Sail and Ski Adventure

Sail and Ski Adventure

Sail and Ski Adventure 

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. You also have the chance to re-join the yacht for the return trip from Malaga to Gibraltar.


During the ski phase of this adventure, we will be staying at the Hotel Apartartamentos Trevenque. 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: £1199

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)
  • Towels and bedding
  • 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

  • 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 25th January 2020 (you need to be in Gibraltar on Friday night. Accommodation included).

Arrives: Malaga Tuesday 28th January. Travel to Sierra Nevada Wednesday 29th January 2020.

Skiing: Thursday 30th January 2020 until Saturday 1st February 2020.

Ends: 12:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020 at Malaga Airport , or you can join our Malaga to Gibraltar Adventure.

You may prefer to ski first, and then sail back to Gibraltar in which case have a look at our Ski & Sail Adventure.   Or, give the skiing a miss and just sail from Gibraltar to Malaga or Malaga to Gibraltar!  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). 


Joining Instructions


Special Offers

Special Offers 

January Sailing Sale!

Use code NY20 to book online and receive 25% discount on selected courses and adventures.

Valid on bookings made before 1 Feb 2020.