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Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, is a mountain destination in the heart of the Pyrenees (between Spain and France). Its age-old culture and history, spectacular natural surroundings, cultural heritage and dynamic leisure offer, make this small country a must visit destination at any time of the year.

The many faces of Andorra’s ski slopes

When winter comes the Andorran ski resorts of Grandvalira and Vallnord kick off the season with new additions to the ski runs and amenities, seeking to deliver a 360˚renewed experience.

Grandvalira

Grandvalira is the largest ski resort in the Pyrenees and the south of Europe, with a total of 210 skiable kilometers.

Modernised ski runs

The Grau Roig ski runs are also introducing significant im¬provements for skiers. The ski lift at Llac de Cubill is being replaced for a new anchor system lift, which doubles access to this point; the Top Class area has been renovated at the Ski and Snowboard School; a massage and osteopath ser¬vice is being set up and the circuits for kids in the sector are being improved by installing a tunnel in front of the school.

In El Tarter, the number of skiers per hour on the Tosa d’Es¬piolets and Llosada chairlifts has been increased. Transpor¬ting 600 skiers more per hour allows for greater agility and reduces queuing. Each chairlift will transport 2,700 skiers per hour! This year, the sector is also opening the Esquirol ski run for beginners.
Finally, the facilities at the Ski and Snowboard School at Soldeu have been refurbished making them more modern, function and customer-led, and new mountain ski routes have been added.

MARC GASCH

Vallnord

Amplify your experiences in the snow. Share unforgettable moments at Pal Arinsal or feel the intensity of the most daring descents in Ordino Arcalís.

Vallnord Pal-Arinsal

In Vallnord, on 1 December, and coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the resort, Vallnord Pal-Arinsal is opening a new centre in Coll de la Botella, in Pal. This new facility will extend the gastronomic offer at the resort by adding more terraces where customers can rest and enjoy the sun between descents. The building will also house a ski school for families wishing to learn how to ski, as well as a customer support area and other services.

Vallnord Ordino-Arcalís

The news at Vallnord Ordino-Arcalís this season is that it is implementing a programme to improve the quality of the snow on the ski runs for users. Over this summer, some of the snow canons have been renewed, as well as equip¬ping the resort with the latest machine technology. As a re¬sult, the ski runs are better for users, as the skiable area has been improved and new areas are available for a range of other activities. There will also be a gica-snow vehicle available for the first time to take visitors to explore the far reaches of Arcalís.

Visit Andorra

MARC GASCH