Why take your school ski trip to Andorra?
Vallnord lies in the southern part of Andorra, mixing smart hotels with quaint water fountains, where the locals collect their drinking water as it’s the purest in Andorra.
Vallnord is actually the 3 linked ski areas of Arinsal, Arcalis and Pal, combining to deliver just under 100km of slopes, many of them cut through the woods and the whole area is similar in size to Tonale and Montgenevre.
Ranging from 1,550m to 2,560m in height, the resort is snow sure supplemented by plenty of snow cannons, with a mixture of runs to suit all abilities.
The skiing in Vallnord perfectly caters for the mixed abilities of school groups. Whilst ideal for beginners and intermediates, there is still plenty to keep advanced skiers interested, before even mentioning the healthy number of snowparks, board cross and jumps.
Voyager’s on-piste accommodation is in Arinsal, the largest of the 3 towns and all hotels offer fast and simple access to the slopes, as well as a very warm welcome. Heavy investment since 2000 has led to the upgrading of accommodation and the town itself, giving the resort an architectural feel now on par with Verbier and Meribel.
When it comes to Apres Ski, schools can choose from ice skating, pizza night, bowling, swimming, shopping, bum boarding and end of trip disco.
Hotel Plaza Mu ★★★★
Set in the beautiful Ordino Valley, the 4 star Mu Hotel is an extremely stylish and trendy hotel with superb facilities.
Located in the centre of the pretty village of La Cortinada, there are 42 modern rooms equipped with TV’s, thermostatic showers, and Nordic quilts. Free WiFi can be found in the common areas, there’s a games and television room, individual ski lockers, outdoor children’s park and spa and wellness centre
The hotel is not directly on the slopes but The Arcalís ski resort slopes are 13km away and the La Massana cable car to the Arinsal ski resort slopes is only 5km away.
Hotel Erts ★★★
Offering impressive mountain views, Erts is set in the picturesque town of Massana, 2 km from Pal-Arinsal Ski Resort. It has free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and a free shuttle service to the nearby ski slopes.
A buffet breakfast is served in the Erts’ restaurant, which is open for dinner. There is also a bar and terrace.
Hotel Crest ★★★
The 3 star Crest Hotel in Arinsal is ideally situated right next to the Les Marrades ski run, with its new express chairlift to the heart of the Vallnord ski area. Hotel Crest has 50 en suite rooms, 2 to 5 bedded rooms. Meals are buffet style in the large restaurant. Options to take lunch on the mountain are also available at a supplement.
Among the facilities you will find: 24 hour front desk, safety deposit box in reception, 2 lifts, internet corner, wireless internet available in public area (free), restaurant “Racó del Crest”, snack-bar, pizzeria “Off Piste”, games room, TV room and lounge area with fireplace.
Hotel Patagonia ★★★★
The 4 star Hotel Patagonia offers a high standard of comfort and service, situated at the foot of the Arinsal ski station in a privileged location just seconds from the new 6-seater ski-lift. This ideal entry point to the ski system is right on your doorstep and the resort centre is a 10 minute walk down the road. The hotel itself has 80 en-suite rooms complete with satellite TV, safe and wonderful views of the Arinsal valley, plus buffet restaurant, spacious bar, lounge area with fireplace, TV and games room, free WiFi in reception area, fitness room and 24 hour reception.
Things to do in Vallnord - Après Ski
30 minutes away from the resort, The Palau de Gel is a fantastic sports centre with a wide range of facilities including a large ice rink.Palau de Gel Sports centre
Go karting on ice! Whatever next. This can be arranged in advance at Palau de Gel.Palau de Gel Sport centre
A fantastic 25m heated pool can also be found at the Palau de Gel sports centre.Swimming at Palau de Gel
A large gymnasium for all kinds of indoor sports is also located at the Palau de Gel.Indoor Sports at Palau de Gel
Ten Pin Bowling
20 mins away Bowling Lounge Andorra is a great facility with pool tables in addition to multiple lanes of 10 pin bowling.Bowling Lounge Andorra
30 minutes away from the resort, This multi-sport centre was built in 1991, for the Games of the Small States of Europe. Besides an indoor Olympic swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, there's saunas and a massage area, a bowling alley and billiard table.Serradells Sports Centre
Based by Vallnord Ski station, Mushing Pyrenees teach visitors about the various sports involving sled dogs, whether that is mushing (dog-sledding), caniX (running with dogs) or bikejoring (cycling with dogs). Enjoy a ride on a dog sled to see the winter landscape from a different perspective!Dog Sledding
Caldea is Europe's largest thermal mountain spa. Offering facilities such as Indo-Roman baths, outside lagoons, Jacuzzis and saunas, it really is enormous! Located 1,000ft above sea level, the spa uses water from a thermal spring, ideal for chilling out and relaxing those muscles after a long day on the slopes.Caldea Thermal Spa
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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.
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Ranging from 1,550m to 2,625m in height, Vallnord is supplemented by plenty of snow cannons, with a mixture of runs to suit all abilities.