- 1 Welcome to our guide to skiing in Pal-Arinsal with children!
- 2 ❄What is the best ski area to ski with children in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal?❄
- 3 ❄Nurseries in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal❄
- 4 ❄Snow gardens in Pal Arinsal?❄
- 5 ❄Ski lessons for children in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal❄
- 6 ❄Ski equipment rental for children in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal❄
- 7 ❄Après-ski activities to do as a family in Andorra❄
- 8 ❄Recommended hotels for children in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal❄
Welcome to our guide to skiing in Pal-Arinsal with children!
One of the greatest gifts that you can give to any child is to spend a few days on holiday in the snow. This is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to enjoy some quality time with the family. Playing with the snow, organizing a snowball battle, rolling in the snow... This is definitely a very unique experience!
And, in addition to being able to do all these activities in the snow as a family, you can also combine it with practicing a winter sport: skiing, wouldn't that be wonderful? Therefore, we want to encourage you to take your kids skiing and we've prepared this family ski guide to Pal-Arinsal.
If you like this plan and book one of our ski deals in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, the ski pass for children under the age of 5 is free. And that's not all: if you book in advance, you can get special discounts.
❄What is the best ski area to ski with children in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal?❄
Not all families have the same needs or requirements, which is why here at Esquiades.com we've decided to share with you everything there is to know about the two ski areas of Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, so that you can enjoy skiing as a family and choose the ski area that is best suited to your needs and preferences.
❄ Both the Pal and Arinsal ski areas have perfectly-grommed slopes excellent for every type of skier and snowboarders and, especially, for kids to have a blast in the snow.
Skiing with children in the Pal ski area
❄ If the hotel where you're staying is located in La Massana, you can take the cable car that will drop you off at the Pal ski slopes. This is a perfect way to get to the slopes without having to drive.
❄ Guess who will be waiting for you when you get there? Pocoyo. There's also a sledding area and a slope where kids can go down on giant donuts called tubbing and a space with conveyor belts, with which the little ones can combine skiing with some of the many snow activities available.
❄ If you aren't staying in La Massana and prefer to drive directly to Pal, this is also an option and you can park for free directly on the slopes.
Skiing with children in the Arinsal ski area
❄ If you prefer skiing in Arinsal, on Esquiades.com you will find that most hotels and apartments are practically on the slopes and very close to the Arinsal cable car and the Cota chair lifts.
❄ The Compallemple area is ideal for families as it is where the beginners' ski area, a children's area, the ski school and snack bar are located. So you don't have to move from that area at all.
❄Nurseries in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal❄
❄ Vallnord Pal-Arinsal has a total of two nurseries, one in each ski area. If the child is between 1 and 4 years old and is already walking, you can leave them in the baby club. The nursery staff will be happy to take care of your child!
❄ The youngest members of the family will feel at home. There are loads of games they have prepared for them. Pocoyo will also visit them and he will play games together.
❄Snow gardens in Pal Arinsal?❄
❄ The Vallnord Pal-Arinsal ski resort has areas specifically designed for children. There are two snow gardens for children from 4 to 8 years old, one located in each ski area: One in Pal, in Caubella, and another in Arinsal, in Comallemple.
❄ The snow gardens are open-air spaces located on the ski slopes and designed especially for children. There, the little skiers can have their first contact with skiing or snowboarding and always in a safe and fun way.
❄ Apart from skiing, the instructors will have also programmed other leisure activities to make sure the kids are having fund and trying new and different things.
After spending a week skiing in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal your children won't want to go back home after all that fun and they'll surely fall in love with skiing!
❄Ski lessons for children in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal❄
During your childhood, everything seems interesting and awakens curiosity. So, whether it is the first time that you are going skiing with your children, or if you already go from time to time, we always recommend that you book ski lessons for the little ones.
❄ The Vallnord Pal-Arinsal instructors, who are fully-licensed, will be in charge of teaching children over 6 years of age how to ski and will give them all the necessary instructions to have a great day on the snow.
❄ Bear in mind that if you ski with children with Esquiades.com, you won't have to waste time at the Vallnord Pal-Arinsal ticket office. Whether you decide to go to Pal or if you want to visit the Arinsal ski area, you can book your ski lessons directly on our website. By doing this, our Andorran team will deliver your tickets to your hotel or apartment.
How do ski lessons for children work at Vallnord Pal-Arinsal?
❄ All group lessons will start at 12:00 noon. We recommend you to go to the school in advance to avoid unforeseen events.
❄ As for private ski lessons, these usually start between 10 am. and 2 pm.
❄Ski equipment rental for children in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal❄
Finally, if in addition to booking the lessons you also want to add the ski equipment, we will make it easy for you.
There are different ranges or categories of ski or snowboard equipment and their names vary since each brand or store may call them differently. However, what you should know is that there are generally three types of ski and snowboard equipment:
1. Bronze / Economy: This type of gear is suitable for beginners and is the most affordable option.
2. Silver / Evolution: This kit is for those who want to improve their skills and are looking for better quality skis or snowboard to gain speed in races.
3. Gold / Performance - This is for advanced skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is considered high-end and therefore the most expensive option. The people who pick this option usually have their own equipment but for this occasion, have decided to travel without it.
When it comes to renting ski / snowboard equipment for the little ones, if you go skiing a couple of times a year, the range that you should go for is the most basic one, that is, the bronze / economy as they meet the essential minimums for the kids to slide down the slopes.
❄Après-ski activities to do as a family in Andorra❄
1. Snow activities in Grandvalira to do as a family:
A great way to get to know the Grandvalira ski resort is by doing the snowshoeing activity. The activity starts at 9.30am and lasts about two hours and the meeting point is the Grau Roig ski area car park lot.
This activity is super fun to do as a family! It lasts about 25 minutes and starts at 4.30 pm. in the Grau Roig ski area. You will follow a guide that will take you through some beautiful areas of the Grandvalira ski resort.
** The minimum age to be able to do this activity is 7 years old and the driver must be an adult with a driving license.
If the little ones like to build forts at home, they will surely love to build igloos. The activity is in Grau Roig at 9.30am and lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The recommended minimum age is 7 years.
2. Snow activities in Ordino-Arcalís to do as a family:
Night out in a caterpillar vehicle
Enjoy the nature of Arcalís in its purest form with this activity. The activity takes place at 6.30 pm when the Ordino-Arcalís ski resort is closed. The tour aboard Gica will take you to know the surroundings of the Arcalís mountains. It lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, and you will ski pass through several points of the Coma del Agujero and the Puerto del Rat cave, with its impressive stalactites and ice stalagmites in winter.
3. Cultural activities to do as a family in Andorra:
Apart from skiing and other snow activities, Andorra has much more to offer. If you go to Andorra with the family, you can take the opportunity to visit the following museums:
Ordino Miniature Museum
The Miniature Museum, in Andorra, is an exhibition space of great interest for art lovers , especially those who value the meticulousness of details. This museum is located in Ordino and offers works of art of different kinds.
Carmen Thyssen Museum of Andorra
Venture to know the famous art collection of the Thyssen family in the new and modern Carmen Thyssen museum in Andorra. Children under 18 years old have free admission.
4. Family spa afternoon in Andorra
In Andorra there is one of the largest spa centres in Europe called Caldea. This centre is another place to spend an afternoon with the family. There is an exclusive area for children from 3 to 8 years old that is Likids and the main area allows access to children over 5 years old.
Our recommendation: If you are going to spend the afternoon in the Caldea Spa Centre, then you can walk along Avenida Meritxell and take the kids to dinner at the Hard Rock Café . If you book dinner on Esquiades.com, for each adult ticket, a child up to 11 years old has the menu for free;)
5. Visit a natural park with the family
Naturlandia park is between 1600 and 2000 altitude in Sant Julià de Lòria. The park is divided into 2 areas: Level 1600 (recreational) where most of the activities are located ( tobotronc , buggy circuit, zip line and airtrekk) and level 2000 where the animal park is located. The 2 areas are connected by an 8 km road.
❄Recommended hotels for children in Vallnord Pal-Arinsal❄
This is where we are going to recommend the TOP hotels and apartments for family skiing in Vallnord - Pal Arinsal.
Hotels and Apartments in Arinsal for families.
✔ Aparthotel Sant Andreu : This accommodation is a few meters from the access of Arinsal and has beautiful views of the mountain. The apartments are fully equipped and serve breakfast ;) In addition, it has a spa which is free for the hotels guests. Our customers have rated it with a 9 out of 10.
✔ The Lodge at Ribasol : These apartments are practically directly on the slopes in Arinsal and a few meters from the town. The apartments and studios are totally new and equipped so that you do not miss anything. Our customers have rated it with an 8.4 ot of 10.
✔ Hotel Ushuaia Mountain : Located at the foot of the Arinsal slopes! The accommodation was completely renovated in 2018 and offers the highest quality standards. It serves buffet-style breakfasts and dinners and has a play area for the little ones. Our customers have rated it with an 8.8 out of 10.
✔ Hotel Patagonia Atiram : It is located next to the Arinsal chairlift. They serve buffet-style breakfasts and dinners and a lounge area with a pool table. Our customers have rated it with an 8.2 out of 10.
Hotels and Apartments in La Massana for families.
✔ Apartaments Lauranna : These rustic apartments are 500 meters from the La Massana cable car. They have car park and free Wi-Fi and all the apartments are fully equipped. Our customers have rated it with an 8.6 out of 10.
✔ Hotel Palarine : This hotel is located in Erts and is a cozy and very familiar hotel surrounded by nature. It has a restaurant that offers breakfast and dinner. The family bedrooms are spacious and have a double bed and two single beds. Our customers have rated it with a 9 out of 10.
✔ Hotel Magic La Massana : This hotel is just 100 meters from the La Massana cable car and a 10-minute drive from Andorra La Vella. It has an indoor pool area and the family bedrooms have two beds and a double sofa-bed. Our customers have rated it with an 8.3 out of 10.
✔ Hotel Magic Ski : This rustic design hotel is wall to wall of the La Massana cable car. Family bedrooms have 2 beds and a double sofa bed. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our customers have rated it with an 8.6 out of 10.