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Neilson Chalet Motxo (El Tarter)

Soldeu and El Tarter,
 Andorra
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with free-flowing wine
  • Free guiding & coaching
About the chalet
  • Traditional in style
  • Sleeps 23 people
  • 11 ensuite bedrooms
  • Next to Chalet Casale
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lounge
  • Neilson kids' clubs nearby
  • 650m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 210km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1800m
  • Perfect for beginners & intermediates
  • Excellent après activities
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet nightlife

Our guests come back to the Motxo (pronounced mot-show) year after year because of its warm and homely appeal. It's constructed from local stone and wood which gives it a really traditional mountain chalet feel, as does the grandfather clock and comfy leather sofas in the small lounge area.

 

It's a really spacious chalet too, with oodles of natural light throughout, high ceilings with chunky wooden beams and nicely sized bedrooms, all with plenty of storage.

 

 

You'll find quaint touches all around the chalet, like the ornate mountain flower murals and equally ornate old cast iron radiators, all of which add a classic continental feel. Each bedroom has ensuite facilities and some of them also have a balcony with far-reaching views across the resort and slopes.

 

 

 

From the chalet 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 too. 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 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 hotel's own bar to carry on the party feel.

 

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

 

Resort stats

Area size: 210km

Linked resorts: Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig and Canillo

Resort altitude: 1800m

Skiing altitude: 1710m to 2640m

Number of runs: 128

Range of runs: 11% green, 40% blue, 33% red and 16% black

Lifts: 6 magic carpets, 9 rope tows, 17 drags, 31 chairs, 3 gondolas and 3 cable cars

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: 30km

Snowmaking: 60% 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 three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and free-flowing wine throughout the week, all followed by fresh coffee.

 

 

We provide evening meals on six nights a week to leave you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening. For shorter holidays over New Year 2016/17, you still have one night free to explore the resort and local cuisine.

 

 

Rooms

The chalet sleeps up to 23 people in 11 large, light and simply furnished rooms. Each has its own ensuite with a shower and wc.

 

 

Neilson Mountain Experts

Don’t forget 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 three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.

 

 

Chalet features

Neilson rating: ***

Ski and board and boot storage in the entrance hall

Free Wi-Fi in the lounge

Free slopeside equipment storage

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Private nanny service available on request

Your chalet hosts live in

Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet 

 

 

Extras and offers

Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Llieda (in Spain)

Flight duration: 2 hours 5 minutes to 2 hours 35 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours

 

 

Booking the whole chalet?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0333 014 3351 or email groups@neilson.com

 

 

 

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