Andorra’s ski resorts sit on the Pyrenees between France and Spain and are divided into two main ski areas: Grandvalira and Vallnord.
Grandvalira is the biggest area at 210km. It was formed when the resorts of Pas de la Casa - Grau Roig and Soldeu - El Tarter were joined together. The highest resort in the country, with the best snow, sunshine and après, Pas de la Casa is easily the most popular place to ski - a magnet for those who like to ski hard and party even harder without paying the prices you’d find in France and Italy. The majority of the resort is only a few minutes from the slopes, which means that wherever you’re staying you’ll be able to ski straight to the bars at the end of the day and potter home in your ski boots afterwards.
Families from all over Europe ski in Andorra for its world-famous tuition as well as excellent beginner and intermediate terrain. Sharing Pas de la Casa’s ski area but offering a more family orientated vibe is Soldeu – a superb option for half term ski holidays as they’re so much cheaper than anywhere in the Alps. The nursery area in Espiolets is huge and the Snowpark in sister village El Tarter is one of the best in the country, which means all ages are well catered for.
With around 100km of piste, Vallnord makes up the rest of Andorra’s skiing and was born after the joining of Arinsal, Pal, and Arcalis. Cosy Arinsal is a Brit favourite, with a lively atmosphere and fantastic intermediate terrain making it ideal for groups and top quality tuition and nursery slopes catering brilliantly for families too. The freeriding at Arcalis is the best in the Pyrenees, and after a decent dump it’s easy to forget that you’re not in the Alps.
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