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Soldeu and El Tarter

Soldeu and El Tarter are the more reserved neighbours of lively Pas de La Casa, and share the same Grandvalira ski area with the best skiing in the Pyrenees. Over 200km of slopes, three immaculately maintained snowparks, and enough mountain restaurants to keep even gastro-skiers occupied. Down at resort level great bars and restaurants let you take advantage of Andorra’s famous sunny afternoons and, if you’re looking for a trip to avoid the crowds and prices of the Alps, a ski holiday in Soldeu or El Tarter is hard to beat.

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At a glance: • Most terrain in Andorra • English speaking ski schools • Family friendly

Great for: • Beginners • Relaxed intermediates • Progressing freestylers • Budget conscious

Soldeu and El Tarter are the more reserved neighbours of lively Pas de La Casa, and share the same Grandvalira ski area with the best skiing in the Pyrenees. Over 200km of slopes, three immaculately maintained snowparks, and enough mountain restaurants to keep even gastro-skiers occupied. Down at resort level great bars and restaurants let you take advantage of Andorra’s famous sunny afternoons and, if you’re looking for a trip to avoid the crowds and prices of the Alps, a ski holiday in Soldeu or El Tarter is hard to beat.

Soldeu and El Tarter Resort

Together with Pas de la Casa, Soldeu and El Tarter make up the Grandvalira which is the largest, highest and most popular ski area in Andorra. Soldeu is the larger and livelier of the two villages, with El Tarter retaining a more traditional feel. Although just around the corner from Pas de la Casa, there is a much more relaxed and family friendly vibe in Soldeu and El Tarter, and they have successfully distanced the villages from the cheap and cheerful heavy partying reputation that Andorra built up in the nineties.

The resorts now presents themselves as a serious alternative to the higher Alpine resorts, and we find it increasingly hard to disagree. With over 200 kilometres of slopes, a dizzying array of off slope activities, and a blossoming reputation for freestyle and freeriding, there is more than enough to keep everyone entertained for a week’s holiday.

Most of the off slope activities and amenities are located along the main street in Soldeu, whilst El Tarter is more residential, making it the perfect location for a quieter family trip. Both villages remain relatively compact (especially compared to some of the monstrosities in the Alps) and with lifts and runs terminating right in the centre you’ll never find yourself far from your hotel (or a bar!) at the end of the day.

Transfers are on the long side - averaging 3 ½ hours - but you’ll gain this time back with interest when you arrive in resort, and will soon learn to love the efficient lift system and relative lack of crowds. It’s a great place to learn to ski too. There are strong English and antipodean contingents in all of the local ski schools, so kids taking to the slopes for the first time will be right at home.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Andorra, Pyrenees.

Established: 1956

Open: December - April

Downhill: 210 km

View our detailed Soldeu and El Tarter 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 Soldeu and El Tarter snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Lleida-Alguaire Airport - Spain150 km
Toulouse Blagnac Airport - France195 km
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 63runs 53%

  • 30runs 25%

  • 25runs 21%

Top Altitude:2600m
Bottom Altitude:1710m
Resort Altitude:2100m
Longest run:5 km
Slope Orientation:NE, NW, E
Vertical Drop:890m
Skiable Vertical:890m
Night Skiing:Yes
Glacier:No

Snow Report

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  • Forecast
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Soldeu and El Tarter web cams
Downhill Runs:210 km
Beginner slopes:53%
Intermediate:25%
Advanced slopes:21%
Lift Pass Price: 240 € (adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Pas de la Casa

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Soldeu and El Tarter

The Grandvalira ski area is the largest in the Pyrenees, and recent expansions and infrastructural improvements have enhanced it sufficiently so that it is rightly considered a viable alternative to skiing in the Alps, especially compared to the smaller resorts. With over 200km of piste, three snow parks, a boarder cross course and designated freeriding areas there’s fun to be had regardless of how you like to spend your day on the mountains. 60% of the ski area is covered by artificial snowmaking facilities, so despite the season being shorter than in the Alps (it runs from December to March) the snow coverage is usually reliable.

The long, wide blue runs above Soldeu will endear the area to those fond of gentle intermediate skiing. If this sounds like you then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s no pressing reason for you to contemplate a different coloured piste all day, or even all week!

More advanced skiers will find themselves gravitating towards the Pas de la Casa side of the mountain, where they’ll find the majority of the more challenging pisted slopes. However, with much of the resort being around the treeline, there are constant opportunities for some minor off piste excursions. After a decent snow fall you’ll still be finding some good stashes well into the afternoon.

Those more likely to be found inverted in the park will be overjoyed by the local freestyle scene. There’s a fantastic range of features in the three snowparks, maintained independently by the excellent staff at Coliflor freestyle (who also run camps in the area). They comfortable cater for all levels, from park virgins to veritable pros. The international Total Fight masters of freestyle competition held annually at the end of the season is a testament both to the quality of the park in El Tarter, as well as the local talent that can be found riding it throughout the season.

Soldeu and El Tarter Apres Ski

Whilst the nightlife in this neck of the woods is overshadowed by nearby Pas de La Casa, there’s still enough variety for a one week ski holiday. And if this doesn’t prove to be the case, then Pas is just a short bus ride away…

With a good range of tapas and assorted pub grub, as well as the usual suspects drinks wise, the Villager is the first port of call after big a day on the mountain.

Fat Albert’s (Fatty’s to the locals) serves a range of local specialities and European staples. The nightclub upstairs is open until three or four all week if you’re after a solid twelve hour après session… if you’re up for the first chair after this, you’ll even earn the respect of the resorts seasonaires. The Harp’s the local Irish Bar, and as you would expect offers a traditional British menu, live entertainment, and of course, Guinness.

Once upon a time the Pussycat Cocktail Bar & Night Club was a regular old barn, but no more. With different themed nights each day, a sensational sun terrace, and a kaleidoscopic mix of drinks, you’ll be assured of a warm welcome day or night.

Dylan’s in El Tarter has a great menu for families- pizzas, burgers, and tex mex is the order of the day. Later on, the relaxed cocktail bar cum chill out lounge is perfect for a less intense drink and a game of pool.

Non skiers are well catered for - Andorra La Vella (the capital city) is half an hour’s bus ride away and serves both discerning shoppers (duty free galore) and history buffs (Andorra’s oldest church Església de Santa Coloma and the 16th century Casa de la Vall are two attractions). The Caldea Spa is also worth a visit whether you ski or not, for all kinds of wellness facilities at bargain basement prices.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Soldeu and El Tarter

When is the best time to ski Soldeu and El Tarter?

The shorter winter in the Pyrenees means that the best time to visit Soldeu-El Tarter (and Andorra in general) is often during the height of the season. The snow is at its best between January and March, and you shouldn’t notice the crowds as much as you would in the Alps. Recent improvements in the snowmaking facilities ensure that the snow tends to hang around of longer these days and, if the snow’s a bit sketchy later on in the season, then you best remember to pack your sunnies and some sunblock. With a reputation for some of the best weather in Europe, you’ll almost be tempted to simple crack open a cold one and soak up the sun for the day.

Peak Dates

Christmas in Soldeu and El Tarter will be one to remember for the whole clan. Make the most of the snow in the morning, enjoy the sun in the afternoon (hopefully) and then retire to your hotel for the evenings gala dinner. Browse Soldeu and El Tarter Christmas ski holidays ‣

Spending New Years in Soldeu and El Tarter and you’ll have some memories to cherish for the year.. or not! With a vibrant and very British orientated après ski scene and some fantastic skiing, you’ll all see in the New Year in style. Browse Soldeu and El Tarter New Year ski holidays ‣

Beat the French crowds and spend half term in Soldeu and El Tarter. With some of the best (English speaking) ski schools in Europe it’s the perfect place to take the kids to learn to ski. Browse Soldeu and El Tarter Half Term ski holidays ‣

If you spend Easter in Soldeu and El Tarter you better remember some sun cream! Head high in the morning to get in some early laps and then ease yourself into the après ski with a few cold ones on a sunny terrace. Browse Soldeu and El Tarter Easter ski holidays ‣

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Average Rating 4.4 out of 5
I’d been to Andorra before but not Soldeu – it’s brilliant. Andorra is value for money and you get a lot for what you pay for. The town is only small, probably only about a mile long but it’s fantastic because everything is within easy reach and the people are all friendly. It’s nowhere near as lively as t... + more
Ross Campbell, Cambuslang
4 out of 5
We had a brilliant week. I’d skied in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland but never Andorra – I was really surprised by how good it was and would go back again. The ski area was very good for us, with some really lovely wide runs and a lot for intermediates. We were a group of 20 altogether, including all... + more
Paul Smith, Leicester
5 out of 5
Soldeu was great for us, my husband is an expert skier and I’m more interested in pootling about, while our daughter had never skied before. I would highly recommend the resort and ski school if your children haven’t skied before, the instructors were amazing. We all ended up having lessons for our different ... + more
The Hoopers, Bristol
4 out of 5
Soldeu is a lovely resort and we’d come back. My oldest has just come back from America and said that Andorra is better! The great thing is the openness of the runs for the kids. There are lots of English there, and the instructors were English speaking. After having a bad experience in France, the kids weren’... + more
P. Straughan, Essex
5 out of 5
El Tarter had everything for everyone in my party. There isn’t much to do apart from ski – you couldn’t spend a day shopping for example – but that was fine for us. Going late in the season we thought we could be having grass instead of snow, but actually the weather was incredibly jammy with good snow cond... + more
Mrs O’Sullivan, Conwy
5 out of 5
Would definitely go back to El Tarter, it’s one of those resorts that’s good but not that well publicized. The range and width of the ski runs is pretty nice. There had been a massive dump at the end of November which kept things going over Christmas. The resort had a torchlight descent to celebrate but we di... + more
Wai Yeung,
5 out of 5
I go here every other year, I’ve been about 6 or 7 times. It’s a fantastic ski area. I keep coming back because of the length and the number of runs, there's always something new to do. There are runs to suit all levels, it’s probably more towards intermediate / advanced but there are some very good beginner... + more
Andrew Tyas, Stockton-on-Tees
5 out of 5
We’ve been here twice now and would go back. It’s very different to France and Switzerland; people are very courteous at the gondola and cost-wise, you don’t have the eye-watering prices. Anybody who skis for the après might not like how quiet it is, but there are some nice pubs with nice space which was ... + more
Family of 5, Surrey
5 out of 5
I keep coming back to Andorra year after year, I’m not going anywhere else now! We had such a good holiday here last time. The ski area is massive and it’s linked up to all the other resorts so you can ski over to them too. You can go out all day and ski and ski and not get bored. You have to use the local ... + more
Paul Mcbride, West Sussex
4 out of 5
First time skiing Andorra and we had a brilliant time. It’s not the most well-connected area but we had plenty to do for a week. The instruction is really cheap, I’d definitely recommend getting lessons. We had a really good British instructor, €40 for 2 hours… so cheap it would be rude not to book some! ... + more
Dave H, Wandsworth
4 out of 5
I’d never been to Soldeu before but ski wise it’s fantastic! My wife’s a beginner and my sons and I are more advanced and we all loved the slopes. The other good thing is that nothing is too expensive here, even the places on the mountain are very reasonably priced. + more
Edward Lippiatt, Bath
5 out of 5
Wicked skiing, we skied all the way to Pas de la Casa one day. My wife’s a beginner and she coped well despite it being a little icy halfway through (we had sunshine until the last day when there was some of the heaviest snowfall!). As a high intermediate I found it incredible. We didn’t eat anywhere else apa... + more
Will Blake,
5 out of 5
A fantastic resort, this year a couple of the days were pants with low visibility (visited late Feb), but we still had a good time. I would say that the ski area is better for intermediates, there’s plenty to ski. We’d definitely go back! + more
Craig, Hampshire
5 out of 5
The skiing and snowboarding were good, we were a group of different abilities but the area caters to all levels and has a good variety of runs. There isn’t an awful lot happening in the area, apart from the 3 pubs we went to – but then we didn’t come for that sort of thing anyway. + more
Pam, London
4 out of 5
I had been once before, a long time ago, and I found the resort fine this time round. I would recommend it for beginner and intermediate skiers. I’m experienced, but I didn’t need anything particularly challenging so the ski area was fine for me. You could take the bus to Soldue which was easy, and there is a... + more
Fiona Forbes, Salisbury
4 out of 5
Soldeu is a fairly small resort, and it is not a party capital, so low noise levels at night. The skiing area is large but not too demanding, so good for intermediates. Instruction is very good for beginners with natural English speaking instructors. It is not super crowed, no big queques for lifts even in high... + more
Paul Reeve, Lee on Solent
4 out of 5
The snowboarding in Soldeu is really good – there are loads of slopes and you have good access all over the area. We had loads of snow when we got there, the resort is probably best for beginner and intermediate boarders and skiers, you’ve got more than enough blues for a week - there aren’t many boardparks ... + more
Lee Mackay, Somerton
4 out of 5
On the one hand the resort is a bit dated, were we left the ski boots in a communal locker room was strange at first as we usually take them back to the hotel. There are a lot of Irish bars which made the atmosphere really friendly. The skiing was fantastic and we had really good weather so we were lucky! The m... + more
Lorraine and Kevin,
3 out of 5
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Families in Soldeu and El Tarter

We love Andorra’s family friendly ski resorts and Soldeu-El Tarter is one of the best around. Get the whole clan booked into a cheap ski package and spend the week progressing quickly and – more importantly – enjoying the slopes.

Soldeu’s and El Tarter's ski schools are known for their excellent Brit-run lessons, so anyone learning for the first time will feel right at home.

Just above Soldeu is a huge area of cruisey blue runs to build confidence on, and if more experienced skiers fancy a challenge on some of the highest pistes in Andorra, the Grandvalira is theirs to roam (look out for the Avet World Cup slope and El Tarter’s snowpark).

Keep your eyes peeled for special family deals in the resort - the ticket office and ski school have worked together in previous years to offer cheap packages for 6-12 year olds, while under 6s can sometimes get a free lift pass if you show ID at the ticket office.

The nurseries in Soldeu and El Tarter look after 2-4 year olds, with an indoor play area and supervised snow games, while the Snow Garden club provides 4-5 year olds with a gentle introduction to the snow – with fun ski lessons and outdoor play. The ski school teaches 6-11 year olds and kids over 12 can book into snowboard lessons if they want to learn something new.

For more experienced skiers and snowboarders, Snowpark El Tarter (the biggest park in the Pyrenees) and the Encamp freeride area should more than suffice, when you want a change from Grandvalira’s 200km+ of skiing.

GroupsGroup Holidays Soldeu and El Tarter

With the biggest ski area in Andorra to explore, Soldeu and El Tarter are superbly based for a cheap group ski trip. Beginners are well-catered for with plenty of easy blues and lessons with British instructors, while for more confident skiers and snowboarders, the area has over 200km of pistes, 3 snowparks (El Tarter’s is the biggest in the country) and specially designated freeride areas.

Of the two villages, El Tarter is the smaller and slightly quieter, while Soldeu has more choice of bars and restaurants: The Harp is everything you could expect from a proper Irish tavern and the Aspen stays open until the early morning. We have a huge selection of hotels in both villages - and they’re a great option for groups if you want the privacy of your own rooms but big communal areas to chill out in. Another option is self-catering, which keeps costs down and makes the week flexible enough to cater to everyone’s individual needs. If your group’s the right size, book out a catered chalet and have the rule of the roost, with six days of sit-down dinners taken care of.

If you’re thinking of inviting any non-skiers along for the ride, they should find plenty to do. A half hour bus ride takes you into Andorra’s capital city - Andorra La Vella – for duty free shopping and historical sites like Andorra’s oldest church, 9th century Església de Santa Coloma and the 16th century Casa de la Vall (now used for parliament).


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"Brilliant, not as busy as Pas or Alps"

Ross Campbell, Cambuslang
4/ out of 5
I’d been to Andorra before but not Soldeu – it’s brilliant. Andorra is value for money and you get a lot for what you pay for. The town is only small, probably only about a mile long but it’s fantastic because everything is within easy reach and the people are all friendly. It’s nowhere near as lively as the main French resorts or Pas de la Casa but there are a few bars. We were here in February and had a large dump just before we got there and it snowed overnight and was sunny in the daytime all week which was perfect. It’s absolutely brilliant for beginner skiers but not really good for beginner snowboarders as there are quite a lot of flats where you have to take your board off and walk a bit so it would be tricky if you were boarding for the first time. If you’re intermediates or above it’s brilliant as the whole area is interlinked. There are two massive parks and the black runs and off piste are absolutely fantastic.

"Brilliant"

Paul Smith, Leicester
5/ out of 5
We had a brilliant week. I’d skied in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland but never Andorra – I was really surprised by how good it was and would go back again. The ski area was very good for us, with some really lovely wide runs and a lot for intermediates. We were a group of 20 altogether, including all stages of skiing ability and loads of kids from 6-13 - everyone had a brilliant time. Advanced skiers wouldn’t have much to do, but I was quite happy tootling down the mountains and watching the world go by. The ski schools were very good, all with English speaking instructors (and obviously other languages like Spanish and Portuguese). Ski lifts were very good. All restaurants on the mountain were very good with lots of choice and overall everything was two thirds of the price we paid on a recent holiday in La Plagne, so it’s very good value for money. The only downside to staying in El Tarter was that there’s not much by way of après ski facilities, in hindsight we should have stayed in Soldeu. I would recommend picking up and dropping off your equipment before everyone else as it’s absolute chaos when everyone’s there at the same time. The only problem we had was nearly missing our flight home because it snowed and they don’t snowplough in Andorra like the French do. Fortunately the tour operator held the flight back (for 6 hours) so we didn’t miss the plane, but our friends who booked independently missed theirs so we were glad to have gone with the operator.

"Great for our family"

The Hoopers, Bristol
4/ out of 5
Soldeu was great for us, my husband is an expert skier and I’m more interested in pootling about, while our daughter had never skied before. I would highly recommend the resort and ski school if your children haven’t skied before, the instructors were amazing. We all ended up having lessons for our different levels. They have built up the ski pass over the last few years, but if you’re an expert skier who wants to ski loads of black runs it’s probably not the right resort for you. Likewise if you want a massive nightlife it wouldn’t be great… But for us as a small family it is excellent. The weather was a mix of hot temperatures and snow, but it didn’t rain and we got out every day.

"Better than skiing USA!"

P. Straughan, Essex
5/ out of 5
Soldeu is a lovely resort and we’d come back. My oldest has just come back from America and said that Andorra is better! The great thing is the openness of the runs for the kids. There are lots of English there, and the instructors were English speaking. After having a bad experience in France, the kids weren’t looking forward to ski school at first, but ended up enjoying it which was good! Would recommend to other families.

"Family Holiday 2016"

Mrs O’Sullivan, Conwy
5/ out of 5
El Tarter had everything for everyone in my party. There isn’t much to do apart from ski – you couldn’t spend a day shopping for example – but that was fine for us. Going late in the season we thought we could be having grass instead of snow, but actually the weather was incredibly jammy with good snow conditions. Certainly as an intermediate skier the area was very good, the downside for beginners would be that you have to catch the lifts up to the beginner slopes. When you’re learning it’s quite nice to be somewhere you can just go out of your hotel and be there.

"Christmas week in El Tarter"

Wai Yeung
5/ out of 5
Would definitely go back to El Tarter, it’s one of those resorts that’s good but not that well publicized. The range and width of the ski runs is pretty nice. There had been a massive dump at the end of November which kept things going over Christmas. The resort had a torchlight descent to celebrate but we didn’t really get involved.

"Great off-piste, laid back resort"

Andrew Tyas, Stockton-on-Tees
5/ out of 5
I go here every other year, I’ve been about 6 or 7 times. It’s a fantastic ski area. I keep coming back because of the length and the number of runs, there's always something new to do. There are runs to suit all levels, it’s probably more towards intermediate / advanced but there are some very good beginner slopes. Some of the blue runs back down into resort can be tricky. I’ve always had good snow here, only one year the snow wasn’t so good. I went over Christmas this time and it wasn’t that busy. Sometimes the middle station at Grandvalira can have queues of 10-15 minutes, but otherwise there aren’t many queues. Grandvalira is the place to be, inbetween Soldeu and Pas. Soldeu is laid back, it’s a smallish village and it’s not as wild as Pas de la Casa. Typically I’ve always gone half-board when I’ve been here, so I’ve not gone out that much. Most of the places are much the same; most of the snack bars are very good. The social aspect is very good, the bars are very good. The prices in resort are very reasonable. There’s some excellent off-piste. When the snow is good you can normally ski next to the piste. There are plenty of runs where you can get off the chair lift and ski off-piste all the way back down to the bottom of the lift, without ever losing sight of the run, which is great. You don’t have to go out into the wilderness. There are a few good tree runs as well. I will keep coming back here.

"Family Christmas in Soldeu"

Family of 5, Surrey
5/ out of 5
We’ve been here twice now and would go back. It’s very different to France and Switzerland; people are very courteous at the gondola and cost-wise, you don’t have the eye-watering prices. Anybody who skis for the après might not like how quiet it is, but there are some nice pubs with nice space which was perfect for our family. The skiing is really good and the ski school was fantastic, with great English speaking instructors who were brilliant with my sons. We ski here at Christmas and it’s worth knowing that in Andorra they celebrate Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day – Christmas day is usually quite flat. If you aren’t staying in a half board hotel it’s good to book meals well in advance.

"I’m not going anywhere else now!"

Paul Mcbride, West Sussex
4/ out of 5
I keep coming back to Andorra year after year, I’m not going anywhere else now! We had such a good holiday here last time. The ski area is massive and it’s linked up to all the other resorts so you can ski over to them too. You can go out all day and ski and ski and not get bored. You have to use the local ski school while you are here, it would be madness not to. It’s supposed to be one of the best in the world, they’ve won all sorts of awards, and it’s the best I’ve ever seen. They take you out, get you to ski a few runs and then put you into groups depending on how good you are – so there’s no having to babysit other people who aren’t as good as you, you are together with other people that are the same level as you. The groups we were with last time were superb, it was a lot of fun and we were skiing down blacks together and skiing properly. If I think back to when I used to go out on my own I think what a waste! My daughter had never been skiing last time she went and I got her a private ski instructor for a few days. She progressed so quickly and the next time she skied she really got the most out of it and was able to join a more advanced group. There are some really long runs in El Tarter. There are quite a few 8km ones. It’s about 10 euros for a pizza and a drink on the mountain (it’s always more expensive up to eat up on the mountain). The ski equipment we hired was alright, I think next time I’m going to buy my own boots though, the hire ones weren’t so great. There are bars and restaurants in resort, although I prefer to just eat at the hotel, have a few beers at the bar and then go to bed! The snow has been very good every time I’ve been to Andorra, this time we had plenty of it.

"Plenty to ski, cheap lessons!"

Dave H, Wandsworth
4/ out of 5
First time skiing Andorra and we had a brilliant time. It’s not the most well-connected area but we had plenty to do for a week. The instruction is really cheap, I’d definitely recommend getting lessons. We had a really good British instructor, €40 for 2 hours… so cheap it would be rude not to book some! The week we stayed was the beginning of season and it was pretty quiet. The weather was a mix: Monday and Tuesday great, Wednesday amazing because the sun came out, Thursday it rained which was rubbish and made Friday a bit icy but then Saturday the sun came out again and it was absolutely perfect! Even though there were only a few restaurants open, the food in resort was really good. Not much by way of après ski, but we enjoyed the Irish Bar. You can buy wine in the local shops for about €2-3 but it cost a lot more in our hotel, so I would also recommend stocking up...

"Brilliant skiing"

Edward Lippiatt, Bath
5/ out of 5
I’d never been to Soldeu before but ski wise it’s fantastic! My wife’s a beginner and my sons and I are more advanced and we all loved the slopes. The other good thing is that nothing is too expensive here, even the places on the mountain are very reasonably priced.

"Feb 2016 incredible skiing"

Will Blake
5/ out of 5
Wicked skiing, we skied all the way to Pas de la Casa one day. My wife’s a beginner and she coped well despite it being a little icy halfway through (we had sunshine until the last day when there was some of the heaviest snowfall!). As a high intermediate I found it incredible. We didn’t eat anywhere else apart from our hotel, but we went out drinking and there were some good places – one night club / bar had a band playing which was good.

"Soldeu 2016"

Craig, Hampshire
5/ out of 5
A fantastic resort, this year a couple of the days were pants with low visibility (visited late Feb), but we still had a good time. I would say that the ski area is better for intermediates, there’s plenty to ski. We’d definitely go back!

"A good week in Soldeu"

Pam, London
4/ out of 5
The skiing and snowboarding were good, we were a group of different abilities but the area caters to all levels and has a good variety of runs. There isn’t an awful lot happening in the area, apart from the 3 pubs we went to – but then we didn’t come for that sort of thing anyway.

"Recommended for beginner and intermediate skiers"

Fiona Forbes, Salisbury
4/ out of 5
I had been once before, a long time ago, and I found the resort fine this time round. I would recommend it for beginner and intermediate skiers. I’m experienced, but I didn’t need anything particularly challenging so the ski area was fine for me. You could take the bus to Soldue which was easy, and there is a nice choice of bars and restaurants there. We went out for a meal to a restaurant called ‘Fat Alberts’ which was recommended to us by the chalet staff and it was good. We didn’t particularly want to go out in the evening, but the night life is there if you need it. Both on the way there and the way back Lleida airport was shut due to fog – I’m not sure if this is unusual or if it was the weather at that particular time of year that caused this. We had to fly into a different airport which took a long time.

"Not party capital, low noise levels at night – skiing area large, not demanding"

Paul Reeve, Lee on Solent
4/ out of 5
Soldeu is a fairly small resort, and it is not a party capital, so low noise levels at night. The skiing area is large but not too demanding, so good for intermediates. Instruction is very good for beginners with natural English speaking instructors. It is not super crowed, no big queques for lifts even in high season.

"Best for Intermediates and beginners"

Lee Mackay, Somerton
4/ out of 5
The snowboarding in Soldeu is really good – there are loads of slopes and you have good access all over the area. We had loads of snow when we got there, the resort is probably best for beginner and intermediate boarders and skiers, you’ve got more than enough blues for a week - there aren’t many boardparks for people who are more advanced but you get what you pay for in Andorra. We went out of season at the end of January and the nightlife was pretty dead, it did have a good number of bars though so it would probably be livelier in February or March. The transfer on the other side is 3 hours each way, which is quite long but didn’t bother us as we slept.

"A different resort, but we'd ski here again"

Lorraine and Kevin
3/ out of 5
On the one hand the resort is a bit dated, were we left the ski boots in a communal locker room was strange at first as we usually take them back to the hotel. There are a lot of Irish bars which made the atmosphere really friendly. The skiing was fantastic and we had really good weather so we were lucky! The mountains are different to what we’re used to in Canada, Austria and Italy – considering it was half term it was quiet, and the lifts were pretty outdated from the 70’s or 80’s (like something from a James Bond film!). Overall we would consider returning here.
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