No matter what level you’re at, taking skiing or snowboarding lessons will always be a valuable experience. Whether you’re a first-time skier/snowboarder or an experienced rider with many years of winter holidays under your belt, there’s always new skills to learned and many ways to improve. (more…)
Following on from our excellent news in the Autumn that Grandvalira will be continuing to operate as one linked ski resort indefinitely, the next stage of their plans are being put into motion by integrating Ordino-Arcalis, step by step, into the Grandvalira domain. The first stage of the integration will be adding the 30km of Ordino-Arcalis slopes to certain Grandvalira lift passes booked from 1st February onwards. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions here. (more…)
Half term holidays are nearly here! Half term is traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the season with hundreds of families choosing to spend their well-earnt break on the snowy slopes of Grandvalira and Vallnord. There’s no need to stress, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know so that your holiday is memorable for all the right reasons. (more…)
Shared transfers are the most cost-effective way from getting from the airport to your resort, and with regular services running from Barcelona (seven times daily) and Toulouse (three times daily) it’s a great solution to get to the slopes when on an independent holiday. Matching your transfer to your flight time is important, so we have compiled some of our most commonly answered questions. (more…)
Our team is back on the slopes of Andorra this season, with some new faces, do you want to meet us? Do not miss our blog about the Andorra Resorts team 2018-2019.
Ellen, Esther and Rebecca are the experts who make sure you have an unforgettable holiday on the mountains of Andorra, bringing you the latest news in resort, snow reports, and daily photos about the conditions on the slopes. After years of experience working in the travel industry, they have ended up in Andorra because of their passion for snow, tourism and above all to help people. (more…)
Nowadays we are fully connected and there is hardly a second that we are separated from our phones, not even when sleeping. Therefore, when we head to the mountain, apart from taking our goggles, gloves and helmet, there is a must, the mobile phone! It could be uncomfortable, but everyone is skiing with their phone in their pocket, either for security reasons, to contact friends or just to take a snowy selfie. Technology is a major part of our lives, but without a doubt, the mobile is the winner, that’s why apps have been gaining importance day by day (supposedly) making life easier.
If you are going on a ski holiday this season, these are the apps you should have on your phone to help you enjoy the snow to the fullest!
Christmas is just around the corner, and thanks to the recent snowfall in Grandvalira and Vallnord, we’re feeling more Christmassy every day! If you’re heading out to resort soon and you’re not sure what to do, don’t panic – in this blog, we’ve got Christmas activities in Andorra all wrapped up!
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.
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…)
Going on a skiing holiday with little ones is very exciting, and of course, it’s only natural that you would want your children to develop the same passion for the mountains and snow-sports that you have. However, skiing every day can be mentally and physically demanding, and can become tiring for even the fittest of adults – let alone young children. So it’s a great idea to mix your holiday up a little and spend some time away from the slopes to relax, recover and have some fun!