Piste Skiing in Vallnord; Pal and Arinsal.
Vallnord, Pal and Arinsal, is a ski resort located in La Massana, in the Principality of Andorra. Vallnord is only 6km from Andorra La Vella and is an easily accessible resort. There is skiing in Vallnord from December to April.
Piste Information for Vallnord.
- Resort Altitude: 1,500m.
- Highest Ski Lift: 2,560m
- Kms of piste: 68km.
- Marked Pistes: 42, green/blue 19, red 18, black 5.
- No of Ski Lifts: 30, 3 gondolas, 12 chair-lifts, 8 drag-lifts, 10 beginner lifts.
- Mountain Restaurants: 12.
- Snow Parks: 1 with 3 zones.
- Longest Ski Run: 6km.
Vallnord Ski Pass Options.
The ski resorts of Pal and Arinsal together form the Vallnord ski area, linked by cable car skied with a single ski pass.
As with most ski resorts a pass can be purchased for half a day up to 15days, as well as for the whole season. Again as with most ski resorts, there are discounts for juniors, students and seniors too.
Another option, I’m told, but can find little evidence of online, is a ‘Ski the North’ pass, this allows for four days skiing in Vallnord and two days in Arcalis, on the fringes of the Grandvalira ski area.
Ski Resorts near Pal and Arinsal.
Ordino-Arcalís is about 20km from La Massana by road. Arcalis is part of the Grandvalira Ski Resorts which also includes Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig, Grandvalira, Pas de La Casa and El Peretol.
Andorra is a very small country so many people would class all of Andorra’s ski resorts as nearby. Indeed, many of the resorts offer a hotel pick-up service within the whole country of Andorra.