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Grandvalira Ski Resort

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Mountain Stats

Elevation1,710 m - 2,640 m
Opening Day2 Dec 2017
Closing Day15 Apr 2018
Capacity 99017 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult €46
1 day youth €42
1 day child €32.50
All rates & fees

Lifts

20
27
5
9
6
Total 67
Hours09:00 - 16:30

Skiable Terrain

Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Ungroomed
Overall Slope Length 210 km

Interesting facts

  • The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 2,640 m.
  • Average snow depth during the season (2 Dec to 15 Apr) is 70 cm at summit elevation and 32 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 124 cm at summit elevation and 64 cm at the base.
  • Grandvalira features 75 sunny days on average per season. December is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.

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The Ski Resort

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Grandvalira features more than 200 kilometers (124,2 miles) of skiable terrain and is therefore Pyrenees´s biggest ski resort. The oldest ski resorts Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig (founded in 1956) and Soldeu-El Tarter (founded in 1964) merged together in 2003, so that they could give skiers the possibility of skiing an enormous amount of trails with one ski pass. Located in the heart of the Pyrenees, most terrain above the timberline and blessed with guaranteed snow cover it´s the perfect spot to come for your winter vacation. By boasting 210 kilometers (130,4 miles) of trails, 118 downhill runs and three terrain parks you´ll always find yourself entertained.
Grandvalira is situated in the western part of Andorra. It consists of six zones (Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig and Pas de la Casa) that are connected throughout the resort and each town offers accessibility to the ski trails.

Pas de la Casa borders to France and is very popular among ski vacationers coming from the direction. You´ll find a massive amount of terrain diversity and offers for all ability levels. Ski novices should stick to the lower mountain and check out the two dedicated learning areas Abelletes and Font Negre. Here you won´t have an audience while practicing your first curves. Pass the mountain ridge and follow the runs for beginners, intermediates and experts to get to Grau Roig. 


Skiers at Grau Roig can expect a spectacular panorama at its best. This is the only zone where you start from a parking lot and not from a town to access the ski trails. Trails for all levels are available as well and with three special designed kids areas it´s the perfect zone for families with children. Check out the fresh powder descends and the well-known Antenes run, the only trail on the Iberian peninsula, that is also home to world cup races in speed competitions.

From Grau Roig it´s fairly easy to get to Soldeu, which is pretty much the center of the resort. It welcomes with 35 runs and is ideal for beginners by designating just over half of its trails as green and blue. So there´s never a lack of choice for people that don´t feel that safe on their skis yet. With the runs being wide-open you can practically avoid any contact to other skiers and riders. Experts should definitely come here for the tough trails. Especially the Avet run, that was already home to the ski world cup will even make best skiers think twice.

The neighboring zone, El Tarter, is the place to be for professionals and Freestyler that will appreciate the generous terrain park El Tarter. Hit the longest lines of the Pyrenees and be part of events and competitions that are often on the agenda. The Freestyle Academy is open daily and makes sure Freestylers can improve their skills and tricks in a safe environment. Furthermore, since 2013 the Àliga run is open for FIS competitions and 2016 it will even be host to the Alpine ski world cup. Thrill-seekers with some experience under their belt can hit the run already.

If you don´t feel that brave yet, head to the next zone Canillo. Except for the black run Gaig every trail is decelerated as ´easy´. The town itself can be described as pretty calm and laid back and the run variety with 6 runs is pretty limited so families who have to keep an eye on their kids usually love to spend their days here.

Last but not least, the zone Encamp. The town provides access for vacationers coming from Andorra and Spain. The 6 kilometer (3,7 miles) ride in the gondola takes 15 minutes and you´ll find yourself standing on the runs of Solanelles. First thing you´ll notice is the spectacular view of the surroundings and the next minute you can whisk down four blues and two reds.  The Collobri run is one of the highlights in this sector. From Sollanges you have easy access to El Tarter and Grau Roig.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
65%
Snow Making Machines: 1032
Snowphone+34 (0)376 891 800
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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On Mountain Dining

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Throughout the resort you´ll find more than 40 restaurants that are beckoning you in for a lunch or snack break. If you don´t have that much time on your hand you should check out ´ Fast&Good Food´ that scores with great snack options. You can also stop at three cafeteria-style restaurants, the Costa Rodona at the foot of the Pas de la Case sector with a huge sun deck, the Pi de Migdia with show kitchen, located in the El Tarter sector or the Solanelles with buffet and also a huge sun deck in the Encamp sector. The culinary factor doesn´t come up short. So pay a visit to the Steak House Gall de Bosc at an altitude of 2250 meters ( 7299 feet) above sea level with an impressive view and hearty meat dishes. Typical Andorran mountain cuisine serves the Raco de Solanelles and Coll Blanc impresses with a 360 degree view and a fresh cuisine.

Must-Ski Runs

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If you want to feel like a real professional, you should head to the runs Avet and Antenes as well as Àliga and Riberal.

Most Difficult Runs

Gaig in Canillo
Length: 1.3 km
Vertical Drop: 465 m

Longest Runs

Tosa de la Llosada - El Tarter
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 850 m

Nightskiing

Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 0.50 km

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Activities

© Grandvalira
Snowbiking through the woods of Grandvalira? That´s nothing for the faint hearted. Those tours are available at night time as well. You can also do some dog sleigh riding or a snow shoe hiking tour. The action-seekers should check out the Activities Centre at Grandvalira- Grau Roig. Here, the winter landscape is the setting for one or the other paintball game. Ice skating is possible at Palau de Gel in Canillo, the ice rink gives you an expanse of 1800 m²(19375 square feet). Caldea Andorra stands for pure relaxation. It´s one of Europe´s biggest spas. On 6000 m² (64583 square feet) you can find your relaxation source between jacuzzis, saunas and indoor and outdoor pools.

Après-Ski and Nightlife

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If you are more the laid back Apres-ski type you´ll surely appreciate the couches and hammocks at the Cala Bassa Beach Club. A DJ guarantees that the Apres-ski atmosphere is full on. Vodka Bar is another good hangout for happy hour since they serve great cocktails and mixed drinks and the rustic interior makes the setting really comfortable. The Nordic Lounge Gall de Bosc boasts a bar, a DJ just for the barbecue area, comfy couches and shows. Bigger parties and concerts usually take place at L’Abarset. At night Pas de la Casa offers a ton of pubs and discos and overwhelmingly great nightlife.

Dining and Restaurants

The Arosseria Pi de Migida combines the perfect view at a vertical rise of 2100 meters (6889 feet) and awesome food. Your taste buds will be close to exploding by tasting the typical mountain cuisine made of the best ingredients. Order a glass of champagne and enjoy the sun on the huge deck. The La Copa invites with a rustic atmosphere and specializes in meat dishes that are prepared over an open fire.

Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Freestyle Lessons

Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental
Telemark Rental

Ski Rental Shops

Ski Rentals Grandvalira (18)

Getting here

By car&
Coming from France, take N-22 until you get to Pas de la Casa Andorra. From here you already have access to the ski resort or just continue following CG-2.
Coming from Spain, take C-145 from Lleida or C-16 from Cadí tunel or Puigcerdà towards the ski resort. From La Seu d´Urgell you have to continue for further 30 kilometers (18,6 miles) to Encamp, the first town that gives you access to the ski resort.
By train
There is no direct train connection available. Coming from Spain you can take the express train (AVE) to Lleida, Viatges Montmantell or Alsina-Graells. From there, busses are traveling to Andorra. Coming from France, you can buy a ticket to L´Hospitalet-près-l´Andorre and La Tour de Carol, where busses are running as well.
By plane
The closest airports are Toulouse Blagnac International Airport in France that is about 195 kilometers (121 miles) away or you can fly to the Spanish Lleida-Alguaire International Airport, that is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) away.

Contact

Grandvalira Estacio de Ski
AD100 El Tarter
Andorra
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+376 891 800
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