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 is part of Grandvalira.

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Vallnord: technical characteristics:

Technical characteristicsVallnord
Pal – ArinsalOrdino – Arcalis
Maximum altitude2560 m2625 m
Minimum altitude1550 m1940 m
Altitude difference1010 m685 m
Skiable area707Ha442 Ha
Vallnord ski trails: the total length63 km28.5 km
Snow cannons27189
Number of trails:4731
Green (beginners)56
Blue (intermediate)167
Red (advanced)1611
Black (experts, higher complexity level)52
Off-Piste skiing
Free-Style area1
Free-Ride area2
Cross-country skiing tracknono
Tele cabin3no
Chair lift125
T-bar lift116
Children’s lift52
Lifts capacity, skier / per hour39.18016.510
Ski/Snowboard school21
Instructors (Monitors)20050
Baby club (1-4 years old, only for kids that already walk)21
Snow park for kids (4-8 years old)21
Medical center21
Ski rent51
Car parking91
Picnic area23
Ski storage21
Storage room2no
Ticket vending machine2no
Thematic zones
Ski jumping areaPal
Competition stadium FISPal/ArinsalArcalis
FREERIDE areaPal/ArinsalArcalis
FREESTYLE area (Boarder & Skier cross)yes
FREESTYLE area (Jumps & Rails)yes
FREESTYLE area (Junior Rails zone)yes
Snow Parkyes
Carving & Slalom areayes
ArcalisPal – Arinsal
Snow mobilesMushing
Speed ridingSnow mobiles
Two-seats paragliderSnow mobile for kids
Ice divingSnow-shoe circuit
Helicopter flightsZip-line
Transfer flights by helicopterSki-biking
Excursion with a Gica Fer guideHelicopter flights
Forest parkSledge riding
Boarder crossArchery
Freestyle areaLaser Combat
Freeride areaMountain orientation tours
Snow snake
Air board
TransportA 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).
OtherWi-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. Look here for the prices and timetable