Vallnord-Pal Arinsal

SKIING IN VALLNORD-PAL ARINSAL

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The resort is fully equipped and ready to welcome skiers and snowboarders, families and groups of friends. Everyone will be able to enjoy the slopes, activities, facilities and quality service at the domain.

The large graph on the right shows you all the information related to the resort at a glance. You can see, for example, conditions of the slopes in Vallnord-Pal Arinsal, broken down by their level of difficulty and sector. Another interesting feature is the webcam service: thanks to the images of the tabs below, you can take a look at the real-time situation in each of the resort's sectors. To view the weather forecast, you can check the official website of the resort.

Vallnord Pal-Arinsal covers 63 km of slopes, marked on the Vallnord piste map, and is the perfect place to come for beginners and families who want to learn to ski.  Arinsal is ideally set up with a superb ski school internationally recognised for offering an outstanding level of tuition.

Since 2019, the Pal-Arinsal area has been separated from Arcalís, so now the old Vallnord lift pass no longer exists, however if you still want to ski in nearby Arcalís you should look out for our "Ski The North" lift pass product which includes a non-consecutive lift pass for each area.

Arinsal and Pal are linked by a 50 person cable car and offer a great variety of skiing and snowboarding for those at beginner and intermediate level, with some lovely runs through the trees located over in Pal. Ordino-Arcalís is a 30 minute bus journey away, there is a free ski bus that connects it with Arinsal and La Massana (Pal).

Offering a total of 63 kilometres of marked runs serviced by 30 lifts, Vallnord Pal-Arinsal has a nice variety of slopes with something for all abilities, however the focus is very much on families, beginners, and those developing their skills. There are two ski schools, both operated by Vallnord, who offer an excellent standard of ski and snowboard tuition, with a large number of British instructors in the Arinsal sector.

If it's your first time coming to the mountains you should visit our 'What to Wear' guide to get an idea of things to pack!

Vallnord-Pal Arinsal Ski Resort

You can link between the two sectors of Arinsal and Pal by using the cable car, however be aware that the usual closing time of the cable car is 4.15pm. If you miss the last one you'll need to head back to the base area of either Arinsal or Pal (depending on where you are stuck) and take the ski bus back to Arinsal or La Massana.

THE #SKI&BIKE ESSENCE: Experience all kinds of activities for 10 months a year. The Ski & Bike DNA is easy to recognise: Excited about sports, skis, boards, bikes or hikes. Loves the sun. Loves the snow. Hot or cold, there’s always a reason to get out and capture moments of fun. If you love the mountain: Ski & Bike, defines your way of life and the Vallnord-Pal Arinsal Ski & Bike Pass is your passport to convenient mountain access for 10 months a year.

Vallnord-Pal Arinsal is only 6 km from the Capital and is the easiest resort to access from Andorra La Vella. It’s formed by two sectors: Pal and Arinsal and comprises a total of 63 km of groomed pistes between 1,500 meters and 2,560 meters. There are currently 7 green, 18 blue, 17 red and five black runs plus five slalom pistes.

Vallnord-Pal Arinsal operates 10 months a year, from December to April for skiing and from May to October when the resort is transformed into the Pyrenees landmark Vallnord Bike Park La Massana. Plus Mountain Park, an exceptional environment specifically for family activities available throughout the summer months.

In the winter months you can enjoy the ski resort itself, no less than 21 restaurant and dining options and a full-scale events calendar.

Activities at Vallnord-Pal Arinsal

The Ski & Bike season pass is now available for 2020-2021, a ski pass valid 10 months a year for the winter 2020-2021 and summer 2021. What can you do with your annual Ski & Bike Vallnord-Pal Arinsal pass?

SUMMER 2021: 40 km of trails spread over 29 circuits, 6 lifts, access to the Aerial Tram, access to the La Massana & Arinsal Gondola, access to the BTT World Cup, access to the Skyrace Comapedrosa World Cup. The seasonal pass offers users a great number of benefits. Don’t miss out on the options available and the fun that awaits you!

Slopes and sectors

Vallnord-Pal Arinsal is divided into two different skiing sectors, Pal and Arinsal, spread over the La Massana Valley. The 2 sectors of Vallnord-Pal Arinsal offer skiers a wide range of services. There are 2 schools, for instance, that offer courses for all levels with different durations, from one day or a weekend to season-long courses. Of course, there are also shops for renting and buying equipment. As for the cuisine and leisure on offer, all sites have a cafeteria/restaurant with a terrace and children's play areas, a crèche, Wi-Fi areas and an intensive programme of activities for non-skiers. Options for those who’d rather not don their skis include snowmobile excursions and a ride on the cable car in La Massana.

Ski passes and tickets

As for ticket and package types, Vallnord-Pal Arinsal offers a Ski & Bike season pass valid for almost the entire year! This season pass is valid for 10 months, including the winter season, with access to all the facilities, ski lifts, slopes, Snowpark, etc., and the summer season, with unlimited access to 29 mountain bike circuits and the six ski lifts (including the La Massana and Pal Arinsal cable cars). This season pass also gives you access to the different sports events held during both the winter and summer seasons.

But don’t forget that this is not the only pass you can choose. The resort offers a second season pass, Ski & Nature, which will bring you closer to nature. It's valid for 10 months and with it, you can try activities like skimo or snowshoeing in the winter, and go on hikes and other excursions in the summer. The pass also includes one return journey per day on the La Massana and Els Orriols gondola lifts in the winter, and on the Pal Arinsal cable car in the summer. What’s more, you'll have free access to all the facilities and circuits in the resort and to any sports events that take place in either of the two seasons. Lastly, this pass enables you to access the site from 7am until 10pm; even when it's closed to other skiers, there will be ski patrol staff on hand at all times to keep you safe.

On the other hand, if you just want a pass for one day, Vallnord-Pal Arinsal also has a day pass for one or more days, up to a maximum of 10, that gives you access to all the slopes and facilities in the Pal and Arinsal sectors.

Opening hours

The sunniest terraces are at an altitude of over 1,800 m! Enjoy the sun’s rays on the ski slope terraces, the most spectacular setting to enjoy the best views whilst you discover the interesting cuisine and leisure activities we offer at Andorra’s ski resorts.

Check the season calendar online when planning your visit. Note that information in the season calendar is subject to weather conditions and dates are subject to possible changes.

Vallnord Pal- Arinsal is the best place you can imagine, a paradise for ski in Andorra. Organise your snow holidays, weekends and breaks, and enjoy an unforgettable experience. 

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Av. del Través 2, Ed. Casa Ferré, 1r
La Massana

(+376) 878 000

atcpal@vallnord.com / atcarinsal@vallnord.com https://vallnordpalarinsal.com/

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