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Pal, Andorra

Pal ski holidays

Established in ? the Andorran ski resort Pal lies at 1780 metres altitude in the ? region of the Andorran Pyrenees. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2560m the area is snow sure. Over 350 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 17km of trails, which equates to around ? of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Pal is Barcelona at a distance of 200km or approximately 220 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Arinsal was established in the early 1970s when the Western end of the La Massana Valley was developed. It is an attractive Catalan village, but rather spread out. It is very lively and rapidly expanding (expect building work!). The resort operates a ski bus service between Arinsal and La Massana

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 4 runs ?km
9%  Intermediate Trails
 16 runs ?km
22% 
Advanced Trails
 16 runs ?km
64%  Expert Trails
 5 runs ?km
14% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Pal snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Pal snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) 198 - 198
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 63km
total length of Pal trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 6km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation NE N
direction Pal area faces
Top Altitude 2560m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1550m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1780m
centre of Pal ski resort
Vertical Drop 1010m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1010m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Pal web cams
Nearby resorts:

Arinsal

Pas de la Casa

Soldeu & El Tarter

Skiing in Pal

41 pistes and trails means approximately 63km of runs. 30 Pal lifts have capacity to transport 30000 per hour. The longest run in the Andorran ski resort is over 6km.

The mountain has 9% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 22% intermediate, 64% advanced slopes and 14% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km La Devesa run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Pal

Of the 30 ski lifts, 17 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Pal is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 60 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Pal Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

25 apres ski bars 25 restaurants 0 bowling 5 night club 0 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 2 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 2 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 2 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ( Sports Complex with Indoor Pool, Squash,Tennis - four kilometres Away ).

SNO-man says

There's a sports centre in Ordino approximately 5km (3 miles) away. Other choices include The Palau de Gel (Ice Palace) in Canillo, approximately 25km (16 miles) from Arinsal, which is one of the largest ice rinks in Europe. It also has a swimming pool, squash courts, sauna, gymnasium and restaurant. The Caldea complex in Andorra la Vella is a great place to if you can handle soaking in a beautiful hot spring under a star filled sky. The facilities are very impressive with linked indoor and outdoor pools, fountains and waterfalls, saunas, Jacuzzis, Turkish baths, hydrotherapy, sunbeds and massage. The Palau de Gel (Ice Palace) in Canillo, approximately 30km (19 miles) from Pal, is one of the largest in Europe. It has an Olympic sized swimming pool, squash courts, sauna, gymnasium and restaurant. The nearest sports complex to Pal itself is in Ordino, approx. 5km (3 miles) away.

Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Pal" by any other name

The Andorran resort is also known as Pal and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Pal 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. Pal has slopes facing NE N.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Pal, Andorra

Pal day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Non-skiing crèche for 1 to 4 year olds in Arinsal. For older skiing children the Snow garden has been renewed and extended to provide even better facilities. Arinsal's ski instructors are specifically trained to teach children. Pal caters well for families with a crèche for non-skiing children aged from one up to four years. The new snow garden specifically for children has all the latest equipment to help introduce youngsters to skiing as well as instructors specialising in teaching children.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Pal Shopping

Pal shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

There is a shopping arcade in Arinsal and excellent duty free shopping in the capital, Andorra la Vella. Best buys are generally designer clothes, jewellery, watches, sports gear, perfume and alcohol all at greatly reduced prices. There are few choices in Pal but as with all Andorran resorts, Pal is a good base for shoppers. It's well worth checking out the prices at home and planning major purchases. Ski equipment can be as much as half the price you would pay in other countries.

Pal value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Pal

Pal hire shops - overview of all shopping in Pal

There is a shopping arcade in Arinsal and excellent duty free shopping in the capital, Andorra la Vella. Best buys are generally designer clothes, jewellery, watches, sports gear, perfume and alcohol all at greatly reduced prices. There are few choices in Pal but as with all Andorran resorts, Pal is a good base for shoppers. It's well worth checking out the prices at home and planning major purchases. Ski equipment can be as much as half the price you would pay in other countries.

Pal ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Pal

Pal ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Escola de ski d'Arinsal, Escola de ski de Pal and has 60 teachers teaching in Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? www.palarinsal.com 737029

Pal for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pal for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Pal for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Pal for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Pal

Pal snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Pal: 5km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: 3km     Intermediate XC Trails: 2km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Pal

Pal snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Pal non skiing facilities also include ( Sports Complex with Indoor Pool, Squash,Tennis - four kilometres Away ).


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