Do you want to know everything Grandvalira has to offer in winter? We’ll tell you about the top snow activities you’ll find in the resort this winter to combine with skiing and snowboarding, or if you prefer to enjoy your holidays in the snow in a different way. Are you up for trying out new proposals?
Which snow activities to choose in Andorra?
In addition to ski-related sports, Grandvalira offers other snow activities during the winter season. The options are varied and suitable for all ages, to do as a couple, with the family or with friends. Although most of them take place during the day, some others can be booked at night.
As these are snow activities, make sure you wrap up warm with gloves, trousers, jacket and sunglasses to protect you from the cold and the sun.
Here are some fun and easy snow activities beyond skiing and snowboarding.
This is a unique way to experience the snowy landscapes of the mountains. Snowmobiles can usually accommodate two people, and you must be at least 18 years old and have a driving licence (children aged 6-17 must be accompanied by an adult). Prices vary according to the rental time: you can choose between 30 minutes, 1 or 2 hours. The excursions start from the Grau Roig activity centre in the Moretó forest near the flats, or in Pas de la Casa. They are available at night but only from Grau Roig.
Mushing: dog sledge rides
This is one of the most popular snow activities. It is an excellent option for families or couples in which you can ride as a passenger, but if you dare you can also drive. In Grandvalira, the sledges have 2 seats and there is the possibility of booking it as a family with 2 adults and 1 or 2 children from 3 to 11 years old. Children under 3 years of age do not need a seat, as they ride in the arms of an adult and do not pay, children from 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The excursions are 2, 3 and 5 km in the marked circuits of the adventure centre of Grau Roig and Riba Escorxada in El Tarter.
Snowshoeing with a guide
Exploring the mountain on snowshoes is a unique experience. Delve into the beauty of nature, walk on the snow and discover breathtaking landscapes. This is one of the perfect snow activities in Andorra for the whole family, groups of friends or couples. In Grandvalira you can book guided excursions for 2 hours, half a day or a whole day in the Grau Roig sector. If you want to make it even more special, sign up for a night outing under the stars.
Snow activities are also après-ski
Indeed, as we have seen, many of these excursions can be done at night, but there are more.
In Pas de la Casa, the La Solana/Tubs piste is still open from Thursday to Saturday until 20h, so you can experience the sensation of skiing at night on a completely illuminated piste.
In the Peretol sector, the one closest to the flats, there is the Sunset Park Peretol, the freestyle area that opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 15h to 21h.
And finally, if you want to spend a super fun afternoon after the resort has closed, you just have to go to Soldeu and go down the slopes on an articulated sled, the Snake Gliss, guided by a monitor.
Holiday apartaments to enjoy snow activities
Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are located 700 metres from the Peretol access to the resort. They are unique mountain flats with all the comforts you can imagine. They also have a children’s area and a spa so that everyone can have a good time after a day of snow activities. Would you like to try them out?