Ski resort sheet
Vallnord is an alpine ski resort in the Principality of Andorra. Specifically, it is located in the parishes of La Massana and Ordino. The Vallnord Pal Arinsal alpine ski resort offers almost 100km of slopes of varying difficulty in a dreamlike natural setting.
Vallnord ski resort
Vallnord is one of the most complete ski areas in the Pyrenees with a wide range of services, hotels, shops and businesses. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, it has modern facilities and well-groomed ski slopes. Its incredible Vallnord Bike Park is becoming more and more popular in the two-wheeled environment during the summer period.
Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, snow paradise
These two sectors have a total of 60 kilometres of pistes, located between 1500 and 2560 metres. There are also 4 green, 16 blue, 16 red, 5 black and 5 slalom runs.
The range of après-ski activities available in Vallnord Pal Arinsal is immense, offering a very wide range of services aimed at all those who are looking for different sensations and experiences: Mushing, snowmobiles, laser combat, snowmobiles for children, jump, snowshoes, zip line, skibikes, helicopter, heli-skiing, sledging, archery, mountain orienteering, airboard, speed riding, immersion under the ice and night excursions with tracked vehicles.
Attention: The Vallnord Pal-Arinsal areas are not connected by slopes or lifts with the Ordino sector.
Sustainable development of the Vallnord ski resort
The Andorran resort wants to become a 100% environmentally friendly resort. Sustainability is one of the most important aspects for the resort of La Massana, as it takes into account the premises, the reduction of plastics, as well as the maintenance of the resort and its mountains.
In fact, it is a resort that every year, whether winter or summer, carries out a rubbish collection of the mountains of Pal in which all the Vallnord – Pal Arinsal staff participate with the idea of promoting respect for the natural environment that is enjoyed and offering customers a clean and cared for resort.
Safety is also increasing, and has been a trend for years. The resort is improving its signposting so that everyone can find their way around, while at the same time enhancing safety and restricting access to protected natural areas.
In line with this concept, 100% of the Vallnord – Pal Arinsal slopes are trodden daily, i.e. during slope maintenance hours, workers trod all the slopes to offer a better service to customers. Finally, the pisters open the slopes every morning, guaranteeing the safety of all visitors.
Unforgettable experiences in Vallnord
Vallnord is a place that smells of the World Cup, both in summer and winter. Every year the resort of La Massana hosts 3 World Cups. The resort organises, together with the Andorran Mountaineering Federation, the ISMF Comapedrosa Andorra Ski Mountaineering World Cup. During the summer, as always, it also hosts two World Cups: the UCI MTB World Cup, one of the most important events in the country, and finally, the Skyrace Comapedrosa MiguRun Skyrunner World Series.
In total, the resort has hosted 9 editions of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup with the Vertical Race. For the first time it will also host the Individual Comapedrosa, an ISMF event. As for the Mountain Bike World Cup, in 2020 it will host the 8th edition, having already hosted a number of Mountain Bike World Championships. Finally, the Skyrace Comapedrosa, which will be organised every summer.
New SnowPlus APP for Vallnord ski resort
If you want to improve your experience in the Vallnord domain, there is nothing better than downloading its mobile APP to have real-time information and it is also extremely useful if you go with children to these Andorran mountains. To provide a closer service and more direct and agile information, the resort has created Snowplus. The Vallnord – Pal Arinsal initiative is aimed at children, making sporting activities even more fun.
The children can learn to ski while at the same time internalising, in a fun way, essential values such as friendship and respect for nature. Vallnord has launched a few weeks ago the new application where each student’s file is created and parents can see their photos directly and easily, make reservations and everything in a simpler way.
Vallnord mountain resort in summer
Undoubtedly, one of the main attractions of Vallnord during the summer is the Vallnord Bike Park. This gigantic park has been specially designed for two-wheel enthusiasts and attracts thousands of people every summer to descend its steep slopes.
The Vallnord Bike Park is one of the main attractions for a summer of adventure and fun.
VALLNORD BIKE PARK IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE 4TH BEST BIKE PARK IN THE WORLD.
Customers will find more than 40 km of slopes, circuits and descents distributed in a total of 29 areas classified by level. Below, you will find them listed, organised from most to least difficult:
- 21 Downhill circuits
- 2 Enduro circuits
- 4 Cross-country
- 1 Four-cross
- 1 E-bike
- Practice area
- Kids Bike Park
- 1 Pump Track
Unlike other ski resorts, in Vallnord the ski lifts do not stop. This is because they give access to the Bike Park as well as to the La Massana cable car and to the Pal sector.
Of course, all the ski lifts are equipped for transporting bicycles and the highest point of the resort that you can reach with your bike is at an altitude of 2,354 metres.
There you will also find bike rental shops, maintenance services, a downhill school, … a biker’s paradise!
Hotels in Vallnord
Rutllan Hotel & Spa. Xalet de Muntanya
If you are looking for a hotel in Vallnord at the foot of the Pal-Arinsal cable car, we think this is one of the best options. The Hotel Rutllán is a mountain accommodation, decorated with wood in its interior and has 96 rooms.
The hotel has a spa with swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym and massage cabin. During the summer you can enjoy its outdoor swimming pool and spacious gardens. It is worth mentioning that the Rutllán Hotel is “Dog Friendly”: pets are allowed.
Hotel Màgic La Massana
The Hotel Vallnord, which is also very close to the cable car, is the Màgic la Massana. This Spa hotel is located just 100 metres from the cable car with access to the Pal ski slopes of the Vallnord ski area. It has a restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym as well as wifi available to guests.
The Hotel Arinsal is a two-star hotel with a rustic style with wood and stone, providing guests with a cosy atmosphere. It has a space with sofas and a fireplace, ideal for having a good time in the warmth of the fire. In terms of gastronomy, Hotel Arinsal offers high quality French and Spanish cuisine.
Skiing in Vallnord : the resort’s main strengths
✅ Vallnord is a ski resort with modern ski lifts.
✅ Very focused on seeking excellence in customer service.
✅ Wide range of restaurants on the slopes.
✅ Proximity of some accommodation to the ski slopes.
✅ Access adapted for people with disabilities.
✅ Ideal for freestyle enthusiasts, with snowpark, half pipe and special learning area.
✅ Spectacular freeride circuits outside the marked areas.