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El Tarter ski holidays

El Tarter in Andorra sits 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.


2019/20 saw a new lift linking the Peretol area and its advanced level Sunset freestyle park into the main Grandvalira area. Previously only accessed by car or bus, skiers and boarders can now ski to get some serious air!

At a glance...
  • Neilson Mountain Collection available
  • 210km Grandvalira ski area
  • Laid-back nightlife
  • Virtually tax-free
  • Superb quality hotels
  • Ideal for beginners & intermediates
  • Sunday flying from London Gatwick
  • 3 hour resort transfer (incl. comfort break)

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 village is laid-back and friendly with great access to the slopes.

Cruising the slopes of Grandvalira

On the mountain

El Tarter is 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

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

Piste map

Soldeu & El Tarter travel info

El Tarter travel info

Departure airports: London Gatwick

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Toulouse (in France)

Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours

Transfer time: 3 hour resort transfer (including a comfort break)

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 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 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.


There's 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, there are plenty of places to relax, just make your way to one of their cosy cafés, luxury spas or fine dining options.


Food & drink in El Tarter

Fantastic food isn’t in short supply. 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 the nearby village of 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

El Tarter ski 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 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 equipment hire
The Del Clos by night

Neilson Hotel Del Clos (El Tarter)

El Tarter,

From £629pp
Free equipment hire
Relax with a drink and board game

Neilson Chalet Hotel Casale (El Tarter)

El Tarter,

From £549pp
The dining area

Neilson Chalet Motxo (El Tarter)

El Tarter,