Andorra is a great place to start your skiing adventures, especially if you're a beginner or timid intermediate. Likewise, if you're looking for a budget ski holiday, Andorra can do that too!
Whilst the beauty of a linked ski area is that you get not just one area of slopes, but 2 or 3 (or more) ski resort slopes inter-connected by lifts and/or buses, do you always need that extra area? You may also have to pay for the privilege, which if you don't use it can be pointless.
In Andorra, there are two two 'linked ski areas' - The Grandvalira and Vallnord. Between them they actually cover all the key ski resorts, which means you will by default be able to choose where you ski.
It doesn't always follow that you need to have a vast ski area. If you find a resort that has the slopes you want, enough potential to improve your skiing and the resort itself seems perfect, then there is no need to go to a linked ski area.
How to Choose A Ski Area
It sounds silly (and sounds like we're probably trying to avoid the question of how to choose) but it really does depend on what you actually want from your skiing holiday and who you are. By this we mean are you a couple wanting to party and stay out late? Are you a family who likes to eat in after skiing, or are you a large group who all have different aims and objectives for your holiday? All these factors should be considered too.
Finally, don't forget to consider transfer times, types of accommodation and even the practicality of the ski area. If there's only one lift from a resort that accesses all the other ski areas, consider whether that's the resort for you if you know you will explore the ski area.