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…)

Summer 2018 in Andorra

Family enjoying the Adventure Rope Park in Vallnord

Despite the late snow in the middle of May, the resorts of Andorra are gearing up for the summer season, and already the first mountain bikers have been hitting the trails in advance of the main opening in June.  We thought it’s the perfect time to give you a rundown of some of the fantastic summer activities in Andorra you can try this year.

Of course there is walking and mountain biking, but there is so much more on offer as you’ll find out below. (more…)

Andorra Summer Holidays 2017

Families on lake, Grandvalira

Are you looking for somewhere new and exciting for your summer holidays?

You might naturally associate Andorra with skiing, but in recent years more and more people are finding out the fantastic range of activities on offer for the whole family – adrenaline fuelled challenges through to relaxing spas, or energetic fun for younger children – this summer you should definitely consider Andorra! (more…)

Family Ski Holidays

Children throwing snow

Children throwing snowGot children?  Worried about bringing them on a family ski holiday?  Have a read of this article which will hopefully put your mind at ease and answer a few of your questions!

We’ll give you a few ideas about what you can do before you book as well as some tips on which resort to choose.  You’ll have to see which options are available depending on the ages of your children and you can always get in touch with us if you’re stuck and need help booking.  Skiing is a fantastic choice for family fun with children usually loving to opportunity to try something new, get active and make new friends!


Top Ten Après Ski Activities in Andorra

Caldea Spa, Andorra la Vella

This list was compiled in 2013 (checked March 2017), for our list of ‘Five New Après Ski Activities in Andorra’, just click here.

When you visit Andorra for your ski holiday it’s definitely not just about the skiing or snowboarding!  Après ski is fantastic here so we’ve compiled a list of our top ten off-the-slopes activities we think you should try.

1. Caldea Spa, Andorra la Vella

Caldea Spa, Andorra la Vella

A magnificent eye-catching building in the heart of the capital holds the recently enlarged Caldea spa which is the highest natural spa in Europe.  The various spa pools and treatments on offer provide some much needed recovery after a hard day on the slopes! (more…)

Children Ski Free in April

Kids ski free

Kids ski freeNot 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:

Focus On: Arinsal

The bottom of Arinsal ski area

The bottom of Arinsal ski areaThe 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.

Ski Area

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.

Apres Ski

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.

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