Ski Holidays in Arinsal, Andorra
Two new developments have transformed ski holidays in Arinsal over the last few years. The first is the linking of Arinsal to Pal, creating a very respectable ski area, particularly suited to beginners and intermediates on ski holidays in Arinsal, and second is the building and opening of a number of good quality and attractive hotels to supplement the existing old favourites.
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Arinsal ski resort
Arinsal lies at the end of a valley in the southern part of Andorra. It’s a typical Andorran ski resort, mixing smart new hotels and apartments with quaint water fountains; the locals collect their drinking water at the fountain as it’s the purest water in Andorra and is bottled here for the supermarkets, and of course for those on ski holidays in Arinsal to enjoy.
Snow conditions in Arinsal
Ski season at Andorra runs from December to April and there are plenty of snowmaking facilities to ensure excellent terrain even during dry spells. With 296 snow cannons, snow is guaranteed on 28km of the slopes in the Arinsal and Pal sector.
Skiing in Arinsal
With the new link to Pal, the ski area boasts a reasonable 65km of pistes, mainly reds and blues, many of them cut through the woods. The ski school, as in the rest of Andorra, is excellent and has many English speaking instructors, which attract many Brits to ski holidays in Arinsal. Snow reliability is some of the best in Andorra as most of the slopes are above 1900 m and is supplemented by plenty of snow cannons.
Apres ski and restaurants in Arinsal
Ski holidays in Arinsal have a good reputation for après ski, with numerous bars, restaurants and clubs, so they're perfect for young people who are learning to ski and looking for a good time in the evenings, all of which is helped by the generous measures and the cheap prices. Iglu favourites include Cisco's which has a Mexican theme with cool DJs as well as live sports on TV, or El Derby which is an Irish bar also with live sports as well as a large outdoor terrace. They do great food like pies and toasted sandwiches.
For food lovers, you might enjoy the Pampa restaurant which serves a variety of cuisines or the Factory Restaurant which is just a stone's throw from the gondola station and is open from 8am-2:30am and has speciality pancakes or burgers, as well as good veggie dishes.
The Refugi d'Arinsal is a lovely slopeside restaurant where you can get some lunch and a drink. It's right next to an easy section of slope so the advanced ones in your group can relax here with a beer and watch your beginner mates learn their ways.
Other activities in Arinsal
For a more relaxed experience you can beat family and friends at a game of 10-pin bowling which also has a bar and a games room. There are some shops in Arinsal although if you want a full shopping experience then head to Andorra La Vella which has lots of duty-free shops both outdoors and indoors.
If you want to wind down then head to the Princesa Parc Wellness Centre which has a range of pools, saunas, steam room and jacuzzi where you can seriously relax. It also has a gym onsite.
Arinsal ski hotels
You can cut to the chase and start browsing our wonderful range of Arinsal hotels now to book just the perfect spot for your Arinsal ski holiday.
Lift pass information in Arinsal
With a single lift pass skiers and snowboarders have access to the 3 resorts in the Vallnord area – Arcalis, Arinsal and Pal.
Please note: Mountain and ski stats are for the Arinsal/Pal sector of the Vallnord ski area
Arinsal SKI PASS PRICES
The prices for the Arinsal Grandvalira lift pass, for the Winter 23/24 ski season can be found below.
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Prices are normally based on a full area lift pass and child ages vary by resort. The above are guides, so please call one of the Iglu team for prices for your holiday.
Ski Hire in Arinsal
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Arinsal. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Arinsal:
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|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£70||£49|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£95||£59|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£126|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£142|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Arinsal here
Just like to say many thanks for a brilliant holiday in Arinsal from start to finish. From flights, transfers, hotel, lift passes Ski hire and lunch vouchers. Lovely family run hotel with many personal touches Unfortunately the snow was lacking and unaware of the snow cannons being used. Decided not a fan of afternoon lessons.
Apres Ski: 4/5
Andorra is a really interesting place to ski. A good range of challenging slopes on the mountain terrain. Arinsal is lively and a good base to explore from.
Apres Ski: 4/5