School Ski Trips to
Vallnord, Andorra

School Ski Trips to
Vallnord, Andorra

Vallnord has 93km of skiing split across the Pal-Arinsal and Arcalis areas, though most skiing takes place in Pal-Arinsal, which has over 60km of pistes.
  • Doorstep skiing, convenient resorts and great facilities
  • Interlinked ski areas
  • Central and modern accommodation options

Arinsal is a great base for beginners, with a purpose-built complex at the top of the lift. Beginners can then progress by taking the gondola over to Pal and La Massana to try out some easy blue runs and moderate reds. Better skiers can also take a short coach ride to Arcalis, Vallnord’s smaller skiing area with 30km of advanced pistes.

Located in the heart of the Pyrenees and just 20 minutes from Andorra La Vella, Vallnord’s resorts are easily accessible and full of life. Compact and convenient, Arinsal is our top choice for school groups, offering lifts within walking distance, English-speaking ski schools and plenty of après ski options.

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VALLNORD FACT FILE

Kilometres of Piste 93km
Number of Runs 69
Resort Height 1,550m
Highest Point 2,625m
Beginner Runs 51%
Intermediate Runs 39%
Expert Runs 10%
Lifts 43
Artificial Coverage 385 Cannons
Coach Transfer Times Calais - 17hrs
Barcelona - 3hrs

WHERE TO STAY

Customer favourite: Hotel Panorama
  • Centrally located 4-star hotel
  • Top floor indoor swimming pool with views over Andorra la Vella
  • Large hotel with great food and numerous communal areas

The 4-star Hotel Panorama is a superb hotel located centrally in the Andorra capital, Andorra La Vella. You’ll be based just a couple of minutes from the pedestrianised city centre and have après ski activities and city centre shopping on your doorstep. The hotel itself has excellent, modern rooms as well as some great facilities, including free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and an amazing indoor pool and sauna on the top floor of the hotel, complete with stunning views over the city. The transfer up to both ski areas is just 10 minutes.

 

Capacity 600
Distance from lifts 10 minute walk
Distance from resort 2 minute walk
More Accommodation Options

Looking for a different type of hotel? Whether you want a small, sole occupancy hotel or a large hotel with lots of facilities, we’re sure to have something for you.

All our hotels have been fully audited to exceed the School Travel Forum’s standards and adhere to the health and safety standards set by our internal Safety Management System.

  • Sole occupancy hotels
  • Large hotels with lots of facilities
  • Piste-side hotels
  • Hotels in a quiet location
  • Hotels with a pool
  • Hotels with a private après venue
  • 4-star hotel options
  • Budget hotel options


Every ski resort we offer has been visited by a member of the Rayburn Tours team in order to guarantee its suitability for school groups and to offer you the best advice for your group’s specific requirements.

Get in touch with a specialist school ski trip consultant today.

Vallnord APRÈS OPTIONS

When the sun goes down, the après ski comes to life! Keep the fun going off the slopes and take a look at some of our most popular activities you can choose from.

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

What Our Customers Say

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What about après events?

    We supply a basic après package to all groups, which includes ideas and materials to run a number of in-house après activities, such as quiz nights, games nights and bingo nights. However, we also offer an extensive list of additional après ski events in each resort, which can be included in your package for a small supplement if you wish. For more details, please see the information on the individual resort pages.

  • What about ski equipment?

    Skis, boots, poles and helmet hire are all included as standard. You’ll usually be issued and fitted with your equipment on the day of arrival.

  • Which ski schools do you use?

    We have close, established links with all the ski schools in the resorts we offer. In all instances, we can guarantee highly qualified, English-speaking ski instructors who will make sure each student gets the most out of their time on the slopes.

  • Is a Trip Courier included as standard?

    Yes, all of our ski groups have one Trip Courier designated to them to take care of all the logistics and ensure everything runs smoothly. Your courier may meet you in resort but it’s sometimes possible for them to travel to and from resort with your group.

  • What else should I be looking for in a resort?

    Choosing the right resort should be governed by two main criteria: the skiing and the resort facilities. If your group has younger children or a majority of beginner skiers, then a large ski area isn’t necessary. However, for advanced skiers, the opportunity to ski more pistes will be important.

    Younger groups will not need a wide-ranging après program and lots of events can be organised in or near the hotel, including those provided in the complimentary après ski pack. However, adult groups and groups with older children will want to organise some evenings out and for après ski events to be in abundance.

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