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!
If you’re heading to Pas de la Casa this winter but want to spend some time away from the slopes then Pas de la Casa’s Leisure Centre has a range of facilities to keep everybody entertained. Below we have provided you with a run down of the fantastic facilities available, including details of prices, opening times and other useful information so that you don’t have to waste precious time researching the details yourself. (more…)
Not sure where to go for your family holiday this Easter?
Have you seen the fantastic snow conditions in Andorra but didn’t think you could make it this season?
Especially for families, we’ve got a fantastic offer in Pas de la Casa and Soldeu for April – your children can ski for free! When you book your adult lift pass you’ll get a children’s lift pass for free, and when you book your adult skis & boots we’ll give you a set of children’s skis & boots for free too!
Andorra is famous for warm sunshine in April, and it’s normally a time for super spring skiing on the slopes followed by enjoying sunbathing on the terraces afterwards. This offer just means that a ski trip is much more affordable for families, and if you want to book your children into ski school then the schools are still open as usual right until the end of season.
To find out more about this great offer please go to the relevant page:
The resort of Arinsal is in the Vallnord ski area of Andorra offering 63km of linked runs and 93km of runs in total on the lift pass. We’re been working in Arinsal since 2005 and it’s the resort we call home, so we thought it only right it was our first resort featured in our blog!
To help you get to know a bit more about the resort here’s our guide to the most important bits.
There is one main street running through the village although it is split into three areas. You have the top of the village which is by a chairlift with access to the piste, and here there are a couple of hotels, a couple of ski hire shops and a couple of bars and restaurants. There is a little area higher than this but it is predominantly residential. Heading down the hill you’ll come to the village centre where you will find the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels as well as the gondola providing the main access to the slopes. There are two small supermarkets as well as several ski shops. Further down the hill you have the lower area around the Hotel St Gothard. There are a few apartments here as well as a tapas bar and hotel bars. To get to the slopes from here you can either walk up the hill around 10 minutes to the gondola or there is a free bus.
Arinsal has a great reputation for beginners partly to do with the great nursery area and partly to do with the outstanding ski school with a good number of British instructors to help you learn. But don’t worry if you’re not a beginner because as you head up the mountain you find more challenging slopes as well as a cable car linking the neighbouring Pal ski area which offers some fantastic un-pisted runs, off piste areas and tree-lined slopes.
The third area covered on the Vallnord lift pass is Arcalis, which is smaller at 30km of slopes but it is arguably the best skiing in Andorra. To get to Arcalis there is a free bus departing from the bottom of Arinsal twice each morning.
A ski holiday isn’t just about your time on the slopes! Arinsal has some great bars and restaurants and the best part is that they are all family friendly, which is important when you’re on holiday with your children, although if you don’t have kids then don’t worry – the parties go on until the early hours with two nightclubs, one a dance club and the other with cheese!
There are also lots of activities to get involved in ranging from relaxing at the Caldea spa through to exhilarating helicopter flights! There’s also sledging, quiz nights, pub crawls, meal nights, shopping trips, ice skating and lots more to keep you entertained.
You can find out more about Arinsal at www.arinsal.co.uk.