High mileage (210km piste)
High-altitude
Doorstep skiing

Resort Information

Grandvalira sits right on Andorra’s border with France, in the spectacular Pyrenees. Its duty-free status means that school ski trips to Grandvalira, and Andorra in general, offer really great value for money. And you and your students will be able to enjoy some great duty-free shopping here too! Grandvalira is the biggest ski area in the Pyrenees, with over 210km of piste spread across a number of resorts including Encamp, Grau Roig, Pas de la Casa, El Tarter, Soldeu and Canillo. This fantastic choice means that we can find a base and accommodation to really suit your group. When you’re not skiing, there are plenty of exciting après-ski activities to try, including dog-sledding and snowmobile rides.

Skiing Information

Heavy investment in the ‘90s and early ‘00s vastly improved the quality and quantity of Grandvalira’s lift system and snowmaking capabilities. And now, its facilities are world-class. The lift system now has a capacity of up to 100,000 skiers per hour, so you won’t be spending time queuing! And the snowmaking covers around 65% of the ski area, so lack of snow won’t be an issue either. Grand Valira offers diverse skiing, which is important for school ski holidays. There are a whopping 128 slopes, with plenty suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers.

Resort
Facts

Beginner
47%

Intermediate
37%

Advanced
16%

Total Piste

210 km

Top Piste Altitude

2560 m

Longest Run

8 km

Transfer time to resort

Approx 3 hours from Barcelona or Toulouse

Vertical drop

930 m

Glacier

No

No. lifts

64

Snow making coverage

65%

Snow Park

No

Accommodation

Aprés-Ski at Grandvalira

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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For me, the most exciting part of my job is meeting the students and hearing all about their fun experiences on the slopes! I believe that school travel is wonderful for the development of young people. – Tracy West Ski Specialist

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Kitzbuhel is a great ski resort. We used three different parts of the resort (two days in each) which worked well. The hotel was really good, as was the après-ski. This is our sixth year in a row using Halsbury and I am very pleased with the trips you guys provide. Thanks for working hard to make them the best they can be and for taking the time to read my feedback and take it on board in preparing our next trip. — JCB Academy

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As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
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Safety prioritised

As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

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Our Accreditations

We are a Member of ABTA, which means we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

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For non-flight packages, the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Halsbury Travel (5493), and in the event of their insolvency. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Halsbury Travel. 

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All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.