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Skiing in Arinsal

01 January 0001

The village of Arinsal has a centrally located gondola which allows you to access the Vallnord ski area. Arinsal’s ski area itself has 63km of runs, plenty to explore over a short break. Take the cable car across to Pal where you can access Coll de la Botella, Pic del Cubil, Pla de la Cot and Els Fontanals, extending your skiing possibilities. If that’s not enough to keep you occupied then you can take the Gondola and explore La Massana. This is fantastic for more adventurous skiers who can attempt the more challenging slopes of the Arcalis; here you will find some beautiful tree-lined runs. Andorra’s cheap and cheerful reputation certainly holds up when it comes to the lift pass prices in Arinsal, which start at only 195 euros. 

Beginners

Arinsal is fantastic for beginners, with 35 easy blue runs and 26 intermediate runs to progress onto. The nursery slopes are separated from the main runs which allows a safe, enclosed area for beginners to learn in. There are wide, gentle slopes which naturally progress onto some longer, steeper runs once beginners have improved. There is also a nice cruisy blue which runs almost the entire way back down into the village and an easy green which is good for those who are just finding their feet. Arinsal is also home to the well-recognised Arinsal Ski School and Snowboard School which has good reviews and a large amount of British speaking instructors. For young children, there is also a very good kindergarten ski school.

Intermediates

Arinsal is good for intermediates as a majority of the resort is populated with red and blue runs. With great access to Pal, intermediates will have no end of runs to try with plenty of reds, blues and greens to be enjoyed.

Advanced

Although there is not a huge array of high difficulty skiing in Arinsal itself, there are a few black runs for advanced skiers to enjoy. For advanced skiers looking for some challenging runs, be sure to travel across to Arcalis. There is a good ski bus which you can jump on to Arcalis, which is known to have some of the best and most challenging skiing in the country. Arcalis is fantastic for advanced skiers who can try some more challenging slopes and is also known for its fantastic heli-skiing set up at Pic de L’hortell (2562m) and Pic de Cabeyrou (2732m). Arcalis is known as a free-stylers haven, with a snow park and two free-ride areas to explore. Don't miss an opportunity for a lesson at the free-ride school – great for those who want to try something new. 

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