If you ski the Grandvalira skiing region, you are in the very heart of Andorra and of the Pyrenees. Fast becoming one of Europe's best value ski destinations the Grandvalira is a great place to think about next winter.
Bordering France and Spain, its ski regions form part of the enviable Pyrenees Mountains, and a holiday here will be a fun experience for all ages and abilities. The main part to the ski Grandvalira region is the neighbouring villages of Soldeu and El Tarter, and also Pas De La Casa, with lift passes available that cover these and other small villages in the area.
There are a total of 210 km of pistes when you ski Grandvalira with a great choice for all ability levels. There are 20 easy green runs, 41 blue runs, 35 red, and 22 black, connected by a modern lift system. Some pistes run into Soldeu and El Tarter, while others are grouped further along the valley and go directly into the village of Pas De La Casa.
If well groomed slopes aren't enough for you, then there's off piste skiing, 2 parks for snowboarding, and other fun activities such as igloo building, helicopter flights, and paintball. Grandvalira also has ample facilities for families and young children; and there's also links with Disney, with regular Disney Snow Clubs, and sometimes visits from Disney on Ice touring shows. Ski and snowboard events for more experienced skiers are also held throughout the season.
All villages in the region offer a good après ski scene, and a good range of accommodation, although they're not as close to airports as some ski resorts in Europe.
Transfer time from Toulouse is around 3 hours, with tour operators offering a choice of several U.K airports to fly from. When you arrive, and experience the variety of activities, and relaxed atmosphere of Grandvalira for yourself, then it's sure to be worth the time and effort.