Ordino Arcalis ski holidays
Established in 1982 the Andorran ski resort Ordino Arcalis lies at 1940 metres altitude in the ? region of the Andorran Pyrenees. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2620m the area is snow sure. Over 26 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 7km of trails, which equates to around 0 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Ordino Arcalis is Barcelona at a distance of 225km or approximately 240 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to May.
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Skiing in Ordino Arcalis
25 pistes and trails means approximately 26km of runs. 14 Ordino Arcalis lifts have capacity to transport 16510 per hour. The longest run in the Andorran ski resort is over 4km.
The mountain has 24% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 32% intermediate, 36% advanced slopes and 8% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1km Gran Canal run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Ordino Arcalis
Of the 14 ski lifts, 9 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Ordino Arcalis is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Ordino Arcalis Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
3 apres ski bars 3 restaurants 1 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 5 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Bowling, Fitness Centre, Concerts, Horse Riding.
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
"Ordino Arcalis" by any other name
The Andorran resort is also known as Ordino Ordino-Arcalis and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Ordino Arcalis slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Ordino Arcalis has slopes facing NE N.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Ordino Arcalis reviews, 2.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.