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El Tarter Landscape
Ski Resorts Arinsal Soldeu El Tarter Pas de la Casa Grandvalira Vallnord

Alpine World Cup Finals in Andorra

This year Grandvalira will host their biggest event to date, the 2019 FIS World Cup Finals. Taking place for the first time in Andorra the event welcomes the top 25 skiers in each category and will be held on the Avet (Soldeu) and Àliga (El Tarter) slopes in the Grandvalira area between 11th – 17th March 2019. Many consider the World Cup Finals to be the most important competition on the pro ski tour after the Olympic Games and World Championships.

Andorra’s geographic location in the Pyrenees has drawn visitors from nearby Spain and France for many years, but due to its excellent conditions, modern infrastructure and welcoming citizens the principality has seen a surge in visitors looking for a memorable ski experience.

Grandvalira hosts the Alpine World Cup Finals from 11th to 17th March 2019.

The World Cup Finals attract thousands of ski enthusiasts, hoping to catch a glimpse of the likes of Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. As a highlight in the alpine skiing calendar, this is not one to be missed. Since opening in 2003 Grandvalira have invested millions in the area, from improving facilities and non-skiing leisure activities. This year alone Grandvalira has invested over €10 million, this includes a 150,000 sq. foot ski platform in Soldeu at the foot of the Avet slope. The new platform in Soldeu will be beneficial for those visiting for the event, as it will provide 450 additional parking spaces and connects the Avet slope to the village.

"Andorra already has lots of experience with competitions. What I have felt in Andorra in recent years as a racer is the passion with which the people of this country do things. There is a huge human effort, and you go home feeling just how passionately the people experience it."Carolina Ruiz, former alpine ski racer

Scroll on down to see the event programme as well as maps of the slopes for racing plus our video of the Avet and Aliga slopes.

Andorra is honoured to be hosting such a prestigious event and hopes to welcome thousands of ski enthusiasts to their slopes this year. Andorra Resorts can help you book your ski extras for your next Andorra ski holiday. Book your lift passes, lessons, ski rental and discounted packages, along with your airport transfers from Barcelona and Toulouse.

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See The Action

Make the most of your time at the FIS World Cup Finals, there are a plethora of activities taking place across Grandvalira. The Avet slope will also host the opening ceremony (12/03/2019 18:30), expect to see plenty of fireworks and activities taking place. Each evening at L’Abarset in El Tarter between 17:00 and 21:00 there will be an après-ski event with a variety of DJs performing. Next to L’Abarset, there will be an exhibition area where the event sponsors will be stationed, pop in to learn more about the different products being showcased at the World Cup Finals.

Programme

There are four categories for both men and women: slalom (SL), giant slalom (GS), downhill (DH) and super-G (SG). The Avet slope in Soldeu will stage the technical slalom and giant slalom categories. The slope is more than 1,200m long with a maximum incline of 70%. Due to its North-West position, it has exceptional snow coverage. The Àliga slope in El Tarter is famous for its X-shape duel route which forms part of the Grandvalira logo. It will host the speed and technical categories.

Grandvalira World Cup Programme
Date Time Soldeu
(Avet)
El Tarter
(Àliga)
11/03/2019 10:30 AM
12:00 PM
- - - Training DH (W)
Training DH (M)
12/03/2019 10:30 AM
12:00 PM
- - - Training DH (M)
Training DH (W)
13/03/2019 10:30 AM
12:00 PM
- - - DH (M)
DH (W)
14/03/2019 10:30 AM
12:00 PM
- - - SG (W)
SG (M)
15/03/2019 12:00 PM - - - Alpine Team
Event
16/03/2019 09:30-12:15
10:30-13:15
GS (M)
SL (W)
- - -
17/03/2019 09:30-12:15
10:30-13:15
GS (W)
SL (M)
- - -
 

Note: all timings subject to change and also subject to weather conditions.

Avet in Grandvalira Soldeu

Map of Avet slope in Soldeu

Àliga in Grandvalira El Tarter

Map of Aliga slope in El Tarter

See The World Cup Slopes

Here's our video showing you the World Cup slopes, which you can try out for yourself when you visit Grandvalira.  The two slopes to look out for are Avet in Soldeu and Aliga in El Tarter.

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