What you should know if you want to make a ski trip to Grandvalira

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Rocio Jimenez

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To put stress aside, receive a shot of adrenaline and share quality moments with friends or family, ski resorts are an ideal destination for a winter getaway in which disconnecting and recharging your batteries is guaranteed. Sliding down the snow with your skis or board at high speed is a unique sensation that is worth experiencing at least once in your life, although of course those who try it tend to repeat it. Furthermore, these facilities They offer a multitude of alternatives for those who are not attracted to this sport, but yes for the environment, as well as the best aprés-ski and first class gastronomy. After a season without being able to enjoy exciting descents through snowy mountains, the desire to ski is great and so is the offer, so all you have to do is select a point on the map, put on your boots and put on warm clothes to launch into the adventure.

There are many stations, but they offer a wide ski area and endless activities to plan a trip of ten not so many. Andorra can boast of being a country of snow, an enclave with dreamlike landscapes and some of the best slopes on the continent, so much so that, after hosting several European Cup finals, in 2023 it will be, once again, the venue for the Alpine Ski World Cup Finals and, furthermore, it is candidate for the 2027 Alpine Ski World Championships.

Ski in Grandvalira
Ski in Grandvalira – © Grandvalira

One of the great novelties offered this year is the incorporation of direct flights from Madrid to La Seu, a two-hour journey made by Iberia’s regional company, Air Nostrum. This new air service operates one flight in each direction on Fridays and Sundays with departures from the capital at 2:30 p.m. and at 4:50 p.m. from Andorra. Once at the destination, a bus takes visitors to the station in just 30 minutes. Thus, lovers of winter sports from the capital can spend the weekend skiing in this destination without having to waste a whole day driving.

Among the three available options stands out Grandvalira, crowned as the largest station in southern Europe, which offers 139 slopes and a total of 210 skiable kilometers with high quality snow. In its seven sectors –Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Peretol, Soldeu, Tarter, Canillo and Encamp– they also have mountain skiing circuits with a drop of 4,500 metres, different routes for snowshoeing and three Snowparks accessible to all audiences and levels. And this is just the beginning.

Snowshoes in Grandvalira circuits
Snowshoes in Grandvalira circuits – © Grandvalira – Emilio Sedano

To enjoy with the family

Those traveling with children will find different options in Grandvalira so that the little ones can learn to ski in a fun way and live unforgettable experiences. The Mon
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