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Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

If you are a regular skier, or even if it is your first time… it doesn’t really matter: In Vallnord you will enjoy some unforgettable days skiing in Andorra!

Vallnord is a ski resort in Andorra with 3 sectors: Pal and Arinsal, which are connected, and Ordino-Arcalis, very close to El Pradet Hotel. The Vallnord ski pass can be used for the three ski resorts. There is a free Vallnord bus service, called Freebus, which will take you until the resort of your choice from your hotel in Andorra.

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Pal: skiing for all

Pal is recommended to families, because of its slopes for beginners, but it also offers narrower slopes with a higher level of difficulty. It is the nearest Vallnord ski resort from Andorra la Vella. And it is connected with Arinsal ski resort, so you can make the most of just one ski pass… non stop skiing!

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Arinsal: Ski & Après-Ski

Arinsal is located in the surroundings of Comapedrosa Natural Park, and it is unique for the beauty of its landscapes and for its sunny, long wide slopes. There are exclusive areas for beginners, for the practice of snowboard, and also for free-riding. Just below the ski resort, in the village of Arinsal, there is a wide variety of restaurants and leisure options… the best après-ski is waiting for you in Andorra!

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Ordino – Arcalís : The Pearl of Andorra

Ordino-Arcalis offers the best skiing conditions in Andorra because its north orientation guarantees the best snow quality, it is also the highest resort, and it has the most natural and the wildest slopes. Many international competitions are held every year in this ski resort, and La Coma free-ride area is known worldwide. On top of that, this ski resort is located very near from the Sorteny Valley Natural Park. So, not surprised to hear that Ordino-Arcalis is also known as The Pearl of Andorra? Discover it!

Finally, all the Vallnord ski resorts have a ski school, and you will enjoy their bars and restaurants, located in many points so that you can reach them comfortably skiing…

In short, the more you ski in Vallnord (Andorra), the more you will love it!

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Vallnord ski passes and ski equipment in Andorra

We want to offer you the best advantages to spend some fantastic skiing days in Andorra:

There are one day or several days ski passes, and season ski passes as well. If you would like to purchase ski passes to acces the Vallnord ski resorts, contact us or ask for them on your arrival to the hotel. And remember that for being our guests, you get a 10% discount on your Vallnord ski pass.

Apart from your ski passes, what else could you need? Ski boots, skis, sticks, helmets, snowboard tables… For any ski or other snow sports equipment, you will find the Esports Bringué shop a few metres from the hotel, where a wide range of equipment for sale and for rent will be at your disposal at the best price in Andorra.

 

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Snowshoes in Andorra: a lovely winter sport!

You will love snowshoeing… because it is as easy as tightening the snowshoes bindings around your mountain boots and then go for a walk on the snow. A perfect way to discover the Andorra hiking trails during winter time!

Get yourself wrapped up and well informed! Showshoeing is the perfect winter sport to spend a relaxing day admiring the snow landscapes of Andorra, whether you are with that someone special, with your family or with your group of friends.

This sport is for everyone, there is no need to be in a good shape, neither lessons… And you can rent the snowshoes easily in the Esports Bringué ski equipment shop, next to the hotel. There are guides at your disposal as well, to discover the best snowshoeing trails in Andorra, and the chance to join a night excursion in La Coma area (Arcalis) with a well-earned cheese fondue-dinner.

 

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Snowmobiles

Do you like both bikes and snow? Then, why not a snowmobile ride?

You will enjoy all the adventure of riding a snowmobile while approaching the nature in a different way, with the freedom to reach the most stunning snowy landscapes. It is perfect for a romantic journey with that someone special, or as an amusing and thrilling experience with your friends, or for those who simply want to re-discover the mountains.

Ask at the hotel reception for the main snowmobiles trails available in Andorra.

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Dog sledding

In Andorra takes place, every year, one of the most thrilling stages of the Pirena International Mushing Competition. Would you like to discover the mushing experience?

Dog sledding trails and even lessons on how to be a good musher are available in Andorra!

Please ask for more information at the hotel reception.

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Gicafer

The Gicafer is an amphibious vehicle, able to move in difficult terrains, even with ice and snow. Originally, this vehicle was used as a military tool in difficult condition areas. However, the Gicafer has been adapted completely to carry passengers across snow trails. Therefore, now you have the chance to enjoy snowy trails and the most secretly kept landscapes of Andorra, during the day and also under the moonlight… like the one that will take you to discover the impressive ice stalagmites of the Port-Du-Rat Cave.

Suitable for everyone… a unique and unforgettable experience!

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Cross-country ski: the adventure starts surrounded by the peace of the woods.

The cross-country ski is a very complete body sport. It consists of sledding on the snow, climbing in a movement similar to walking, helped by hand sticks. It is a healthy adventure sport, suitable for everyone. The equipment is quite similar to the regular ski one, but the boots are not fixed by the heel to the ski, to be able to allow the ascent walking. All the equipment is available for rent. The cross-country ski practice will take you through snowy forests, or slope brims, enjoying the most breathtaking sceneries in Andorra.

For those who are beginners in the cross-country skiing, the Megaverda slope is a 8km long walk in theVallnord Ordino-Arcalis ski resort, and guided trails could also be arranged.

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Try speed riding, adventure guaranteed!

The speed riding or speed flying is a very modern extreme sport, born in the ‘70s, which consists of flying with a small parachute above steep slopes. These two sports, combined, are even more thrilling, since skiing on all terrains and flying over obstacles becomes possible. In Vallnord Ordino-Arcalis there is a speed riding school. Do you dare trying it?

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Slide down skiing from the very top of the Andorran Pirinees: heliski!

Do you have a good level of ski? Do you want to reach the purest and the wildest snow? You will be able to ski free and off roads… if you go up by helicopter! heliski as an extreme sport appeared in the ‘60s, and consists of reaching by helicopter a place with impossible acces by land, and slide down skiing. You can practice it in the Ordino-Arcalis area, after passing an advanced skiing skills test. Adrenaline guaranteed!

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Ready for a complete adventure? diving in Andorra

Do you imagine yourselves diving at more than 2000 metres high? You will be able to experiencediving under ice, both under the daylight and under the moonlight… A good example of this is the diving experience to the Tristaina Lakes (Ordino-Arcalis, 2300 metres high) after going up to the lakes practicing cross-country skiing or by helicopter… are you ready for a new adventure in Andorra?

Winter activities in Vallnord, Andorra

Services

How can I get discounts on my Vallnord ski passes?

Book them in advance or when you arrive at the hotel. You will get a 10% discount just for being our guests.

 

What is the Vallnord Freebus?

It is a free bus that will pick you up at the hotel front door and will take you to any of the Vallnord ski resorts: Pal, Arinsal and Ordino-Arcalis.

 

You will find the best snow in Andorra…

In the Vallnord Ordino-Arcalis ski resort, and we are the closest hotel to it.