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Arinsal

With 63km of beautifully-kept piste, Arinsal in Andorra is a great resort for beginners and improvers looking to top up their skills. Families will love the über-convenient on-mountain childcare facilities and everyone can benefit from the award-winning British ski schools.

 

The 42 wide-open slopes, tree-lined runs, choice of après ski activities and truly charming places to stay make this a seriously popular resort - you may never want to leave!

At a glance...
  • 63km ski area
  • Wide, tree-lined slopes
  • Fantastic ski & board tuition
  • Perfect for families & beginners
  • Free lift passes for under 16s
  • Sunday flying from Birmingham, Gatwick or Manchester
  • 2 hour 45 minute transfer

There's a great range of places to stay in Arinsal. Choose from cosy, family-run hotels to fully-serviced hotels with pools and free childcare. 

 

All are fantastic value for money thanks to the virtually tax-free status in Andorra. And being a smaller resort, none are really that far from the lifts or resort centre either.

On the mountain

The tuition provided by the British ski school in Arinsal will have you improving your skills in no time. The on-mountain crèche is fantastic and really convenient to drop the kids off and pop back anytime you're in the area. 

 

Arinsal isn't just for kids and beginners though. A cable car links Arinsal to the neighbouring ski area of Pal which opens up a load of great intermediate terrain and off-piste skiing. There's also a third area ideal for intermediates called Arcalis. It's a 25 minute bus trip away but worth it as there's some surprisingly challenging terrain and even a couloir or two.

Arinsal resort stats

Resort altitude: 1475m

Skiing altitude: 1550m to 2560m

Ski area size: 63km in Arinsal, 93km in the Vallnord area

Number of runs: 42

Range of runs: 12% green, 38% blue, 38% red and 12% black

Lifts: 15 drags, 12 chairlifts, 2 gondolas and 1 cable car

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: n/a

Snowmaking: 29% runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

Arinsal travel info

Departure airports: Birmingham, Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Lleida (in Spain)

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 15 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 45 minutes

Off the mountain

Arinsal does a great job of balancing family friendly vibes with a lively après ski scene. Lots of small bars and hotels full of entertainment are on offer, with plenty of live music, chill lounges, bowling and arcade games and ski videos to check out.

 

The Hotel Princesa Parc also has a large spa and wellness centre for those who are feeling the need of a bit of 'me time' and a good soak in their giant hot tub.

Families and kids

On-mountain childcare facilities mean that parents can enjoy a bit of a break themselves. Arinsal has a superb on-the-mountain crèche so it's easy to pop in and see how much fun the kids are having! Arinsal is one of our top family resorts for a reason!

 

Most of the hotels here are family-friendly with larger rooms and dedicated kiddie menus. Some hotels also have childcare too. A free lift pass for under 16s who book with an adult also makes it a great choice for families.

Arinsal offers

Save some money for après with our ski & board offers...

 

Free lift passes for kids under 16 available with each pre-booked adult lift pass

 

Free senior lift passes for over 70s available in resort

Don't miss...

If you want a break from the slopes and take advantage of Andorra’s virtually tax-free status, you’ll love this tiny nation's capital, Andorra La Vella. It’s just 20 minutes away with 2,000+ shops and the largest thermal spa in Europe, the thermal waters of Caldea. 

 

Back on the slopes, ski biking is definitely a unique activity to give a go - the equipment is, you guessed it, a mix of a bike and a pair of skis. You’ll get the hang of it in no time!

The enormous hot tub

Hotel Princesa Parc & Diana Parc

Arinsal , Andorra

From £495pp
Hotel Montane

Hotel Montane

Arinsal , Andorra

From £319pp
Hotel Patagonia

Hotel Patagonia

Arinsal , Andorra

From £335pp
Hotel Xalet Verdu

Hotel Xalet Verdu

Arinsal , Andorra

From £249pp
Hotel St Gothard

Hotel St Gothard

Arinsal , Andorra

From £329pp