Ordino Arcalís Ski Resort

Ordino Arcalís is Andorra's best freeride powder ski resort
Ordino Arcalís powder skiing
Freeride off-piste is what Ordino Arcalis ski resort is all about
Ordino Arcalis base area has no village, but plenty of atmosphere
On-piste trails at Ordino Arcalis Andorra
Everyone needs to ride the O at Ordino Arcalis
Ordino Arcalis is a day tripping resort with well placed car parking close to the lofts
Ordino Arcalis perfect piste trail under La Basera chair
Refugi Les Portelles is Ordino Arcalis only upper mountain restaurant, but its a beauty.
The La Coma restaurant, bar & deck has the best of everything at Ordino Arcalis
A modern gondola connects the two extreme ends of Ordino Arcalis ski resort
Novices are well catered for in Andorra & Ordino Arcalis is no exception
L'Abarsetar chairlift serves mixed piste & wonderful off-piste trees at Ordino Arcalis
The tree skiing toward the tunnel at Ordino Arcalis
Freeriders traversing to ski the flanks of Pic de Cataperdis in Ordino Arcalis
Gorgeous off-piste freeride powder at Ordino Arcalis
The Creussans chair rises up to 2,625m accessing only off-piste routes & terrain
No Powder is left unmarked at Ordino Arcalis ski resort
All resort facilities & services are in one major building at Ordino Arcalis
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Ordino Arcalís Ski Resort

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Ordino Arcalís ski resort is the smallest in Andorra for piste trails but has a huge amount of freeride terrain & routes for the adventurous - whether a beginner or expert. This is the place to come in Andorra to ski unsullied powder & experience the best the mountains can offer. in a relaxed & fun environment. Sounds perfect for Powderhounds.

While we tap away formulating our review of the resort, check out the Ordino Arcalís ski trail map here & the freeride zones map here.

Where is Ordino Arcalis Andorra?

The Ordino Arcalis ski resort is in the delightful mountain principality of Andorra, only 22km (30min) north by road from the capital, Andorra la Vella. The nearest towns to the ski resort are El Serrat (6km down the road) & the resort's namesake Ordino, 14km from the resort base area.

The best gateway airports are Barcelona (BCN) in Spain (230km & over 3hr drive to the south) or Toulouse (TLS) in France (212km & over 3hr drive to the north). Note that we found driving to Andorra from France in winter to be an absolute nightmare, go via Spain instead. Public transport to the small nation is not great, so rental car or private transfers are generally the way to go. See the Andorra overview page for the best ways to get there.

Ordino Arcalis Accommodation

The nearest town to the ski resort is El Serrat, less than 10 min drive from the ski resort base. El Serrat provides the bulk of the local accommodation, but the major town of La Massana is a worthy alternative.

Search & book all Ordino Arcalis ski accommodation at El Serrat here.

Given the small proportions of Andorra, it lends itself to a single base ski safari. Staying in the capital of Andorra La Vella and driving to a new ski resort every day makes a lot of sense. The two other ski areas in Andorra, the huge (but mellow) Grandvalira & more interesting Pal Arinsal have convenient valley gondola lift accesses closer to the capital than Ordino Arcalis.

Search & book all Andorra La Vella accommodation here.

Ski Rentals

Ski rentals from our partners are available in the town of Ordino on the road to the ski resort & numerous other ski resort bases throughout Andorra. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals for Ordino Arcalis here.


The Powderhounds skied Ordino Arcalis in 2020 & had a cracking time with a group of fun-loving locals. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read all the reviews.

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