Arinsal in Andorra Resort Guide
Arinsal is a well spread out resort. Skiing and boarding is mainly suited to beginners and intermediates with just over 28kms runs and 18 lifts. There are only 4 short black runs including a limited choice of reasonably challenging off piste up off the Pic Alt de La Capa. The main village is small and traditionally Catalan, but it has grown over recent years, but most of the accomodation is not that close to the original chair lift station, but a new six person gondola built in 1998-99 takes you to mid station level from the village in about 4 minutes. Snowmaking on the lower runs keeps it relatively snowsure.
With a single lift pass skiers and snowboarders have access to the 3 resorts in the Vallnord area – Arcalis, Arinsal and Pal. Arcalis is home to the FWT once a year and has some superb off piste.
Accomodation & Après Ski
Arinsal has a good reputation for après ski, with numerous bars, restaurants and discos, so they're perfect for people who are learning to ski and looking for a good time in the evenings, all of which is helped by the generous measures and duty free prices.
For non skiers, ski holidays in Arinsal has little to offer during the day but there is a frequent bus to Andorra la Vella, a mecca for shopaholics.
|RESORT HEIGHT||1550||VERTICAL DESCENT||1092||OPENS||Mid Dec - Mid April|
|TOP STATION||2592||DRAG LIFTS||11||EXPERT RATING||5|
|BOTTOM STATION||1500||CHAIR LIFTS||13||INTERMEDIATE RATING||7|
|GONDOLA/CABLE CARS||2||BEGINNER RATING||8|
Lift Pass Prices
Adult One Day Pass : €39.50
Adult Six Day Pass : €215.90
Child One Day Pass : €33.50
Child Six Day Pass : €176.50