Vallnord Andorra (Pyrenees)

During the ski season of 2004/2005 the resorts Pal – Arinsal and Ordino – Arcalis have merged their commercial interests under the name of Vallnord. With a universal ski pass the visitors have access to the slopes of both resorts. Today the resort VALLNORD encompasses the area with 67 slopes and the capacity of 55.690 skiers per hour.

In 2014 World Ski Awards confirms the title of the best ski resort of Andorra to Vallnord for the second time.

Since 2020, Ordino-Arcalis zone is part of Grandvalira.

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Vallnord: technical characteristics:

Technical characteristics Vallnord
Pal – Arinsal Ordino – Arcalis
Maximum altitude 2560 m 2625 m
Minimum altitude 1550 m 1940 m
Altitude difference 1010 m 685 m
Skiable area 707Ha 442 Ha
Vallnord ski trails: the total length 63 km 28.5 km
Snow cannons 271 89
Number of trails: 47 31
Green (beginners) 5 6
Blue (intermediate) 16 7
Red (advanced) 16 11
Black (experts, higher complexity level) 5 2
Off-Piste skiing
Free-Style area 1
Free-Ride area 2
Cross-country skiing track no no
Lifts 31 13
Tele cabin 3 no
Chair lift 12 5
T-bar lift 11 6
Children’s lift 5 2
Lifts capacity, skier / per hour 39.180 16.510
Restaurants 12 8
Ski/Snowboard school 2 1
Instructors (Monitors) 200 50
Baby club (1-4 years old, only for kids that already walk) 2 1
Snow park for kids (4-8 years old) 2 1
Shops 2 1
Medical center 2 1
Ski rent 5 1
Car parking 9 1
Picnic area 2 3
Ski storage 2 1
Storage room 2 no
Ticket vending machine 2 no
Thematic zones
Ski jumping area Pal
Competition stadium FIS Pal/Arinsal Arcalis
FREERIDE area Pal/Arinsal Arcalis
FREESTYLE area (Boarder & Skier cross) yes
FREESTYLE area (Jumps & Rails) yes
FREESTYLE area (Junior Rails zone) yes
Snow Park yes
Half-Pipe yes
Carving & Slalom area yes
Arcalis Pal – Arinsal
Snow mobiles Mushing
Speed riding Snow mobiles
Two-seats paraglider Snow mobile for kids
Heliskiing Jumping
Ice diving Snow-shoe circuit
Helicopter flights Zip-line
Transfer flights by helicopter Ski-biking
Excursion with a Gica Fer guide Helicopter flights
Forest park Sledge riding
Boarder cross Archery
Freestyle area Laser Combat
Freeride area Mountain orientation tours
Snow snake
Air board
Transport A free shuttle bus between the high and low part of Arcalis sector, and a free shuttle bus linking Arinsal and La Massana (Pal). Look here for the timetable of regular buses from Andorra la Vella. Regular buses, connecting three sectors: Arcalis, Arinsal and La Massana (Pal).
Other Wi-Fi all over the skiing area. Dynamic information screens in the main buildings. GSM – G3 – Internet Wi- Fi coverage in the main buildings. Dynamic information screens in the main buildings.

Ski Schools of Vallnord: +376 739 600; 376 878 078

Working hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00, 12:00 – 15:00, 15:00 – 17:00

The schools in Arcalis, Arinsal and Pal offer the chance to take ski and snowboard lessons for all levels, starting from 6 years old, approximately. There are also the courses for learning or polishing other disciplines: telemark, freeride, freestyle.

The instructors are professional and multilingual. They either were educated in Andorra or officially confirmed their level, attained somewhere else. Schools have limited a capacity, thus the courses must be booked in advance.

As regards group classes, customer is not in a position to select the time for the classes. The schedule is determined by the school, depending on the time of booking, the age (for school groups) and the availability of instructors. Disciplines (ski or snowboard) must be specified at the moment of booking and reasonably in advance to anticipate the number of required instructors.

Children’s parks of Vallnord: Arcalis Pekepark (tel: +376 739 623), Arinsal Pekepark (tel: +376 737 032).

Aimed for the children, ageing from 4 to 6.

How to get to Vallnord?

By car over CG3 (Arcalis sector), CG4 (Pal sector), CG5 (Arinsal sector) highways from Andorra la Vella to the directions: La Massana, Arcalis, Ordino, Arinsal, Pal

By bus from Andorra la Vella. The routes L5, L6.

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