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Vallnord

3 sectors, a single pass |

The VALLNORD domain, located in the northern-most valley of Andorra, combines three quite different ski resorts: ARCALIS, ARINSAL and PAL, which together offer skiers an exceptional variety of quality skiing. With a single ski pass, visitors have access to all three resorts in Vallnord. ARCALIS in the Ordino Valley is the most alpine: north facing, this is where the snow remains excellent until late in the season. ARINSAL and PAL, above the parish of La Massana, are linked by a cable car and Pal is reached by gondola lift from the town centre of La Massana. Vallnord is family orientated, with an offer of leisure activities for all age groups to satisfy even the most demanding. In addition to skiing, for those who want something physical, the domain offers numerous “adventure” activities too. Eating out from simple to sophisticated and lively night life also add to making visitors delighted with their stay.

 
VALLNORD-ARCALÍS
Arcalis is the gem of Andorra – a site favoured by nature, ideal for gliding among the trees and beautiful landscapes. Its steep slopes, spectacular valleys, altitude and the fact that it is north-facing, make it  the most alpine sector of Andorra. Here is the best snow, fabulous and easily reached freeride areas, as well as the longest run for beginners in the Principality – the Megaverde ( 8 km long).  In Arcalis, the Family Park offers three theme circuits for kids named Agustina, Max and Leo the teddy-bear, after Vallnord figures known to children. There is also a speed ride school, a snowmobile circuit and excursions are proposed in a tracked vehicle or on snow-shoes. A bonus for visitors: WIFI connection is available throughout the sector.
VALLNORD-ARINSAL
The Arinsal sector is linked to Pal by a cable car. One of its runs – the Marrades – has over 1,000 metres difference in altitude from start to finish -the record for Andorra- and comes down directly into the centre of Arinsal. A ski-lift and a gondola lift give direct access to the slopes from the village but visitors can also arrive at their hotel without having to remove their skis. The Comallempla service area, situated at an altitude of 1,950 metres has everything skiers may need to make the best of a good day’s skiing. Arinsal is ideal for freeriders. One of their favourite rendezvous is the Capa area, whose steep slopes host the Vertical Race World Cup and where the most proficient freeride specialists love to meet. Once the day’s skiing is over, Arinsal’s night life has plenty to offer. After dinner in one of the village’s typical restaurants, you will be able to discover the unique atmosphere of its music bars and discos.
VALLNORD-PAL
Pal is the sector closest to the centre of Andorra. It is linked to the Arinsal sector by a cable car and directly accessible by gondola lift from the village of La Massana. Pal is perfect for family skiing – its mountains, valleys and enchanting forests will enable everyone to make the best of their stay. Numerous other activities are also available as well as skiing: mushing, snow-shoe walking, snow-mobile excursions, ski bike and sledge riding in a specially designated area. Beginners will find the ideal place for them at the Pekepark, where two moving walkways and many other attractions will make moments of fun out of learning to ski. Last but not least, the instructors in the ski and snowboard school are specially trained to teach children.

Technical data:

Arcalís sector

Vertical drop: 685 m (2,650m-1,940m)
Skiable area: 442 Ha
Slopes: 30 km

  • 25 ski runs: 7 green, 6 blue, 10 red, 2 black
  • 5 FIS Slalom and 2 International Ski Federation trails.
  • 1 freestyle area
  • 1 boarder cross
  • 1 Woodpark
  • 1 circuit for children

Ski Lifts: 15
Transport capacity: 16,510 skiers per hour
Snowmaking network:

  • 89 snow cannons
  • Guaranteed snow on 15 km

Services

  • 1 ski and snowboard school
    • 1 snow garden
    • 1 baby club
  • 1 medical centre
  • 8 refreshment points
  • Car parks: various with a capacity of 1,500 vehicles

Arinsal and Pal sector

Vertical drop: 1,010 m (from 1,550 m to 2,560 m)
Skiable area:
707 Ha (1,747 acres)
Slopes:
63 km

  • 42 ski runs: 7 green, 15 blue, 16 dred, 4 black
  • 5 FIS slalom
  • 2 Freestyle areas

Lifts: 30
Transport
capacity : 39,180 skiers per hour
Snowmaking network:

  • 296 snow cannons
  • Guaranteed snow on 28 km

Services

  • 2 ski and snowboard schools
    • 2 snow gardens
    • 2 baby clubs
  • 2 medical centers
  • 13 refreshment points
  • 9 car parks, with a total capacity of 6,600 vehicles

Ski School

The Vallnord ski school has 250 instructors all speaking several languages. There are 3 ski schools on the domain –one per sector– each teaching the varying disciplines – ski, snowboard, telemark, etc. The instructors adapt to their customers’ timetables for private or group lessons. At weekends and during the holidays a special instruction programme is available for kids, called “Snow Plus” in Pal and “Magic Kids” in Arinsal. It consists of 6 hours of personalized lessons with a qualified instructor, plus transport to and from the resort. Vallnord has 3 snow-gardens and 3 nurseries, where toddlers can become familiar with the snow through games and recreational activities.

Contacts for information and reservations in the ski schools:

  • Vallnord reservation centre: +376 737 017 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pal ski school: +376 878 050 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Arinsal ski school: +376 737 029 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Arcalís ski school: +376 739 622 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Adventure activities

Vallnord has a wide offer of adventure activities to make the best of the snow even if not skiing. In Arcalis, visitors can go on snow-mobile rides, theme excursions in a 14-seater tracked vehicle, do Speed Riding (a combination of skiing and hang-gliding), or snow-shoe walking. They can even feel the thrill of the Heliexperience, where the skier is carried up to the top of the mountain by helicopter and skies back down over the untouched snow.  Among the activities particularly recommended in the Pal-Arinsal sector are mushing, two snow-mobile circuits, one for adults the other for kids, a snow-shoe circuit and helicopter flights. Not forgetting the Jump – jumping on a trampoline with a harness hooked to bungee ropes, also called Bungee Trampoline, ski biking, the Airboard – a dirigible air mattress to slide down head first, sledge rides in a specially delimited area and trikke skki – riding special snow bikes mounted on three mini-skis. The possibilities are numerous and varied, combining adventure sports, recreational activities and strategy games like the Laser Combat, an improved version of Paintball, where the balls are replaced by laser shots.

Contact for information and booking of adventure activities:

Vallnord reservation centre : +376 737 017 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Activities in Pal: +376 878 078 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Activities in Arcalís: +376 739 637 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Freestyle

Over the last years, Arinsal has become the Pyrenean reference for all riders, whether experts or beginners and is the ideal setting for international competitions. The largest Vallnord snow-park is situated in Arinsal, designed and maintained by the renowned ASP team.  The Pi-Park in Arcalis is a Woodpark located in the middle of the Hortell forest, with natural and artificial modules completing the sector’s former freeride area. Both Arcalis and Arinsal have freestyle areas adapted to all levels of skill.

Vallnord reservation centre : +376 737 017 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contacts VALLNORD

Information:

Vallnord: +376 878 000
Sector Arcalís: +376 739 600
Sector Arinsal: +376 737 020
Sector Pal: +376 878 078
www.vallnord.com |

 

Working with us

If you wish to work at the resort, please contact the department of human resources:

VALLNORD

Av. del Través, 2 Casa Ferré planta 1
La Massana
T. +376 737 000
F. +376 835 123
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Horari de 9h a 17h

 

 

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