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!
Most popular ski areas in Andorra
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 boarder cross parks. The resorts 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 give 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.
Après ski resorts in Andorra
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.
Andorra for Families
The Excellent ski schools and wide variety of accommodation make the Grandvalira area an ideal place to stay for families. It may not win any beauty awards but it certainly does the job for the skiing, après and convenience.
Soldeu has excellent beginner and early intermediate slopes too
Recommended restaurants in ski resorts 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.
Skiline have a variety of hotels in Andorra
The Princesa Parc in Arinsal is a very popular 4* hotel in an excellent location being just a 1 min walk from the gondola. It has great facilities and reviews.
In El tater we recommend the great value Club Hotel Del Clos which only 350m from the gondola and chairlift. The hotel has its own bar and south facing sun terrace so creates its own après in this normally quiet resort.
There are a handful of chalets in Andorra mainly in the resort of Soldeu. The Casale and Moxto being just 2 of them, Skiline have a few more for you to choose from.
If self- catered apartments are your thing we have the Nordic apartments directly on the piste in El Tarter which have full use of their sister hotels 4* pool, hot tub and steam room.
The hotel magic Pas in pas De la Casa has greet facilities and is in a good location only 100m from the ski lifts.