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Ski Andorra.
Ski Andorra.
Ski powder at Vallnord Andorra.
Ski powder at Vallnord Andorra.
Grandvalira ski resort, Andorra.
Grandvalira ski resort, Andorra.
Ski Andorra.
Ski Andorra.
Andorra la Vella, the capital.
Andorra la Vella, the capital.
Andorra accommodation.
Andorra accommodation.
Luxury accommodation & spa in Andorra.
Luxury accommodation & spa in Andorra.
Shopping in Andorra is tax free.
Shopping in Andorra is tax free.
Explore history in Andorra.
Explore history in Andorra.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Andorra ski holidays are family friendly & friendly on the wallet!
Andorra ski holidays are family friendly & friendly on the wallet!
Ski Andorra.
Ski Andorra.
Andorra ski resorts have tree skiing & high alpine terrain.
Andorra ski resorts have tree skiing & high alpine terrain.
Vallnord ski resort
Vallnord ski resort
Shop til you drop in Andorra if that is what floats your boat!
Shop til you drop in Andorra if that is what floats your boat!
Ordino Arcalis is the Andorra freeride ski resort.
Ordino Arcalis is the Andorra freeride ski resort.
Grandvalira has ski in ski out accommodation at many of its base villages.
Grandvalira has ski in ski out accommodation at many of its base villages.
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Explore Andorra.
Ski, swim & soak in Andorra!
Ski, swim & soak in Andorra!
Ski Andorra.
Ski Andorra.

Andorra

Ski Andorra

Andorra is a duty-free haven nestled in the Pyrenees between Spain & France. With an average elevation of 1900m, the small principality relies heavily on its mountains and hence skiing to enable its tourist economy.

Andorra presents as a low key, low cost tourist friendly ski destination with an interesting combination of over 300km of piste trails, modern lifts & extensive freeride terrain.

The Powderhounds will visit Andorra in early 2019.

Andorra Ski Resorts

Andorra has only two ski resorts, Vallnord & Grandvalira.

The ski area Vallnord comprises two separate ski resorts (arguably three but let us not quibble!) covering over 100km of piste trails and 120km of freeride routes. Closest to the capital Andorra la Vella are the medium sized Vallnord ski resorts of Pal & Arinsal. Arinsal sits below the highest peak in Andorra, Pic de Coma Pedrosa (2943m) and is connected to Pal by a cable car.

The second Vallnord ski area (or is that third!) is the intriguing Ordino Arcalis. Relatively small with only 4 chairlifts and around 30km of piste, the area is better known for its vast off piste, freeride & ski touring terrain than its inbounds offerings. Sounds wonderful for visiting Powderhounds. Good to know that 3 new lifts are going into Ordino Arcalis replacing old clunkers for season 2018/19.

Grandvalira ski resort is the largest in the Pyrenees and combines six base areas to occupy most of the southeast corner of Andorra. With over 200km of trails and a longest run of just under 10km, Grandvalira is a large ski resort by world standards. The main base areas range in elevation from 1300 to 2120m elevation and include the villages of Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig & Pas de la Casa. 

Travel to Andorra Ski Resorts?

The Andorra capital, Andorra la Vella, is a 3hr drive (210km) north of Barcelona Spain, and a similar distance south of Toulouse France.

Andorra’s mountain location precludes having an airport, so most visitors come into the country via the closest major airports in Barcelona or Toulouse.

Similarly, railway does not penetrate its borders. The closest major airports are Barcelona and Toulouse. A railway station at L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre in France is only 12km from Andorra via the mountain pass at Pas de la Casa. The village at Pas de la Casa is conveniently the eastern base area of the Grandvalira ski resort. The L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre station provides the best rail access to Andorra.

Regular bus services from the airports and railway station connect Andorra to the rest of the Europe. See options at GoEuro.

The miniscule size of Andorra creates a perfect ski nation. Access lifts for both major ski resorts are a paltry distance from the centre of Andorra la Vella. The Vallnord resort gondola for the Pal sector leaves from La Massana 5km north of the capital, whilst the lengthy gondola from the town of Encamp to the Grandvalira ski resort is only 7km to the west.



Andorra Accommodation

Decisions about where to stay when skiing Andorra largely revolve around two questions, near the ski lifts or in the capital?

The capital Andorra la Vella is midway between both of the major ski areas and is a convenient base if intending to do an Andorran ski safari.

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Reasons to Ski Andorra

Andorra provides a diverse ski experience in a compact, tourist friendly area at fabulous prices. The snow in Andorra can be good when the Alps is struggling. If the snow isn't great you can always go shopping tax free and spend all the money you saved on coming to this excellent value skiing destination.

Ski Tours in or near Andorra

Backcountry Skiing Tours
Pyrenees Ski Tour - Carros de Foc Circuit DETAILS
GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Ski Days
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Ability: Advanced to Expert
Fully hosted & guided small group backcountry ski touring in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, one of the most beautiful in the Pyrenees. Stay in mountain huts & ski untracked powder. Private singles or groups apply for your best dates. or join a group.
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    Grandvalira Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Grandvalira Ski Trail Map

  • Vallnord - Pal Arinsal Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Vallnord - Pal Arinsal Ski Trail Map

  •  Vallnord – Ordino Arcalis Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Vallnord - Ordino Arcalis Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    All Andorra Ski Resorts
    1,550m – 2,640m (1,090m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    5m+
  • Lifts (112)
    7 Gondolas/cable cars/funicular
    46 Chairlifts
  • Ski Hours
    Dec to end April
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 317km
    Longest run – 10km
    Advanced - 18%
    Intermediate - 30%
    Beginner - 52%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Adult - €22.90 to 49
    Child - €19.90 to 34.50
    Child u/6yr - Free