Andorra Ski Resorts
Although Andorra is small there are a number of ski resorts offering skiing holidays: Soldeu and El Tarter, Pas de la Casa, Arinsal and Pal and Ordino. Below is some information on each of these ski resorts.
Soldeu & El Tarter
Arguably the best known area in Andorra for skiing, Soldeu and El Tarter (next door villages) are lively, good value for money, modern and friendly, with great skiing and snowboarding facilities.
Soldeu is ideally suited for skiers at beginner and intermediate level. There are however some more advanced slopes suitable for more the more seasoned skiers. Snowboarders are equally welcomed on the Soldeu slopes. The experience of snowboarding is enhanced by the half pipe.
Companies to look out for when booking ski holidays include Crystal Ski
Hotels in Soldeu and El Tarter
Hotel Euro Ski (376) 673 6666
Himalaya (376) 878 515
Sport (376) 870 600
Pas de la Casa
Often referred to locally just as 'Pas', it is the highest altitude skiing area in Andorra.
Good snow often lasts until the first week of May, and Pas de la Casa joins with Grau Roig. Pas de la Casa is highly recommnded for and popular with more advanced and experienced skiers, and is often preferred over French ski holidays by many.
Hotels in Pas de la Casa
Hotel Alaska (+ 376) 756 000
Hotel Sporting (+ 376) 755 355
Hotel Cristina ( +376 ) 855 828
Arinsal and Pal
Arinsal and Pal are situated next to each other and are best suited for beginner and intermediate level skiers. They are often the primary chioce for first-timers who later progress onto other areas such as Pas de la Casa and Soldeu as their skill levels and confidence grow.
Arinsal is actually a living and working village rather than just a seasonal ski resort and so has many residents making the village a little more interesting than it's resort only counterparts with a first-hand view of Andorran life.
The capital Andorra la Vella is easily reached using public transport, and allows visitors access to duty free shopping and department stores.
Snowboearders are also welcome at Arinsal and there is a very good freestyle area.
Hotel Arinsal (+376) 835 640
Princesa Park (+376) 736 500
Aparthotel Crest (+376) 835 866
Ordino is also a fully funcitoning village rather than just a seasonal ski resort. This makes it an ideal location for families who might want to see something other than the slopes or who have a family member who does not want to ski.
Because of Ordino's location and situation it enjoys large amounts of high quality snow.
Hotel Casa Vella (+376) 801 100
Hotel Santa Barbara (+376) 837 100
Hotel Arans (+376) 835 311
Andorra Skiing News
Soldeu Named As Good Value Ski Holidays Resort
February 17 2010
For its good value as a family ski holidays destination, Soldeu has been named as one of the best - to read more click here
Andorra - Welsh report
February 17 2009
A report appeared recently in a Welsh newspaper about Andorra skiing holidays – click here to read more