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This year, try your hand at ski touring

If you love snow sports in general and skiing in particular, this is a good time to take up ski touring. At the Els Llacs Mountain Apartaments we suggest activities for you to continue enjoying the snow in Andorra this year.

 

Get started in ski touring with NWPD

The company NWPD offers a very complete course to learn the tricks of this discipline. A professional mountain guide will teach you the secrets and techniques to introduce you to ski touring. The activity lasts between 5 and 6 hours, starts in the morning and is done in a group. To get the most out of it, it is done on terrain with perfect snow and weather conditions. But don’t worry, because it is very close to the flats.

The class, as we said at the beginning, is very complete and is done in different stages. First of all, the instructor will introduce the group to the equipment and explain how to use it. Then, he will start with the basic techniques of ski mountaineering to teach you how to move. In addition, the instructor will also teach you notions on how to draw a safe circuit and how to recognise the traps in the terrain to avoid accidents. With him, you will practice ascents and descents and he will also give you a lot of tips that only a good professional can give you.

 

Equipment needed for ski mountaineering

To do the course you will need: cross-country skis, poles, skins and blades (recommended). Safety equipment: DVA, shovel and probe. You will also need to take out insurance, although if you don’t have it, you can take it out when you register for the course. Both the equipment and the technical and warm clothing (trousers and ski jacket) can be rented at the Park Piolets hotel, of which we are part.

 

Freeride on Pic Maià

Another of the activities offered by this company (and also with expert guides) is an off-piste skiing course. But for this activity we will have to wait for a good downhill and ideal conditions to be able to enjoy it to the full. The area where it takes place is Pic Maià.

 

To find out when these courses will take place you can contact us and we will inform you of all the details.  Of course, you will be staying very close to the spots where these activities take place.

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Snow activities you can’t miss this winter

In Andorra there are many snow activities that you have to try at least once in your life. That’s why we at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are offering you 2 offers with activities that you can’t miss out on. It is possible to enjoy the valleys, peaks and snowy landscapes in Grandvalira without having to put on your skis or snowboard, and what’s more, these proposals are very close to us!

Mushing: the winter sensation

From the flats we propose you an offer with nights stay combined with a dog sledding excursion. Feel as if you were in Lapland while you travel through snowy landscapes and pine forests. The dogs, properly trained, will pull the sledge guided by a professional musher. It is an ideal snow activity for the whole family, as there is capacity for a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children. Choose the flat that best suits you and book your offer.

Snowmobiles are a must

A snowmobile tour is ideal to let off some adrenaline while you drive yourself. An ideal snow activity to try this winter or to repeat if you already know it. You can do it as a couple and also with your child if he/she is older than 7 years old, but driving is for people over 18 years old. Let yourself go, control the speed and enjoy the typical Pyrenean landscapes. You can book the pack of nights in flats and snowmobile excursion on our website. You will find this activity very close to the hotel in the Grau Roig sector of Grandvalira, just 2 minutes by car from the accommodation.

Other snow activities

In Andorra you’ll find more alternatives to alpine skiing that you can do this winter. Such as guided snowshoeing excursions or going on your own. If you feel like sliding down the snow, you can do it after ski mountaineering or try cross-country skiing. These activities are perfect for enjoying nature while practising outdoor sports.

Bonus: for the most foodie families

We have an extra proposal to complement the snow activities to enjoy good gastronomy: a stay with dinner at the Winter pop up restaurant Kao Soldeu. It is located in the Park Piolets hotel, in Soldeu, just 2 minutes by car from our mountain flats. Here you can taste the delights of Chinese haute cuisine, including the famous Peking Duck, the restaurant’s star dish. As well as the traditional dim sum and dishes based on rice, noodles, meat and fish, you will love it!

Tourist flats that lack nothing

Our flats are the best option to rest after a day of snow activities. They are very well located, in Bordes de Envalira, between the Grau Roig and Soldeu sectors of Grandvalira. They are comfortable, spacious and very well integrated with the environment, as they are decorated in the style of mountain chalets. In addition, they are 100% equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

They have services that few flats offer such as spa (free), gym and an area for the little ones to have fun. In addition, to make things easier for you, on your arrival you will find a welcome pack for breakfast on the first day and we give you the possibility to do the shopping before your arrival with delivery to the flat.

And if you have a pet, you can bring it with you because we are pet friendly.

If you are planning a getaway in the snow or you want to spend your winter holidays in Andorra, these snow activities are ideal. Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice.

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Enjoy an irresistible romantic getaway at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

A romantic getaway in a holiday apartament? At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments it’s possible to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style! Read on and you’ll find out why.

 

A change of scenery and a break from routine

The holiday appartments are located in an incomparable setting surrounded by mountains that you can see from your balcony or terrace. Each accommodation is different from the other, but all are comfortable, spacious and 100% equipped with everything you need – you won’t miss a thing! Not forgetting the typical mountain chalet décor, ideal for a romantic getaway in the snow with your partner, completely forgetting the stress of the city!

 

Guaranteed comfort for your romantic getaway

Find services that will make your stay much more comfortable and that are not usually found in all holiday flats. We have a spa, with free access, to relax as a couple. Enjoy the indoor and outdoor jacuzzi with views of the mountains, sauna and hammam. Not forgetting the gym so you can continue with your daily training routines. If you wish you can request a spa treatment (extra charge).

In addition, for your first breakfast we have prepared a welcome pack. So you won’t have to worry about anything. For your convenience, you can make your purchase online and have it delivered to the apartment before your arrival to make your stay easier.

And if you want “hotel services” but with the flexibility of a flat, don’t hesitate to try our catering, where you can order a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner to surprise your partner 😉.

 

Don’t leave anyone at home

Don’t worry about your four-legged friend, as you can travel without any problem and stay with them in the Els Llacs flats. In this section you can find out what you need to travel with pets in Andorra.

 

Mountain apartaments with 4-star hotel services

If you want even more for your romantic gateaway: we recommend you visit the 4* Hotel Park Piolets where you will find its spa, opened in December 2019, with the Green Salon, a hairdressing and beauty salon. As well as the Kao Soldeu Chinese haute cuisine restaurant. It is located in the village of Soldeu just 2 minutes from the mountain flats and is part of the same group.

 

Activities in Andorra for your romantic gateaway

These days you will find open snow activities such as mushing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing (except alpine skiing). Take note that restaurants in Andorra are open and other activities, such as museums, are also open. Inside the Andorran territory there is no curfew, nor mobility restrictions (you can check here all the anticovid measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus). From the flats we can advise you and help you to make a reservation if you wish.

 

Don’t wait any longer and make your reservation to live a different kind of romantic getaway in unique mountain flats: Els Llacs, in Bordes de Envarlia, Andorra.

World-Ski-Awards

LLacs Mountain Apartments, nominated for the World Ski Awards 2020

We have been nominated by the renowned World Ski Awards in the category of mountain accommodation in Andorra. At the same time, Grandvalira has also been chosen to win the award for the best ski resort in the country. A perfect match, don’t you think?

In case you don’t know them, we’ll tell you what these prestigious awards are about.

 

The renowned World Ski Awards

This award recognizes excellence in the world of skiing, a sector that involves some 400 million skiers a year in more than 2,500 resorts worldwide and approximately 6 million hotel beds. This is its eighth edition and will take place from 20 to 22 November in the Alps, with a gala included. The World Ski Awards have 5 different categories: Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Hotel, Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Best Ski Chalet. 

The winners will be voted and the deadline is September 27th. On the one hand, the industry professionals are voting, and on the other hand, the general public is voting through their website.  

These awards belong to the prestigious World Travel Awards. Created in 1995, their aim is to reward the excellence of companies and brands in each of their sections in the world of tourism.

 

And we are in the category: Best Ski Chalet.

We love the idea! Because we do all that is possible to make our accommodation a reference spot in which to spend a perfect holiday.

We have 25 vacation apartments ideal for families and groups of friends, all year round. None of them are the same, the only thing they share is the typical mountain style and decoration with noble materials such as wood and stone.

If you like to enjoy nature, you will appreciate the balconies and terraces of the apartments with views to the mountains. In summer you will see everything in green and in winter you will enjoy watching the snow fall while you drink a cup of hot chocolate. 😉

Moreover, you will not lack anything as they are 100% equipped with all the necessary equipment.

Take note that your holiday will also be safe. We have adopted new hygiene and safety measures to prevent the spread of covid-19.

 

Apartments with hotel services

In Els Llacs Mountain Apartments you will find services and facilities at your disposal to improve your stay and your comfort level.

We have a spa and outdoor jacuzzi, ideal to rest after a day in the mountains or shopping and a fitness room to continue with your daily training. We don’t forget about the little ones, who will be able to have fun in the playground.

So that you don’t have to worry about anything, you can make your shopping online before your arrival and have it delivered to our apartments, and as a novelty this winter we will also have a catering service in case you don’t feel like cooking.

Of course we also have a covered and supervised parking, transfer to the slopes in winter, rental of clothes and ski equipment, ski storage and a room for storing bikes in summer.

Comfort is assured here!

 

An unbeatable situation

We are in Bordes de Envalira, just 700 metres far from Grandvalira, with access to the recently opened Peretol sector. With a very good location 5 minutes from the village of Soldeu and the sector Grau Roig. The tourist apartments Els Llacs are ideal for skiing from any sector and also to enjoy excursions and activities the rest of the year.

 

We will be delighted to welcome you and make sure you have the best of stays. And if we have convinced you to vote for us, you can still do so on the World Ski Award website until 27 September.

Contact us

Ctra. General km 22
Bordes d’Envalira, Soldeu | Andorra

information and reservations

+(376) 752 752

+(376) 607 162

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