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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
  • W18/19: Sunday flying from Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
  • W19/20: Sunday flying from Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester 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 a couple of kilometres apart and have very different feels, but both are laid-back, friendly and have great access to the slopes.

Cruising the slopes of Grandvalira

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. Hit the slopes before everyone else with our unique First Trax sessions; a one hour guided tour of the closed slopes, before the lifts open.

 

The wonderful range of nine green runs (or practice slopes for beginners), 25 blue runs, 18 red runs and 11 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 piste map

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

Soldeu & El Tarter travel info

Departure airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Lleida (in Spain)

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 15 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 15 minutes

dog sledding

Soldeu off the mountain

An enchanting village that combines modern development with traditional mountain style, and being only small, everything is ultra-convenient. If you’re keen to give your ski legs a rest but still enjoy the slopes, you can’t miss taking a husky sled ride to truly explore the mountains. For a change of pace, hit the Sport Wellness Spa to unwind and recharge those batteries ready for another day on the slopes.

 

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. 

Aberset bar

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! 

 

If the El Tarter vibe is just a little too chilled, there are thrills and spills just a few minutes’ bus ride away. The snow tubes at Grau Roig are a great way to keep the adrenaline pumping when you’re away from the piste. For shopping, activities, events and more Andorra’s capital, Andorra la Vella, is just a 30-minute bus ride away.

Couple taking a selfie

Couples’ holidays in Soldeu & El Tarter

If you’re looking for a romantic ski holiday, you’ve stumbled upon the perfect place. With glorious mountain views and roaring log fires, couples will love the intimate feel of Soldeu and El Tarter. With a great selection of cosy bars, cafés and restaurants, it doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to swap ski stories over dinner or dance the night away as every option is covered.

 

Soldeu and El Tarter have a great selection of activities for couples to try. Snowshoeing your way around the mountains is a wonderful way to explore as a couple, and an al fresco lunch or two is an enjoyable way to take in the mountain air. When you simply want to kick off your ski boots, Soldeu and El Tarter have plenty of places to relax, just make your way to one of their cosy cafés, luxury spas or fine dining options.

Cheers

Food & drink in Soldeu & El Tarter

Fantastic food isn’t in short supply in Soldeu and El Tarter. Fat Alberts in Soldeu has built itself a solid reputation for feeding hungry skiers. As you might expect, the portions are large, but a day burning calories on the slopes more than makes up for any over-indulgence.

 

Dylan’s Chill Out Bar in El Tarter has a modern and contemporary feel with a menu chock full of flavour to match. The cocktails are worth a mention, and, if you’re hungry, the mammoth American-style sandwiches are a feast.

 

Delbosc Coffee Shop in Soldeu is the perfect pit stop for a quick snack before you get back on the slopes. The homemade cakes keep skiers coming back for more and the vegan milk options go down a storm!

Great childcare in the Grandvalira

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 a Mountain Collection hotel, chalet hotel or chalet 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

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 MotxoNeilson Chalet Hotel Casale or Hotel Bruxelles

 

Free lift pass for the group leader when 12+ people book and each pre-book a lift pass

 

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.

Husky dog sledging

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 five floor spa, it's pretty impressive. As are the 2,000+ virtually tax-free shops in Andorra La Vella (which also boasts the luxury Caldea spa, the largest in Southern Europe).

 

Half price lift passes
on all Mountain Collection properties for Winter 19/20
The Del Clos by night

Neilson Hotel Del Clos (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £549pp
Half price lift passes
on all Mountain Collection properties for Winter 19/20
Relax with a drink and board game

Neilson Chalet Hotel Casale (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £499pp
Half price lift passes
on all Mountain Collection properties for Winter 19/20
The dining area

Neilson Chalet Motxo (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £525pp
Free guiding & coaching
Hotel Bruxelles

Hotel Bruxelles (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £285pp
The slopeside Hotel Nordic

Hotel Nordic (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £555pp
Sport Hotel's exterior

Sport Hotel (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £705pp
Hotel Himalaia Soldeu

Hotel Himalaia Soldeu (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £459pp
Slopeside Nordic Apartments

Nordic Apartments (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £769pp
The stylish lounge

Piolets Park and Spa (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £539pp
Wonderful views from the hotel terrace

Hotel Piolets Soldeu Centre (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £355pp
Hotel Euroski

EuroSki Mountain Resort (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £299pp
Stylish lounge

Sport Hotel Village (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £745pp
Hotel Soldeu Maistre

Hotel Soldeu Maistre (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £435pp