Is it your first time in Pal Arinsal? For those who are new in this Vallnord ski resort it is important to know that it is formed by two different areas, Pal and Arinsal, both included under the same ski pass and connected by the mountain via cable car but also by road thanks to the Vallnord Free Bus service.
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!
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…)
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…)
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…)
With over ten weeks left of the season and fresh snow still falling there is still plenty of time to plan and book a trip to Andorra this winter. We’ve put together some examples of how independent holidays can be great value for money, remember all our holidays are fully flexible so if any of the below doesn’t suit you, just get in touch with our team on Andorra experts and we can help you tailor-make a trip around your needs. (more…)
With the snow falling fast in Andorra, we didn’t feel Black Friday an appropriate name for today. So here we bring you White Friday, where we have scouted the internet to find you the best deals to get you on to the slopes this season!
See our top three options across our busiest resorts: Arinsal, Soldeu and Pas de la Casa. To book, visit www.andorraresorts.com/holidays/. These are just an example of some of the great prices available. (more…)
Recent heavy snowfall means Andorra has been able to get ready to open over the past few days, and today the slopes are now open!! It’s the moment we’ve been eagerly anticipating since April, but today slopes have opened in the Arcalis sector of Vallnord, then over in Grandvalira the sectors of Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig and Soldeu have slopes open (although not yet linked together).
More snow is on the forecast in the coming days so the technical teams will work hard to open as many slopes as possible as soon as they can.
Fancy being a ski instructor?
Yeah in your dreams!
Well it doesn’t have to be a dream.
If you can execute tidy parallel turns on an intermediate piste and you’re over 15 years of age, then you CAN train to be a ski instructor.
The same applies if you’re a snowboarder – if you are able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain you CAN train to be a Snowboarding Instructor.
For the last 17 years Instructor Academy has operated in Soldeu, Andorra, making available excellent value, high quality on snow courses as a licenced provider for the Canadian organisations C.S.I.A and C.A.S.I. Many thousands of young (and not so young!) snow addicts have made it through our system and now teach in Europe, Canada, New Zealand and all over the UK on artificial surfaces. (more…)
Following the very successful hosting of European and World Cup ski racing events in Soldeu for the past two years, Soldeu has been chosen to host the European Cup Finals in March 2014!
This fantastic achievement has been made possible due to the impressive work being done to continually improve the slopes of Grandvalira, now with FIS approved slopes in both Soldeu and El Tarter, as well as the excellent planning and delivery of previous events.
Hosting the finals week in 2014 is another step towards the future ambitions of Grandvalira who are aiming to host more World Cup racing in the coming seasons. (more…)