Grandvalira Ski Resort

Grandvalira Ski Resort, Andorra.
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Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
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Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.
Grandvalira ski resort.

Grandvalira Ski Resort

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Andorra Ski Resorts

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     Grandvalira Ski Trail Map
  • Grandvalira Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,710m – 2,640m (930m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    5 – 7m
  • Lifts (70)
    6 Gondolas
    28 Chairlifts
  • Opening Dates & Times
    December to late April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 210km
    Longest run – 6km+
    Advanced - 18%
    Intermediate - 36%
    Beginner - 46%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 18/19
    Adult - €51
    Child - €35
    Child u/6yr – Free

    Grandvalira East Trail Map
  • Grandvalira East Trail Map
    Grandvalira West Trail Map
  • Grandvalira West Trail Map

Grandvalira Ski Resort Andorra

Grandvalira ski resort is the largest in Andorra & the entire Pyrenees. If large, interconnected ski resorts with multiple villages but without the crowds are your thing, Grandvalira may be for you.

Only a few minutes from the capital city, Grandvalira provides a unique ski holiday experience. Ski a world class resort in one of the smallest countries in the world!

Grandvalira Skiing & Snowboarding

Grandvalira ski resort is the largest in the Pyrenees, combining six base areas to occupy most of the southeast corner of Andorra. With over 210km of trails, 10 lift, a skiable vertical of around 930m & a longest run of over 6km, Grandvalira is a large ski resort by world standards. The resort's base areas range in elevation from 1300 to 2120m elevation & include the villages of Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig & Pas de la Casa. The highest lifted point in the resort is 2,640m.

See the Grandvalira ski trail map here.

Where is Grandvalira, Andorra?

The Andorra capital, Andorra la Vella, is a 3hr drive (210km) north of Barcelona & a similar distance south of Toulouse. Grandvalira runs for 17km along the Riu Valira d'Orient river between Encamp & Pas del la Casa.

The minuscule size of Andorra creates a perfect ski nation. Access lifts for the Grandvalira ski resort are a paltry 7km distance from the centre of Andorra la Vella. The lengthy gondola from the town of Encamp to the Grandvalira ski resort is the closest to the capital.

Andorra’s mountain location precludes having an airport, so most visitors come into the country via the nearest major airports at Barcelona or Toulouse. Similarly, railway does not penetrate Andorra's borders. A railway station at L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre in France is 12km from Andorra via the mountain pass at Pas de la Casa & provides the most convenient rail access to the nation. The village at Pas de la Casa is conveniently the eastern-most base area of the Grandvalira ski resort.

Most groups will probably find a private shuttle transfer better value (cost & time) than a bus when travelling to Andorra from either France or Spain. A range of vehicles can get even the largest groups & their ski gear into Andorra quickly & efficiently. Search & book private transfers here.

Regular bus services from the airports & railway station connect Andorra & Grandvalira to the rest of the Europe. There are some good value bus ticket options particularly from Barcelona.

Once in Andorra, everything is so close that taxis are a real option to get around. Buses on routes L2, L3 & L4 travel from the capital to various points in the resort & a special ski bus runs in winter augmenting the normal routes. Tickets are purchased on the bus & fare options depend on your length of stay & frequency of use.

See the route map here.

Grandvalira Accommodation

The Grandvalira ski resort comprises six main villages (Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig & Pas de la Casa), but the reality is the capital Andorra la Vella is so close to the action, it may as well be a base village too!

Search & book all Grandvalira ski accommodation here.

All six villages are connected to the ski resort by lifts, but only four have ski trails back down to them - El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig & Pas de la Casa. The remaining two villages require a gondola download.

Review

The Powderhounds were hoping to review Grandvalira in early 2019. Unfortunately, an up & down season in the Pyrenees, plus other powder priorities in the Alps, meant we didn't make it. We will try again in season 2019/20.

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Tours in or near Grandvalira

Backcountry Skiing Tours

Pyrenees Ski Tour - Carros de Foc Circuit
GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Ski Days
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.
Price p/p From price based on 2 nights hotel & 4 nights shared hut lodgings.
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USD 1,943
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