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School Ski Trip to Vallnord

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Three ski areas on one lift pass

Great layout for beginners

High standard hotel close to the slopes

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Vallnord is probably the Andorran resort most familiar to British skiers and snowboarders. On your school ski trip to Vallnord, one ski pass will give you access to the three ski areas of Arinsal, Arcalis and Pal. Arinsal and Pal are linked by cable car, making it very easy to travel between the two resorts, and Arcalis is just 40 minutes away by bus. As Arinsal is very popular with British skiers and snowboarders, the local ski school is staffed by a large number of friendly instructors with impeccable English – great news for British school ski groups!

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Resort
Facts

Beginner
52%

Intermediate
39%

Advanced
9%

Total Piste

93 km

Top Piste Altitude

2650 m

Longest Run

6 km

Transfer time to resort

Approx 3 hours from Barcelona or Toulouse

Vertical drop

1010 m

Glacier

No

No. lifts

45

Snow making coverage

46%

Snow Park

No

Skiing Information

Arinsal and Pal are ideal for beginners, as they both boast excellent nursery slopes set relatively high up the mountain. They enjoy good snow conditions for the entire season. And there are plenty of good blue and green runs for learners to progress on to. That being said, intermediate skiers and snowboarders will also find plenty to do in Vallnord. With 93km of marked runs, there is plenty of room for progression on the slopes, so all of your students will be able to improve at their own pace. The ski area is set in a huge snowy bowl, with loads of wide, confidence-boosting runs, all of which lead back to the main station, providing easy access to both the ski school meeting point and the restaurant where students eat their lunch overlooking the pistes.

Excellent venue for beginners and intermediate level. Food was the best we have ever had, especially on the mountain, where a hot meal with lots of variety was served. Slopes were wide and snow conditions were excellent, topped off with a beautiful week of sunshine. 

- Wednesfield High School

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Sample Hotels

Hotel La Solana

Hotel La Solana
Hotel La Solana
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Hotel La Solana

Located in the heart of the Arinsal and just 200m from the Arinsal gondola, this excellent 3* hotel comes highly recommended.

All rooms are ensuite and include telephone line, satellite TV, full bathroom and hair dryer.

The hotel boasts fantastic facilities:

Fitness centre
Heated swimming pool(small charge payable on site)
Sauna
Hammam bath
Solarium
Internet corner
Buffet style restaurant
Cafeteria
Bar
Conference room with panoramic views and terrace
Games room with pool table and satellite TV
Disco

Jaume I Hotel

Jaume I Hotel
Jaume I Hotel
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Jaume I Hotel

Offering views of the mountains surrounding Andorra la Vella, the Jaume I Hotel is within 5 minutes’ walk of the city’s tax-free shops. This comfortable 3* hotel has a lot of experience with UK school groups.

All seventy of its spacious rooms come with flat screen plasma TV and telephone. The bathrooms are spacious and all have either a bath or shower.

The hotel has a restaurant on the top floor of the main building offering both traditional and international cuisine. The hotels facilities also includes a meeting room, Lounge + TV room, Free Wi-fi in communal areas, a really nice bar, a pretty terrace and a big hall.

Aprés-Ski at Vallnord

thermal spa

Caldea is Europe's largest thermal mountain spa. It truly is huge, offering a vast array of facilities, such as Indo-Roman baths, outside lagoons, Jacuzzis and saunas. Located 1,000ft above sea level, the spa uses water from a thermal spring, offering a new concept in leisure and wellness. Ideal for chilling out and relaxing those muscles after a long day of skiing!


multi-sport centre

This multi-sport centre was built in 1991, for the Games of the Small States of Europe. It offers excellent facilities, including three squash courts, three tennis courts, a gym and four aerobics rooms.


swimming pool

This excellent multi-sports centre offers an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool (50 × 21m), as well as a smaller learner's pool (12,5 × 6m). The perfect place to unwind after a day on the slopes!

Swimming caps and flip-flops compulsory. Swimming caps can be purchased directly from the Centre at £3 each.


dog sledding

Mushing Pyrenees teach visitors about the various sports involving sled dogs, whether that is mushing (dog-sledding), caniX (running with dogs) or bikejoring (cycling with dogs). Enjoy a ride on a dog sled to see the winter landscape from a different perspective!


swimming pool

Enjoy some leisure time in the swimming centre in Ordino after a long day of skiing.


pizza night arinsal

Get stuck into some delicious pizza after a long day out on the slopes. This restaurant offers a fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff, making it an ideal choice for your group.


bowling

If you are looking for a fun après-ski activity to enjoy with your group, bowling is the perfect choice after a long day of skiing.


ice skating - andorra

The Palau de Gel is located in the heart of Canillo, at the bottom of ski station Grandvalira. This large sports centre offers both a swimming pool and an ice rink. The latter is Olympic-sized (60m x 30m) and, as well as offering sessions during the day, also offers evening sessions with music and lights!


sledging - vallnord

Enjoy an evening of sledging on the slopes and then wind down with a lovely hot chocolate.