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Say goodbye to the ski season in Grandvalira

After the last snowfalls, it’s time to prepare a new ski getaway. Winter is over, but it’s not yet time to put the boards away. Until 18 April, there’s still time to come skiing and stay in our flats in front of Grandvalira, where you’ll find all the comforts you need to enjoy the snow.

 

Get ready to have a great time!

 

Spring skiing

After the cold winter, spring comes with more pleasant temperatures, longer days and more hours of natural light. Together with the snowfalls at the beginning of April, which leave good powder snow conditions, this year you can make the most of every last day on the ski slopes in Andorra.

In the morning, ski or snowboard on the good early morning snow, and at midday it’s time for terracing! Stop off at one of the restaurants for a bite to eat and recover your strength with vitamin D. Don’t forget your sun cream!

Grandvalira closes all its ski sectors on 18 April, but if you’re really looking forward to the snow, you can ski until 24 April in Ordino-Arcalís, located in the other valley.

 

Staying in flats in front of Grandvalira

Choose the best accommodation to make the most of your ski break or holiday, book close to the slopes and save time!

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments offer you a very good location right in front of one of the accesses to the resort through the Peretol sector, from where you can take the Pla de les Pedres chairlift to get to the slopes. If you prefer, you can also use our free shuttle service to Grau Roig. We also have a free ski locker at your disposal.

Our flats in Grandvalira are very well equipped and have everything you need whether you come with friends, as a couple or with friends, even a spa! When you come back from skiing you can recover your strength in the indoor jacuzzi, hammam or sauna. Or watch the sun go down from the outdoor jacuzzi.

 

Enjoy the best après-ski 

Until the end of the season you can do a host of activities in Andorra after skiing.

In the resort itself, in the Pas de la Casa sector, once a week one of its slopes opens until 9 pm so you can ski under the stars. In Soldeu, Grandvalira offers an irresistible family activity: tobogganing from the top of the slopes to the village. In the Peretol sector, right in front of Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, you will find the only snowpark that opens until 21h, ideal for practising your jumps and pirouettes until nightfall. All these proposals are relatively close to our flats in Grandvalira.

Moreover, in Andorra you will find many more options to complete your days in the snow. Like gastronomic plans for all tastes, ending the day in the thermal waters of Caldea or shopping in the different shopping centres of the country.

 

Say goodbye to the ski season in the best way: making the most of the powder snow from the last snowfalls. Book one of our flats in Grandvalira with ski pass and don’t miss out on this experience.

 

Remember that, although Grandvalira closes in April, we are still open all year round. 😉

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5 Easter plans to enjoy with your family in Andorra

We’re already looking forward to the Easter long weekend and we’re sure you are too. There are 4 days off to disconnect from routine and enjoy family experiences. And what better way to make the most of them than in the snow and end the ski season in style.

We have 5 fun snow activities for you that you will love to do with your family and that you can complement perfectly with your ski day on the slopes.

1. Become an igloo builder

Have you ever wondered how igloos are made?

During the whole season, including Easter, Grandvalira offers you an ideal activity for families where, young and old, you will work as a team to build an igloo. You will be taught the different techniques to adapt them to the state of the snow and you will build your own igloo which you will be able to visit inside and feel as if you were in the North Pole. This proposal is available very close to Els Llacs Mountain Apartments in the Grau Roig activity centre.

2. Have fun on the Magic Gliss

The Magic Gliss is a giant slide located in the Family Park in the Canillo sector of Grandvalira. With a 555-metre descent and 180 metres of ascent, it can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h. If you want to make it even more amazing, try it with virtual reality goggles. As well as enjoying the ride, you’ll be able to see the recreation of typical Andorran animals and the mythological Tamarros. Children will have a great time, but adults will also be surprised.

3. Enjoy new experiences at Easter

Without leaving the Family Park in Canillo, don’t miss the chance to discover the snowy landscapes of Grandvalira from a bird’s eye view as you fly over the Forn Lake. Get your adrenaline pumping on the zip line, where you can slide sitting down, stretched out or in tandem with your child. The route is 550 metres long, at a height of 40 metres and can reach 80 km/h.

Spending the day at the Family Park is also a good option as it has a wide range of activities, especially for children, and a restaurant where you can stop for lunch to recharge your batteries. Access is via the cable car from the village of Canillo.

4. Sledging down the Soldeu slopes

The Snake Gliss is another activity worth trying at least once in your life. You will slide down on an articulated sledge guided by a monitor, from El Pla de Espiolets to the village of Soldeu, crossing the slopes of Astoret, Os and Bosc Fosc. Best of all: it takes place when the resort is closed, from 17:30 onwards. The Easter long weekend is a good time to do this snow activity as the days are longer and we can enjoy more daylight hours.

5. Get your adrenaline pumping with a snowmobile excursion.

This activity is a classic and you may even have already done it. In any case, you’ll never get tired of going through the forests of Grandvalira on a snowmobile. Enjoy it as a couple or with your child (children must be accompanied by an adult) and choose between day or night excursions. For children, the Kids Forest in Grau Roig has a special snowmobile circuit for them, where they can drive their own snowmobile.

Grandvalira’s activities are close to Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. An ideal accommodation for families in its comfortable, spacious and well-equipped flats. Visit our website and book your getaway for Easter.

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Grandvalira hosts the finals of the Speed skiing World Cup

The finals of the Speed skiing World Cup will be held near Els Llacs Mountain Apartments in Grandvalira. From 31 March to 2 April, don’t miss one of the most eagerly awaited events in the Grau Roig sector of the Andorran resort.

Find out all the details here.

 

The Riberal piste in the Grau Roig sector

This is the only Grandvalira slope with the necessary technical characteristics to host a competition of this kind. It has a total length of 900 m, with a braking area of 450 m. The starting point is at 2,538 m. and the finishing point is at 2,238 m. It has a gradient of 200 metres, a maximum inclination of 74%, as well as a tower 10 metres high and a length of 18 metres from where the runners start. This World Cup course can reach speeds of almost 200 km/h. In fact, in 2017 the Swiss runner Philippe May broke the track record reaching 199.56 km/h.

Grandvalira has already hosted 6 World Cup events in consecutive years, as well as 2 World Championships in this discipline. It is an official event on the calendar of the International Ski Federation (FIS).

 

The finals of the World Cup in speed skiing

On March 31st will be a training day while on April 1st and 2nd the direct downhill (SDH) and Speed One (S1) events will take place. 

Full competition schedule:

– 31/03/22: Grandvalira World Cup I & II

o 10h30: Training

o 12h00: Qualifying race

o 13h30: Captains’ meeting

– 01/04/22: Grandvalira World Cup I

o 9h00: Qualifying race

o 10h30: Semi-finals

o 12h00: Finals

– 01/04/22: Grandvalira World Cup II

o 13h30: Prize-giving ceremony

o 14h00: Captains’ Meeting

– 02/04/22: Grandvalira World Cup II

o 9h00: Qualifying race

o 10h30: Semi-finals

o 12h00: Finals

o 13h30: Prize-giving ceremony

You can get there by skiing from the Coma Blanca chairlift via the Menera piste from Grau Roig or from the Pas de la Casa sector via the Pista Llarga on the Font Negre chairlift.

 

A sport with a long history

The first speed skiing competition dates back to 1930 and took place in the resort of Saint-Moritz, in the Swiss Alps. At that time, the first winner reached 105 km/h (it was not until 1978 that 200 km/h was reached for the first time). Currently the world record stands at almost 255 km/h and dates back to 2016. 

 

Els Llacs, very close to the Grau Roig sector

Whether you are a big fan of snow sports or you have not yet attended a big competition, this is a good opportunity to surprise you again. 

Take advantage of our privileged location in Bordes de Envalira to book a ski getaway for the weekend of 31 March to 2 April. Els Llacs Mountain Apartments offer much more than other holiday flats. Fully equipped holiday homes with all the comforts where you will also enjoy a jacuzzi with views of the mountains (included in the price of the flat), the possibility of booking massages, transfer to the slopes and a welcome pack with everything you need for breakfast on the first day.

 

This season, experience the atmosphere of Grandvalira’s big competitions first hand. Choose the flat that best suits you and book your accommodation near the Speed Skiing World Cup finals here.

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Discover the snowparks of Grandvalira near Els Llacs Mountain Apartments

Today we take you on a tour of the 3 snowparks in Grandvalira, so that you can carefully prepare for your trip to the snow. 

 

Henrik Harlaut Sunset Park

This is the only park that opens at night and the one located closest to the flats. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 3pm to 9pm, so if you’re in the mood for freestyle, you can ski for up to 12 hours a day, if you combine it with the rest of Grandvalira’s snowparks. Or if you prefer, you can ski during the day and practice jumps and pirouettes in the evening when the rest of the slopes are closed. 

The park is located in the Peretol sector of Bordes d’Envalira, very close to the flats. It has a Street area with its own ski lift, jibing lines and kikers and is a meeting point for international riders (it is advisable to have a good level to enjoy it to the maximum).

It is easily accessible by road and has a car park.

 

Xavi’s Sunrise Park

Of the 3 snowparks in Grandvalira, this one is suitable for skiers or snowboarders who want to start out. It is located in the Grau Roig sector, also close to the flats, and is open every day from 9 am to 4 pm. All its facilities are adapted for beginners and intermediate level, including kikers, table tops, jibbling modules with rails and boxes. If you want to start or continue progressing in the world of freestyle, this is the snowpark for you. You can get there by road, just 5 minutes from Els Llacs flats or by slopes from Peretol. 

 

Snowpark El Tarter

This is the setting for major freestyle sports competitions such as the Grandvalira Total Fight, where the best riders in the world compete in the snowboard and freeski categories. It also hosts camps and amateur events.

It has been extended and now has a length of 1.3 kilometres. Here you will find long runs with modules and different areas for beginners, progressing and for the more experienced.

It is located in the El Tarter sector, 15 minutes by car from the flats and has good access by road or by slopes thanks to the fact that all the Grandvalira sectors are connected. 

 

Lessons to improve your jumps in Grandvalira’s snowparks

The resort offers different types of courses from different points to begin or improve your snowboarding and freeskiing skills with qualified professionals.

At the Snowpark El Tarter there is a freestyle centre offering camps for all levels to learn individually and personally or in small groups. At the Sunrise Xavi snowpark you can also book 100% personalised private lessons to learn how to do acrobatics and tricks in the snow.

 

Holiday flats at the foot of the slopes

The location of Els Llacs Mountain Apartments, in Bordes de Envalira, is ideal for enjoying Grandvalira’s snowparks and, above all, the only one that opens until 9 pm, which is right in front of it. The accommodation has everything you need for your snow holidays. It offers free ski lockers with camera surveillance and a transfer to the slopes. And if you need anything for your equipment, you can buy or rent it at the Viladomat Signature shop in our hotel Park Piolets in Soldeu. The best thing: when you come back from spending the whole day in the snow you can recharge your batteries in the spa (which is also free).

Els Llacs are ideal for a stay in Andorra as a couple or with friends, as we have flats where you can stay up to 11 people comfortably. They are spacious, with large wardrobes so you can comfortably store all your ski clothes, and a kitchen equipped with all the utensils and appliances you may need on your holidays in Andorra.

 

Visit our website where you can see them all and choose the one that best suits your needs.

If you are a freestyle lover you are in the right place!

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Grandvalira hosts new European Alpine Ski Cup finals

This year major competitions are back in Grandvalira. In March we will once again vibrate with the European Alpine Skiing Cup Finals. So that you don’t miss a thing, we’ll tell you all the details.

 

The European Alpine Skiing Cup Finals

From 14 to 20 March the action is in Grandvalira, on the two World Cup slopes Avet in Soldeu and Àliga in El Tarter. So get ready to feel the thrills of the big events first hand. This is your chance to see Europe’s best skiers competing in Andorra.

In recent seasons, Grandvalira has already hosted other alpine skiing competitions such as World Cup events, European Cup events and will host the men’s and women’s World Cup finals in 2019. It is also the annual venue for the Kilometro Lanzado events on the Riberal de Grau Roig piste. And the Snow Park in the El Tarter sector has hosted high-level competitions such as the Total Fight Masters of Freestyle.

 

The World Cup slopes

The proximity of Els Llacs Mountain Apartments to these slopes makes them a good choice for attending the European Cup Alpine skiing finals. Located in Bordes de Envalira, the Avet piste in Soldeu is only 5 minutes away by car and 15 minutes from the Àliga piste in El Tarter.

– The Avet slope, in Soldeu

It is the first piste to obtain the homologation of the International Ski Federation (FIS). In 2008 Grandvalira hosted its first important European Cup event. It has two technical runs: the slalom and the Giant.   

Thanks to its north-west orientation, it guarantees excellent snow quality. On the occasion of the 2019 World Cup finals, a 14,000 square metre ski platform was built to connect the piste with the village of Soldeu. This section, as well as allowing the arrival area to be extended by 100 metres, is where the grandstands for the competitions are located.

– The Àliga slope, in El Tarter

It hosted its first major event in 2014 with the men’s and women’s European Cup finals. It is the slope on which the speed events take place: downhill and super giant. It is 2.7 kilometres long, has a maximum gradient of 751 metres and its highest starting point is 2,476 metres above sea level. Thanks to these conditions, skiers can reach speeds of up to 120 km/h. Moreover, it is the slope that represents the X logo of Grandvalira. 

 

The programme of the Europa Cup Finals 2022

The finals will take place from 14 to 20 March and will host a total of 4 events.

 

– Competitions on the Àliga sector El Tarter slope            

14/ and 15/03/22: women’s downhill training sessions 

16/03/22: Downhill women

17/03/22: Supergiant women

18/03/22: Supergiant men

19/03/22: 2 Men’s downhill training sessions

20/03/22: Downhill men

 

– Competitions on the Avet slope, Soldeu sector

15/03/22: Giant Slalom men

16/03/22: Slalom men

19/03/22: Women’s Giant Slalom

20/03/22: Women slalom

 

Future competitions in Grandvalira

We already know that a new edition of the World Cup Finals will take place in March 2023, thanks to the good reception of those of 2019. In addition, Grandvalira has also applied to host the 2027 World Alpine Ski Championships. It is up against other major resorts such as Crans Montana in Switzerland, Garmisch Partenkirchen (Germany) and Narvik (Norway). The FIS will announce the winner in May this year.

 

Now it’s time to enjoy the European Cup Finals in March, which are about to begin and are very close to Els Llacs Mountain Apartments.

So if you want to vibrate with Grandvalira’s sporting event of the year, book one of our holiday flats.

 

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Romantic Valentine’s Day in our mountain apartments

Valentine’s Day can also be romantic in our flats.

February is the month to plan a romantic getaway with your partner and come and see for yourself. We’ll provide you with accommodation and a host of things to do in Andorra. Choose the one you like best and make your own Valentine’s Day.

For the most romantic

If you love Valentine’s Day plans that include the classics: accommodation and spa, this is the place for you. The services we offer are unusual for holiday apartaments.

Relax in the indoor or outdoor jacuzzi spa or spend some time in the sauna and hammam after a day in the snow while enjoying the views of the snowy mountains. You can also book a massage in the apartment.

And if you want more: we suggest the mountain spa at the Park Piolets Mountain&Spa Hotel, located in Soldeu and from our same chain. Discover its water circuit, the outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by nature and an extensive menu of massages and duo massage treatments.

Valentine’s Day plans for foodies

For gastrolovers, any occasion is a good time to try new flavours.

So we suggest you discover the Kao Soldeu restaurant at the Park Piolets Mountain&Spa Hotel. Its setting, location and exotic flavours make it ideal for an occasion like Valentine’s Day. And afterwards, there’s nothing more chic than a drink in front of the fire on the outdoor terrace of the Moët Terrace.

Another great plan to match the occasion is a high-end dinner in a restaurant on the slopes. The experience alone is worth the effort just to go up and down the slopes on ratraks, mountain skis or snowshoes under the moonlight and accompanied by the stars. Tip: take advantage of a full moon to make it even more spectacular.

For ski lovers

The highlight of winter is skiing and it’s a must for snow lovers. Make the most of Valentine’s Day to enjoy your passion as a couple. Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are located in front of Grandvalira, which you can reach with our transfer and start skiing through the newest access to the resort, the Peretol, inaugurated for the 2019-2020 season. Don’t worry if you leave anything at home, in our ski shop you can buy or rent ski equipment.

Book our flat offer with ski pass.

For those who want to live new experiences

If you want to take advantage of any getaway to try new activities, you are also in the right place, because here you can find unique Valentine’s Day plans. Book a night in one of our holiday flats Els Llacs with a snowshoeing excursion to discover the snowy forests of Grandvalira. Or go mushing, dog sledding or snowmobiling and get your adrenaline pumping.

Check our offers with activities here.

For those who don’t miss a festival

The Andorra Mountain Music Winter Edition will be held on Saturdays from 5 February to 5 March. A live electronic music festival that brings together the best names on the electronic music scene with Tiësto, Don Diablo, Timmy Trumpet, Martin Garrix and Afrojack.

Buy your ticket and come and sleep in a unique setting.

For those who love shopping

Do you love shopping?

In Andorra you can also enjoy the best shopping and take advantage of the winter sales where you’ll find the best prices on top brands. You can go to the centre in Andorra la Vella and Escaldes or go up to Pas de la Casa, which is closer, and you’ll also find everything you need.

For those travelling with the whole family

If your pet goes everywhere with you, this Valentine’s Day too. We are a pet friendly accommodation and you can bring your four-legged friend with you. Check the rules for booking with a pet.

And which one do you choose? Choose one of our Valentine’s Day plans and come to Andorra to celebrate this year.

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Skiing with children in Andorra

Ski resorts offer numerous options for skiing with children. At the same time as they learn, they have a great time with other children under the expert guidance of professional instructors. In Grandvalira you’ll find ski schools and snow gardens adapted to their level in almost all sectors, so that they can get started in this world or improve their technique.

 

First contact with the snow

For children from 3 to 6 years old, you will find snow gardens in the sectors of Grau Roig, Soldeu, Pas de la Casa, Canillo, El Tarter and Encamp. Here they will be able to discover the world of skiing or snowboarding, the latter only available in Pas de la Casa.

They start with an adaptation to the environment class and the course usually lasts about two hours in the snow garden itself. The rest of the time is spent playing in the snow or indoors. You can choose between a full day or half day.

 

Ski circuits for skiing with children

Grandvalira has the Kid Program, programmes and circuits for children from 3 to 11 years old with different themes. They combine skiing with other activities such as snowshoeing, igloo building, mini tobogganing or mini snowmobiles, among others, depending on the sector where the classes are held.

Your children will learn skiing techniques with specialised instructors together with other children of their level and age. They last all day and you can choose from 1 to 5 days (you will have to take into account the starting days of the classes as each sector has a different programme).

The resort also offers Top Class Kids from 3 years old, a totally personalised and adapted programme. 

 

Group classes for children

Group ski lessons for 6 to 11 year olds are divided by level and can be either skiing or snowboarding. The classes are 3 hours long and the minimum is 2 days and up to 5 days. They can be booked in all sectors, except for snow lessons for children, which are only available in the Soldeu, El Tarter and Canillo sectors. Please note that this season Grandvalira has introduced a one-day course for beginners: this is a 3-hour course exclusively for children who are just starting out in the world of skiing and is available in the Soldeu and El Tarter sectors.

 

Please note that the ski pass and equipment are not included in the price of the ski schools.

 

Childcare on the slopes for children from 1 year old

If you come with children from 1 year old, you can continue to enjoy your favourite sport while they stay in the Grandvalira kindergartens. They are open every day of the season from 9am to 4.30pm. In the nurseries, children do not have lessons. They are indoors or playing in the snow with monitors. In Grau Roig the nursery welcomes children from 1 to 5 years old and in Canillo, El Tarter and Soldeu, there are kindergartens for children from 2 to 5 years old. Pas de la Casa, Encamp and Peretol do not have kindergartens.

 

Els Llacs Mountain Apartments are perfect for families.

Staying in apartaments when travelling as a family with children is ideal for everyone to have their own space and not be so tied to restaurant or breakfast buffet schedules. If you are travelling with small children it is much more convenient as they need to follow their own routines. At Els LLacs Mountain Apartments you will find many options to suit your family, with different arrangements and with capacity for up to 11 people and even connected flats. In addition, to make your arrival more comfortable, we provide you with a welcome pack with everything you need for the first breakfast and if you wish, you can make the purchase online beforehand. All advantages!

 

This winter come to Grandvalira to ski with your children and if you want them to improve their technique or start skiing or snowboarding you can enrol them in the schools. We can help you with the paperwork, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Snow activities to enjoy the winter in Grandvalira

Write down the following snow activities you can do in Grandvalira in winter on your wish list. Some of them are very close to Els Llacs Mountain Apartments and in the other sectors of the ski resort. One thing is for sure: you’ll have just as much fun as skiing and you’ll be able to combine them with your favourite sport. What’s more, most of them can be done with your family, friends or partner… and all season long.  

You’ll love them!

 

Mushing: one of the most popular snow activities of the year

If you haven’t yet had the experience, make the most of this season to do it. Rediscover spectacular landscapes in Grandvalira through routes through the forest while comfortably seated on a sled pulled by dogs. The sledge is for two people and you can choose from 2, 3 or 5 kilometre excursions. And you can even end up driving along with the musher (the sledge guide). You can choose the adventure circuits in Grau Roig, the sector of Grandvalira that is closest to the flats, or more family itineraries to do with children from 3 years old in El Tarter (here the sledges are for up to 4 people).

Book mushing with Els Llacs Mountain Apartments on our website and get a 10% early booking discount and 10% discount for booking on the website.

 

Explore the forests of Grandvalira on snowshoes

There are a large number of signposted snowshoe itineraries outside the traditional ski slope circuits. You will go through the woods on these routes, which this year have been completed with 5 routes that allow you to do a circular route of 23 kilometres and 850 metres of vertical drop. In the Grau Roig, Encamp and Pas de la Casa sectors of Grandvalira, you’ll find routes for all levels.

Take advantage of our offer of accommodation and 2-hour snowshoeing excursion and get a 10% discount for early booking and another 10% discount for booking through our website.

 

Snowmobiling: also at night

Explore the snowy landscapes on a snowmobile in the snowy forests of Grau Roig, together with a guide. The excursions are from 30 minutes to 1 hour. This is one of the snow activities that you can do with children from 6 years old, but they must be on a two-seater motorbike and accompanied by an adult.

From this winter onwards, experience a snowmobile excursion at night in Grau Roig or a change of scenery in the Pas de la Casa sector. You’ll have a great time!

 

Skiing before the rest is a real pleasure

Grandvalira offers you the “First Snow”, an activity that will allow you to experience first-hand the sensation of skiing before anyone else. You’ll have the slopes all to yourself. You’ll just have to get up a little earlier, as the meeting point is at 8am, in the El Tarter sector. As a reward, it also includes breakfast.  It takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the season, conditions permitting. You’ll want to come again!

 

Après-ski… skiing

And if you start the day skiing before the others, you can also end it skiing until the last minute. The only slope that is open for skiing when the rest are closed is La Solana /Tubs, in the Pas de la Casa sector. You can ski from 17h30 to 20h00 under the lights of the slope that opens on Thursdays and Saturdays. Moreover, it is included in the price of the ski pass, whether it is a day, multi-day or season ski pass.

 

On our website you will find offers with ski pass to Grandvalira, snowshoeing or mushing excursion and nights in the holiday flats Els Llacs. For the rest of the snow activities we can inform you about prices and availability and make the booking when you contact us. You just worry about coming, we’ll take care of the rest 😉.  

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Discover all Grandvalira’s novelties for this season

Discover what’s new in Grandvalira for the new ski season. Get ready to ski and enjoy all the snow activities offered by the resort, which will be open from 3 December until the end of Easter on 18 April.

 

New service to get to know Grandvalira better and better

Grandvalira is expanding its range of activities with Skiguiding. This is a service with an exclusive guide to get to know every corner of the resort. It can be done both skiing and snowboarding. You can choose between two levels: the high level, where you ski down red and black slopes, and the medium level, where you discover Grandvalira on blue and red trails. A medium, medium-high level of skiing is required.

 

Improvement work on the slopes

Grandvalira stands out for the work it is carrying out to improve its slopes on an ongoing basis to make them better and more accessible. This season, the Cortalet piste in the Encamp sector has been improved to make it easier for beginner skiers. The Port del Pas de la Casa piste has been improved to improve access to the Pas de la Casa sector. The Camí de Pessons piste area has been upgraded to a blue piste.

 

More ski mountaineering and snowshoeing circuits

Two new ski mountaineering circuits have been created: Solana del Forn and Els Maians, which allow you to reach the 4 highest points of Canillo, Soldeu and El Tarter. The signposting of the 5 existing routes has also been improved. The Soldeu and El Tarter sectors now have 22 km of circuits with a difference in altitude of 4,500 metres.

There are also 5 new snowshoe routes, which, added to the 3 existing ones, make a total of 850 km. and 850 m. of vertical drop, making it possible to do a circular route.

You will also find new circuits in the Grau Roig, Pas de la Casa and Encamp sectors for all levels.

 

What’s new in Grandvalira for the whole family?

This season sees the launch of Kids World, aimed at children and families. It will include all the services and products of Soldeu, El Tarter and Canillo, and will improve the experience of the youngest ones in the areas of fun and learning to ski with unified and innovative techniques. 

El Tarter also opens the Guineu Funcross, a 675-metre circuit with a 150-metre slope for all ages with fast turns, jumps, dubbies, tunnels and animations. It is located between the Guineu and Tamarro slopes with access from the Llosada chairlift.

 

Après-ski is back in the resort

After a major transformation and change of location, but without leaving El Tarter, Grandvalira inaugurates the new area where the country’s leading après-ski centre is located: L’Abarset. Now larger and integrated into the surroundings, it will bring together leisure, music and gastronomy.

 

Discover what will be Grandvalira’s most Instagrammable spot

One of Grandvalida’s new features this season is the new Photopoint in the Les Antenes area. From Christmas you will be able to take your photo next to the 15-metre sculpture formed with the Grandvalira letters and views of the Colells Cirque and the Pessons area.

 

Note down the dates of the big sporting events!

In 2022 Grandvalira will once again become the stage for major top-level competitions in the world of skiing.

In March, from the 14th to the 20th, it will host the finals of the men’s and women’s European Alpine Ski Cup. You will be able to see the best skiers in the world in action on the Avet slopes in the Soldeu sector and Àliga in El Tarter, near the flats. The competition will cover slalom, downhill, giant slalom and super giant. 

Another of the finals that will take place this season in Grandvalira is the Kilometre Launch World Cup, from 31 March to 2 April 2022 at the Riberal KL in Grau Roig. The track has a length of 450 metres, a difference in height of 200 metres and a 10-metre high tower that allows runners to reach a speed of 200 km/hour.

In addition, the 2023 Alpine skiing World Cup final is already confirmed and Grandvalira is also a candidate to host the Alpine skiing World Championships in 202/. The FIS will announce its decision in May 2022.

 

If you want to find out all the latest news about Grandvalira first hand, all you have to do is come to Andorra and stay at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments.

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Make the most of the opening of the season to ski in Grandvalira

This season is going to be very special: the slopes will be full of skiers once again. Don’t get left behind and be among the first to hit the snow for the December long weekend. Start preparing your equipment and mark the days until the 3rd of December, the date announced by Grandvalira for its opening.

 

Back to skiing in Grandvalira in December

The start of the season is here and the most eagerly awaited for snow lovers who, like you, were unable to ski last year as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. However, this year will be different and if the situation does not worsen, everything points to the fact that we will be able to ski again with more or less normality.

Discover our offers with ski pass in Grandvalira and accommodation in Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. The ski pass gives you access to all the Grandvalira sectors that are connected by ski lifts and chairlifts, and you will be able to access from any of them.

New for the 2021-22 season, with the same pass, you can also ski the Ordino-Arcalís slopes, located in the northern valley of the country.

 

Closer access to the slopes

For the last two seasons, Grandvalira has had a new sector giving access to the domain: the Peretol, located just opposite Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. For skiers’ convenience, the resort has a free shuttle service from 9am to 5pm for all skiers staying at Bordes d’Envalira.

From Peretol you will get to the slopes more quickly and you won’t have to go to Grau Roig or Soldeu if you don’t want to. The Pla de les Pedres chairlift, which has become the longest in Andorra, will take you straight to Funicamp!

Also, if you are a freerider, you can’t miss the snowpark located in this sector, which you can enjoy under the stars as it is open from 15h to 21h.

 

We look forward to seeing you again for the long weekend in December!

Our flats are known to be very spacious (as well as comfortable), but you don’t need to take all your ski equipment with you. To make it easier for you and to avoid you having to carry everything to the flat, we have a ski storage room with camera surveillance, where you can leave your equipment until the next day. You can also use our transfer service to take you to and from the slopes, so that you don’t have to touch the car once it’s parked in the car park. If you prefer, you can also travel light and let experts advise you on how to rent and buy what you need in the Shusski ski equipment shop located in our hotel Park Piolets in Soldeu.

 

This December, we are waiting for you with everything ready for you to enjoy a winter like in the past.

Buy your offer with ski pass and flat here.