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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 Birmingham, Bristol, 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 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 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

Après in Soldeu

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. 

Laid-back El Tarter

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! 

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).


Free guiding & coaching
from our Neilson Mountain experts
The Del Clos by night

Neilson Hotel Del Clos (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £319pp
Free guiding & coaching
from our Neilson Mountain experts
Relax with a drink and board game

Neilson Chalet Hotel Casale (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £319pp
Free guiding & coaching
from our Neilson Mountain experts
The dining area

Neilson Chalet Motxo (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £349pp
Free guiding & coaching
from our Neilson Mountain experts
Hotel Bruxelles

Hotel Bruxelles (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £485pp
The slopeside Hotel Nordic

Hotel Nordic (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £719pp
Sport Hotel's exterior

Sport Hotel (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £695pp
Hotel Himalaia Soldeu

Hotel Himalaia Soldeu (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £515pp
Slopeside Nordic Apartments

Nordic Apartments (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £932pp
The stylish lounge

Piolets Park and Spa (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £685pp
A double room

Hotel Piolets Soldeu Centre (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £465pp
Hotel Euroski

EuroSki Mountain Resort (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £385pp
Stylish lounge

Sport Hotel Village (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £875pp
Hotel Soldeu Maistre

Hotel Soldeu Maistre (Soldeu)

Soldeu and El Tarter , Andorra

From £535pp