What do we love about skiing in Andorra?
Nestled between France and Spain, Andorra has long been renowned among the UK ski market as a low-cost, party-centric ski destination - but things have changed in recent years; after significant investment in winter tourism, Andorra has moved further upmarket and succeeded in shaking off it’s cheap and cheerful reputation. Now, with an impressive range of 2-5* hotels and apartments spread across its three main ski resorts, well-connected ski areas, high-end shops and a multitude of appealing bars and restaurants, Andorra provides a great alternative to those skiers more accustomed to holidaying in the Alps. Despite its transformation, Andorran ski resorts have managed to retain their unique Pyrenean charm and vibrant nightlife, and ski holidays in Andorra are not only a cultural experience, but the Spanish-influenced cuisine is a joy to the taste buds. Believe us when we say that nothing compares to some Sangria and Tapas after a long day pounding the slopes! Moreover, in Andorra your spending money can go a long way; as taxes are low, shopping is inexpensive and it’s worth checking out some of the fantastic designer shops in the affluent capital La Vella. Low costs also extend to the resorts meaning those piste-side lunches and apres beers will be comparatively cheaper than Alpine resorts.
Strikingly mountainous, Andorra boasts great scenery and great skiing. It would appear that skier’s interests were at the heart of Andorra’s renovation; which encompassed improved resort infrastructure, enhanced snow-making, and the addition of new lifts to ensure ski areas were well linked. Where’s best suited to your group however will depend on your ability levels; with an abundance of progressive ski terrain, the resort of Arinsal is ideal for beginners and intermediates, whilst Soldeu and Pas de la Casa - which share 210 kilometres of the extensive and well linked Grandvalira ski area - truly cater for all. Experts after some freeride would be well advised to check out Arcalis at the head of the valley – accessible by a bus ride from Arinsal.
Overall, with varied skiing, a great resort atmosphere and excellent value, Andorra does offer something for everyone and is a great option for skiers seeking a change of scenery from the Alps. Furthermore, Ski Weekends fly into both Barcelona and Toulouse meaning there is a fantastic choice of cheap flights available from the UK - ideal for a short ski break!
Ski Weekends resorts in Andorra
Arinsal... Soak up Arinsal's ambience
Situated in the Val Nord ski area, Arinsal has a lively vibe and bustling apres ski scene and is generally a place where people are always having fun. Soak up the ambience by experiencing live music on the slopes or enjoy the atmospheres of Arinsal's amazing bars and restaurants. As well as awesome skiing, Arinsal has some fantastic off-the-slope activities to try, including skidooing and dog-sledge riding. Arinsal has some great skiing and is also a free-riders dream with freestyle snow parks and the host of the free ride world tour, so there's always something to catch your interest. Book your next ski break to Arinsal for a truly top class holiday.
Pas de la Casa... Have a party in Pas
Pas de la Casa is known as the party central of Andorra. And whilst this may certainly be true, it offers much more than just amazing apres ski. Being a convenient resort, everything in Pas de la Casa is centrally located around the base of the ski lifts, making your holiday super simple. It is also the highest resort in the Pyrenees, meaning amazing skiing and snow security all season long. With awesome off-piste to explore and sensational snow parks for the adventurous, Pas de la Casa really is an exciting place to be!
Soldeu... Experience relaxing spas in Soldeu
Soldeu is the resort for skiing, snow and spas. If your idea of apres ski is relaxing in a jacuzzi or taking a dip in the pool then Soldeu really is the place for you. With many of our fantastic hotels having amazing spas, you will be able to indulge, relax and truly unwind in Soldeu this winter. Soldeu also boasts some attractive views of tree-lined pistes and open mountains as well as having access to the huge Grandvallira ski area with over 210km of skiing to be explored. Be sure to not miss the awesome Iglu-Hotel up at Grau Roig where you can spend an evening with a difference. For your next short ski break, Soldeu really is a fantastic place to be!
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