belgium at the airport in Almeria, can we drive with the car to our house in Almunecar.
    we would like to know if this is possible, & are they still checking when you want to enter the town ?

  4. Fred Davies
    January 10, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    What a wonderfully picturesque scene👍🤗

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