Neilson Chalet Hotel Casale (El Tarter)

El Tarter, Andorra

What's included

  • Flights from London Gatwick
  • 3 hour resort transfer (incl. comfort break)
  • Chalet Board
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with complimentary wine
  • Free ski guiding & coaching

  • Small bar in the lounge
  • Sleeps 38 people
  • 19 ensuite rooms
  • Spacious & comfortable
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lounge
  • 650m to the lifts
  • 600m to resort centre

  • Free child lift passes for under 12s with each adult lift pass
  • 210km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1800m
  • Perfect for beginners & intermediates
  • Family friendly
  • Laid-back nightlife
  • Excellent après activities

The Casale is incredibly popular with our guests - a nice mix of a traditional chalet with the size and facilities (ie a bar) of a small hotel. This creates a nice buzz around the chalet at après-ski, when the bar is open and the drinks are flowing.

The Casale has been lovingly converted from an old barn. Many of the original beams have been kept which gives a wonderful warm feel to the place. The large dining room is equally charming, with its long tables for chalet-style meals and more wooden rafters adding to the warming feel.

Each of the bedrooms is a really good size, with plenty of light and space to make you feel right at home. They all have an ensuite with shower, wc and a small selection of complimentary toiletries in case you forget your own.

This really is an ideal choice for couples or groups of friends looking for a home-from-home on their ski holiday.

From the chalet hotel to...

  • Nearest lift: 650m to El Tarter 4-person chair
  • Equipment hire shop: 600m by the lifts
  • Tuition meeting point: 650m at the top of the lifts (with Grandvalira Ski School)
  • Resort centre: 600m

About the resort...

El Tarter is part of the massive 210km Grandvalira ski area. The snow conditions are good throughout the season (obviously warmer in spring) but you'll often see amazing snow in Andorra when the rest of Europe is struggling.

It's also home to one of the best ski schools in Europe. They'll transform nervous beginners into confident improvers in no time. The speedy and advanced can also choose from a range of classes and clinics to push their skills to the limit.

El Tarter is a really laid-back mountain town - après is low-key with a few bars to choose from. L'Aberset bar straight off the slopes is pretty lively until about 8pm. Or head to the nearby Neilson Hotel Del Clos bar to carry on the party feel.

Not only is El Tarter a good choice for all levels of skier and snowboarder, but the resort also lends itself to those looking to enjoy a more chilled-out week.

  • Area size: 210km
  • Linked resorts: Pas de la Casa, Encamp, Soldeu, Peretol, Grau Roig and Canillo
  • Resort altitude: 1800m
  • Skiing altitude: 1710m to 2640m
  • Number of runs: 138
  • Range of pistes: 9% green, 41% blue, 36% red, 14% black
  • Lifts: 4 magic carpets, 6 rope tows, 27 drags, 26 chairs, 3 gondolas and 2 cable cars
  • Night skiing: No
  • Cross country trails: 30km
  • Snowmaking: 65% of runs covered
  • Resort bus: Yes

Food and drink

Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.

Evening meals are a 3-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and served with complimentary wine, followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on 6 nights a week to leave you free to head out and explore the resort on 1 evening.


The chalet hotel sleeps 38 people in 19 large, light and simply furnished twin rooms. Each has its own ensuite bathroom with a bath, shower and wc. You'll also find luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each bathroom.

Neilson Mountain Experts

Do remember that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week, from fully qualified ski and board instructors, with our Mountain Expert service.

Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.

There are at least 3 sessions a week, and we guarantee each guest at least 2 sessions per week. Your hosts will explain how it works in further detail when you're there.

Extras and offers

  • Free child lift passes for under 12s with each adult lift pass
  • Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified instructors on our Neilson Mountain Experts service
  • Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass
  • Children under 15 can receive a discount when sharing a room with at least 2 adults

Chalet hotel features

  • Neilson rating: ***+
  • Ski/board and boot storage in the entrance hall
  • Wine included with evening meals
  • Small bar in the lounge area
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lounge/diner
  • Slopeside skis/board storage available for a small weekly charge
  • Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment
  • Daily housekeeping with towels provided
  • Pre-bookable private nanny service available on request - email for prices and availability
  • Your chalet hotel hosts live in
  • Children of any age are accepted in this chalet hotel

Travel info

  • Departure airports: London Gatwick
  • Departure day: Tuesdays in December, Sunday for all other departures
  • Arrival airport: Toulouse (in France)
  • Flight Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Transfer time: approx. 3 hours (including a comfort break)

In-flight meals and drinks are not included, there is a buy-onboard service. All flight timings are based on the 24-hour clock system. Flight timings are given for guidance, are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees. Luggage allowance varies by airline. Your ticket will show your flight's final timings and luggage allowances.

Are you a large group?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet hotel, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0330 134 6376 or email