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Soldeu and El Tarter

Soldeu and El Tarter in Andorra sit at the heart of a wonderful, 210km ski area called the Grandvalira. With 114 runs to choose from, the mountains here have plenty of tree-lined runs and are very picturesque, particularly at sunset.

 

Largely undiscovered, the area is actually one of the best places to go if you're an intermediate looking to further your skills. It's also ideal for beginners as the slopes are wide, fun and safe - perfect for making your first turns on the snow.

At a glance...
  • 210km Grandvalira ski area
  • Laid-back nightlife
  • Virtually tax-free
  • Superb quality hotels
  • Ideal for beginners & intermediates
  • Sunday flying from Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands or Stansted
  • 3 hour 15 minute transfer

Being able to ski from 1710m right up to 2590m provides some pretty reliable snow conditions and Andorra often has snow when other resorts around Europe are struggling.

 

The two villages are just over a kilometre apart and have very different feels, but both are laid-back, friendly and have great access to the slopes.

On the mountain

Soldeu & El Tarter are home to one of the best native English speaking ski schools in Europe. They’ll transform nervous beginners into confident skiers and boarders in no time. There's even an entire area dedicated to beginners to learn in safety.

 

The speedy and advanced can also choose from a range of classes and clinics, all set in the fantastic, 210km Grandvalira area. The wonderful range of blues and reds as well as some world-class black slopes are all expertly maintained and the safe terrain make this perfect for exploring on your own or with a guide.

Soldeu & El Tarter resort stats

Resort altitude: 1800m

Skiing altitude: 1710m to 2590m

Ski area size: 210km in the Grandvalira area

Number of runs: 114

Range of Pistes: Easy 47%, medium 37% & difficult 16% 

Lifts: 4 magic carpets, 6 rope tows, 27 drags, 26 chairlifts, 3 gondolas and 2 cable cars

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: 30km

Snowmaking: 65% runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

Soldeu & El Tarter travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands or Stansted

Departure day: Sunday - except over Christmas and New Year. Find out more at Neilson.co.uk/Festiveflying

Arrival airport: Lleida (in Spain)

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 15 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 15 minutes

Soldeu off the mountain

An enchanting village that combines modern development with traditional mountain style, and being only small, everything is ultra-convenient.

 

The après scene in Soldeu is fun and as lively as you want it to be. There's a handful of excellent restaurants serving traditional mountain and international cuisine as well as live music in many of the small & friendly bars each afternoon. 

El Tarter off the mountain

El Tarter has a more laid back feel with just a couple of après and night time bars and restaurants. Head to the Neilson Hotel del Clos bar with its small but very tasty selection of cocktails!

 

L'Aberset bar straight off the slopes has a pretty lively atmosphere up until about 8pm. DJ's play sets both indoors and outdoors and you can't miss trying the tapas! 

Families & kids

Your little ones (and not so little ones) will be well taken care of both on and off the slopes. Choose from ski and non-ski kindergarten for those under five, or ski school for bigger kids up to 11 years old. 

 

Don't forget that any guest staying in El Tarter can book in to our excellent Neilson-run kids' clubs based at the Neilson Hotel del Clos.

 

We take babies from four months old right up to your pre-teens in three separate clubs. We even offer an evening club with a sleep créche for younger ones while the fun and games carries on until 10pm for over fives.

Soldeu & El Tarter offers

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

 

Free ski guiding & coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts when you stay at Neilson Hotel Del Clos, Neilson Chalet Motxo or Neilson Chalet Hotel Casale

 

Free lift pass for under 12s with each pre-booked adult lift pass. Kids aged 0-5 obtain free pass from the lift pass office with a proof of age.

 

Ski & board pack bundles Make extra savings with our ski & board pack bundles. Choose a lift pass & equipment bundle or add on tuition too.

 

Cut price ski & board carriage: Save money & reserve a space on the plane for your kit by pre-booking ski & board carriage.

Don't miss...

If the slopes don't satisfy your need for speed, try taking a husky sleigh ride through the rolling Grandvalira mountains. See parts of the resort you'd never normally get to see whilst being pulled along by these enchanting animals. 

 

Try swapping your skis or board for a tractor inner tube and throw yourself down the slopes by night. Or take it really easy and head to Soldeu's Sporthotel Hermitage's 5-floor Spa is pretty impressive. As are the 2,000+ virtually tax-free shops in Andorra La Vella (which also boasts the huge, luxury Caldea spa).

 

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