Spotlight on Arinsal, one of the most popular ski resorts in Andorra
Duty-free shopping, tapas restaurants and a relaxed vibe on the slopes; is it any wonder Andorra has become such a favourite among Irish skiers and snowboarders!
Located high in the Pyrenees on the western side of the principality, the lively resort of Arinsal is very popular with families and younger groups of skiers who enjoy the 'après' as much as the 'ski'!
A single lift pass covers three areas in Vallnord – Arinsal, Pal and Arcalis. With a high point of 2,560 metres, 63km of terrain and over 30 lifts, families enjoy Arinsal’s smaller scale while younger groups love its lively nightlife.
WHAT OUR SKI EXPERTS SAY
"Arcalis is part of Vallnord and included within the lift pass. I highly recommend that once you've found your ski feet, head over to Arcalis on the free bus for one of the days to sample one of the best ski areas in Europe. Then once you're back in Arinsal, get yourself to Surf Argentinian Restaurant for an unreal open fire-pit BBQ Steak House - book in advance!"
Peter Chatham, Topflight's Online Marketing Manager & Former In-Resort Rep
KIDS SKI FREE
Lift passes are completely FREE for children under 15
Award-Winning Ski School
Arinsal boasts some of the very best native English speaking instructors in Europe. The team of instructors have been put together by two BASI instructor examiners with a philosophy of making people's holidays extra special. The beginner area also has a pretty nifty new covered tunnel magic carpet lift. For ease and comfort whatever the weather.
Once the lift closes after a days skiing on the beginner slope, the food & drink flows & the flood-lights turn on for an evening of snow tubing by night. Have a laugh and the craic sledging and tubing against your friends. An unforgettable experience.
Nightlife in resort is made up of several small & extremely friendly cafe, bars & clubs. We love Molli's & Quo Vadis for drinks with friends. The famous Derby Irish Pub has entertainment nightly with live music, karaoke and all the big sporting events. Finish the night in Cisco's, which opens until the early hours.
On the mountain, food offerings have become more sophisticated with restaurants like Pain Cocotte and Pla de la Cot in Pal bringing a more modern style to the slopes. Pla de la Cot is perfect for cocktails, tapas and lounging around. Back in the resort, you can choose from a range of cuisines including Catalan, Sushi, Italian and an Argentinian Steak House!
ANDORRA LA VELLA
Take time out from skiing to spend a day in Andorra La Vella, the capital. Just a short 15 minute bus ride from Arinsal. Relax in the Caldea spa, complete with rooftop lagoon in the adult-only Inuu spa.
The thermal waters of Caldea, which surface at 70ºC, are special due to their properties, rich in sulphides and minerals, as well as saline and oily like thermal plankton. Its natural use has anti-allergic, healing and decongestant effects on the body. Discover why water is life at Caldea.
Duty Free Shopping
The variety of shops in Andorra will ensure that your shopping experience is truly unique. Night and day, from huge department stores to small boutiques. Andorra La Vella is a shoppers paradise.
Ribasol Ski & Mountain Park
The modern and spacious apartments at Ribasol Ski & Mountain Park are a great base for your Arinsal ski holiday, thanks to the residence’s ski to door access and super close proximity to ski facilities. The apartments are located in a quiet area, very close to Arinsal's village. You can get to all the cable car, fantastic Arinsal restaurants and buzzing bars in a five to ten minute walk.
Ski Packages from €459 per person
Hotel Sant Gothard
Enjoy a stay in one of Arinsal's most popular hotels. The four star Hotel Sant Gothard offers excellent value for money, an extremely high level of service and an abundance of excellent facilities.
Ski Packages from €549 per person
Hotel Princesa Parc
Enjoy a wonderful stay at the stylish four star Hotel Princesa Parc, a luxurious choice of accommodation in the heart of Arinsal. It boasts a wonderful location, with less than a 2-minute walk to the Arinsal gondola lift.
Contact us for further pricing to this beautiful resort.
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