Andorra lies in a high valley in the eastern Pyrenees embedded between France and Spain. The mountainous landscape of the miniature state is the perfect place for winter vacation. One third of the entire country lies above the tree line and the highest peak in Andorra is the 2,942 meter (9,652 ft) high Coma Pedrosa.
Practically all the ski resorts are part of the two ski associations Grandvalira and Vallnord. Each area is split up into different sectors so each person can find the resort that suits them best. For the little guests there are many lovely designed kids parks and easy terrain for beginners. For more advanced and expert skiers there are lots of different slopes to choose from. Especially for back-country skiing Andorra is an insider tip. Here you still have the possibility of discovering deep-snow slopes and putting the first tracks in the fresh snow.
Andorra has about 76.000 inhabitants which are known for being very friendly and hospitable. Through the mix of Spanish and French influences the Andorran culture is very lively and exciting. Especially regarding food you should definitely not miss out on the Andorran cuisine. The food has had big influences from the Catalan cuisine as well as from the French way of cooking. The people cook with three ingredients coming from three different valleys. Especially rabbit, lamb as well as lots of fruit and vegetables are almost always on the menu.
The best way to travel to Andorra is by plane. Closest would be the airport Toulouse in France or the city of Barcelona on the Spanish side. From both of these airports there is a distance of about 200 kilometers (124.3 mi) left to Andorra which can be covered by train.