A world-class ski area
This isn’t the first time the FIS (Fédération Internationale de Ski) has chosen Andorra to host Alpine Skiing World Cup races. The women’s super G and alpine combined (one downhill race and two slalom races) were held on the very same slopes above El Tarter in 2012 and in 2016, both to great success.
It is easy to see why the FIS have chosen the Grandvalira area though. With 210km of runs to choose from, they weren’t short of potential venues. The area above El Tarter however is particularly perfect for racing. The slopes are challenging, the snow is good and even the finish area is a natural amphitheatre making it perfect for spectators.