What’s New In Andorra 2018/2019

As part of a €25 million investment which was endorsed by the Department of Environment and Sustainability, Soldeu is opening a new 150,000 square foot ski platform at the base of the Avet slope. It will feature an underground car park with over 400 spaces. The Avet slope will play host to the finals of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup which takes place in Soldeu 11-17 March 2019. This is a prestigious event which will benefit Soldeu immensely. The finals will also be significant for one of America’s most decorated female skiers, Lindsey Vonn who has announced that she will be retiring after the World Cup. This is just a small amount of work that has been completed in Andorra.

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Grandvalira Continues

Grandvalira Staff

After a period of much uncertainty it has been announced today that the Grandvalira brand and ski area will continue indefinitely, which is fantastic news for visitors to Andorra.  Not only that, but the area covered by the Grandvalira lift pass is expanding to also cover Arcalis.  This means the linked ski area of Grandvalira will still be 210km but with the addition of Arcalis it becomes 240km of slopes covered by the pass. (more…)

Pre-Ski Fitness

Man on top of mountain

We know that you are already counting down the days to get to the slopes. However, we must be aware that skiing is a very active sport, and that means it requires physical fitness. That’s why we recommend you starting NOW your pre-season training if you want to get the most out of your ski holiday, avoiding unnecessary injuries and pains.

As in any sport, the physical condition is extremely important for skiing, because even if you have a perfect technique it won’t do you any good if your body is not prepared to execute it.  Definitely, the legs are the part of the body that works the hardest, but we must not forget the importance of arms, abdomen and back, which makes skiing one of the most complete sports.  Here you have a weekly workout schedule to help you get ready to hit the slopes this winter! (more…)

A Taste of Summer in Andorra

wine being poured

Summer is here, and we are swapping our vin chaud for a nice glass of something chilled and to keep with our Catalan roots our bottle of choice is always Andorran. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that Andorra is situated between the two great wine producing countries of Spain and France, or that the wine comes straight off the hills where we like to spend our winters on, but Andorran wine has a special flavour and is a tipple to be celebrated and enjoyed.

We thought we would share the love and introduce you to our favourite Andorran wine producers who create some award winning bottles that you need to try.

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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 run down 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 of offer as you’ll find out below. (more…)

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…)

Collection of lift passes & lesson tickets in Grandvalira – Soldeu, El Tarter and Pas de la Casa.

When you book Grandvalira lift passes and group lessons via Andorra Resorts you will receive your vouchers via email. But what next? – This blog will explain exactly how and where you need to collect your lift passes and lesson tickets when you arrive in Soldeu, El Tarter or Pas de la Casa. (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…)

A Home from Home in Soldeu

La Pleta outside

It’s becoming increasingly popular these days to seek self-catering accommodation for your holiday as it allows two things – value for money and complete flexibility.  With people being more confident in travelling independently now, it’s opened a world of options to where you can stay, and we think we’ve found a complete gem in Soldeu. (more…)

Activities for Children in Andorra

Arcade games

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!

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