Do you want to go skiing this winter ? Andorra has become a must-see destination for the winter season. With 303 km of ski slopes, 1,200 establishments and 400 restaurants , the Principality of Andorra attracts many ski enthusiasts every year. Whether during the day or in the evening, many activities will be offered. After having devoted an article to the 10″ reasons to visit andorra this summer> , we invite you to discover the top 5 of the best winter sports destinations in Andorra.
118 tracks. 210 km skiable. 64 lifts. Grandvalira is the largest resort in the Pyrenees and southern Europe. Located in the north of Andorra, Grandvalira is a resort for the general public. Beginners will be able to go to the Grandvalira ski and snowboard school. Video recording, more than 400 monitors at your service … You will progress quickly. The more experienced will have fun on the 3 freestyle areas and the 13 km of off-piste tracks.
Grandvalira also offers other activities. You can go paragliding or hike with dog sleds. And if you want to take a trip in the unusual, go to the Igloo Hotel. This ephemeral establishment is fully built in snow .
In the coming weeks, many events will take place in this station. You will be able to attend the Freeride Junior World Championships (from January 28 to 30, 2016) and in addition to the World Championships KL (March 10-13, 2016).
Andorra’s second largest ski area, Vallnord consists of 2 main ski resorts: Ordino-Arcalís and Pal-Arinsal . They correspond to all ski desires, from novice to experienced. They also offer very advantageous prices.
Vallnord Arcalís is ideal for athletes, with its many freeride areas . In the area of Pal, you can also practice the airboard, a downhill race where you sit flat on an airship inflatable airship. But this ski area is also accessible to children, because there are many circuits children.
Note that Vallnord Arcalís will host two events of the SkiMo World Cup . Arcalís will host, the January 16, the individual race against the clock with the celebration of the traditional “Font Blanca”. For its part, Arinsal and its 1,000 vertical meters will be the challenge to overcome on January 17 during the Vertical Race. And again, for the second year in a row, the FREERIDE WORLD TOUR, the most important international category event of this category, on January 23 and 24.
The Parador Canaro is an ideal destination for beginners . It offers two trails for beginners and a ski and snowboard school. Younger guests can have fun on the sled area. We also find this family atmosphere in the 4-star hotel Parador Canaro.
The longest nature toboggan in the world with 5.3 km of course. The largest Sky Trail in Europe. The Naturlandia Adventure Park is located in Sant Julià de Lòria. Thanks to its more than 15 km of marked trails at an altitude of 2,050 m, Naturlandia also offers cross-country skiing, while offering a wide range of other activities: zip-line, snowmobiles, snowshoes … an animal park that allows you to observe the typical fauna of the Pyrenees.
Palau de Gel
Located in the city center of Canillo, the Palau de Gel offers many activities: skating lessons, ice karting, curling … If you are sporty, you can also play a hockey game. These games will entertain both children and adults!
More information on: www.visitandorra.com .