Ski holidays in Soldeu, Andorra
Soldeu is one of our top selling ski resorts the vast Grandvalira ski area in Andorra. Ski holidays in Soldeu are perfect for learning to ski or snowboard because of the excellent ski infrastructure, fantastic ski schools and abundance of English speaking ski and snowboard instructors.
The ski area in Soldeu and the rest of Grandvalira is bigger than most people realise, intermediate and advanced skiers will enjoy the 210km of varied terrain and snow parks.
Grandvalira incorporates 6 lift-linked sectors including, Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp.
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Soldeu ski resort
Soldeu’s village is located at the base of the slopes allowing quick access from the surrounding hotels and apartments. The main gondola station is perfectly located in the middle of the high street with the lift pass offices and ski hire shops all under one roof giving holiday makers an effortless journey on to the mountain.
Soldeu village is spread across one stretch of road giving easy access to all the amenities and easy transportation between the surrounding villages. There are a few small supermarkets, lots of shops and bus links to the capital Andorra la Vella.
Snow conditions in Soldeu
The best skiing in Soldeu takes place between December and April. Snowfall is generally good across Grandvalira where snow bases peak at around 200cm in March. Over 1 billion Euros has been spent across the Grandvalira ski domain in recent years to improve ski lifts, creating new facilities and increasing snow cannon coverage (now 65% of the ski area).
Skiing in Soldeu
There really is something for everyone in Soldeu. With over 60 green and blue ski runs and designated beginner areas at Soldeu and El Tarter there is plenty of pistes for beginners and progressing skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. Intermediate and advanced skiers will appreciate the 210km of varied slopes, including 38 red pistes and 22 black pistes, across the large ski domain as well as exploring the 6 different ski sectors. The journey and range of slopes between Soldeu and Pas de la Casa is superb.
El Tarter has a huge freestyle park with great selection of kickers, rails, boxes and features. There is a chairlift and a drag lift that runs up alongside the park for easy access. The El Tarter snow park has a fantastic park team that keeps the freestyle areas well maintained and ready for the professional competitions held throughout the season.
Snowboarders will love the variety of slopes on offer across the Grandvalira ski area and the park, boardercross and freeride areas.
Accommodation in Soldeu
Iglu Ski offers an excellent range of ski accommodations in Soldeu and El Tarter from great value self-catering apartments to half board hotels and catered chalets. In 2016 Hotel Del Clos was awarded Trip Advisors Travellers Choice based on the outstanding reviews given by guests.
Après ski and other non-ski activities in Soldeu
One of the big attractions of Soldeu is the fun and friendly après ski scene. There are lots of fantastic bars and restaurants throughout the village. Most of the bars are situated on the main road but you will also find some on the road running behind Hotel Himalaia.
The Harp is an Irish themed bar with live music during après and every night. Fat Alberts is open daily from 3pm through until 3am making it the perfect late night party venue. Aspen is a large bar with big screens for sports, pool tables, good pub grub and regular live music.
Andorra is well known for its duty free shopping so you will find brilliant value within the supermarkets and ski shops in Soldeu.
Other activities in Grandvalira include:
- Snow shoeing (Canillo, El Tarter, Grau Roig & Pas de la Casa)
- Snowmobiling (Grau Roig & Soldeu)
- Ice skating (Canillo)
- Paragliding (El Tarter)
- Zipline (Canillo)
- Dog sledding (El Tarter & Grau Roig)