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Grandvalira: Andorra’s Paradise Ski Resort

Oct 31, 2022


Ever wondered where the Eden of Pyrenean skiing lies? Then search no more as we’ve put together a list so you can discover the sprawling Grandvalira: Andorra’s Paradise Ski resort.

No bigger than London, Andorra is one of our most valued and popular places for skiers and snowboarders.

Inside the mountain principality sits the Grandvalira region, but what makes it Andorra’s paradise ski resort? Well, slalom down.

 

6 Ski Resorts? Yes, There’s 6!

Only the other week, we talked about Vallnord being one of our favourite ski resorts. Well, if you want to take it up a few lift passes then head over to Grandvalira where there’s a mouth-watering 6 spaces ripe for shredding.

Want more info? Then read on.

Canillo

 

Grandvalira: Andorra’s Paradise Ski Resort - ski slopes on a snowy mountain in andorra

Welcome to the nursery slopes of Andorra skiing, where 4 carefully groomed trails include a comforting 100% blue to red runs. Also, there are 7 lifts to take you to the top point of 2560m where there’s a 2000 ft vertical drop to have a ski goggle gander at.

Plus, Canillo may seem short on piste action but that’s only because it’s conveniently linked with every other ski area on this list.

Encamp

 

Grandvalira: Andorra’s Paradise Ski Resort - skis on a slope with ski lifts travelling up and down in andorra

Swerving runs ideal for intermediate to advanced skiers or snowboarders, Encamp offers 2 red runs topping out at 2060m.

And with 4 lifts to get top side and between all other ski areas, this resort offers sumptuous views of the surrounding Pyrenees.

El Tarter

 

Grandvalira: Andorra’s Paradise Ski Resort - a view over el tarter in andorra

So closely linked with Soldeu that usually the names are combined, El Tarter is a laid-back resort with 2 lifts and a top-side of 2591m.

And with entertainment hotel centred, the pistes are mainly for red to black run skiers.

Grau Roig

 

ski slopes at grau roig in andorra

Scintillating, elegant and purpose-built, Grau Roig resort boasts 16 lifts, 29 pistes, a vertical drop of 590 metres and chances to cross-country ski.

Also, only a lift pass away with every resort in Grandvalira, you’ll find a ski area perfect for a tour group with mixed abilities.

Pas de la Casa

 

Grandvalira: Andorra’s Paradise Ski Resort - ski slopes with ski lifts over the top on a snowy mountain

Woven into the fabric of Grandvaliria’s ski map, Pas de La Casa is a thumping resort with a great variety of gradients to keep all abilities happy.

There’s a halfpipe, terrain park, 15km of cross-country, 31 lifts, 55 blue to black pistes spread over 100km, 63 restaurants ,625 hectares and a high point of 2640m.

Soldeu

 

snowy hills with ski slopes and ski lifts above

You’ve stumbled on an absolute essential of Andorra skiing here, as Soldeu’s numbers are almost as high as the mountains it sits in. So, let’s slide into them:

  • 62 lifts! That’s 7 gondolas as well as 25 surface and 30 chair lifts
  • 110 perfectly groomed pistes, with 70% blue to red and the remaining black
  • 809 stunning ski hectares
  • A top point of 2560m
  • 20 delicious restaurants
  • 1 halfpipe
  • And 3 breath-taking terrain parks

Plus, it’s enchanting principality views are all linked to other Grandvalira areas.

I know, a mammoth ski resort in a tapestry of tightly knit sectors.

snow cannons blasting snow over a ski slope

Snow Karaoke

Grandvalira has over 1000 snow cannons to pepper those slopes. So, you can always sing along to super snow-covered lyrics.

two people skiing down a snowy ski slope

Slope Diversity

As you’ve probably guessed from the run-down listed above, there’s pistes covering the whole gamut of ability markers.

Canilo is prime for beginners, Grau Roig is purpose-built for variety and Soldeu is a monster of Andorran ski possibilities – and that’s just 3 of 6!

There’s plenty to keep you coming back as there’s slopes ideal for every skill level. Plus, we have snow-sure relationships with established English speaking ski schools to keep every type of snow sporter learning something new.

photo taken from the high street of andorra la vella

City To Country In 20

You read that right.

Our accommodation is conveniently located in the capital city of Andorra La Vella, with 4-star Hotel Panorama the place to be! Also, there’s a wealth of shops, restaurants and après activities to take part in. Plus, coach travel time to over 200km of slopes is only 20 minutes away.

young person bowling

Apres, ApresApres!

There are enough gorgeous trails to shake your ski poles at, but when you’re finished you can fall into a thriving afters scene!

With restaurants galore, there’s plenty to rest your ski boots at. And if that isn’t enough, the capital city offers tax liberal shopping, bowling and a bucket load of things to see.

But, if you’re all about the in-house après, we can organise quiz, game and bingo nights in hotels bustling with gymnasiums, Wi-Fi and more!

So, there you are our ski and snowboarding friend. A downhill slide of the 6 interlinking ski sectors, slope opening times, snow sure-ity, travel convenience and a bustling afters scene of Grandvalira.

It’s a region we just can’t get enough of. So, if you can’t get enough of it too, then call or email us for a friendly chat with our specialist Ski Team.

See you soon!