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Total Ski Slopes
28
Snow depth
60 - 130 cm.

The Ordino Arcalís ski resort is located in the Ordino Valley, in Andorra. Thanks to its northeast orientation, the snow quality is very good during the winter and allows good skiing even at the end of it.

 

Another reason for pbooking the snow on its 30 kilometers of ski slopes is that it is at a considerable height, between 1,940 m and 2,625 m.

 

Arcalís is one of the most respectful ski areas with the environment in which it is located. This is due to the fact that no hotels have been built around it, in order to protect its rich natural diversity. This may be a small inconvenience for skiers accustomed to staying directly on the slopes, but it is also part of its charm.. You can easily find accommodation in nearby towns such as El Serrat , just 5 kilometers away or Ordino , located 13 kilometers from the resort and where the largest range of hotels in the region is concentrated.

 

After this brief introduction, below you will find all the information you need about this ski resort: from information on how to get to Ordino to details about its services and its slopes, so that it is easier for you to decide if it is the right one. for you.

 

Why ski in Ordino Arcalís?

 

Ordino Arcalís is a very versatile resort. It has spaces for all levels and offers a wide variety of areas to practice different types of skiing and snowboarding , especially for practicing its most extreme variants. As we have highlighted before, its charm lies in its practically intact landscape and its privileged location . Here are some reasons why we consider Arcalís to be a ski resort that should be taken into account when choosing a destination to practice your favorite winter sport:

 

1. Excellent snow quality

There are many reasons why Arcalís stands out as a ski destination , but without a doubt the most outstanding is the quality of snow it offers , thanks to its northeast orientation.. Snow is present throughout the season and in powder form for most of the day. And best of all, even late in the ski season, the snow quality is good for skiing.

 

2. Ideal for beginners

It should also be noted that this ski areahas tracks for all levels . It has 9 green slopes and 6 blue ones for skiers who have just started in the white sport. It is important to underline that in Ordino Arcalís there is the longest ski slope for beginners in the Pyrenees, the Megaverde . With 8 kilometers of route, this track offers the opportunity for those who are just starting out in skiing to practice what they have learned, sliding down an easy and safe section.

 

3. It is also a good option for the more advanced

The difficulty of the tracks is very balanced , since 45% of the tracks are higher level. The resort has 10 red and 2 black ski slopes, ideal for skiers determined to go down the hills at faster speeds.

 

4. It has family ski areas

Ordino resort is not only suitable for all levels, but also has a calm and familiar atmosphere . Apart from the fact that half of its ski slopes are for beginners, the resort has a space specially designed for skiing with children : the Family Park. This area offers three themed tours with children's characters, where the little ones can have a great time.

 

5. Excellent option to start freeriding and practice extreme skiing

Arcalís has freeride areas ideal for people who start skiing on untreated snow. The freeride areas are fully signposted, you can easily access them, and if you want to get back on the slopes, you can also easily get out. The Ordino freeride ski area is accessed by the "Els Feixans" ski lift, which has to easy , short and well signposted routes .

 

Arcalís also allows the practice of heliskiing . This type of white sport consists of ascending to peaks that are not reached by helicopter lifts and descending through areas of virgin snow. Naturally, this type of skiing is practiced by expert skiers.

 

Lastly, the Ordino Arcalís snowpark has a surface area of more than 15,000 m2 and is located at an altitude of 2,100 metres, which guarantees the good state of the snow on the premises. It also has multiple modules, double tube and rectangular railings, a jump, a big jump and a pyramid, which makes this space the ideal place to practice different types of pirouettes and acrobatics.

 

Accesses and car park in Ordino Arcalís

 

Arcalís has a comfortable car park directly on the slopes with a capacity of 1,500 spaces and distributed over various height levels.. The resort can be accessed via the Arcalís road, which crosses a landscape of exceptional beauty.

 

It should be borne in mind that the lack of hotels and apartments directly on the slopes means that there is an agglomeration of vehicles first thing in the morning and at the end of the day, when the lifts close. Many skiers choose to stay in the town of Ordino , so the stretch from there to the slopes is the busiest. That is why it is advisable to arrive at the ski resort early in the morning and leave half an hour before the lifts close, in order to avoid traffic jams.

 

Skiing in Ordino Arcalís with Esquiades.com

 

If you have already decided that this is your ski destination , we want to explain the advantages of booking at this resort with Esquiades.com. On our website you will find ski deals in Ordino Arcalís at really attractive prices.

 

As we have previously mentioned, this ski resort does not have an urban centre. For this reason, it is necessary to look for a hotel in the nearby towns located along the General Highway 3. For example, the town of Ordino, located 13 km from the ski slopes, is the urban centre with the greatest offer of hotels to enjoy Ordino Arcalís resort. Discover below all the advantages of organizing your ski holiday with Esquiades.com.

 

1. Find a wide variety of hotels and apartments

On Esquiades.com we offer you hotel offers + Ski Pass in Ordino Arcalís , so you can find the one that best suits you. If you have decided to ski with children , on our website we have accommodations that offer different regimens, to adapt to your needs. In addition, throughout the booking process you will be able to filter the hotels according to your tastes and preferences . So you can easily find your ideal ski hotel to enjoy Arcalís.

When you finish your holiday to Ordino Arcalís we will send you a small survey to your email so that you can give us your opinion about the accommodation and the ski resort. In this way you will help other users to choose their hotel to ski.

 

2. Book your ski equipment comfortably

If you do not bring your own ski equipment, we suggest you add it to your booking and pick it up comfortably on the ski slopes. On Esquiades.com we work with a wide range of ski equipment rental shops located at the entrances to the resorts and at strategic points, so that you can pick it up at the place that best suits you. And best of all, it will be cheaper to rent it through us than directly in the store!

 

3. Sign up for ski lessons with one click

If you are starting to ski, or you are going to ski with your family , we recommend that you add ski or snowboard lessons as a complement to your booking.. The Ordino Arcalís school has more than 50 professionals specialized in teaching white sports. In addition, if you book the lessons through our website, you will be able to have special prices and thus save on your next ski holiday to Ordino Arcalís.

 

In short, on Esquiades.com you can find everything you need to book your ski holidays in Ordino Arcalís. And if you have any questions, you can contact us through our contact section , or by calling our customer service phone number. We are available!

 

How to get to Ordino Arcalís?

 

If you enter through the border between Spain and France , you must follow the General Highway 1 (CG1) to Escaldes - Engordany. From there you must follow the indications that lead to the town of La Massana through the Highway (CG3). Once you are in La Massana, you must continue along the same road, now heading towards Ordino Arcalís. At the end of Carretera General 3 you will find the Arcalís ski slopes.

Complementary Activities
 
  • Telemark
  • Speedride
  • Tandem Paragliding
  • Heliskiing
  • Diving under ice
  • Guided tour GicaFer
  • Snowmobiles
  • Helicopter Flights
  • Flights "Transfer" helicopter
  • Wood Park
  • Boarder Cross
  • Snowpark
  • Freeride Area
 
ARCALIS SECTOR
 
Capacity: 16,510 skiers / hour
  • 15 ski lifts
  • 1 chair detachable 6 seats
  • 1 chair detachable 4 seats
  • 2 fixed chairlifts 4 seats
  • 5 ski lifts
  • 1 conveyor belt
  • 4 rope tows
  • 1 Rotondo
  • 89 snow cannons

Restaurants:

  • 1 fondue restaurant 
  • 3 restaurants self-service 
  • 3 bars cafes 
  • Panoramic 1 snack bar 
  • 1 local self-service machines 

Ski and snowboard schools: 1 with 50 multilingual instructors
Baby Club: 1 for children between 1 (if they walk) to 4 years old
Snow Kindergarten: 1 for children between 4 to 8 years old
Gift Shop: 1 and newsagent's
Medical Centre: 1
Equipment Rental: 1 shop by the slopes
Car-Park: several for 1,500 vehicles
Picnic areas: 3 meeting
Ski storage: 1
Boxes: 1
ATMs: 1
Transportation:

  • Free shuttle bus between the upper and lower part Arcalís, and free service linking Arinsal and La Massana (Pal). 

Other:

  • Wi-Fi throughout the ski area. 
  • Dynamic information displays in the main buildings. 

Gallery Ordino-Arcalís

Customer reviews on  Ordino-Arcalís

Score
7.9

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Ski Slopes
8.9 / 10
Restaurants and Cafes
7.4 / 10
Ski Resort's Chairlifts
8.5 / 10
Snowpark
7.0 / 10
Wi-Fi signal
6.6 / 10
Skiing with children
8.5 / 10
Snow conditions
8.4 / 10
Last snowfall:   25-05-2022
Cm. Last snowfall:   13 cm
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Luis

NS/NC
Score
7.3
Skied on April 22 2022
Intermediate 
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The station has a beautiful setting. Super comfortable chairlifts and easy exit. Powder snow on April 24!!!
The first day the only open ski lift took forever. 20m up 5m down...

Juan Luis

from Valencia
Score
3.5
Skied on April 22 2022
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They closed the vast majority of the station on Saturday due to wind when it was not so strong. Bad tread condition and track work

Jordi

from Castellón
Score
6.1
Skied on April 21 2022
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Only one cafeteria open in the whole station, I understand that it was the last weekend, but if it is open, it is with all the conditions.

Liliana

from Valencia
Score
7.4
Skied on April 21 2022
Intermediate 
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Current facilities and wide slopes, not overcrowded. We stayed until closing day (April 24) and the quality of the snow was spectacular.
In the cafeteria there is only one queue whether you want to order a coffee or a menu, so many times you wait up to 15 minutes just to order a bottle of water or a coffee. I think they need more staff...

Gabriel

from Baleares
Score
8.1
Skied on April 19 2022
Beginner 
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Being low season we have been very comfortable. Good ski station.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Luís

of NS/NC
Score
8.6
Travelled in April 2022

Anabel

of Tarragona
Score
8.7
Travelled in April 2022

Jordi

of NS/NC
Score
8
Travelled in April 2022

Marta

of NS/NC
Score
9.2
Travelled in April 2022

Miguel Ángel

NS/NC
Score
8.6
Skied on April 19 2022
Beginner 
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It is a fantastic station.

Miguel

from Valencia
Score
8.6
Skied on April 19 2022
Intermediate 
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There were few people and we have enjoyed it, the slopes are spacious and comfortable.

Jose Maria

from Tarragona
Score
6.4
Skied on April 15 2022
Advanced 
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The worsening serves as restoration.

Catherine

from Aude
Score
8.9
Skied on April 14 2022
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Very nice resort

Jorge

NS/NC
Score
NS/NC
Skied on April 14 2022
Advanced 
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But what is it worth?
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Juan Vicente

of Valencia
Score
6.8
Travelled in April 2022

Joan

of NS/NC
Score
6.6
Travelled in April 2022

No Reply

of NS/NC
Score
6.1
Travelled in April 2022

Isabel

of NS/NC
Score
8.6
Travelled in April 2022

Roberto

NS/NC
Score
8.7
Skied on April 13 2022
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The best station in Andorra
A snowpark is missing

David

NS/NC
Score
8.3
Skied on April 13 2022
Intermediate 
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The quality of the snow is very good. We have been in January and Easter. In January the snow is excellent. During Holy Week throughout the morning it got worse but it was due to the temperatures.

Carlos

from Cuenca
Score
9.2
Skied on April 11 2022
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The station is located in an impressive setting. Essential for those who ski off the slopes. Little influx and very fun tracks

Pedro Antonio

from Madrid
Score
8.2
Skied on April 08 2022
Intermediate 
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The state of the tracks
You cannot eat your own food, even if you consume your drink in the cafeteria, on the track tables.

Marcel

from Girona
Score
8.9
Skied on April 08 2022
Intermediate 
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The environment and the environment
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Antonio

of NS/NC
Score
8.4
Travelled in April 2022

Salvador

of NS/NC
Score
7.4
Travelled in April 2022

GVK

of NS/NC
Score
9.4
Travelled in April 2022

Kepa

of NS/NC
Score
7.9
Travelled in April 2022

Dennise

NS/NC
Score
6.8
Skied on April 08 2022
Beginner 
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The restoration is very bad, you pay very dearly for the food that they serve you.

Raquel

NS/NC
Score
5.2
Skied on April 01 2022
Intermediate 
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The clues and the friendliness of the school staff, I give them a 10.
The cafeteria, often a drop in quality and product. A disappointment.

Anselmo

NS/NC
Score
7.2
Skied on March 24 2022
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The snow
The offer of the restaurants is weak

Roger

NS/NC
Score
8.5
Skied on March 18 2022
Advanced 
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Beautiful slopes, with few people and a variety of difficulties.
4 EUROS for two 50cl bottles often armed robbery.

Núria

NS/NC
Score
8.1
Skied on March 16 2022
Intermediate 
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Great tracks for beginner and intermediate level
The prices of the school should be adjusted more, many more people would be encouraged
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Susanna

of NS/NC
Score
6.8
Travelled in April 2022

Blas

of Pontevedra
Score
8.3
Travelled in April 2022

Oscar

of Barcelona
Score
8.9
Travelled in April 2022

Paula

of NS/NC
Score
9.6
Travelled in April 2022

Pelayo

from Barcelona
Score
8
Skied on March 12 2022
Intermediate 
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It is a comfortable station, the services are all quite close. The connection between slopes and lifts is ideal for moving between the two valleys.

Nuria

NS/NC
Score
3.8
Skied on March 11 2022
Intermediate 
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It has several green and blue slopes.
The snow was accumulated on the slopes, it seemed that the machine had not passed to flatten the snow, that from the first hour to the last, it was very easy to fall, a danger. On the other hand, the tele dragged from the Marrecs track came out with a lot of power and with the blizzard that was there the cable escaped from your hands, one of the times it hit my hand and injured a finger.

Santi

NS/NC
Score
9
Skied on March 04 2022
Advanced 
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Fantastic scenery, excellent snow quality

Jose Manuel

from Castellón
Score
9.6
Skied on March 03 2022
Intermediate 
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As always, EVERYTHING!!! And above all to be able to download creussants again????????

Jaime

NS/NC
Score
7.1
Skied on February 27 2022
Beginner 
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The best thing, without a doubt, is the few queues of people on the lifts
The worst restaurants and cafeterias, very bad food with an exaggeratedly high price
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Ildefonso

of Madrid
Score
7.3
Travelled in April 2022

Ignasi

of NS/NC
Score
10
Travelled in April 2022

Alexandre

of NS/NC
Score
10
Travelled in April 2022

Albert

of Barcelona
Score
6.6
Travelled in April 2022

Eduard

from Barcelona
Score
7.3
Skied on February 26 2022
Beginner 
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They didn't call through the megaphone when it was time for the last bus and a family dropped me off with their car so I could get to the parking lot where I had my car.

Lidia

from Girona
Score
8.2
Skied on February 26 2022
Intermediate 
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It is the station that we like the most in Andorra, we always go to it. Children love it, especially the Ordino area with the trees and the children's area.

María Leonor

NS/NC
Score
8.9
Skied on February 26 2022
Advanced 
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The station ski lifts all great
The wifi connect every hour a bummer

Maxi

NS/NC
Score
7.6
Skied on February 24 2022
Intermediate 
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The track level quite successful in the colors

Grupo de 11

NS/NC
Score
6.9
Skied on February 24 2022
Intermediate   +  
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Although there are fewer slopes than in Grandvalira, there are also fewer people. So we have enjoyed these tracks
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Sandra

of NS/NC
Score
9.1
Travelled in April 2022

Vanesa

of Barcelona
Score
6.9
Travelled in April 2022

Santi

of NS/NC
Score
8.8
Travelled in April 2022

Jesus

of NS/NC
Score
6.4
Travelled in April 2022

Merche

NS/NC
Score
8.9
Skied on February 19 2022
Intermediate 
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The station is immaculate
The parking lot was very frozen

Olha

from Girona
Score
10
Skied on February 16 2022
Intermediate 
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The slopes and the snow, very good quality

David

NS/NC
Score
7.9
Skied on February 16 2022
Advanced 
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Overall ok
At 12 noon the quality of the snow was quite bad

Macarena

from Barcelona
Score
9.4
Skied on February 14 2022
Intermediate 
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It was great
That they did not prepare them well with the snowfall and it was inescapable and dangerous

María Isabel

NS/NC
Score
7.4
Skied on February 13 2022
Advanced 
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Super powder snow
Adverse weather, poor visibility
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Jesus

of NS/NC
Score
9.2
Travelled in April 2022

Loreta

of NS/NC
Score
9.3
Travelled in March 2022

Jesus

of NS/NC
Score
7.3
Travelled in March 2022

Isabelle

of Valencia
Score
10
Travelled in March 2022

Raul

NS/NC
Score
8.1
Skied on February 12 2022
Advanced 
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It was the first time I went to these slopes and I have to say that they are the ones that I liked the most in Andorra, there are not as many people as in the rest of the resorts and the quality of the snow is better than the rest, it has many areas where being able to freeride

Barbara

NS/NC
Score
9.3
Skied on February 11 2022
Advanced 
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Which is a track where there is generally good snow and few people

Luis

from Madrid
Score
5.3
Skied on February 08 2022
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I really like this season, it is also true that, during the week, it is not so overwhelming and that is a plus point. The tracks are very wide and the levels are not very complicated (I have two prosthetic knees), I had a lot of fun!!!
Well, I don't think there has been anything negative about this station that wasn't in the previous poll. Perhaps the fact of finding myself, one morning, clues without "stepping on"

Maribel

from Burgos
Score
9.3
Skied on February 06 2022
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This station has the best snow by far, and since it is not a very large station, it is very easy to get around and ski on all its slopes.
Any

Victor

from Barcelona
Score
6.8
Skied on February 04 2022
Intermediate 
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Environment, slopes and snow
The food at any of the station's restaurants is very expensive, without variety and of poor quality. We didn't eat on the first day, we brought the rest with us.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Marc

of Tarragona
Score
8.6
Travelled in March 2022

Sergio

of NS/NC
Score
8.5
Travelled in March 2022

Eduard

of NS/NC
Score
8.4
Travelled in March 2022

María

of La Rioja
Score
9.7
Travelled in March 2022

Victor

from Barcelona
Score
8
Skied on January 30 2022
Intermediate   +  
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Excellent track to go with family.
Very bad restaurant. Little variety and overly expensive prices.

Rosario

from Valencia
Score
10
Skied on January 28 2022
Intermediate 
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Everything. We have been lucky enough to have good weather and good quality in the snow

Montse

NS/NC
Score
7.5
Skied on January 27 2022
Intermediate 
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I love the station, and all its slopes, adapted to all levels. The snow is always in good condition.
The little variety of food in the restaurant areas

Xavi

NS/NC
Score
5.6
Skied on January 26 2022
Advanced 
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In general, the station is well known for its snow quality. Spectacular snow. Few people on a Wednesday, which is appreciated. All lifts in service.
As always: the Wi-Fi signal at the station is terrible.

Javier

from Pontevedra
Score
7.8
Skied on January 26 2022
Advanced 
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The best for freeraiders
The only drawback, for Spaniards at least, is mobile connectivity, in addition to poor Wi-Fi coverage is the need to have roaming activated, which leaves you practically incommunicado on the slopes.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Miquel

of Barcelona
Score
7
Travelled in March 2022

Sergi

of Barcelona
Score
8.6
Travelled in March 2022

Luis

of NS/NC
Score
6.8
Travelled in March 2022

Raúl

of NS/NC
Score
7.9
Travelled in March 2022

Blanca

NS/NC
Score
10
Skied on January 25 2022
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Excellent station, in all aspects: access, rental spaces, restaurants, staff, maintenance and, above all, the state of the slopes and facilities.

Sergio Leon

NS/NC
Score
6.1
Skied on January 24 2022
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Good tracks.
Snow park closed. Competitions that closed central tracks, very poorly managed. If I pay the entire fortait and they tell me that there is 95% availability, it is to use the entire facility. Disappointing. Snowpark closed when it hasn't snowed for days. Very disappointing.

Carlos

NS/NC
Score
7.3
Skied on January 24 2022
Intermediate 
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During the week very quiet and the snow is great
Any

Juan Carlos

from Tarragona
Score
7.7
Skied on January 21 2022
Beginner 
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Everything is excellent except the prices.
Prices

Merche

NS/NC
Score
8.5
Skied on January 21 2022
Intermediate 
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The snow is always in perfect condition
The Wi-Fi at the station did not work well.
These customers have rated the ski resort but haven't made a specific comment:

Ezaral

of NS/NC
Score
8.6
Travelled in March 2022

Carlos

of Soria
Score
6.4
Travelled in March 2022

Antonio

of Barcelona
Score
10
Travelled in March 2022

Youselys

of NS/NC
Score
9.1
Travelled in March 2022
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