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Andorra ski holidays

Andorra is home to two fantastic ski areas, the superb 210km Grandvalira which plays host to World Cups and the 63km Vallnord which is a bit of an all-round hidden gem.

 

Nestled high up in the Pyrénées, the tiny principality of Andorra may be small but the skiing and snowboarding here pack a mighty punch.

 

At a glance...
  • 3 very different resorts
  • Virtually tax-free status
  • Superb value for money
  • 4-star hotels at 3-star prices
  • Free lift passes for under 12s

Millions have been invested to create resorts and ski areas which can compete with the big guns in France and Austria. Arinsal is made for beginners and families, while the 210km Grandvalira area, home to Soldeu, El Tarter and high altitude Pas de la Casa, suits everyone's taste and wallet size. 

Andorra

Andorra is good for...

As well as very good snow conditions and great pistes, Andorra's capital, Andorra La Vella is virtually tax-free, boasts over 2,000 high-class shops and has one of the largest spas in Europe. It's only a short bus ride from each of the resorts too.

 

All of this makes Andorra a great choice for pretty much everything – not only is it a great country for all levels of skier and snowboarder, it offers excellent value and superb nightlife. So if you haven't tried Andorra yet then now is the time.

skier holding Andorran flag

Skiing in Andorra

Two ski resorts straddle the peaks in Andorra, the 210km Grandvalira area and the 63km Vallnord region.

 

With 100 runs of powdery piste in Grandvalira alone, skiers of all abilities are well catered for. 23 black runs, 40 blue runs and 37 red runs make up the 210km slopes of Grandvalira.

 

Pas de la Casa takes the mantle for the country's highest resort sitting at 2,100m. Despite the dizzying heights, there are plenty of gentle slopes for beginners to learn the ropes on, while more experienced skiers can take on some of the more challenging runs or the 30km of cross country trails.

snow cannons

Andorra ski season

Andorra’s ski season typically runs from December to April. Thanks to recent investment, over 1,000 snow cannons now keep around 65% of the Grandvalira area snow covered throughout the season. For the freshest snowfalls, the altitude of the slopes of Pas de la Casa ensure consistent snowfall throughout the season.

 

Nearby Arinsal also benefits from good snow reliability on the 63km of tree-lined slopes that cover the Vallnord region. The altitude and plenty of snow cannons ensure you’re almost guaranteed snow on 28km of their slopes.

Après-ski in Andorra

Après-ski in Andorra

All of the Grandvalira and Vallnord ski areas come with an après ski scene as lively or laid-back as you want them to be. For the biggest choice though, Pas de la Casa is hard to beat. Over 30 bars and 60 restaurants cater to a wide range of winter holidaymakers.

 

Choose from a leisurely meal by a roaring log fire or join the party scene and keep the adrenaline rush from the day going late into the night. Happy hours typically start once the lifts close and Soldeu and El Tarter run a free ski bus until 1am.

Family ski holidays in Andorra

Family ski holidays in Andorra

Andorra’s slopes are a great starting point for beginners and families. One of Europe’s best ski schools is based in Soldeu and El Tarter. And in nearby Arinsal you’ll find an on-the-mountain crèche and slopeside childcare facilities. Just some of the reasons why Andorra makes a superb base for family ski holidays.

 

There’s plenty for kids to get involved with both on and off the slopes. Arinsal strikes a great balance between family-friendly activities and a vibrant après scene. Small bars and hotels line up activities alongside video games, bowling alleys and events all the family will want to take part in. Guests staying in El Tarter can take advantage of our excellent kids' clubs based at the Neilson Hotel del Clos.

Couple skiing in Andorra

Couples ski holidays in Andorra

When it comes to couples’ ski holidays there’s an Andorran ski region to suit every type of winter sports duo. If you like to get competitive on the slopes or simply enjoy the snow-capped views from a cosy fireside, we think Andorra has the ideal mix of romantic settings and powder-perfect pistes.

 

Pas de la Casa puts you at the heart of both the 210km Grandvalira ski area and Andorra’s legendary nightlife scene. High octane thrills are never far away, and you can’t go wrong with a trip to Pas de la Casa’s snow park to watch the experts take on the halfpipe.

 

For a couples’ ski holiday with a more laid back feel, El Tarter blends modern facilities with traditional ski style. A handful of bars and restaurants cater for couples looking to share a romantic meal. For cocktails, our Neilson Hotel Del Clos bar has a small but tempting menu to choose from.

Eating like a local

Eating like a local

Being so close to Spain, Andorran cuisine is very similar with plenty of tapas; smaller dishes which are perfect for sharing. Meals in Andorra are meant to be savoured, so be ready for some laid-back lunches!

 

Popular ingredients include meats, potatoes and fish, all accompanied with plenty of fresh veggies and salads. The national dish is Escudella, a one-pot meal of chicken, pork, potatoes, pasta, rice, beans and veggies. The perfect kind of food to fuel your days on the mountain.

Andorra ski deals

Andorra ski deals

Check out our Andorra ski deals and find the perfect holiday that suits you. Choose from a wide range of places to stay as well as some excellent added value offers on lift passes, equipment hire and tuition.

 

Find your perfect Andorra ski holiday today...

Travel info

Andorra travel info

Departure airports: Birmingham, Gatwick & Manchester

Arrival airport: Toulouse (in France)

Departure day: Sunday

Flight time from UK: Approx. 2 hours

Local time: GMT/BST+1

Language: Spanish/Catalan

Currency: Euro

Visa info: A visa is not currently needed for UK passport holders