Kids go free
If you're looking for ski-in ski-out convenience, the independence of apartments yet with half board meals, look no further! These apartments are right on the slopes of El Tarter and share the fantastic facilities of the Hotel Nordic next door. The apartments and hotel are connected via a covered walkway so you're sure to stay warm and dry.
The Hotel Nordic has a lovely wellness area with an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. Or why not relax by heading the lovely bar, lounge or impressive lobby with its collection of vintage cars and motorbikes - not something you see every day!
For something a bit more competitive, try the games room or bowling alley. There's regular live music too, so no need to venture out to find your entertainment if you don't want to.
The apartments themselves are a really good size and have plenty of room for a group of friends or a family of four. You'll find everything you need to prepare your own meals if you don't want to head to the neighbouring hotel for your meals.
Nearest slopes: You're on the slopes
Nearest lift: 20m
Tuition meeting point: 50m (top of the El Tarter four-person chairlift)
Resort centre: 100m
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. The speedy and advanced can also choose from a range of classes and clinics, all set in the fantastic, 210km Grandvalira area.
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.
Off the mountain, El Tarter has a more laid back feel with just a couple of après and night time bars and restaurants. Alternatively, head to our very own Neilson Hotel del Clos bar for a fantastic atmosphere.
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
Even though these are apartments, you have half board meals and eat at the neighbouring Hotel Nordic. It's connected via a covered walkway so you can stay in your slippers! You can look forward to a full buffet breakfast and buffet-style evening meal. Of course there's nothing stopping you from cooking a fry up in your kitchenette if that's more your style! Christmas meals and New Year Gala meals are included.
Each is nicely styled with modern furnishings and good facilities if you prefer cooking for yourself. All come with a twin bedroom plus an open-plan living room with two single sofa beds. A kitchenette with two-ring hob, an oven, a fridge, satellite TV, and a bath/shower combination finish of the facilities. If you're looking for piste views, upgrade to a superior apartment.
The bowling alley and games room at the Hotel Nordic are ideal for keeping the whole family entertained.
Official rating: ****
Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub
Bar & lounge
There's a €50 per apartment deposit payable on arrival
Arrival airport: Toulouse (in France)
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours
Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes (including a comfort break)