Grandvalira (Andorra)

During the ski season of 2003/2004 Grandvalira Pas de la Casa – Grau Roig and Soldeu – El Tarter resorts signed a commercial agreement on launching a unified ski zone GrandvaliraThus, besides the fact that Andorra has got the largest skiing area in the Pyrenees, there is also one of the principal ski resorts of Southern Europe on its territory.

The ski trails of Grandvalira are divided into 6 sectors: Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp, that encompass the area of 1,926 hectares with 112 slopes and with the capacity of 100.700 skiers per hour.

Since 2020, Grandvalira also includes Ordino-Arcalis sector (it was a part of Vallnord).

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Grandvalira: technical characteristics:

Andorra Grandvalira
Grandvalira Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo, Encamp, Grau Roig, Pas de la Casa
Maximum altitude 2640 m
Minimum altitude 1170 m
Altitude differences 930 m
Skiable area 1.926 Ha
Ski trails of Grandvalira: total length 240 km
Snow cannons 1097
Number of trails: 110
Green (beginners) 18
Blue (intermediate) 38
Red (advanced) 32
Black (experts, higher complexity level) 22
Off-trail skiing 4
Free-Style area 3
Free-Ride area 2
Cross-country skiing track 2 km
Lifts 67
Tele cabin 4
Chair lift 30
T-bar lift 26
Children’s lift 7
Lifts capacity, skier / per hour 100.700
Restaurants 40
Ski/Snowboard school 7
Instructors (Monitors) 450
Baby club (1-4 year, only for the kids who walk) 2
Snow park for kids (4-8 years) 5
Shops Yes
Medical center In each sector
Ski rent 1
Car parking 14
Picnic area Yes
Ski storage Yes
Storage room Yes
Ticket vending machine No
Thematic zones
Ski jumping area Yes
Competition stadium FIS 2
FREESTYLE area (Boarder& Skier Cross) 3
FREESTYLE area (Jumps & Rails) Yes
FREESTYLE area (Junior Rails Zone) Yes
Snow Park El Tarter, Soldeu, Canillo, Encamp, Pas de la Casa
Half-Pipe 2
Carving & Slalom zone Yes

Ski schools

In Grandvalira there are all necessary conditions for teaching of different skill levels and ages. The training takes place on the basis of seven ski schools. 450 professional instructors are at your disposal. The programs for beginners and intermediate level include alpine skiing, snowboarding and free ride. Advanced skiers and snowboarders can hone skating technique and skills, experienced athletes have a chance to test new equipment and take exclusive lessons from the best coaches of Grandvalira.

In Grandvalira your level of riding does not matter. On the basis of seven ski schools one can improve the skills in the familiar sport or to discover a new type of skating.

Group classes can be attended in six different languages.

Age Duration Price A (Euro) Price B (Euro)
Adults 15 hours (5 days by 3 hours) 141 128,50
Children (6-11 years old) 131 119
Adults 12 hours (4 days by 3 hours) 127,50 116
Children (6-11 years old) 118 107,50
Adults 9 hours (3 days by 3 hours) 114,50 104,50
Children (6-11 years old) 104,50 95
Adults 6 hours (2 days by 3 hours) 72 65,50
Children (6-11 years old)

Price A: 23/12 – 05/01

Price B: 30/11 – 22/12; 06/01 – 21/04.

Grandvalira ski school offers an exclusive type of training, borrowed from the leading American ski resorts. With professional instructors of high qualification you will find out about the most interesting and challenging slopes in the region. A special program of individual lessons ill be developed on the basis of your skills and preferences.

Price A (Euro) Price B (Euro) Extra charge, per person
2 hours (10:00 –14:00)/1 person 113,50 103 8,00
2 hours (14:00 –17:00)/1 person 97,50 88,50 8,00
6 hours (9:00 –14:00)/1 person 305,50 277,50 24,00
6 hours (14:00 –17:00)/1 person 291,50 265 24,00
10 hours (9:00 –14:00)/1 person 485,50 441,50 40,00

Price A: 23/12 – 05/01

Price B: 30/11 – 22/12; 06/01 – 21/04.

Contact information of Grandvalira ski schools:

Grandvalira reservation centre: +376 89 18 00 / [email protected]

Encamp school (at the Funicamp lift): + 376 834 721

Working hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 – 18:00

Canillo school: +376 890 691

Working hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 – 15:00, 9:00 –17:00

El Tarter school (at the Tarter lift)+ 376 890 641, + 376 890 644

Working hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 – 15:00, 9:00 – 17:00

Soldeu school: + 376 890 591, + 376 890 615

Working hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 – 15:00, 9:00 – 17:00

Grau Roig school (at the Grau Roig lift): + 376 87 29 20

Working hours: every Wednesday – evening lessons on the illuminated trail.

Adventure activities

Mountain lake scuba diving under the ice at the hight of 2100 m above sea level:

Restrictions: no

Difficulty level: very high

Info and booking: + 376 891 800


Restrictions: no

Difficulty level: high

Info and booking: + 376 891 800


Restrictions: no

Difficulty level: low

Info and booking: + 376 891 800

Staying overnight at the ice home.

If you are looking for something special, unconventional, romantic, exotic or even all these in one, Grandvalira has got something to offer you. Stay an overnight at the Igloo – Hotel, which is entirely built out of snow, at the height of 2,350 meters. The Igloo-Hotel Grandvalira comprises five igloos that are ready to welcome up to 6 persons. The hotel also has a bar-restaurant,WCs, jacuzzi. Standard Igloo (adult): from 109 €; Standard Igloo (child): 50 €; Romantic Igloo: from 182 €; Romantic Igloo Suite: from 338 €.

The price includes: a transfer from Grau Roig by snowcat, welcome drink, accommodation in accordance to the selected type of igloo, night walk in snowshoes with a guide (depending on the weather conditions), dinner at the restaurant (cheese fondue), tea and water, jacuzzi, sleeping bags and everything you need for a comfortable sleep in an igloo, early morning descent, before the opening of slopes and lifts, breakfast at Tres Estanys, GrauRoig.

The temperature in the igloos is about 0 ° C, and it is recommendable to include in your backpack the following: warm clothes, suitable for rest in the mountains, warm and comfortable footwear, gloves, sunglasses, spare socks and underwear, towel, swimwear, slippers for the jacuzzi, 2 woolen hats (the second one – for jacuzzi), flashlight, toothbrush, cash.

The cards are also accepted.

For the comfortable sleep of the igloo-hotel guests, sleeping bags and special disposable cotton bed sheets are provided. The most ideal luggage is a backpack or sports bag; suitcases are not accepted.

Helpful information on the schedule of Grandvalira lfts:

Open: 9.00 am (except of Funicamp 8.45 am) Close: 17.00 pm Evening

Snow Park- Sunset Park Peretol (Tuesday – Sunday). Open: 15.00-21.00.

Information on closing time of lifts, used for returning to different sectors:

SF Colibri Encamp 16.45

TSD Cudil Grau Roig 16.30

TSF Solanelles Soldeu 16.30

TSD Pla de les Pedres Soldeu 16.45

TSD Pla de les Pedres Grau Roig 17.00

TSF Els Clots Canillo 16.45

How to get to Grandvalira?

By car over CG2 highway from Andorra la Vella to the direction: Encamp and France.

By bus from Andorra la Vella. The routes L2 L3 L4. Look here for the prices and timetable

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