Skiing in Andorra
If you are looking for a great value holiday, Andorra provides excellent accommodation options away from the more crowded slopes of popular ski resorts in the Alps.
Located between France and Spain, Andorra is an independent principality in the Pyranees Mountains. Renowned for its duty-free shopping, Andorra makes for a perfect holiday setting for those looking for cheap deals. Plus, its exciting après-ski scene also means its cheap drinks are a great attraction for those who want to après ski on a budget.
Choose from the party resort of Pas de la Casa and family friendly resorts of Soldeu, El Tarter in the Grandvalira ski area or the small and relaxed resort of Arinsal in the Vallnord ski area.
A mountain bar in Soldeu El Tarter
Andorra has changed dramatically over recent years with millions invested to create the modern and vast ski areas that exist today. It has grown considerably in popularity, being the fourth biggest market for British skiers. Andorra used to be known for its ‘cheap and cheerful’ ski holidays, but now with new hotels, upgraded accommodations, improved ski infrastructure and modern snow making facilities, Andorra now offers a higher standard of ski experiences.
It is well-known as a great place to learn to ski because of its excellent ski school facilities and high percentage of native English speaking instructors, a great attraction for families. Andorra also has an energetic après-ski, meaning it’s a popular destination for young adults.
But its tax haven isn’t the only selling point as Andorra is the first area outside of the Alps that offers extensive skiing – over 200km of pistes. The ski resorts are mainly suited to beginners and intermediates with wide slopes above tree line, are easily accessible via fantastic modern lift infrastructure.
Snow conditions in Andorra
Andorra has an excellent snow record; most of the resorts surpass that of some of our favourite French ski resorts, with the majority of its slopes above 1800m.
We would recommend checking the snow conditions before you go although there has also been lots of investment in snow making facilities. In Grandvalira this guarantees snow at more than 60% of the ski area.
Après-ski in Andorra
There are great selections of mountain bars on the slopes, from pop up bars blasting out Balearic tunes to the quick service restaurants where you can pick up a speedy pint and burger and sit out on the terrace before heading back out on the slopes. In resort there are plenty of options for a drink after your day or a venue to dance in to the early hours. Pas de la Casa spots for great après and nightlife include Underground and Paddy’s Irish bar.
Accommodation in Andorra
We have a selection of different accommodation for Andorran resorts, including hotels, apartments and chalets. As the villages are quite small, accommodation is located in convenient areas and has great access to the mountain and lifts.
There are a couple of apartment options in Pas de la Casa and Soldeu el Tarter if you are after a self-catering holiday, often at really cheap prices for last minute deals. Otherwise Soldeu El Tarter and Arinsal have a selection of great value catered chalets and there are plenty of hotel choices across all these resorts from budget 2 star accommodation or 5 star spa hotels.
Transfer times in Andorra
Lleida Alguaire, Toulouse, and Barcelona airports are used to get to all resorts in Andorra. Transfer times are approximately 2 to 3 and a half hours but can be found on the your holiday section on the property webpage.
Lift passes in Andorra
You can pre book local or area passes with us, ask one of our ski experts on prices and bundles. Area lift passes allow unlimited access to the full area of interlinking resorts.