If you are thinking of going skiing in Andorra , from Esquiades.com we offer you all the information related to the different ski resorts located in the Principality. Among them is the Vallnord Pal-Arinsal ski resort , which since 2015 - 2016 offers its own ski pass. This pass can be used in the 63 ski kilometers that your domain has in total. Next, we offer you useful information regarding its two sectors: Pal and Arinsal so you can choose the best option for your ski vacation .
The Vallnord Pal Arinsal ski resort brings together all the charm of the Arinsal valley, which is located at an altitude of 1,550 meters in its lowest zone. Each of its two sectors has its own peculiarities, which we will explain a little later, but first, we want to highlight some characteristics shared by the entire ski domain of Vallnord Pal Arinsal .
The ski resort has 7 green and 19 blue slopes for those who have just started skiing and snowboarding or who are practicing to improve their skills in white sport. In addition, it has 17 red slopes for lovers of descents at fast speeds and 4 black ski slopes , ideal for experienced skiers. There are a total of 31 ski lifts that allow you to climb up to a maximum of 2,560 meters of altitude, to later enjoy the skiing down to the beginning of the ski slopes.
In Vallnord Pal Arinsal you will find different services at the foot of the slopes , such as bars and cafes, where you can take a break between down and down, or restaurants ideal for lunch at noon or after your ski day . The resort has 2 ski and snowboard schools with 200 qualified monitors, willing to help you learn the correct skiing technique. And if you go skiing with children, you can leave them in the snow gardens that you will find at the foot of the slopes, where they will learn while playing with the snow. Anyway, from Esquiades.com we propose many other alternatives and snow activities in Pal Arinsal to end your ski day in the best possible way. ;-)
In addition, if you have booked your ski equipment with us, you can comfortably pick it up at the stores located at the accesses to the slopes. Finally, it should be noted that Vallnord Pal Arinsal has free Wi-Fi connection in its entire ski area.
Well, if you have not decided in which sector of Vallnord Pal Arinsal you will ski, then we offer you all the information related to each of them. Or if you prefer, you can ski in both, since they are connected by cable car.
Pal is the sector located closest to the capital Andorra la Vella. Access to the Pal ski resort can be done by car , or by the Massana cable car , which will take you directly from the village to the ski slopes. That is, if you stay at La Massana you can leave the hotel with your boots on. ;-)
This sector has established itself as the ideal place for family skiing . Its ski slopes are located in an area full of fir trees and pine trees, which offer the possibility of skiing surrounded by a landscape full of charm. In Pal you will also find the Pekepark , a snow garden where children can learn to ski while having fun. Oh, and remember that in Esquiades.com you can comfortably add to your reservation the ski lessons in Pal , after choosing your hotel or apartment . All ski school monitors in the Pal sector are specially trained in the teaching of skiing and snowboarding for children and adults .
The soft mountain of this sector and its easy and intermediate level ski slopes make it a good option also for beginner skiers. It has lifts dedicated to newcomers and the tracks have a good progression in difficulty, so that when you have improved your level you can access slightly steeper tracks.
Finally, it should be noted that in the Pal sector you can practice a wide variety of alternative snow activities , such as excursions in buggies with chenille , circuits adapted to snowshoes or mountain skiing . Vallnord - Pal Arinsal also has other snow activities such as a rope park, a big zip zip line, among others, and also has an area exclusively dedicated to sledding.
The Arinsal sector is located about 5 kilometers from the town with the same name. Access to the ski slopes can be done by own car , by bus , connecting via the cable car from the Pal sector or by the cable car that is located in the center of the town of Arinsal . This sector has one of the largest slopes in Andorra, with more than 1,000 meters of difference between the highest and the lowest part of the "Les Mirrades" track. It is curious to know that this track also reaches a part of the town of Arinsal and that it can be accessed directly from some of the ski hotels located around it.
Arinsal is characterized by slopes for skiers of low, medium and high, especially for freeriders. The most extreme ski lovers can find steep slopes in the area of the "La Capa" ski slope. It also has the Arinsal Snowpark with modules for all levels, even for those who are starting to this mode of snowboarding and skiing.
In short, the two sectors together form a very complete tandem and full of options for all. On the one hand, Pal offers skiers traveling as a family a place to enjoy skiing with children , and on the other hand, Arinsal makes available more difficult tracks for more advanced skiers , and also gives the possibility to practice and Improve your pirouettes to extreme ski and snowboard lovers.
The recent separation of the sectors of Vallnord ski resorts in independent ticket allows to us to offer deals for skiing in Vallnord Pal Arinsal at prices even lower than before.
On Esquiades.com you will find hotel + ski pass offers in La Massana to access the slopes of Vallnord Pal Arinsal in the most comfortable way. If you wish you can also stay in other municipalities, such as in the town of Arinsal , which has a large number of ski hotels and apartments located near the cable car, and even in front of one of the ski slopes.
Also, remember that with us you can book your winter vacation in the most comfortable way, since in addition to the hotel and the ski pass in Vallnord Pal Arinsal , you can add accessories to your trip, such as classes to learn to ski at the school of this ski resort, activities like mushing and snowshoeing, among others, and also the possibility to book your ticket to the thermal center Caldea , the largest mountain resort in Europe.
The domain of Vallnord Pal Arinsal is located in the northwest of the Principality , in the parish (Andorran territorial division) of La Massana.
The Pal sector has a very comfortable access: it can be reached by road or by the cable car that connects La Massana with the ski slopes, for those who do not want to take the car. It is also possible to access by road from the border between Andorra and Spain. To do this, follow the CG-1 (General Road 1) to the capital Andorra la Vella. At the height of Unió Street, turn left and go straight ahead on the CG-3 (General Road 3) until you reach the town of la Massana, where you should follow the indications to the CG-4 (General Road 4). At the end of the road, passing through the town of Pal, is the ski resort, from where you can access the slopes. Remember that you can also stay in the town of La Massana and take the cable car to access Pal. In addition, as it is connected to Arinsal you can access both sectors from the same site.
If you want to know how to get to the Arinsal sector , we inform you that you must follow the same route that is done to get to the Pal sector until you reach the town of Erts . From there, you must pass from the CG-4 (General Road 4) to the CG-5 (General Road 5), and after 5 kilometers from the town of Arinsal you will find the ski slopes of the sector with the same name.
Ski and snowboard schools: 2 with 200 monitors
Baby club: 2 for children 1 year (if they are already walking) to 4 years
Snow gardens: 2 for children from 4 to 8 years old
Gift shops: 2 merchandising and press stores
Medical centers: 2
Rental of material: 5 shops at the foot of the slopes
Car parks: 9 with capacity for 6,600 vehicles
Picnic areas: 2 rooms
Save skis: 2
Location of the resort: The cable car that leads to the slopes is located 5 km from Andorra la Vella and 3 km from Escaldes-Engordany.