Vallnord - Pal Arinsal

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Loyal to variety

Vallnord - Pal Arinsal is 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 48 slopes of varying levels with numerous activities to enjoy the snow in alternative ways: ski lessons with monitors, snow school for all ages, 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 trail running.

Snow, adventure and nature

Pal is the closest ski resort to the center of Andorra. Located just 6 km from the center of Andorra La Vella thanks to the La Massana gondola it offers a wide variety of services for all types of visitors. Suitable for all levels the magic of Pal forests allows the entire family and/or friends to enjoy it to the fullest.

In Arinsal, you can enjoy a unique 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). 

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, a virtual ski simulator, among many other activities for children and adults. Let’s not forget the popular alternatives, such as mountain skiing or snowshoeing excursions.

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. 

Altitude 
1,550 m - 2,560 m
 (5,085 ft – 8,399 ft) 

Difference in altitude 
1,010 m (3,314 ft) 

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

31 Lifts 

Passenger capacity 
38,480 skiers/hour 

48 Slopes 
· 7 green 
· 19 blue 
· 18 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 
· 2 free ride areas

Ski touring circuits 
6 marked ski touring circuits 

18 Catering establishments 

2 Picnic areas 

2 Ski and snowboard school 
215 instructors 

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

2 Créches
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 
Big Zip, Jump, Rope Park, Ski bikes, Toboggan Runs, Snowtrikke, Peke Park, a virtual ski simulator, children's snowmobile, snowtrike, tubbing... 

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.

Summer at Vallnord - Pal Arinsal

In summer Vallnord - Pal Arinsal becomes a benchmark in the world of mountain biking and running. The station is transformed into a Bike Park and offers its users alternative activities suitable for all ages.
 

MTB for all levels
With 50 kms of circuit and a slope that exceeds 1,000 meters, Vallnord - Pal Arinsal offers several quality adventure circuits to all mountain bike lovers of all levels. The cable car has been enabled so that riders can also access and enjoy the Arinsal sector and now, also e-bike circuits.The Bike School allows any beginner to discover this world or experienced bikers to improve their techniques.

Bike Park opened form the 11th July until 12th september. Weekends until 12th october 2021.

Road cycling and Bicycle Touring
The station offers fans of road cycling and cycling tourism with a series of centralized services in the Coll de la Botella such as: secured parking for bicycles, spare parts and changing rooms with showers. You can also enjoy some of the 21 most popular mountain passes in the country, such as Pal, Arinsal or Cabús.
 
Running for everyone
The mountains of Vallnord-Pal Arinsal include a series of paths and trails for running. Every year the station organizes the Skyrace Comapedrosa, a Trail Running race that is part of the SkyRace World Series.


Activities in the Mountain Park 
Up to 18 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. 

Mountain Park opened form the 19th July until 12th september. Weekends until 12th october 2021.

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. 

Refuge opened from the 4th june 2021.

Gastronomy
From appetizers in the cable car, lunches at Pal station or astronomical dinners at the Coll de la Botella, Vallnord offers a variety of gastronomic selections.  Pal Arinsal also offers a great variety in its 7 restaurants during the summer.