In winter, Andorra is a paradise for ski and snow sport lovers. White landscapes, kilometres and kilometres of slopes, and countless additional activities are completed with an extensive après-ski supply: urban hotels and hotels at the foot of the slopes, restaurants for all budgets and palates, and a wide range of shopping options that converge in the shopping district along the avenues Carlemany and Meritxell, where illa Carlemany is located.
Grandvalira is the great ski resort of Southern Europe, with 127 slopes for all levels and more than 210 kilometres of skiable terrain, 3 snow parks, 12 kilometres of freeride zones and different skimo circuits. With a ski academy, 4 child care centres, 6 snow gardens and 5 children’s theme areas, the resort meets all the needs of the youngest members of the family. Moreover, Grandvalira has 60 different food points and restaurants and offers more than 20 adventure activities, from snowshoe excursions to long outings on dog sleds, as well as fast and furious snow mobile races. In a word, Grandvalira is a great place to enjoy the snow as a couple, with friends or with the family.
illa Carlemany has a sales office where you can purchase tickets for the different activities, ski passes for this great ski resort, and admission and passes for Naturlàndia, which offers cross-country skiing at an altitude of over 2,000 metres, with 15 kilometres of slopes of all levels, snow mobiles, the Tubby and Minitubby slides, snow shoe outings, the Tobotronc and the animal park. This adventure park, located in Sant Julià de Lòria, is also a great option for those visiting Andorra with friends, family or their significant others.
When visiting any of these places, you’ll need to be well equipped: footwear, clothing, sunglasses, and if it’s very sunny, sunblock for the hands, lips and face. illa Carlemany has everything you need, from special clothing for winter sports, to warm and durable footwear, sunglasses and sun creams. Shops like Peak Performance, Napapijri, Helly Hansen, Rip Curl and Superdry, on floor 1, and Timberland and The North Face, on the ground floor, offer all the fashions you could ever imagine and in very different styles. Moreover, Oakley will fit you out with the finest assortment of sunglasses, and Galeno, Júlia and L’Occitane en Provence specialise in creams for skin and lip care.
So, there you have it! Andorra is definitely the best place to enjoy the snow, and illa Carlemany is the best place to equip yourself for the time you spend in it.