Skiing is a beautiful sport, suitable for everyone. Its always fun to get yourself on the mountain and be surrounded by nature whether you are with your family, with friends or even by yourself. However, as an extreme sport, it entails some risk as well, that’s why it is very important to be careful at all times and respect the other skiers on the mountain. There are 10 golden rules that we must all know, and above all respect so that a snow day can be both safe and fun!
There’s more to Grandvalira than meets the eye. Not only is there 210 kilometres of pisted runs and a variety of terrain to suit all ages and abilities, but there’s also plenty of activities to be enjoyed off the slopes too. In no particular order, here’s our top five favourite activities you should try in Grandvalira.
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…)
Booking your ski holiday can be stressful, but Andorra Resorts make booking your ski extras and transfers simple. If you are looking for a flexible ski holiday then booking independently has its benefits. Package holidays offer little to no flexibility in terms of dates and flight times, but choosing your own duration and flights means you can stay for as long as you like.
Is it your first time in Andorra and you don’t know where to start? Andorra has a total of 202 tracks, between 2 different resorts (Grandvalira and Vallnord). Which ones are the most suitable slopes for you? Don’t miss our guide to our favourite runs in Andorra classified by levels. (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!
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.
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…)
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…)