If you want to go skiing for a couple of days and want spend them with friends or family, Grandvalira is the destination you are looking for. Located in the North of Andorra, there are 64 chairlifts and cable-cars, which will take you 2,640 metres high. Grandvalira is divided in 6 different sectors and the skiable domain is of 210 km (130 miles). Therefore, it is the largest ski resort in Andorra, and the second largest in Europe after the Alps. On Esquiades.com, we offer you the chance to discover this massive ski resort, which is why we have prepared this Grandvalira guide, where you can find useful information for your Grandvalira skiing holidays. On the panel above, you will find different aspects and features regarding Grandvalira.
It is not only one of the largest ski resorts in Europe, the location is ideal for a skiing holiday. It's in the North of Andorra and has a great access from hotels and apartments. There are more than 1,000 snow machines to guarantee great skiing conditions during the whole season. So you'll be able to enjoy your trip without having to worry about the snow in Grandvalira. The Grandvalira Ski Resort is divided into six different sectors, all connected by ski slopes, chairlifts and cable-cars. In fact, you can ski and snowboard from one to another. Read more
In this Andorra ski resort you will find everything you need to enjoy a great day of skiing. If you are a beginner, this resort has over 450 instructors spreaded in the different sectors. There are more than 40 restaurants located near the slopes. They all offer special menus for skiers and are an excellent choice to rest and have something warm to drink. On our website we offer the possibility to add food tickets to your booking at an unbeatable price. Furthermore, if you are travelling with children, Grandvalira also has nurseries in order to enjoy a day of skiing while your children are taken care of. And last but not least, if you are not going to bring your own ski or snowboard hire, book the equipment through Esquiades.com. Our prices are very good and all you have to do is go to one of the shops assigned located inside the ski resort to collect the equipment. Read more
Apart from skiing in Grandvalira, you can also practice other outdoor activities. So, if you like walking in the mountains, there are four circuits for you to walk using snowshoes. This activity is perfect for you to feel even closer to nature. If you do not feel like walking, you can also go on a snow jet ski ride, or enjoy dog sledding. This activity is called mushing.
If you want to practice other adventure activities in Grandvalira, there is a multisport circuit, paintball fields, snowtubing tracks and even two helicopter bases for those who wish to try heliskiing (it is a freeride form). You can add most of these activities during the booking process on our website to make your Grandvalira skiing holiday even better. Read more
There are many ways to get to Grandvalira. You can do it by car, coach or plane as you can fly to Girona Airport, located two and a half hours from Andorra.
There are 6 access points into Grandvalira. All of them are located along the main road (Carretera General 2 CG 2). The most common means of transport to get to Andorra from Spain is by car or coach.
To access Grandvalira from the South, you can do it through La Seu d'Urgell, in Catalonia, and follow the N-145 to the border to Andorra. Once there, you have to continue on Carretera General 1 (CG-1) (General Highway) towards the capital; Andorra la Vella. When you pass the capital, you can continue on Carretera General 2 (CG-2) to the first access to Grandvalira, which is Encamp. If you continue along the same road you will get to El Canillo. About 7 kilometres further up, you will find El Tarter and if you go 2,5 kilometres further up the Carretera General 2 (CG-2), you will get to Soldeu. After Soldeu, there's a junction to Grau Roig. And finally, at the end of the CG-2 that borders with France, there is Pas de la Casa.
If you are coming from France, you can get there through Pas de la Casa on the RN20 road. You can also reach Grandvalira through the Envalira tunnel where you will find the access to Grau Roig. If you continue down CG2, you will get to the other sectors. Read more
If you have decided to travel to this Andorran resort with your vehicle, we inform you that there are several car parks where you can park and go skiing without any worries. Here you have the car park lots that you will find by sectors:
Covered Funicamp- paid car park
Outdoor car park of Encamp- paid
La Arenyeta covered car park - free
Prat del Riu covered car park - free
SECTOR THE TARTER
Free Obac- open car park
Sant Pere free car park- free
SECTOR SOLDEU SECTOR
Covered car park Basers - free
Avet covered car park - free
GRAU ROIG SECTOR
Grau Roig outdoor car park - free
Cubil open car park- free
PAS SECTOR OF THE HOUSE
Uncovered car park l'Avelleta - paid
Pàrquing descobert Costa Rodona - free
Also, the payment procedure for covered free car park is very simple. First present the ticket at the cashier, then pass the ticket through the QR code reader and finally pass your pass through the reader.
Did you know that Esquiades.com is the leading ski travel agency for Grandvalira? Every day we work hard to get the best prices for this skiing resort, so that you can make the most of our offers and book your Andorra skiing holidays.
On our website you can select accommodation near Grandvalira. Do not forget that the ski pass is already included in the price. If you do not bring your equipment, you can add it to your booking and collect it at the designated shop close to the slopes.
Moreover, as we have mentioned before, you can add food tickets at exceptional prices and go to different restaurants inside the Grandvalira Ski Resort. But that is not all, on our website you can also buy tickets to Caldea Spa Centre and relax after a hard day of skiing.
Finally, if you want to know the snow conditions or the weather forecast for the upcoming days, you can find out on our website. So you can make sure you choose the best time for skiing in Grandvalira.
Elevation: 930 m. (2,640m. - 1,710m.)
Ski Area: 1,926 ha.
Marked pistes: 210 km.
4 Ratrac ski routes (off-piste)
4 stages of competition (2 homologated FIS)
3 Freestyle areas:
2 fixed boardercross areas:
2 Adventure Activity Centres:
Transport capacity: 100,700 skiers / hour
Elevation: 930 m. (2,640 m - 1,710 m)
Skiing area: 1,926 Ha
Marked tracks: 210 km
4 Ratrac skiing itineraries (off-piste)
4 competition stadiums (2 approved by FIS)
3 Freestyle areas:
2 permament boardercross:
2 adventure activity centres:
Ski and Snowboard School:
Nurseries in Grandvalira
In Grandvalira there are 4 nurseries located in Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu and Grau Roig. They only accept children that are 2 or more. Children who are between 12 and 24 months old can go to the nursery located in Grau Roig. All nurseries in Grandvalira count with qualified carers that will be with the children all the time protected from the cold, comfortable and equipped to be able to let them play and have fun while you enjoy your day skiing. Children who are inside or playing with the snow will not be able to take skiing lessons. Remember to bring comfortable clothes and if necessary a change.
You will find the prices below. Bare in mind that these prices do not include meals:
|Nursery||Sectors with a nursery||Prices during special dates (22nd December to 4th January)||Prices during the rest of the season (except special dates)|
|Nursery 1/2 day (morning or afternoon) 1 day||Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu
and Grau Roig
|Nursery full day||Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu
and Grau Roig
|Nursery 1/2 day (morning or afternoon) 5 consecutive days||Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu
and Grau Roig
|Nursery full day, 5 consecutive days||Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu
and Grau Roig
This information depends on possible changes by the ski resort. Last update 09/04/2018
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