Resorts of Andorra
Among the important advantages of Andorra are not only the ideal quality ski slopes. Guests of the dwarf principality, "sandwiched" between the big sisters - Spain and France in the Pyrenees mountains - are also offered profitable duty free shopping throughout the country. The latter circumstance becomes not superfluous when voting in favor of the resorts of Andorra as a place for the winter holidays, because duty-free shopping has long become no less popular national sport among Russian tourists than alpine skiing..
For or Against?
The absence of its own international airport in Andorra may seem uncomfortable for the spoiled traveler. You will have to fly from Moscow to Barcelona or Toulouse, and the subsequent transfer to the resorts of Andorra will take about four hours by bus, rented car or taxi. However, this gives an extra chance to wander around Spain or France after an active holiday on the Andorran slopes or in anticipation of it. Moreover, a Schengen visa for crossing borders will be required and will have to be obtained.
The undoubted advantages of skiing in the local mountains include a pleasant climate, the largest number of sunny days per year among all mountainous areas of the Old World and fairly low prices for ski passes, hotel accommodation and other vacation pleasures..
Always in the TOP
Popular ski resorts in Andorra are located throughout the dwarf principality, and therefore the best solution is to choose a hotel in the capital. There are the most pleasant prices in hotels, and you can reach many slopes equally quickly. Staying at a hotel on the mountain, you will have to pay significantly more:
- Choosing a hotel in the capital of the country Andorra la Vella as a place of permanent deployment, you can easily get in 15-20 minutes to the ski areas of Ordino, Pal Arinsal or Pas de la Casa. Each of the listed resorts in Andorra has tracks of all difficulty levels, excellent schools for beginners, and the quality of the coverage is monitored with the help of snow cannons. Snowboarders are welcomed here in great fan parks, and cross-country skiers are welcomed on the flat slopes..
- Andorra's resort of Grandvalira boasts 108 excellent quality pistes, of which almost a quarter are marked in black. A large number of modern lifts will not let you get bored in the queue at the start point, and equipment rental points allow you to fly light on vacation..
Holidays in Andorra