Soldeu Ski Resort

Located in the heart of Andorra’s largest linked ski area, Soldeu is a great base from which to explore some of the Pyrenees’ finest terrain.

As part of the Grandvalira ski area, skiers and snowboarders visiting Soldeu have access to 210km of linked slopes and 62 lifts. The area is best suited to beginner and intermediate skiers, but there are some good challenges for more advanced skiers, as well as some very accessible off piste. Yes, the vertical isn’t quite the same as in the Alps but runs dropping over 500m are commonplace.

The town itself is not that attractive but is very functional and its location at the heart of the Grandvalira ski area makes it the ideal base. New buildings have consistently sprung up, as have new restaurants and bars, giving the resort a good buzz. It is certainly less rowdy than neighbouring Pas de la Casa however, making this a more attractive location for a family holiday.

With all this terrain to explore, why not take advantage of our Ski Club Rep Service in Soldeu – the perfect way to get familiar with the Grandvalira area and to find those hidden gems, both on and off the slopes. They are in resort this season between January and March.

Our Soldeu Facebook Group is thriving, so if you’re visiting the resort this winter let the 200 members know and ask any questions you may have – everyone will be more than happy to help!.

Our Soldeu Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Large Grandvalira area rivals serious Alpine resorts in terms of size

Excellent beginner and early intermediate terrain

Easy access to all sectors of the linked ski area

Good buzz around town

Cons

Village is spread along a busy through-road

Slopes can get crowded during the holidays

Limited options for advanced skiers unless there has been fresh snow

Not much to do off the slopes

Soldeu Skiing and Snowboarding

Two fast lifts – a gondola and a fast six-pack – whisk you up to Espiolets, from which the entire Grandvalira area awaits. A network of mostly blue and red runs links up with the slopes above El Tarter to the west and Pas de la Casa to the east. Almost every run is over 2000m and a good proportion are covered by snowmaking, making this a snowsure bet for your winter holiday.

  • Total Pistes: 210 km
  • Blue: 47%
  • Red: 37%
  • Black: 16%
  • Lifts: 62
  • Altitude: 1710m – 2640m

For Beginners

Soldeu is a good place to start, especially as the ski school has an excellent reputation. The nursery area is very good but note that it is up at Espiolets so must be reached by the gondola, the same lift that early learners will want to download on at the end of the day. From this point on however and with almost half of the runs in the ski area rated as blue, the progression to suitably terrain is very good.

For Intermediates

There is plenty to keep all but the keenest intermediates happy. Trips to either end of the Grandvalira area – to Pas de la Casa at one and El Tarter at the other – are in the reach of all intermediates and are certainly recommended. We would also suggest taking on the Rossinyol blue run along towards the Canillo access lift for its views and a sense of peace and quiet.

For Advanced/Expert & Off Piste

Unless there is fresh snow there are limited options for advanced level skiers, but when there is powder a lot of the terrain is ski-anywhere. Note that many of the blacks marked on the map are quite flattering and would perhaps be rated red elsewhere.

Soldeu Piste Map

The Grandvalira piste map can be downloaded here.

Soldeu Ski Pass Prices

The Grandvalira ski pass covers the entire 210km network of slopes. Cheaper rates can be found if you book in advance online – click here to visit the Grandvalira website. Note that these prices may change, so check with the resort for the latest or give the Ski Club’s expert info & advice team a call on 020 8410 2009.

Adult season passes are available to non-Andorran residents for €640 if bought before 20th December 2018, after which point the price rises to €800. A season pass also covering the other Vallnord ski area (Andorra’s other ski region) costs €730 but rises to €890 if bought after the 20th December deadline.

Category

Day Ticket

3 Days

6 Days

Adult

€50

€141.60

€270.60

Junior (12-17)

€46

€129

€242.40

Child (6-11)

€35

€95.40

€181.80

Soldeu Season Dates

  • Opening Date: 1st December 2018
  • Closing Date: 22nd April 2019

For full details see resort's website as some parts of the Grandvalira region may open later and close earlier and note that these dates are subject to change. The Ski Club’s expert info & advice team are also on hand to help – call 020 8410 2009.

Soldeu Resort

The town is growing and there is really good selection of accommodation, a lot of which is in easy reach of the lifts. Unfortunately it is not traffic-free so the busy main road may put off families from staying on it, but quieter spots can be found extremely nearby.

For Families

Most of the activities and care for children are located up the mountain at the top of the gondola at Espiolets. The facilities up there are great, but it does mean that there is not as much to do in town. Staying in one of the bigger hotels with a pool is therefore the best bet if you’re looking for off-snow activities.

For Après

Lots of the bars in town have live music or DJs and some of our favourites include the Aspen, Fat Albert's and the Villager. If you really want to party then end your skiing day at the neighbouring resort of Pas de la Casa, which is famed for attracting hoards of party-goers and some big-name DJs.

How to get to Soldeu

Toulouse airport to the north and Barcelona airport to the south are the nearest to Andorra, both of which lie around three hours away. Hiring a car is the best option.

  • Barcelona airport: 3 hours
  • Toulouse airport: 3 hours
  • Calais: approximately 13 hours driving (700 miles)

Soldeu Contact Details

Good For

Ability
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Ski To Door
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability
  • Terrain Parks

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