EL TARTER, ANDORRA
Ski holidays in El Tarter, Andorra
El Tarter is closely linked to Soldeu, which is just 1.5 km up the road. Soldeu and El Tarter sit in the heart of the 210km of pistes that make up the Grandvalira ski area in Andorra. Ski holidays in El Tarter are perfect for first time skiers and snowboarders due to the fantastic ski schools and excellent value for money.
Grandvalira is made up of 6 lift-linked sectors including, Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp.
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El Tarter ski resort
El Tarter is smaller than its neighbour, Soldeu, with just a handful of restaurants and bars but offers fantastic value accommodation with quick access to the extensive Grandvalira ski area. El Tarter is an attractive resort with a peaceful and friendly atmosphere that compels skiers and snowboarders return year after year.
Snow conditions in El Tarter
The ski season in El Tarter runs from December through to April with excellent ski conditions in February and March. There are 1013 snow cannons across Grandvalira that guarantees snow at more than 65% of the total ski area.
Skiing in El Tarter
The El Tarter ski area centres around a large beginner plateau area perfect for first time skiers and snowboarders. There is an extensive variety of blue and red pistes that link around El Tarter which experienced skiers can enjoy. Just one chairlift away is Soldeu where you can head towards Grau Roig and Pas de la Casa.
Families will love the wide range of facilities for children here with special kids circuits and fun pistes designed just for them. El Tarter has the best snowparks in Andorra. At 1.3km in length, the park offers long routes and features for all abilities. Throughout the season there are freestyle camps and top level international competitions that take place at Snowpark El Tarter.
Accommodation in El Tarter
This superb destination is perfect for quality breaks on a budget. We have a fantastic range of El Tarter hotels that will meet any of your ski holiday requirements.
Après ski and other non-ski activities in El Tarter
There are a few restaurants and bars in El Tarter; Dylan’s is a modern restaurant with a cocktail bar. L’Arbarset serves traditional alpine dishes in its restaurant and hosts live music at après on its large sun terrace. For a livelier après scene, head up the road to Soldeu.
Andorra is well known for its duty free shopping so you will find brilliant value within the supermarkets and ski shops in El Tarter and Soldeu.
Other activities in Grandvalira include:
- Snow shoeing (Canillo, El Tarter, Grau Roig & Pas de la Casa)
- Paragliding (El Tarter)
- Snowmobiling (Grau Roig & Soldeu)
- Ice skating (Canillo)
- Zipline (Canillo)
- Dog sledding (El Tarter & Grau Roig)
El Tarter SKI PASS PRICES
The prices for the El Tarter Grandvalira lift pass, for the Winter 21/22 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 El Tarter
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 El Tarter. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in El Tarter:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£97||£61|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£95||£62|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£122|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£151|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to El Tarter here
El Tarter Reviews
I have skied all across the alps over the last 30 years but never Andorra - its wonderful, everyone is so friendly and helpful. Huge range of blues and reds and a few blacks. Instructor for my (anxious beginner) son was brilliant, nurturing him to a level where we skied as a family down the whole mountain by the end of the week. We were lucky, we had fresh powder snow every other night and sunshine all day- in April! Definately going back.
Apres Ski: 4/5
El tartare may not have the grand allure, vast slopes and resorts of the alps but is still a great place to ski or snowboard. We travelled as friends and were very lucky with the weather, having excellent powder conditions on 4 out of the 6 days we were on the slopes. There is still plenty of area to explore and in powder the play area is endless. It’s far cheaper than the alps but doesn’t have the same apres scene but will still make for an excellent trip!
Apres Ski: 3/5