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Extra Ordinary Free Mind

ExtraOrdinaryFreeMind is defined as the wildest and most exciting ski area where you can achieve a level of freedom like never before and find that “extra” that will make you feel extraordinary. Ordino Arcalis, known for offering the best quality and the largest amount of snow in the Pyrenees, is part of the Grandvalira Resorts group. All Grandvalira ski pass holders will also be able to access Ordino Arcalis. It offers a unique mountain area in which families and expert skiers can enjoy themselves in complete freedom, without queues or crowds, in a safe and now more convenient atmosphere, thanks to the Tristaina gondola lift. With 30 km of marked slopes and more than 120 off-piste itineraries, it has become a worldwide reference, for the prestigious Freeride World Tour circuit.

Fun and learning

The Ordino Arcalís Ski & Mountain Academy offers ski and snowboarding lessons, both private and groups, adapted to all levels and ages. The little ones will be able to learn while having fun in our nursery and snow garden which has a covered conveyor belt to make learning easier. It also has several areas for beginners and the Megaverda track, the longest green track in the Pyrenees: all ideal places to start skiing or snowboarding.

The best of the mountain to suit all preferences

Flavours, textures and aromas of the mountain. Dishes that are 100% cooked in the ski resort using locally-sourced top-quality products. Home-made cooking with a touch of originality, sophisticated filled baguettes, all served up with exclusive views from panoramic terraces. It is worthwhile discovering charming places such as La Borda de la Coma or El Refugi Les Portelles which, at an altitude of 2,550 metres, is the highest gourmet restaurant in Andorra. If you want to experience a unique adventure, we recommend the fondue dinner at La Borda restaurant where you can ascend up the mountainside on a giant 50-people sled and then ski down under the moonlight.

Adventure activities

Ordino Arcalís is the perfect setting to try a wide range of activities designed for everyone. From snowmobile excursions, snowshoeing, mountain skiing or Ski Biking (a hybrid between bicycling and skiing), fun is guaranteed. And don’t miss the excursion to the Port del Rat stalagmite cave. If you are looking for more extreme experiences, speedriding or heliskiing are here for you! And when the sun goes down, keep on enjoying the season even more with nighttime activities combined with a magnificent dinner under the stars.

Freeride and Adrenaline

Imagine hundreds of unspoiled hectares to be enjoyed off-piste, make your dream of doing heliskiing come true, go up in the mythical Creussans chairlift and ski in the setting where, the best riders in the world dispute the Freeride World Tour. Discover more than 140 itineraries led by the guides of our prestigious Freeride School. If what you enjoy is using snowshoes or ski touring, we can offer training and accompaniment services to suit your needs.

Mountain details

Location 
14 km (8.5 miles) from Ordino 
22 km (14 miles) from Andorra la Vella 

Difference in altitude 
685 m (2,625 m - 1,940 m) 
2,247 ft (8,612 ft - 6,364 ft) 

Skiable area 
30 km of ski runs (18 miles) 
442 ha (1,092 acres) 

16 Lifts 

Passenger capacity 
18,110 skiers/hour 

29 Slopes 
· 9 green 
· 7 blue 
· 11 red 
· 2 black 

Snowmaking network 
101 snow cannons, guaranteeing the 
60% of the resort’s skiable area (18 km) 

6 Fis approved slalom slopes 

Freeride routes 
4 routes marked (3.4 km) 
+ 120 km unmarked routes 

Themed areas 
· 2 Freeride Area 
· 1 children’s circuit 
· 1 Slalom area 
· 1 beginners area (free rope tow) 

5 Ski touring circuits 

6 Catering establishments with panoramic terraces 

2 Picnic areas 


1 Ski and snowboard school 
70 instructors 

1 Freeride school 

1 Crêche 
For children from 1 to 4 years old 

1 Snow garden 
For children from 3 to 6 years old 

Equipment 
2 equipment rental stores at the bottom of the slopes 

Shops 
2 shops selling merchandising, gifts and accessories 

Services 
· 3 ski locker 
· 3 left luggage 

Adventure activities 
Heliski, snowmobiles, GICA caterpillar, speed-ride, snowshoes, snowbike... 

1 Medical centre 

Car parks 
Several car parks with a capacity of 1,500 vehicles. 

Free ski bus service that links the 2 main zones of the resort: Hortell and Planells. 

Free ski bus sevice that links Andorra la Vella and the ski resort.

The most spectacular views at the Tristaina Solar Viewpoint

The main summer attraction in Ordino Arcalís is undoubtedly the spectacular Tristaina Solar Viewpoint.

It is located on the Peyreguils peak at an altitude of 2,701 meters and offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Tristaina glacial cirque and the entire Ordino valley which was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. 

The Tristaina gondola and the Creussans chairlift provide easy access to the viewpoint with the last section done on foot on a clear and suitable path. The structure, which has a 25-meter-long walkway and a total weight of 32 tons, is integrated into the environment with only four anchor points. In addition, the viewpoint acts as a sundial thanks to the 27-meters-long central gnomon inclined at 42.55 degrees.

In Ordino Arcalís, you can also enjoy the unique ascent by bicycle to a final port of the Tour de France and La Vuelta a España free from road traffic, an experience for cycling lovers. This activity can be concluded with the excellent cuisine of the La Coma restaurant at an altitude of 2,200 meters.

Opened until the 12th october 2021. Open from 9h to 16.15h by the Creussans chairlift. The La Coma road will be opened.