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|Km of Piste: 210km
Transfer Times (Approx):
3 hours from Barcelona and Toulouse,
17 hours from Calais
Grandvalira is the largest ski resort in the Pyrenees, comprising 6 areas and offering 210km of skiing. Recent investment in infrastructure has created a high-tech and modern ski area which includes the resorts of Soldeu, Pas de la Casa, Canillo, El Tarter, Grau Roig and Encamp.
On the slopes
The standard group lift-pass covers Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig and Encamp, or Soldeu, El Tarter and Canillo, although you can upgrade to the full Grandvalira lift-pass for a supplement. Skiing begins at Soldeu, Grau Roig or Cortals (Encamp) at the summit of the Funicamp gondola, each of which have a dedicated nursery and beginners area on which groups can learn in a safe environment.Once ready to hit the slopes, confident beginners and intermediates are spoilt for choice - Soldeu and El Tarter offer a fantastic choice of blue and red runs from the highest point in resort at 2,560m, right down to the village centres, whilst Grau Roig and Pas de la Casa both feature a good selection of blues and reds, not to mention some steeper and more challenging runs down from the ridge. Advanced skiers will have blast here – with plenty of mileage and a fully inter-linked ski-lift system it’s easy to travel from resort to resort and sample a little of everything, from the tree-lined runs in lower Soldeu and towards El Tarter, to the open face of Pas de la Casa. Grandvalira have invested a further €6 million throughout 2012 to improve the infra-structure, including an extended nursery area at Cortals, 6 new pistes and improvements and extensions to the majority of the six freestyle parks accessible on your lift-pass.
Off the slopes
Each of the villages in resort offers it own activities so there’s plenty to choose from including thermal baths, swimming, bowling, taxfree shopping and of course the traditional disco. Groups can also head to Andorra la Vella, the principality’s capital.