Skiing and winter sports in Andorra
Andorra offers you more than 300 kilometres of ski slopes. Here you won’t just get to practice the sport; you’ll live singular and unforgettable experiences from December to March (or April, depending on the weather).
There are three ski resorts in Andorra: Grandvalira, Vallnord and Naturlandia, which is also an adventure eco park that is open all year long, with different activities depending on the season. Regardless of your level of expertise or preferred type of skiing, you are sure to find your place here in Andorra.
The Grandvalira resort is the largest ski area in Andorra and Southern Europe, with more than 200 kilometres of slopes and a wide range of complementary activities for all levels and tastes, as well as countless services for the visitor: restaurants and cafés, terraces and barbeques, snow parks, children’s circuits, baby clubs, babysitting, ski schools, equipment rental shops, a Wi-Fi area and even an igloo hotel! Grandvalira has it all! The sports and recreational supply is very complete, with many different available activities, including snow mobiles, mushing, snowshoe excursions, snowtubing and a zipline.
The Grandvalira ski pass allows you to cover the entire ski resort with no limitations and with no need to buy anything else. However, if you pay a small supplement, you can also enjoy the slopes and facilities of the Vallnord-Ordino Arcalís resort.
Vallnord is the brand that brings together the slopes and facilities of Pal-Arinsal and Ordino-Arcalís, which sit in the valleys of La Massana and Ordino. Though the two sectors are not connected, they offer nearly 100 kilometres of ski runs, for winter sport aficionados of all levels and disciplines, as well as restaurants, cafés, a ski school, equipment rentals, complementary activities, and more.
Naturlandia is an adventure eco park located in the south of the country, just next to the Spanish border, in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria, at an altitude of 2,000 metres. With a total of 15 kilometres of cross-country skiing circuits, this is the only place in Andorra to practice this type of skiing.
The park offers restaurant services, equipment rentals and a ski school with instructors, in addition to other attractions, including the Tobotronc and the Airtrekk.
The Customer Service and Information Point in the illa Carlemany shopping centre offers information and sells Naturlandia admission tickets and all its other activities and attractions, and ski passes for Grandvalira, as well as tickets for all the complementary activities offered there.
If you need equipment for any type of skiing or snow activity, be sure to stop into the Salomon, The North Face, Oakley, Rip Curl and Peak Performance shops, in the illa Carlemany shopping centre. They have all the right gear and clothing to protect you from the low temperatures, while allowing you to enjoy the sport in comfort.
*View of the facilities of the Grandvalira ski area. Image courtesy of Andorra Turismo.