What’s New In Andorra 2018/2019

As part of a €25 million investment which was endorsed by the Department of Environment and Sustainability, Soldeu is opening a new 150,000 square foot ski platform at the base of the Avet slope. It will feature an underground car park with over 400 spaces. The Avet slope will play host to the finals of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup which takes place in Soldeu 11-17 March 2019. This is a prestigious event which will benefit Soldeu immensely. The finals will also be significant for one of America’s most decorated female skiers, Lindsey Vonn who has announced that she will be retiring after the World Cup. This is just a small amount of work that has been completed in Andorra.

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Independent Ski Deals to Andorra

Skiers-on-a-lift

Planning an independent holiday is the best way to ensure you get exactly what you want from your holiday.  At Andorra Resorts, we have 10+ years experience in helping people plan, book and ski fully flexible trips to Andorra so we have found some fantastic holiday deals to share with you.  As all the components are booked seperately, every part can be swapped out and replaced for something more suitable if needed!  If you want help planning your next independant stay, just get in touch.

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Grandvalira Continues

Grandvalira Staff

After a period of much uncertainty it has been announced today that the Grandvalira brand and ski area will continue indefinitely, which is fantastic news for visitors to Andorra.  Not only that, but the area covered by the Grandvalira lift pass is expanding to also cover Arcalis.  This means the linked ski area of Grandvalira will still be 210km but with the addition of Arcalis it becomes 240km of slopes covered by the pass. (more…)

Beginners’ Guide To Ski Lessons

Ski instructor and class

The photos we often see when we flick through travel websites selling ski holidays, is that of a professional skier, gliding through fresh powder snow. Although we may aspire to be like that, the reality is that no-one expects you to be the next Lindsey Vonn on your first day on the slopes. Most resorts today have brilliant ‘nursery slope’ facilities created for the sole purpose of gently easing you in to, potentially, your new favourite sport.

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Skiing On A Budget

Female Snowboarder

If you love spending time on the slopes but want to make your money stretch a little further, we have compiled this handy guide to skiing on a budget and getting more for your money.

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New Hotel in Pas de la Casa: Grand Pas

Bedroom at Pierre & Vacances Grand Pas

If you’re looking for somewhere stylish for your Pas de la Casa ski holiday this winter you’ll be pleased to know that Pierre & Vacances are launching a new addition to their Premium collection.  Hotel Grand Pas was formerly know as Himalaia Pas, but has been fully renovated ready for winter 2018-19.  Located just 50 metres from the slopes, it’s a great place to choose if you want to hit the mountain early. (more…)

Family Ski Holidays to Arinsal

Family playing in the snow

Going on a family ski holiday can take a lot of organisation, especially if it’s your first one.  Seeing as there is lots to consider we’d thought we’d put together some top tips on how you can be prepared so that both you and your little ones have an unforgettable experience in the mountains.  At Andorra Resorts we have been helping families plan, book and ski their first ski holidays for the last ten years, so have all the experience to help you have a fantastic time. (more…)

New Hotel Concept in Arinsal: Ushuaia

Hotel Ushuaia in Arinsal, Andorra

Work is almost complete on Arinsal’s newest hotel, set to open this November, Hotel Ushuaia.  Located at the top of the village of Arinsal, the former Hotel Crest is being completely transformed into a modern base for a perfect ski holiday.  The slopeside location means it’s the perfect place if you’re wanting to make the most of your time on the slopes, and is set to become a favourite with families. (more…)

Pre-Ski Fitness

Man on top of mountain

We know that you are already counting down the days to get to the slopes. However, we must be aware that skiing is a very active sport, and that means it requires physical fitness. That’s why we recommend you starting NOW your pre-season training if you want to get the most out of your ski holiday, avoiding unnecessary injuries and pains.

As in any sport, the physical condition is extremely important for skiing, because even if you have a perfect technique it won’t do you any good if your body is not prepared to execute it.  Definitely, the legs are the part of the body that works the hardest, but we must not forget the importance of arms, abdomen and back, which makes skiing one of the most complete sports.  Here you have a weekly workout schedule to help you get ready to hit the slopes this winter! (more…)

Top Marks in Pas de la Casa

Les Truites bedroom

If you are anything like me, you don’t buy anything on the internet without reading through the reviews online and checking the rating first, booking a hotel is certainly no different!  We now have access to hundreds of opinions that allow us to form a decision if it’s the right place for us.

That’s why if you are thinking of staying in Pas de la Casa you’d be mad to overlook the Hotel Les Truites.  With an impressive score of 9.5 on booking.com, this 3* small and family run hotel is situated right in the heart of the resort and really has everything you need to contribute to a memorable holiday. (more…)