Andorra is a destination to visit all year round

Andorra is a country to be experienced 365 days a year, and each season has its own special charm! In spring, nature awakens, in summer the sun and the good weather invite you to extend your days in the mountains, and autumn is ideal to escape from routine after your holidays. And the first snowfalls are the first sign that winter is approaching, marking the start of the ski season.
Each season offers different experiences to enjoy in your own way and with whoever you want, whether you are travelling as a couple, with your family or with friends.
Here we tell you all about it!

Spring bursts out in all its splendour

It is the favourite time of the year for many. Temperatures are more pleasant when it comes to taking advantage of the last of the snow to go skiing before the resorts close, ski touring or snowshoeing. But it is also a perfect time for cycling without getting cold or going for a walk or run in the city or the mountains when the snow is gone.
In May and June, the first sporting events and open-air music festivals begin in Andorra and continue until the beginning of autumn.

The quietest season

Another reason to be a fan of this season is that it is less crowded compared to summer or winter. After Easter and before July, there are fewer visitors to Andorra. You’ll be able to stroll and go shopping at your leisure, and you won’t have to stress about booking a table in one of the country’s busiest restaurants. But what’s more, if you get away in spring, you’ll enjoy better prices 😉. Book your spring break on our website and benefit from an extra 10% discount.

In summer you won’t stop!

Parties, festivals and outdoor activities, as well as trail running, road cycling and mountain biking competitions are always on the agenda – check out the events calendar to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
The word that best defines summer in Andorra is: active. These are the days to pack your backpack and go hiking. It doesn’t matter if you climb a peak or reach a lake: nothing compares to having breakfast or lunch surrounded by the sounds of nature. In Andorra, you’ll find hiking trails available for all levels and with durations that are affordable for everyone.

Much more than hiking

You can also set aside a day for the endless activities in the heart of nature offered by the ski resorts during the summer months, perfect for children, without forgetting to make time for culture! Summer gives you the chance to visit the Romanesque churches that are only open at this time of year, or to attend museum nights with small concerts, performances and cultural routes.
And to round off the summer season: an essential part of your visit is a sunset over the mountains from one of Andorra’s viewpoints, an impressive souvenir to take home with you!

Autumn is all about colours, flavours and lots of shopping

During this time of year, getaways to make the most of the weekends and long weekends in autumn are commonplace. Temperatures are still pleasant and there are enough daylight hours to stroll through the streets of the country and have a drink on the terraces.
At the end of September, nature begins its transformation and changes its colour palette from green to ochre, orange and reddish tones. Undoubtedly, a visual spectacle that captivates everyone who sees it.

The shopping festival

In November, the Andorra Shopping Festival is held, a festival for shopping lovers. During the weekends, in the country’s shopping centre you can attend live performances, travelling shows, as well as take advantage of discounts and special promotions. This is the time to get ready for the coming winter season and renew your ski equipment.
For foodies, Andorra Taula is also here, the country’s culinary days whose proposals will delight you 😉.

And then comes the star season of the year: winter.

Skiing, snowboarding and snow activities are the things to look forward to in December in Andorra. This season is synonymous not only with snow sports, but also with celebrations. Christmas, New Year and Epiphany festivities fill the streets with a festive spirit. Lights, Christmas markets and decorations create a magical atmosphere, ideal for enjoying with family or friends. In winter Andorra also celebrates Carnival, a great opportunity to discover local traditions and the much-desired Valentine’s Day.

The après-ski in Andorra

Of course, no snow day is complete without après-ski. A tradition that turns afternoons and evenings into moments of relaxation and entertainment. Andorra offers a wide variety of options.

Plans to do 365 days a year

In Andorra you’ll find activities to enjoy all year round. From shopping in its commercial hubs, to visiting museums that tell the story of the country’s history and culture, to relaxing or having fun in Caldea. Ice skating is an option at any time of year, while visiting the picturesque Andorran villages allows you to discover the rustic charm of the Pyrenees. Each activity offers a unique experience, making Andorra the perfect place for those looking for variety and charm all year round.

Year-round accommodation

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are also for year-round enjoyment and the pace of the plans Andorra has to offer. They are located in Bordes de Envalira, just 2 minutes from Soldeu by car and opposite the Grandvalira ski resort. Here you will feel at home, in holiday flats that stand out for their uniqueness and are fully equipped with all the comforts you can imagine. We also have a children’s mini-club and a spa, so that everyone can make the most of their holidays in Andorra, whether in summer or winter.
Get ready for adventure and book your flat in Andorra!

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7 Reasons to choose Els Llacs Mountain Apartments this Easter

Discover why our apartments in Andorra are the perfect choice for an unforgettable Easter in the mountains with your pet, with unique spaces, spa and more!
Els Llacs is the ideal place for those looking for comfort and proximity to the ski slopes. If you are planning a family holiday this year and you don’t want to leave your dog at home, discover why booking our flats is your best option. And with the recent snowfall at the beginning of March, this year’s long weekend promises to be a great one, so get your suitcase ready!

Accomodation in Andorra for Easter

Els Llacs are not just a place to stay; they are your second home in the heart of Grandvalira. Big, beautiful, and comfortable. Each space is designed to meet your every need. The typical mountain decoration, with the use of noble materials such as wood, creates a warm and cosy atmosphere that invites you to relax after a day of activities in the snow.

Complete equipment for a carefree stay

From fully equipped kitchens to modern bathrooms and bedrooms with high quality bedding, everything is designed for your comfort. Imagine preparing a hot meal after a day’s skiing or curling up in your bed with a view of the snow-capped mountains.
And because we like to take care of you, we’ve put together a welcome pack with everything you need to make you feel at home.

Apartments in Andorra with spa and gym

The spa, with its outdoor jacuzzi and mountain views, is simply spectacular. It’s the perfect place to relax once you get back to the flats. If you want to keep active, the gym offers a range of workout options. What you’ll be most pleased to know is that the spa and gym are included in the price of your stay.

Pet Friendly: your pets are welcome

At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you can come with your pet and enjoy your holiday together. We understand that your four-legged friend is part of the family, which is why we accept pets in our flats in Andorra.

Flats in Andorra with excellent location

You’ll be just a short drive from Andorra’s best ski slopes. The location, in Bordes de Envalira, is ideal for those seeking the tranquillity of the mountains, but who also want easy access to the slopes, activities and entertainment.
The nearest sector of Grandvalira is El Peretol, but Grau Roig and Soldeu are also close by, just 5 minutes away by car. From both you can start snow activities to combine with skiing or to dedicate a whole day to it. In Soldeu, you can also enjoy après-ski in restaurants and nightlife venues. Another nearby town is Pas de la Casa, where you can ski or spend an afternoon shopping in its many shops. It is another of Andorra’s important commercial hubs.

Activities and entertainment in Andorra at Easter

From skiing to exploring the rich local culture and gastronomy, Andorra offers a wide range of activities for all tastes and ages.
The resorts offer all kinds of snow-related activities, excursions, igloo building, zip-lines and sledging tracks, among others. But the country also offers a variety of museums and cultural activities suitable for all ages. There is also a wide range of restaurants, cafés and bars. And of course, the shopping that combines perfectly with the rest of the activities.
You won’t get bored and you won’t run out of things to do!

Book your Easter break

Choosing our flats in Andorra for your Easter break is a guarantee of an unforgettable experience. We offer you all the facilities to make sure that your Easter break is exactly as you imagined it. Booking your stay at Els Llacs Moutain Apartments is easy, flexible and you get a 10% discount when you book through our website, book your flat now!

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Ski circuits in Grandvalira: discover them!

Have you heard of Grandvalira’s special ski circuits? They are a series of itineraries, differentiated by level and discipline, designed to explore the slopes in a different way and at the same time be a real challenge. We’ll tell you about them here.

Fun Cross ski circuits

The little skiers will test their skills on the boards with lots of curves, jumps, turns and tunnels. As well as having a great time, they will gain agility and experience with 5 different circuits specially created for this purpose.

The Fun Cross circuits are spread over the El Tarter and Soldeu sectors.

For beginners there is the Marmota Fun Cross, at the foot of Soldeu ski slopes, with a length of 332 metres and 25 metres of vertical drop. The Òliba Fun Cross is also in this area and is for more experienced skiers, with a blue level. On the other hand, to ski the Astor Fun Cross Ride you need a very high level to be able to overcome its obstacles.
In El Tater, the resort offers the Guineu Fun Cross circuit, with a ride of 880 m. and 165 m. of vertical drop on red pistes. And finally, the Ós Fun Cross Ride for very experienced children who can enjoy the longest circuit with a length of 490 m. and 175 m. of vertical drop.

Easy Way, Fun Way and Skimo Way ski circuits

Following these circuits is another way of discovering the resort. To complete them you need to have a minimum level of skiing, as you’ll be following medium/high level pistes. They are also ideal for families. The circuits are in the Grau Roig, Pas de la Casa and Encamp sectors.

– Easy Way

This ski circuit crosses 6 blue pistes and 8 lifts. You should estimate an approximate duration of 4 hours to complete it.

– Fun Way

This route requires a higher level of skiing, as it only runs along red pistes. It lasts between 3 to 5 hours depending on how you choose the 11 pistes and 10 lifts. The effort will be well worth it as it will take you to discover the most unique places in the resort.

– Skimo Way

In this case we change the equipment from alpine skiing to ski mountaineering. It is a route that runs through emblematic points of the resort linking Pas de la Casa with Encamp and is suitable for all levels.

How to get to the slopes from the apartments?

El Peretol is the closest sector to Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. Located in Bordes de Envalira, it gives access to the slopes via the Pla de Pedres chairlift. In this area of the resort you will find a car park with limited spaces and also a free shuttle service for guests staying at Bordes de Envalira, which runs every 20 minutes when the slopes are open. You can consult the timetables here.

Tips for skiing in Andorra

Some of the circuits require a good level of skiing to enjoy the harder slopes. To enjoy a full and safe experience, start gradually on simpler routes. Each one is duly signposted with the corresponding level: the green runs are the easiest, followed by the blue ones, which are intermediate, the medium-high level red ones and the black ones, reserved for the most experienced skiers.
If you are new to skiing, we recommend that you take some lessons. The resort has ski schools in all sectors. Starting with an instructor will allow you to acquire technique and good practice from the first moment you step on the boards. You can book individual or group courses in alpine skiing, snowboarding or ski mountaineering, both for adults and children.

Now that you know the Grandvalira ski circuits, you can’t miss the chance to try them out.
Book your accommodation now at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments with your ski pass in Grandvalira and enjoy the snow in Andorra.

Planes de Semana Santa

Promising Easter holidays this year! Coming early at the end of March

As the bank holiday approaches, we invite you to discover a selection of Easter plans that combine sport, leisure and comfort in Andorra. We hope this guide will inspire you for your getaway! Whether on skis or a snowboard or just enjoying a moment of peace and quiet in a cosy flat, this holiday will be unique.

Day 1: Arrival in Andorra at Els LLacs Mountain Apartments

Your Easter getaway begins in one of our mountain apartments that offer the warmth and comfort that your family and your pet need. Not only are they 100% equipped with every comfort, but they are also large, spacious, and they will surround you in a cosy mountain atmosphere. After your arrival, you can set off to explore the surrounding area or go to Soldeu, the nearest town, or to Pas de la Casa, where you can take the opportunity to do some shopping and stroll around. Take it easy on the first afternoon, rest from your trip and get your strength back for the Easter plans that await you.

Day 2: First day of skiing in Andorra

After a hearty breakfast, get ready for your first day in Grandvalira. Remember: buying your ski pass beforehand will save you time, as you will save this procedure when you get to the slopes. If you book the apartament with ski pass from our website, you will get the complete pack with the days of pass you want, plus an exclusive 10% discount on the accommodation for buying on our website.
Grandvalira offers a wide variety of slopes for all levels, from beginners to expert skiers. If you want to improve your level or start with a good base, you can book individual or group lessons.

Apartments with spa 

Back at the flat, we suggest you try our spa (to which you have free access throughout your stay) and especially the outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by mountains. If you wish, you have the possibility of rewarding yourself with a massage, with prior reservation ( payable service).

Day 3: more skiing and more Easter plans

Continue your adventure with another exciting day of skiing or snowboarding. Take note: if you’re looking for alternatives to skiing, Grandvalira offers many snow activities, such as snowmobile tours, snowshoeing or mushing.
In the evening, it’s time to explore the après-ski options.

Splash! The latest attraction

Andorra has something for everyone. On this occasion, we’ll tell you about the newest one. We are talking about Splash: the water slide at the Canillo Ice Palace (Palau de Gel de Canillo). This winter, you will be able to enjoy this brand new activity, 10 minutes by car from the flats. It has three 7-metre-high slides and a 53-metre-long course that runs partially along the outside of the building. It’ suitable for children from 10 years of age and over, with a minimum height of 1.20 metres. For the youngest children, from 3 to 12 years old, you will find slides adapted to their age in the indoor pool. And of course, you can also go ice skating on the recently renovated Olympic ice rink.

Day 4: last day of skiing and farewell dinner

Make the most of your last day on the slopes. You can explore new slopes or repeat your favourites. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in one of the most emblematic restaurants in the area. For this occasion we propose the Kao Soldeu restaurant at the Park Piolets 5* hotel, part of our hotel group, where you can enjoy traditional Chinese haute cuisine and toast to an unforgettable Easter.

These Easter plans are ideal for both ski enthusiasts and those looking for a unique getaway. They ensure 4 exciting days of skiing, snow activities, après-ski and relaxation in cosy, pet-friendly flats.
No one in the family will be left behind and you’ll have a great time.

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Discover what Nordic skiing is like at Naturland: another experience to try this winter

Although downhill and ski mountaineering are the best-known and most popular options in Andorra, there is a third way to glide over the snow: Nordic skiing. If you are a lover of this winter sport, or if you want to get started in this discipline, the slopes of the Naturland resort await you.

Naturland: the destination for Nordic skiing

– Nordic skiing

Located in Sant Julià de Lòria, in the south of the country, this resort invites you to explore its 15 kilometres of slopes of all levels, through the La Rabassa forest. To get there, you have to go to the 2000 m elevation.
In addition to the trails, it also offers a cross-country ski school with specialised instructors, ideal for beginners and experienced skiers alike. You can also book excursions with expert guides to discover the stunning landscapes surrounding the resort. And to complete the experience, it also offers equipment hire shops, ensuring you have everything you need for your day in the snow.

– Adventure park

Naturland is also an outdoor adventure park offering a host of activities in the heart of the mountains, both in winter and summer. It also has the Tonbotronc, the longest nature toboggan run in the world with a distance of 5.3 km and a gradient of 400 metres, on which you can reach 35 km/hour.
Naturland is undoubtedly the perfect plan for a day of adventure.

What you need for Nordic skiing

If you have not yet taken up this winter sport, the first thing you need to know is that the boards, shoes and poles are different to those you would use for alpine skiing.
The skis are thinner and the binding is mobile, as you have to walk on the ski to glide across the snow. The poles are longer than those used in alpine skiing, to support you better, as you will need to use more force to propel yourself. Finally, cross-country ski boots are more flexible and lighter than ski boots.

Doing sport and getting fit

Nordic skiing is a very complete sport, as it works all parts of the body, including the torso and arms. It does not require any previous physical condition; it is accessible to all ages, opening up a world of possibilities for beginners and sports enthusiasts alike. The tranquillity of its circuits is combined with a less crowded atmosphere than alpine skiing. In addition, Nordic skiing is characterised by gentler slopes as it takes place on circuits through forests and mainly on flat trails.

Nordic ski passes for cross-country skiing in Naturland

The resort offers several alternatives for cross-country skiing in its facilities. You can buy from a one-day ski pass to a complete package, which is highly recommended to try this sport as it includes a day pass, ski equipment, lessons with an instructor and lunch.

A good rest after a day in the snow

Although on this occasion you have to go a little further than usual to experience one of Andorra’s winter activities, the journey will be worth it.
When you get back to the flat, all you have to do is relax. Let yourself be enveloped by the spaciousness and comfort of a perfectly equipped space, designed to guarantee your rest and well-being. Book your flat and come and enjoy the winter in Andorra. If you wish to book a ski pass for Nordic skiing or any other snow activity, contact us and we will manage your reservation.


This winter, Andorra is the stage for major competitions

We’re kicking off an exciting year at Grandvalira Resorts. Get ready for action and excitement, because the most eagerly awaited sporting events are about to hit the Andorran ski slopes. Don’t miss this opportunity: join the adventure and experience the great competitions in Andorra.

Women’s Slalom and Giant Slalom World Cup

Very close to the flats, the Avet slope, located in Soldeu, will host a women’s alpine skiing World Cup event in February. On this occasion, the most technical events will be disputed: the slalom and the giant slalom. After last year, when the finals were held, this season the best female skiers, including the current champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, return to compete in an event that will not lack excitement. Among them
📍 The AUDI Fis Ski World Cup Soldeu 2024 will take place on 10 and 11 February, on the Avet piste in Soldeu, Grandvalira.

The Freeride World Tour comes back to Ordino Arcalís

The week before, the freestyle championship par excellence arrives. The world’s top snow and ski riders have an appointment in Andorra to delight the public with impossible jumps. Since 2015, the Ordino Arcalís resort has hosted one of the Freeride World Tour 2024 By Peak Performance events. It is a worldwide competition made up of only 5 events, so it is an honour that one of them takes place in Andorra.
The Freeride World Tour will take place from the 1st to the 7th of February, in the Ordino Arcalís resort of Grandvalira Resorts, located in the northern valley of the country. To move around we advise you to do it by car and leave the flat in good time.

World Cup KM Launched in Grau Roig

Once again, the Riberal track will be the setting for a World Cup event of the Launched Kilometre World Cup. In March we will be able to see the fastest skiers in the world in action in Grandvalira. It is the only ski slope in Andorra prepared for this type of competition, which can reach up to 200 km/hour.
The length of the track is 887 metres with a braking area of 450 metres. It has a gradient of 200 metres, with the beginning of the track measuring 2,538 metres and the end 2,338 metres. It also has a 10-metre tower at the starting point, to ensure the maximum gradient of 78%.
📍 The KM Launch races will be held from 12 to 14 March, on the Riberal piste, in the Grau Roig sector of Grandvalira. This competition, like the Alpine skiing World Cup, is also close to the Els Llacs Apartaments.

2029 World Championships

Andorra is a candidate to host the 2029 Alpine skiing world championships, the highest competition in this discipline. Grandvalira is up against 4 other candidates and the mystery will be revealed in June 2024 when the FIS (International Ski Federation) will announce the chosen one.

Book your accommodation in Andorra

This season there are plenty of events awaiting you in Andorra. We are sure that we will attend them all. So, if you also want to be a spectator in the front row, you only have to book your flat in Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, for the desired dates.

We are located in Bordes d’Envalira near the sectors, Soldeu and Grau Roig where the World Cups are held. To get to Ordino-Arcalís, you will have to travel a little further, as the resort is located in the north of the country, but by car you can get there in about 1 hour.
Experience the thrill of the big competitions in Andorra!

Novedades de Grandvalira

Discover what awaits you this season in Grandvalira

Winter is finally here and the ski season has begun. Maybe you’ve already done a few runs in the snow or maybe you’re still counting down the days until your getaway to Andorra. If you are about to plan your holidays in the snow, get ready to discover the new features that await you this year in Grandvalira. We tell you everything you need to know for your next ski trip.

Grandvalira grows with more kilometres of slopes

That’s right! This year you will be able to enjoy 3 new red pistes in the Canillo sector, which have been built in the Encampanada area next to the Seig chairlift, which is also new. The resort has now grown to 140 pistes and 215 kilometres.
On the other hand, it has also implemented improvements in the high section of the Port-Grau piste in the Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig sectors, in the Port d’Envalira – Antenes area. This area will be the entrance to the future ICONIC high-altitude sports performance centre.

Ski mountaineering and snowshoeing circuits

Ski mountaineering and snowshoeing enthusiasts will also see their opportunities in the snow increase. It is true that alpine skiing is the king sport, but Grandvalira is committed to a good number of snow sports and activities and incorporates new ones every season.
In Soldeu you will find a new ski mountaineering circuit and 6 new snowshoeing circuits in the Soldeu, El Tarter and Canillo sectors.

Improvements in infrastructures and services

The resort is making improvements to its facilities to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay for all skiers.
Pas de la Casa inaugurates a new multifunctional building, the 2,222 Costa Rodona, with ski lockers and 230 lockers.
In the 3 Grandvalira snowparks, up to 8 modules have been added and 2 more have been improved. This gives freestyle lovers a new inventive way to enjoy their favourite discipline.
It also offers renewed proposals for families at the Pas de la Casa and Cortals children’s school, with improved circuits, and at the Kids Forest in Pas de la Casa, where a new circuit with more modules and play elements suitable for children has been opened. For its part, Soldeu has refurbished the nursery and has also extended its crèche.

Events in the resort

Once again this year, Grandvalira has a calendar of great sporting events and festivals that you can’t miss. Put them in the diary!
– On 10 and 11 February, the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup returns in the Slalom and Giant Slalom categories on the Avet piste in Soldeu.
– From 12 to 14 March, the finals of the KM Launch World Cup will take place on the Riberal piste in the Grau Roig sector.
– From 4 to 7 April, Snowrow, the music and sports festival, will be back for the second time in the Grau Roig sector.

Come and see what’s new in Grandvalira

If you are planning a ski getaway for the first months of the year to discover what’s new in Grandvalira, we make it very easy for you: book your ski pass with Els Llacs Mountain Apartments and… get ready to enjoy the ski season to the fullest!

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Have fun in the snow with original activities in Andorra

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?

Puente de la Purísima

Get ready for an unforgettable December long weekend in Andorra!

Is there anything better than skiing, enjoying après-ski and spending quality time with your family during your days off? The December long weekend is approaching and so is the perfect time to kick off the ski season in Grandvalira. Here you can ski down the impressive slopes of Andorra, disconnect from the daily routine and have fun in the snow. Don’t miss the opportunity and make the most of this extended long weekend in December. Are you up for it?

Special Offer: Grandvalira ski pass and Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

If your plan is to conquer the slopes of Grandvalira, we have an offer that will make your trip even more exciting: it includes the ski pass and the stay at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. You will be able to choose between 25 tourist flats with capacity from 2 to 11 people, located in Bordes de Envalira, only 5 minutes away from the access to Peretol.
Go ahead and get your package now so that when you arrive, you can focus on what really matters: making the most of the snow. Imagine this: you arrive at our accommodation and, instead of having to deal with buying your ski pass or queuing for long lines, you simply grab your equipment and decide what time you’re going to ski. No stress, no worries, just pure fun: this bank holiday, get ready for a hassle-free skiing break in Andorra!

Skiing in Andorra over the bank holiday long weekend

The resorts have already announced that the slopes are scheduled to open on 5 December***, so if all goes well, everything will be ready for skiing. We are sure that for many of you this long weekend has already become a tradition to start the ski season with family and friends. And if not, it’s a good time to join in this tradition 😉.
The ideal opportunity to take a break from the daily routine and enjoy the snow sports and activities that Grandvalira has to offer.

***According to the Grandvalira announcement of 1 December, the slopes will open on 5 December, if weather conditions allow it.

Much more than skiing!

Grandvalira offers seven interconnected sectors, with 138 slopes of all levels (from green to black) and 210 skiable kilometres. You will also find facilities for learning to ski or snowboard and perfecting your technique with a range of ski lessons. Children also have their place in the schools and special circuits.
If ski mountaineering or snowshoeing is more your thing, the resort has also set up specific itineraries and a special ski pass.
What’s more, in Grandvalira you can also combine skiing and snowshoeing with other activities and choose from more than 20 different options. The most popular are snowmobile excursions, mushing, zip-lining and Magic Gliss, among many others.
The resort also offers 3 snowparks and freeride trails.
Here you have everything you need to enjoy your favourite sports at any level!

The best après-ski for the Purisima long weekend

As snow activities abound, so do après-ski options. There is a wide range of options to suit all tastes and ages.
To recover the warmth after a day in the snow, there is nothing better than enjoying a spa, and you won’t even have to leave the flats! At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, you will find a spa and a gym included, and if you wish, you can hire a massage to recover your energy (service with additional cost).
Another activity you can’t miss when visiting Andorra is shopping. The bank holiday is the ideal time to renew your ski equipment or start thinking about gifts to help Santa Claus and the Three Wise Men 😉.
But, above all, it is a good time to stroll through the streets and enjoy the Christmas decorations and illuminations, visit the Christmas markets or the giant nativity scene in Canillo.

Without a doubt, if you are looking for a unique experience for the bank holiday weekend in december, you are in the right place. Come and enjoy the ski slopes in the company of your family and friends and take advantage of all the snow and après-ski activities that you will find in Andorra.
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What do you need to enjoy the snow with your children?

Organising a snow holiday in Andorra with the whole family is an activity you can’t miss in winter. However, there are some points to bear in mind, apart from accommodation, planning the trip and meals. One of them is how to dress the little ones properly to protect them from the cold and damp when skiing or doing activities in the snow. In this article we tell you about the ski equipment you will need so that you have everything ready.

What clothing does your child need for the snow?

The important thing is that you travel with what you need so that you don’t lack anything, but that you don’t carry unnecessary clothes either. As you will see, one of the basic premises is to dress them in layers, protecting them from the cold and at the same time being able to take clothes off when they are hot and prevent them from sweating.

– Thermal clothing

Start with a T-shirt and thermal tights. They need to fit snug but not tight, otherwise they won’t be able to move freely. Make sure they are breathable so that the garment stays dry at all times. There are tops with high collars, but if they have a neckwear, you won’t need them.

– Anorak and ski trousers

The jacket and trousers should be waterproof so that water doesn’t get through when they fall or play in the snow. If you feel they are not warm enough, you can add a middle layer, such as a polar fleece, between the thermal T-shirt and the anorak. It is very practical that the wrist of the anorak has velcro so that you can adjust the jacket to the arm and keep out the cold. For younger children, you can dress them in ski overalls, which are easier to put on as they have fewer zips and buttons.

– Ski socks

It is essential that their feet are well protected and with the right material to avoid the cold and chafing from the boots.

– Gloves

It’s best to play it safe and have two pairs. Children love to play in the snow, they end up getting them wet, even if they are waterproof. Always carry a second pair with you so they don’t get their little hands wet.

– Goggles

Check that they fit and hold their face well and that they have good visibility for both cloudy and sunny days.

Boards, boots and poles for the little ones

As they are still growing, consider whether you prefer to buy the equipment or rent it, which is also a good solution. Boards, bindings and poles depend on their weight and height and may not be suitable for them from one year to the next.
You can rent or buy ski equipment in the shop of Park Piolets Mountain Hotel&Spa, the 5* hotel that belongs to the same group as the apartaments.

Sun protection

You probably already know this, but it’s worth remembering the importance of applying sun cream and lipstick to protect yourself from the sun. At the chemist’s they will help you find the one that best suits your child’s skin.

Skiing with children in Grandvalira

And now that you’ve got everything ready, all you need to do is put your suitcase in the car and come! In Andorra there are many options for enjoying the snow.
Obviously, the first is skiing. In the ski resorts you’ll find endless possibilities for your children to learn to ski. From schools and classes adapted to their age and level, so that they can get started in this sport or improve their technique. In this article you will find information about skiing with children. But you can also choose from a wide range of activities, we’ll tell you all about them here, so you’ll have a great time!

Don’t wait any longer and book Els Llacs Mountain Apartments with accommodation and ski pass in Grandvalira to enjoy a family ski holiday.

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