Andorra Ski Resort Guide
Andorra has long since shed its reputation for only being a ski resort that suitable for beginners or those on a budget. Huge investments have been made on the lift system and many hotels have gone more up market meaning that it now catered for a now very different type of skier than its past history would suggest.
Andorra’s share of the British market has suffered in recent years, it used to have a market share of around 14% but this is now around the 7% mark which is a shame as its largest ski area can certainly rival many top ski areas in Europe. We think that Andorra is definitely worth another look, don’t be fooled by its previous cheap and cheerful reputation, Andorra has come up in the world and so has its ski areas, don’t be a ski snob – give it a whirl!
Popular Andorran Ski Resorts
Grandvalira is by far and away the largest and most popular ski area in Andorra is the Grandvalira Super-ski area which consists Soldeu, El Tarter and Pas de la Casa giving a massive 210km of skiing. The area is an intermediates paradise with 62 blue runs, 31 reds and 25 black. The two linked resorts stand at 1800m and 2100m respectively – so boast the same height of their French counterparts. The skiing goes up to 2640m and is well-linked with dedicated children’s ski areas, 3 freestyle and boardercross parks. The resort’s host World cups and their ski school shave won numerous awards.
The highest, most snow-sure and most popular resort is Pas de la Casa which is certainly the liveliest resort in Andorra. The lift pass covers the entire area and gives quick fast access to the linked area and resorts of Soldeu, El Tarter and Grau Roig.
Arinsal is linked to Pal and is the smaller ski area in Andorra with 63km of pistes, there’s a freestyle park, excellent ski schools and good snow reliability with most runs above 1950m and is best suited for beginners and intermediate skiers.
Andorra is sandwiched in between France and Italy and is famous for having more kilometres of pistes than it does tarmac roads, so its pedigree as a skier’s destination is assured.
Andorra is no longer the cheaper alternative to skiing in the Alps that it once was. The investment in fast lifts and snow making has bought Andorra into the 21st century for skiing.
It’s a popular choice for families, especially in the main resort of Soldeu. Most of the ski resorts offer creches. Mainly caring for children with the age ranges of 4 to 8.
Unlike in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria we don’t offer childcare through British tour operators in Andorra.
There’s a wide variety of places to eat out in the centre and we have had good reports about the La Copa which serves traditional local cuisine and the Cal Padri. In Soldeu Fat Alberts has not only good food but DJ’s and or live music too.
Self-catering Apartments in Andorra
All of our ski apartments in Andorra has been specially selected to give not just a great ski holiday deal, but also to provide a comfortable place to stay. All of our Andorran apartments are always based on self-catered board.
Typically our apartments in Andorra will be fitted with a small kitchenette area where food can be prepared. Apartment sizes vary from apartments sleeping 2 to 4 persons to larger units sleeping more. We offer apartments in Arinsal, Pas de la Casa, Soldeu and El Tarter.
Our Andorran apartments are available with flights and transfers included and as accommodation only, you can use the filters on this page to choose the apartment that best suits your requirements.
Catered Ski Chalet Holidays In Andorra
We know! We wish there were more ski chalets in Andorra too! We are looking for new chalets in Andorra to add to our website all the time, for now at least, if you are looking for a catered ski holiday in Andorra, it has to be El Tarter.
Andorra is a wonderful place to ski, this tiny country has more KM of pistes than it does roads, a proper skiers country, with fast modern lifts and excellent snow making, Andorra has lots to offer including duty free shopping of course!
Our catered ski chalets in Andorra offer normal chalet board, which includes breakfast, afternoon tea and cake and a three course evening meal with wine (please note not all chalet hotels include wine in the price). The chalet staff will also keep the chalet clean and tidy for you, so you can maximise your time on the slopes of Andorra, knowing that you will have a clean warm chalet waiting for you when you return.
Our Ski Chalets in Andorra offer the ideal skiing holidays for a group of friends or family groups, but we also expect bookings from couples and smaller groups too.
Ski Hotels In Andorra
Booking a ski hotel in Andorra might just be one of the best ski holiday choices you make. Our ski hotels in Andorra are ideal for a family skiing holiday or a group of friends. Our most popular ski resorts in Andorra include Soldeu, Pas de la Casa, Arinsal and El Tarter.
Hotels in Andorra are generally very good, feedback from our guests is normally very positive, both in terms for value for money and room comfort. Food is of a high standard too.
By using the filters on this page you can search for a ski hotel in Andorra with the features you are looking for. Whether it’s a ski hotel with a hot tub, one that’s ski in ski out, or perhaps a ski hotel offering childcare. Most of our ski hotels in Andorra are offered on a half board basis. Our ski hotel packages to Andorra are available from various UK regional airports.
Après Ski in Andorran Ski Resorts
If you like your après Pas De la Casa has long had a great reputation if you like to party this is the place to be.