Set high up in the beautiful Pyrennean Mountains, you will find a lovely little province called Andorra, giving you fabulous gentle, well groomed piste, excellent value for money and combines the very best of Spanish and French cultures, making this a perfect place for families and skiers and boarders of all standards and abilities.
Andorra is made up of 2 massive ski areas, The mighty Grand Valira area including resorts such as Soldeu, Pas Del La Casa, El Tarter and Encamp, then you also have the stunning pistes of The Vallnord ski areas which include resorts of Pal, Arinsal, La Massana and Ordino. All offer beautiful sunny, well groomed ski runs, extensive lift systems, stunning scenery, extensive choices on accommodation and a fun apres ski.
Andorra is a duty free destination, making for some excellent tax free shopping, and a visit into Andorra's capital, Andorra La Vella is a must, if you want to pick up a bargain, however, each resort has a great selection of duty free shops and a perfect destination to pick up your first pair of ski's and boots. Obviously all food and drink is also duty free, so dining out is a pleasure, with a massive choice of bars and restaurants in each ski resort, so its no wonder Andorra is quickly becoming the UK's number 1 choice as a cheap ski destination.
Soldeu and El Tarter is the largest of Andorra's ski resorts, offering over 193km of piste, best known for its village vibe, with great facilities both on and off the piste and a massive selection of places to wine and dine, lively bars and clubs. Best for beginners and intermediates, groups and families. With English speaking ski school, excellent childcare facilities and a massive choice of non ski activities makes this a perfect choice for everyone, and for the more advanced skier, the All area lift pass means you can also ski neighbouring resorts of Pas Del La Casa and Grau Roig.
Pas De La Casa is a purpose built resort offering over 200km off piste, a high altitude resort with masses of choice for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, and also a favourite for snowboarders, with 2 huge snow parks and a huge choice of long, wide cruisy runs, perfect for boarders.
"Pas" is perfect for groups looking for a lively ski holiday, coming alive at sunset and bars and clubs open long into the early hours. Pas suits families and couples too, looking to learn to ski or improve their skills, with one of Europes best ski schools and excellent childcare options, makes this a fantastic resort to choose even during school holidays, regardless of taste or budget, and of course you can ski neighbouring Soldeu and El Tarter on the all area lift pass.
Arinsal offers some of the most beautiful scenery, a huge choice of piste and great hospitality and is the largest and cheapest ski resorts in the Vallnord area. With over 100 km of piste to choose from, wide sunny nursery slopes, makes this a perfect area for families and beginners, and Intermediates will enjoy being able to ski neighbouring resorts of Pal and Ordino on the same lift pass. The resorts boasts something for everyone, with a lovely village with bustling bars and restaurants, live music and an excellent choice of non ski activities too.
So if you are after a ski package in one of Andorra's resorts that offer well groomed piste, amazing off piste opportunities and an excellent selection of bars and restaurants, then Andorra has it all, from short breaks through to self catered, Catered Chalets and all inclusive accommodation ranging from 2 star to 5 star, there is something for everyone, regardless of taste or budget. And a perfect place to try skiing for the first time too.
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