Vallnord - Pal Arinsal

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Loyal to variety

Vallnord - Pal Arinsal is Ski & Bike. As the closest ski resort to the center of the country, it has the most convenient access to arrive with friends, alone or with family. More than 63 km of marked slopes are distributed into 47 slopes of varying levels with numerous activities to enjoy the snow in alternative ways: ski lessons with monitors, snow school for the little ones, a snow park for the most adventurous users and the pleasure of being able to choose, within the same season, from a great variety of gastronomic delights. This ski resort is the only resort to host three world cups each year: mountain biking, downhill skiing and running.

Snow, adventure and nature

In Arinsal, you can enjoy an incredible atmosphere and first-class services in an ideal environment designed for couples, young people and families, with convenient access thanks to the Els Orriols gondola. In this ski zone, in addition to the great variety of levels of ski slopes, you can enjoy the best freestyle practice available at Vallnord Snowpark, one of the best and most recognized in Europe. The Pal and Arinsal ski zones are connected by cable car located in the Coll de la Botella sector (in Pal) and Port Negre (in Arinsal). Pal is the closest ski resort to the center of Andorra. Only 6 km separate the Andorra La Vella city center from the La Massana gondola with which you can reach the ski station in 6 minutes. It also offers a wide variety of services for all types of visitors. The gentle profile of its mountains and the magic of its forests allow families and groups of friends to enjoy themselves to the fullest.

Activities designed for everyone

For those who wish to enjoy the snow in a different way, Vallnord - Pal Arinsal proposes a large number of activities in the Pal zone: Big Zip zip line, rope park, buggy outings, among many other activities for children and adults. Let’s not forget the popular alternatives, such as mountain skiing or snowshoeing excursions. As a novelty product, the Ski & Nature pass, gives you year-round access for mountain skiing and snowshoeing in winter, and hiking with safety in the summer.

Snow school

The Vallnord - Pal Arinsal snow school is highly rated both for the quality and the technique of its instructors. In both zones, Pal and Arinsal, you have at your disposal a large number of professionals, specialized according to levels and ages. And the little ones can also enjoy the snow garden service

High altitude gastronomy

Lovers of good gastronomy will find a remarkable restaurant selection at the station. You can choose to eat at the station or, with prior reservation, celebrate dinners in the high mountains in Pal or Arinsal.

Mountain details

Location 
At 5 km from the center of Andorra. 

Difference in altitude 
1,010 m (2,560 m - 1,550 m) 
3,314 ft (5,085 ft – 8,399 ft) 

Skiable area 
63 km of ski runs (39 miles) 
707 ha (1,747 acres) 

31 Lifts 

Passenger capacity 
38,480 skiers/hour 

47 Slopes 
· 7 green 
· 19 blue 
· 17 red 
· 4 black 

Snowmaking network 
373 snow cannons, guaranteeing the 68% of the resort’s skiable area (43km). 

2 Fis approved slalom slopes 

Themed areas 
· 1 Freestyle Area 
· 1 Slalom Area 

Freeride areas 

Ski touring circuits 
6 marked ski touring circuits 

18 Catering establishments 

2 Picnic areas 

2 Ski and snowboard school 
200 instructors 

Snowplus 
A leisure-time club where you can learn to enjoy the mountains and the snow. 

2 Baby club 
For children from 1 to 4 years old 

2 Snow garden 
For children from 4 to 8 years old 

Equipment 
6 rental and sale shops on site 

Shops 
Sale of merchandising items and accessories. 

Services 
· 3 ski locker 
· 2 left luggage 
· 7 ATM 

Activities 
Snow Buggies, Big Zip, Jump, Rope Park, Snowtrike, Toboggan Runs, Peke Park, Mountain Ski Circuits, Snowshoes and much more! 

2 Medical centres 

9 Car parks 
With a capacity for 6,600 vehicles 

Other 
GSM coverage - G3 - Free WI-FI access within the whole ski area and dynamic information displays within main buildings. 
Free bus service connecting the two sectors of the Arinsal and Pal Ski Resort (La Massana) and Andorra la Vella and La Massana.

Vallnord - Pal Arinsal summer

Vallnord – Pal Arinsal is a benchmark in the mountain bike world. La Massana resort adapts the winter season to a Bike Park. Likewise, the Pal zone offers its users alternative activities so that all ages can enjoy the Mountain Park throughout the summer. It also offers a large number of hiking trails so you can discover the country’s mountains, as well as a rich gastronomic selection. 

MTB for all levels 
More than 45 km of descent and a slope that exceeds 1000 m, Vallnord – Pal Arinsal offers mountain bike lovers quality and adventure circuits for all levels. Now also available is the Arinsal zone as the station has adapted the cable car for mountain biking access. In addition, for those who wish to improve their technique, the Bike School offers courses for any beginner to achieve their mountain biking goals. 

Activities in the Mountain Park 
Up to 16 different activities are offered as an alternative in the Vallnord Mountain Park so that visitors can spend a summer accompanied by nature, adventure and fun, the perfect alternative for all ages. 

Hiking and the hospitable refuge of Comapedrosa 
La Massana offers a large number of hiking trails and Vallnord – Pal Arinsal offers different marked routes for all levels. Now you can also enjoy refreshments or an overnight stay at the Comapedrosa refuge easily accessible with the Arinsal Pal cable car. 

Gastronomy 
From lunches at Pal station, astronomical dinners at Pla de la Cot and Coll de la Botella or appetizers on the cable car… the gastronomic selections that Vallnord – Pal Arinsal provide are exciting options during the summer.