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Andorra ski holidays

If you were under the impression that Andorra was just for beginners or party animals, you're in for a shock. It's home to one of the biggest ski areas in Europe and mainly four-star hotels. Nestled high up in the Pyrenees, 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 Pas de la Casa, suits everyone's taste and wallet size. 

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.

 

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.

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 travel info

Language: Spanish/Catalan

Currency: Euros

Local time: GMT/BST+1

Flight time from UK: approx. 2 hours

Visa info: A visa is not required for UK passport holders