SKiiNG HOLiDAYS iN ANDORRA
The principality of Andorra is a mini country tucked away between France and Spain and is known for delivering the best skiing and boarding in the Pyrenees Mountains. Resorts have invested €50 million in recent years in quaint mountain cafes, restaurants and created a high-tech infrastructure of chair lifts, gondolas and snow making machines. Andorra is a haven with its duty free shopping, magnificent scenery and top-notch slopes.
The country is ideal for group ski holidays and draws in a younger crowd. Andorra is a duty-free state; so just imagine the value for money on holiday treats like booze, cigarettes and designer labels! Andorra isn’t just great for the shopping and après, it should be taken seriously for its southern sunny slopes and excellent ski school too. Pas de La Casa, Grau Roig and Soldeu — El Tarter have all been linked since 2004 to create the Grand Valira. Resorts Pal and Arinsal have also been linked to create the aptly named Pal Arinsal. Andorra has a relaxed way of life and friendly atmosphere, which makes it a great option for family ski holidays.
If you’re a beginner or intermediate skier or snowboarder, you’re sorted in Andorra. The ski schools are world-famous for their high quality teaching and chair lifts are fast and efficient. The snow is reliable and all the resorts are fairly close together in this tiny country, meaning if you need a change of scenery, you can always ski or drive to neighbouring resorts.
The après in Andorra is legendary. Self-catered chalets and apartments for group ski holidays are easy to find with Eclipse Ski’s cheap ski deals. The recent development of the pistes has been reflected in the arrival of nice hotels and chalets springing up in all resorts. Bargain package skiing holidays in Andorra provide accommodation to suit all budgets.
Resorts located within Andorra
The two lift- connected resorts at Arinsal and Pal are known collectively as the Vallnord ski area. The area has had a beautiful makeover with lots of fresh investment into the pistes. It’s perfect for both group and family ski holidays.
Pas de la Casa
Situated high on the edge of the French and Andorran border and part of the Grandvalira, skiing in Pas de la Casa offers fantastic snow conditions. The resort will keep you busy 24/7 with its well-groomed pistes, modern lift system, award-winning ski school and thriving nightlife for the party animal in you.
Soldeu was the first resort to put Andorra on the map with its lively and friendly atmosphere. Soldeu and El Tarter are part of the big Grandevalira skiing area. Both villages are pretty, top ski resorts with an excellent ski school. Skiing in Soldeu and El Tarter is fantastic for beginners and intermediates. The breathtaking scenery in the Pyrenees means you can get snap-happy when you fancy a breather at the side of the mountain.