Cross-country Skiing in Andorra

Cross-country skiing through forrest

There are many ways to enjoy the mountains – whether it be skiing, snowboarding, sledging, snowmobiling, or simply soaking up the sunshine on one of the many terraces… But have you ever considered cross-country skiing? (more…)

Top Tips for Hiring Equipment

Rental shop skis

So, you’ve arrived in resort, checked into your accommodation and now you need to collect your equipment, ready for the adventures that lay ahead tomorrow. When booking with Andorra Resorts, all hire shops will let you collect your equipment the afternoon before which is great for those of you early birds who want to seize the day and get up the mountain first thing in the morning. At Andorra Resorts we understand that time on holiday is precious, so we’ve put together some top tips to prepare you and help keep the time spent collecting your equipment to a minimum. (more…)

Comprehensive Guide to Becoming an Instructor

Ash with group

Skiing and snowboarding are fun sports with millions of followers. However, they also offer an infinity of work opportunities that maybe you have never thought about. Could you imagine having the mountain as your office and being up the hill every single day of the season among breathtaking landscapes? Discover now how to become a ski or snowboard instructor! (more…)

Beginner’s Guide to: Ski Clothing

Child with skis

Going on a skiing or snowboarding holiday for the first time is extremely exciting, however the run up to the trip can often be quite daunting experience with so much to get organise, and if you’ve never been skiing before then sometimes it can be hard to know what to pack. To help you prepare, we’ve put together a brief guide of top tips to bear in mind when choosing your winter attire. (more…)

Why Ski School?

Ski instructor and class

Seeing as Andorra is well known for the quality of its ski schools, we thought we’d put together some frequently asked questions about group lessons and why they are a great addition to your holiday.  Ski school can be about so much more than improving your technique, it’s about having the confidence to explore the mountain and get the most out of your holiday time whilst meeting a group of people the same ability as you.

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Total Fight Freestyle

Frestyle snowboarder in the air

Grandvalira hosts the 12th edition of the Total Fight Masters of Freestyle with the best Snowboard (March 24th to 26th) and Freeski (March 31st to April 2nd) riders taking to El Tarter Snowpark for two spectacular weekends of competitions.  It’s well worth heading to the El Tarter sector to watch these amazing riders in action! (more…)

World Cup Racing in Grandvalira

Ski Racing in Grandvalira

This month sees the return of World Cup ski racing to Grandvalira, showcasing the superb world-class facilities on offer.  Not only will we get to see top class racing but also a range of events surrounding the racing, making it an ideal time to experience the hospitality of Andorra.  The racing is Women’s Super-G and Slalom, both of which are very technical and a great spectacle to watch.  Here is the timetable for the weekend: (more…)

Don’t Hit the Slopes Without…

Skier in the latest gear

Are you ready to update your winter wardrobe for that next trip to the mountains?  Or maybe take your first step into owning your own equipment?  If the answer’s yes then there is no better place to get the best advice and service than at Ellis Brigham Mountain sports this January.

With the UK’s leading ski and snowboard experts, you will find a selection of the finest ski clothing and equipment.  Here we take a look at a selection of the hottest gear for the slopes this season:

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Hit The Slopes This Summer

Freestyle SkierIf the exploits of Team GB at the Sochi Winter Olympics have got you interested in learning to ski or snowboard then why not hit the slopes this summer to learn the basics ready for a ski holiday in Andorra next winter!  The team at Chill Factore in Manchester, the UK’s longest indoor real-snow slope, have put together an interesting infographic showing the benefits of training in Britain.

If you see yourself as the next Jenny Jones then you can also look at www.goskigoboard.org.uk which is a website from Snowsports England to help you find out where you can get involved in skiing and snowboarding. (more…)

Background to Sochi

The Sochi mascots sitting in the snow

Man carrying the Olympic torch for SochiRussians have always known Sochi as a holiday resort city on the Black Sea, about as far to the south-west as you can get in this enormous country. It also has the distinction of being one of the world’s longest cities at 145 kilometers in length. For an idea of scale, that would be like Blackpool stretching from the southern Lake District to Rhyl, or Brighton stretching from Portsmouth to Hastings. The length has been the result of growth and the amalgamation of neighbouring seaside towns.

This one-dimension spread isn’t merely because of a love of the sea air, however. There are only a few miles between the shores and the foothills of Western Caucasus, and that doesn’t leave much room to build on – except by spreading outwards. The mountains are also, of course, key to Sochi’s successful bid – because in the winter months they almost always get a healthy coating of beautiful, deep snow. (more…)