Ski and Sail Adventure

Ski and Sail Adventure

In true Jolly Parrot style we have responded to the requests of our valued customers and created an event like no other! Our Ski and Sail adventure will see you start this adventure in the Spanish Ski Resort of Sierra Nevada for 3 full days of skiing in the Spanish sun before being transported to Malaga to jump on board the yacht for 4 days sailing along the Costa del Sol coast back to Gibraltar.


After a few hours travel in our pre-arranged bus from Malaga Airport,  you will be 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 to join the yacht for the return sail 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.


After being transported from the ski resort to the marina in Malaga, our exciting sailing adventure begins.  Under the watchful eye of an experienced Skipper, you will make your way along the coast to Gibraltar over 4 full days with overnight stops in selected marinas. During this adventure you will have the opportunity to practice your skippering skills and 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.

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 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: Malaga Airport on Wednesday 29th January 2020.  We travel to Seirra Nevada Ski Resort.  

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

Sailing: Malaga 19:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020.  They yachts leave Malaga on the morning of Monday 3rd February 2020

Ends: 16:00 Friday 7th February 2020 in Gibraltar 

Another option would be our Sail & Ski 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). 

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.