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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 now 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 new 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.

Extraordinary summer

During the summer season, in Ordino Arcalís you can enjoy an ascent by bicycle, the only one that runs through the same route of the last stage of the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. Free from road traffic, it is an experience for cycling lovers.

One of the most emblematic activities is the panoramic trip in the Tristaina gondola, which brings you closer to La Coma del Forat. From there, the well-known Tristaina glacial cirque route can be accessed on foot. The famous glacial cirque route is made up of three lakes: Estany Primer, Estany del Mig and Estany de Més Amunt under the watchful eye of the Tristaina peak at an altitude of 2,878 m.

Combine a panoramic walk with a good mountain menu: the terrace of the La Coma restaurant at 2,200 m of altitude, is ideal to relax and enjoy spectacular views and, once inside, the à la carte restaurant, where the sausages or grilled country meats are delectable.

Do you dream of experiencing nature in a different way? Discover the purest and wildest Andorra. Disconnect from the rest of the world and reconnect with yourself at the heart of Epic Andorra. In one of its 8 exceptional huts, in the middle of nature, you will sleep under a blanket of stars, completing your stay with activities, excursions, adventures and much more!