The Vallnord ski area consists of three small ski areas; Pal, Arinsal and Arcalis and is located near the Spanish border in a wooded area. The smaller areas, Pal-Arinsal and Ordino-Arcalis are easily accessible even if they are not connected. The area has 92 kilometers of marked pistes and because of the many differences in altitude it is known for this. Because the gondola offers a good connection between the ski areas, there are many opportunities for beginners but also for the winter sports enthusiast who likes to take on the challenge.
The long, narrow pistes in Arinsal are a good feature of this region. Especially for beginners this is a great ski area, the advanced skier will have to look for the challenge more in the higher slopes. There is also plenty to do for snowboarders. In Arinsal there are several options in the large freestyle park and in Ordino there are the best off-piste options in Andorra. Hikers are dependent on the occasional difficult mountain hikes in the Ordino valley.
The capital is Andorra la Vella.
The official language is Catalan. Besides Catalan, Spanish and French is widely spoken.
There is no difference with the UK.
The official currency is the euro .
Tourist tax must be paid in Andorra for winter 22/23. The total amount depends on the type of accommodation and its rating.
* 5-star accommodation: €3.14
* 4-star accommodation: € 2.09
* Accommodation with 2 or 3 stars: €1.57
The voltage is 230 volts.
You must have a valid passport or a valid ID.
UK mobile phones work in Andorra. To call from UK to Andorra, first dial the country code 00376 and then the area code without zero and then the phone number. From Andorra to the UK the country code 0044.
The national emergency number is 112.
Traveling by car:
The national roads are passable. The highways in Andorra have tolls. In France, the majority of motorways have tolls. Andorra has no general duty to winter tires. However, on some routes snow chains or snowtires are required. This is indicated by signs. Information about the use of snow chains and snow tires can be obtained from the ANWB.
In a breakdown or accident, it is mandatory that all road users wear a reflective vest. The warning triangle should be placed no more than 1 metre from the edge of the road. Make sure the warning triangle is placed behind the vehicle that has broken down or behind the accident, it is also required that you put on your hazard lights.
Food and drink:
In Andorra there is something for everyone. There is a lot of fish eaten and both Spanish and French dishes are served here often.
Giving a tip of around 5% in bars and restaurants is common practice.
The shops are open from 09:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday. On Sunday the shops are open until 19:00. Some shops are closed in the afternoon between 13:00 and 15:00. Stores in smaller towns close before the afternoon and are closed on Sundays .
- Mary Immaculate Conception: December
- Christmas: 25 and December 26
- New Year: January 1
- Epiphany: January 6
- Carnival Sunday: March
- Constitution Day: March
Wearing a helmet in Andorra is not mandatory but is strongly recommended (especially for children). In a ski class wearing a helmet is mandatory.
You will fly with EasyJet or Jet2 to Barcelona. This flight takes approximately 2 hours and 8 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.
Departures from regional airports
Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.
In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. If you book a transfer via Sunweb, it will be a shared transfer to and from the resort. The average transfer time to Arinsal is approximately 4 hours. For additional information about the transfer click here.
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A Pal-Arinsal ski pass is included in the price.
You can see the surcharges and discounts for extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child and senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .
Ski passes for children up to 11 years old are free. Children from 12 to 17 years old will receive a discount on their ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting the ski pass.
Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem the ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of the ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further into the booking steps. The discount for “no ski pass” can also be found in the booking process.
The following equipment can be booked:
This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly manoeuvrable, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is manoeuvrable and suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high-quality material and are perfect for experienced skiers. They can also be used by skiers who have mastered parallel skiing. This comfortable equipment is suitable for all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
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