Grandvalira has received more than a meter of new snow after a few days of heavy snowfall and low temperatures that have allowed the Andorran resort to be practically at full capacity for the month of February and with high expectations. The exploitation teams have worked intensely to offer skiers the totality of 210 kilometers in perfect state of skiable domain and excellent thicknesses that range between 80 and 165 centimeters of quality powder snow.
Thus, the largest resort in southern Europe faces a month of maximum occupancy and the festivities of Valentine and Carnival with unbeatable expectations. Looking ahead to the first weekend of February, Grandvalira presents extraordinary snow conditions with the addition of weather forecasts that announce sun and high temperatures; The perfect cocktail that guarantees the best experience for visitors, either enjoying the different ski modes offered by the resort, or its services and activities, all operational.
The weekend agenda expands the fun proposals at the resort
In formidable snow conditions after the last snowfall, the premiere at the Grandvalira Adventure Center of the Snow Safety Camp by Black Diamond will take place, a fun and didactic high-level campus taught by the renowned mountaineers and high mountain guides with UIAGM Jonatan credential Larrañaga and Marc Toralles. The campus will be held on February 1 and 2, with a select group of 6 lucky people who have been selected through a contest on Instagram. In addition, on Saturday, February 1, the participants of the stay and all mountain lovers who wish, can enjoy in the Palau de Gel de Canillo the screening of the film 'Manaslu', Grand Prix to the Film Festival of Torelló mountain 2019 sponsored by Grandvalira.
One more weekend, the Gourmet Snow Club, a pioneering initiative in the Pyrenees for lovers of gastronomy and snow, will live a new culinary and social experience on Saturday, day 1 in the Grandvalira-El Tarter sector by the hand of businessman David Sueiro, who will bring from Galicia what for many is considered the best egg in the world.
Also on Saturday, day 1, various animations are expected at different points in the resort. From 12 noon, there will be a DJ performance in the Colibri chairlift area of the Grandvalira-Encamp sector, as well as performances by a magician in the restaurants of Grandvalira-Grau Roig Pulka (1pm) and 3 Estanys (2pm).
Adventure and family activities
The centers of each sector of the Ski and Snowboard School work at full capacity to meet the demands of skiers, including the Kids Program, a program that offers snowboard lessons from 3 years old using the new Burton Riglet methodology and which includes various activities within the Yökay, Bababoom Circus and Mon (t) Magic children's circuits.
Grandvalira also has its extensive catalog of activities that go beyond skiing, spread throughout the ski area. In the Mountain Park of the Grau Roig sector, the resort offers excursions with snowshoes, mushing, construction of igloos, orientation, Arva, archery, Snow Tubing and snowmobiles in the Cap del Port de Envalira. In El Tarter, users can enjoy mushing and First Snow, in addition to the variety of activities offered by the Grandvalira Adventure Center: freeride, mountain skiing, snowshoeing or heliski. The Mon (t) Magic Family Park of the Canillo sector will enable your family activities, such as the longest zip line in the Pyrenees or the thrilling alpine slide Magic Gliss and in the Soldeu sector the activities of First Snow, Snake Gliss, the route are maintained with Ratrac Groomers Ride and panoramic helicopter flights, in the Pla d'Espiolet.
Grandvalira, the only resort in Andorra that has certified high mountain guides, has its 4 Grandvalira Mountain Guides centers in Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Encamp and El Tarter as well as the El Tarter, Sunrise Xavi by Henrik Harlaut snowparks (sector Grau Roig) and Sunset Park Peretol by Henrik Harlaut (sector Grau Roig), the only one in the Pyrenees night that opens until 9pm.
The best Après-Ski in the Pyrenees
After the closure of the resort, the activity does not cease in Grandvalira. In the El Tarter sector, L'Abarset will once again showcase the best après-ski in the Pyrenees with the performance, on Saturday, February 1, by Hitch (Input Barcelona). At the Funicamp, Après-Amélie will live on Saturday, a session with DJ Ángel de Andrés, Sara de Araújo and Oriol Calvo; On Sunday 2, El Tardeo will offer the performances of Alcaraz and Imanol Molina.
More magical experiences amid the freshly fallen snow
At the gastronomic level, Grandvalira keeps 100% of the establishments open. Thus, customers have a wide offer distributed across the seven sectors of the domain and for all types of palates. Also during the night, with nocturnal experiences that will have a point of magic thanks to the snowfall of these days in the Llac de Pessons Shelter, the Vodka Bar, the 3 Estanys Restaurant, the Arrosseria Pi del Migdia, the Brasserie Piolet, the Roc de les Bruixes Restaurant and the Wine & Meat Bar by Jean Leon that can be accompanied by activities such as snowshoes, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, always on prior reservation.
Ordino Arcalís reaches 190 cm of snow powder
Ordino Arcalís has also benefited from the snowfall of recent days. The thicknesses range between 145 and 190 cm of powder snow, and the slopes and the off-piste have excellent conditions, accompanied by the optimal weather forecasts for the next few days and with all their activities and operational services.