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Advice for first-time skiers to Andorra

Last updated: Mar 18th, 2019

This February Half Term, Rayburn Tours’ Megan signed herself up as a ski rep, heading to the resort of Andorra. With high-altitude trails, sweeping panoramas and interlinked ski areas, Andorra is a mountain paradise!

We catch up with Megan on her experience: 


Andorra in a nutshell

  • The country of Andorra can fit into the city of London more than 3 times, making it the 17th smallest country in the world
  • Its home to 180 miles of pisted slopes, attracting millions of tourists every year.
  • Andorra La Vella is the highest Capital City in Europe, at an elevation of 3,356 feet.

With guaranteed snow, varied terrain and high-altitude trails, it goes without saying that Andorra is a great place for a school ski trip. Importantly though, it’s also a great option if you want a ski trip that has things to do when you step away from the slopes. Right out the back of the hotel where our school groups’s stay is the town, which is filled with shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars. As it’s such a small country, getting from the slopes back to the hotel and into town only takes about 20 minutes!

Another great thing about Andorra is the country-wide free wifi.


Top tips for your coach journey

Sleep. Get yourself a good travel pillow and get as much sleep as you can. I also came prepared with a couple of books downloaded on my phone and a few films downloaded on Netflix. I made an effort to get off the coach at every stop and walk about – this really helped the achy legs!


I’d never really thought about skiing until the opportunity to be a rep for a Rayburn Tours group came up, and now I can honestly say I’ve caught the ski bug! After a couple of times slowly sliding down the slopes, I was up the ‘magic carpet’, enjoying the hot sun and music from the piste-side bar – silently planning my own ski holiday!