10 reasons to come to the Alpine Ski World Cup Finals
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From 13 to 19 March 2023, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra will for the second time host one of the most important sporting events of the season: the Finals of the 2023 Alpine Ski World Cup! Here are 10 reasons to make the most of the opportunity to visit our country. We hope you have the best stay! Are you ready?
1. A perfect opportunity to visit us
Although we’ve hosted other major sporting events, including races and championships, the finals are, without doubt, the most significant event organised in Andorra. Since you’re obviously going to travel to Andorra to see them, what better opportunity to take a stroll and do a spot of sightseeing on our streets?
2. We’re bringing the best skiers in the world together in one place
In a single event you’ll be able to see the best professional skiers in the world in both the men’s and women’s categories. Standing out above all the others are the Swiss Marco Odermatt and the American Mikaela Shiffrin, who both dominate their respective categories. It will be etched in your memory forever!
3. The nearest finals
For ski fans living in southern Europe, especially in Spain, Portugal and even in the south of France, this is the closest World Cup event. The rest of this season’s competitions are taking place in countries as far away as Sweden and Slovakia. Don’t miss out!
4. The perfect time of year
In mid-March, the sunny weather in Andorra is usually ideal for skiing: the weather is milder and the snow is just the same quality. You’ll see this at Grandvalira Resorts Andorra, the largest and most important resort in the Pyrenees, which incorporates the country’s three alpine ski resorts in the same domain; and at Naturland, the only Nordic ski resort in Andorra.
5. A country that knows how to organise
The fact that Andorra has been chosen to host the World Cup Finals means that our ability to organise is beyond doubt, in terms of security, communications, infrastructure and services. Events like the Freeride World Tour in winter, the Tour de France or the Cirque du Soleil shows in summer are proof of this.
6. Large hotel capacity
Despite the expected large influx of fans during this period, Andorra has the capacity to accommodate everyone without any issues. Hotels, hostels, tourist apartments and even the occasional refuge. All you need to do is choose whether you want to sleep at the foot of the slopes, in a natural environment, or if you prefer to stay in the city centre. Perhaps after a day in the snow, you’ll be more inclined to take a relaxing hot bath. In our accommodation options with spa facilities, you’ll not only enjoy whirlpool baths or jacuzzis, but you can also have a health and wellness treatment from our Andorra Health Destination. Mmm… How could you resist?
7. Beautiful landscapes
Finals or no finals, the beauty of Andorra’s scenery is indisputable. With more than 90% of the country being natural landscape, there are more than 80 lakes, 100 hiking trails and numerous peaks and mountains across the country. Andorra has such a rich and abundant natural heritage that you won’t run out of it!
8. The best après-ski for all
Ski lovers have more than one incentive to hit the slopes! Once the resort closes, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra’s outstanding venues spring into action to offer you the best après-ski atmosphere. Enjoy an afternoon in a relaxed atmosphere with live music from the best DJs in the country, perfect for a drink with your loved ones. The little ones will also have a great time, as there are children’s activities in the snow for them. Let the party begin!
9. Fancy shopping?
Andorra not only has the best ski slopes in the world, but also a thousand shops where you’ll find the best brands on the market at very competitive prices. Take this opportunity to refresh your wardrobe, buy that dream accessory, update your cosmetics or take the latest technology home with you! You’ll find all that and more in Andorra! Need more reasons?
10. Soak up Andorran culture
We couldn’t end without mentioning cultural heritage. There are various museums and monuments across the country that will bring you closer to Andorra’s most deeply-rooted customs, traditions and history. Likewise, if you love Romanesque architecture, you must see our churches and hermitages. Scattered throughout the Principality, they still conserve the essence and beauty of yesteryear. You’ll fall in love!