Ski resort sheet
Next to Andorra la Vella, we find the alpine ski resort of Vallnord Pal Arinsal. Vallnord is an alpine ski resort in the Principality of Andorra. Specifically it is found in the parishes of La Massana and Ordino. The current ski area is the result of the commercial merger of the old ski resorts of Pal-Arinsal and Ordino-Arcalís. The union occurred in the 2004-2005 season.
Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, the snow paradise
These two sectors made up to 60 kilometers of trails, located at the 1500 and 2560 meters summit. We find the followind trails; 4 green, 16 blue, 16 red, 5 black and 5 slalom trails. The Vallnord Pal-Arinsal areas have no connection by tracks or ski lifts with the Ordino sector.
The range of apresqui activities in Vallnord Pal Arinsal available is almost endless. Offering a very wide range of services aimed at all those looking for different sensations and experiences: Mushing, snowmobiles, laser combat, children’s snowmobiles, jump, snowshoes, zip line, skibikes, helicopter, heliskiing, sledding, shooting with arc, mountain orientation, airboard, speed riding, immersion under ice and night excursions with a caterpillar vehicle.
Focused on a sustainable development
The Andorran resort wants to become a fully sustainable resort. The environment is one of the most important points. Since the facilities, the reduction of plastic materials, the maintenance of the resort, among others, are taken into account.
In fact, it is a resort that every year (nerverminding winter or summer) carry out a garbage service. From the Pal mountains, all the Vallnord – Pal Arinsal personnel participate with the idea of promoting this maintenance concept. The main profit is offering the visitors a neat and clean resort.
Security is also improving. Considered already a trend, since the resort is improving its signaling. So everyone can orient themselves easily, without getting lost, in the right way and at the same time, with enhanced security.
Continuing with this concept, 100% of the Vallnord – Pal Arinsal slopes are trodden daily. That is to say, during runway maintenance hours, workers tread all the slopes to offer their best services to customers. Finally, the pisters open the trails every morning guaranteeing your safety.One of the most complete skiable areas in the Pyrenees with a very complete offer in services; hotels, shops, mall and, most importantly, modern facilities and well-kept slopes.
Vallnord-Pal Arinsal, a World Cup resort
Every year, La Massana hosts 3 World Cups, both in winter and summer. This year, as a novelty, it will organize (together with the Andorran Mountaineering Federation) the ISMF Comapedrosa Andorra Mountain Ski World Cup. During summer, it also hosts two additional world cups: the UCI MTB World Cup, one of the most important events in Andorra and finally, the Skyrace Comapedrosa MiguRun Skyrunner World Series.
In total, the resort has hosted 9 editions of the Mountain Ski World Cup with the Vertical Race event. For the first time, it will also host the Individual Comapedrosa, round of the ISMF. As for the BTT World Cup, in 2020 it will host the 8th edition, having already received some BTT World Championships. Finally, the Skyrace Comapedrosa, takes place during summer.
New SnowPlus App
In order to provide a closer service and a more direct and agile information, Snowplus was born. The initiative of Vallnord – Pal Arinsal to learn to ski while internalizing, in a fun way, essential values such as friendship or respect for Nature, was recently launched. Each student’s profile is created, and the fathers (or the proper user) would be able to see his photographs directly and easily, make reservations… Many different things in a simpler way. At Snowplus the groups are small to guarantee personalized attention. It is the best way to make the little ones enjoy the snow.