Arinsal is a pretty village located in the north west of Andorra, set at an altitude of between 1550 and 2560 metres. Arinsal offers excellent skiing and snowboarding for beginners, as well as a good range of runs for intermediates. The ski school here is widely recognised as being of an excellent standard and is one of the first European schools to be BASI approved. Arinsal ski resort forms a part of the Vallnord Pal-Arinsal ski area which also covers the linked resort of Pal (La Massana). Vallnord Pal-Arinsal offers a fantastic variety of runs, as well as some great off piste areas if you’re in need of something a bit more challenging. You can purchase a local area lift pass that covers both Arinsal and Pal, passes for the individual resorts can not be purchased.
Away from the slopes you’ll find the Arinsal ski resort to be a very friendly and down to earth resort which attracts many repeat visitors. There are some great international restaurants and bars catering for every taste including a couple of Argentinian steak houses, a quirky Mexican restaurant, pizzerias and a tapas bar as well as the traditional British fayre and a lively Irish bar. Bars and restaurants in and around the village are generally very family friendly, some offering live music and entertainment, plus the occasional magician and party nights. Our Arinsal ski hire services also allows you to rent your ski and snowboard essentials in one place. You can even pick up your equipment the afternoon before your rental begins to save time on your first morning of skiing on the Arinsal ski resort.
The neighbouring town of La Massana offers a more local feel as it is a busy town as well as a holiday resort. There is a large, modern gondola that departs from the town centre providing direct access to the Pal ski area, where you will find some beautiful tree lined runs and more intermediate level terrain than Arinsal, which is linked by cable car. La Massana is a popular destination for Spanish holidaymakers, although you will find a handful of British and Irish here too.
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