Arinsal in Andorra isn’t the best-known resort – but that’s nothing but a bonus for beginners. Learn to snowboard on wide, quiet slopes with more than enough room to try those first nerve-wracking turns. The Comallempla ski area at the top of Arinsal’s main gondola has fantastic green slopes that are the exclusive domain of beginners.
Award-winning English-speaking instructors will have you up on your board in no time, and they’ll help you explore some of the 93km of gorgeous piste on offer. Over 50% of the piste is suitable for beginners, but as your confidence grows (and it will), neighbouring Pal offers some more challenging runs for you to really test your fresh snowboarding skills on.
Down in the resort, you’ll find tax-free retail therapy and a compact but lively après-ski scene to help you relax after your first few wobbly days on the slopes. And if you fancy a day off the slopes, why not head to Andorra’s capital, Andorra la Vella? Just 20 minutes away by bus, you’ll be kicking back in the largest thermal spa in Europe in no time.