Sail and Ski Adventure

Sail and Ski Adventure

Once again, in true Jolly Parrot style we have responded to the requests of our valued customers and created an event like no other! Our Sail and Ski adventure will see you sailing from Gibraltar along the Costa del Sol to Malaga over 4 days. You will then be transported from the yacht to your accommodation in the Spanish Ski Resort of Sierra Nevada for 3 Full days of skiing in the Spanish Sun


This exciting adventure starts from our base here in Queensway Quay, Gibraltar.  Under the watchful eye of an experienced Skipper you will make your way along the coast to Malaga over 4 full days with overnight stops in selected marinas. During this adventure you will have the opportunity to practice your skippering skills, navigate and hone your sail trim skills. With a fair number of night hours and possibly even an overnight passage this will be a great trip for those looking to take another qualification in the future and equally a great trip for those wanting to sit back and enjoy the ride! You can expect to see a minimum of 100 nautical miles safely tucked away under your keel on this trip.


On day 5, after a few hours travel in our pre-arranged bus, will see you up into the ski resort to your accommodation where you'll have time to sort all your ski equipment and lift passes. You'll then have 3 full days for as little, or as much skiing (and apres Ski) as you like before departing for Malaga airport on Sunday morning. 


During the ski phase of this adventure, we will be staying at the Hotel Apartartamentos Trevenque. (or Similar). These apartments are well positioned in the centre of the resort with access to all lifts, bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk. The Apres Ski in the resort is vibrant with a selection of very reasonably priced bars and restaurants - cheaper than the UK even! This makes for a reasonably priced adventure! 

About Sierra Nevada

With more than 110 kilometres of trails contained in 131 ski runs, Sierra Nevada provides one of the largest and most attractive skiing domains in Southern Spain. The Ski area is suited to all levels with a selection of wide gentle runs for the beginners and those who like to take it easy, through to some testing narrow trails and steeper runs for the more advanced thrill seekers!  January typically sees quite heavy snowfall in the Spanish mountains and we have chosen dates that avoid public holidays and school holidays.

Experience Required

Sailing: No experience required.  Just a love of life and a sense of fun! 

Skiing: Some experience is recommended .  However, if this is your first time, there are many Ski schools who can provide lessons at a reasonable cost.

Event Price from : £1299

Own cabin option from : £1499

Links to useful sites

Sierra Essence 

Sierra Nevada Webcam

Sierra Nevada Ski

Ski Hire 

Flight finder 

What's included

  • Professional Skipper / Instructor (while sailing)
  • Accommodation on board while sailing
  • Food and drink on board excluding evening meals ashore
  • Mooring fees and fuel
  • Safety equipment (Sailing only)
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Accommodation in ski resort 
  • Bus transfer from yacht to ski resort and Ski resort to Malaga Airport.
  • Transfer from ski resort to Malaga Airport on Sunday morning

What's not included

  • Towels & Sleeping bag
  • Ski equipment / ski wear 
  • Ski passes 
  • Food and drink ashore / in Ski resort.
  • Flights 
  • Ski Insurance
  • Ski Lessons

Event Schedule

Starts: The yachts leave Gibraltar on the morning of Saturday 29th January 2022 (you need to be in Gibraltar on Friday night. Accommodation included).

Arrives: Malaga Tuesday 1st February. Travel to Sierra Nevada Wednesday 2 February 2022.

Skiing: Thursday 3 February 2022 until Saturday 5th  February 2022.

Ends: 12:00 Sunday 6th February 2022 at Malaga Airport 

You may prefer to give the skiing a miss and just enjoy the sailing as a round trip gaining over 200 miles by  sailing from Gibraltar to Malaga and Malaga to Gibraltar over the full 9 days.  So many choices! 


You may choose to upgrade your accommodation or personalise your travel either by using another airport or method of transfer. We cannot offer any discounts for this. 

How to book

It's easy!  Just select the Sail and Ski adventure below.  Click on book, confirm that you want to come along on this fun adventure and then complete your details on our secure online booking system.  A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your adventure starts (24 December). 


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Have a Question?

If you have any questions please email us or call on +44 7925 784407 or see our Frequently Asked Questions.