About Soldeu Ski Resort in Andorra
The slopes link with Pas de la Casa to form the Grandvalira area. Outings to other resorts in Andorra are possible – Arcalis in particular is worth the trip, but it’s easiest by car. The Ski Andorra lift pass covers all the resorts.
Soldeu is the ski capital of Andorra. Centrally situated in Grandvalira, Andorra’s biggest ski region, at a base altitude of 1,800m Soldeu is a charming village and vibrant ski resort, and considerably less boisterous than nearby Pas de la Casa.
Dominated by the Calbo family who have built many of its hotels and restaurants, and even one of its ski lifts, Soldeu boasts a lively après ski scene and has an excellent and chic reputation partly because it operates the best hotel and spa in the whole Grandvalira ski conurbation, the five-star Sport Hotel Hermitage.
From its two lifts TSD6 Soldeu or TC8 Soldeu, it’s possible to get up into the middle of the Grandvalira ski area quickly where you have a ski area extending some 193 km of runs between the six Andorran villages - Pas de la Casa Grau Roig, Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp - and 930m vertical (2,640m – 1,710m).
Soldeu resort sits in of a group within the ski area Grandvalira. The union of Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig and Soldeu El Tarter created a unified 1,926 hectares ski area with 110 runs and 193km of skiing and boarding served by 64 lifts, 972 snow cannons, 2 ski and snowboard schools with 450 instructors and a total of 33 mountain restaurants and eateries,
The entire ski area spreads above Soldeu (1,800m) and five nearby villages - Encamp (1,300m), Canillo (1,500m) and El Tarter (1,710m), Grau Roig (2,120m) and Pas de la Casa (2,100m), rising to 2,640m and besides 193km of pisted runs includes 4 off-piste ski routes, 2 competition areas, 3 freestyle areas, 2 permanent boardercross and an adventure activities centre.
Skiing out of Soldeu begins at TSD6 Soldeu or TC8 Soldeu from which it is possible to connect with all the other runs in the Grandvalira once you reach Tossal de la Llosada. If you get to the northern end of the run (Pas de la Casa) or the south (El Forn) and decide you don’t want to ski back, there is a bus (free if you show your ski pass) from any point on the Grandvalira all the way home. To make matters simpler still, the bus displays the word “Grandvalira” in very big letters so it won’t be mistaken for the local service.
Snow cannons cover 68km of 193km (35%) of the ski area and with Soldeu and most villages in Grandvalira at an altitude above 1,700m and the skiing mostly between 2,000 -2,680m the ski area is reasonably snow sure.
With 18 green slopes, 38 blue, 32 red and 22 black runs all categories of on-piste skier are catered for, but it’s predominantly best for beginners and intermediates, but there’s plenty of opportunity for advanced skiers including skiing off-piste between the trees.
The ACG Snowpark, El Tarter, is exclusively for freestylers with six big jumps, a permanent pipe, rails, including a wave-shaped hand rail, pyramid, two boxes and a kick zone for beginners. Freestyle instructors are on hand to offer advice on how you can better your tricks and jumps and a dedicated maintenance team is in charge daily throughout the season. Not surprisingly given the size and quality of installations the ACG Snowpark is allegedly the best snowpark in the Pyrenees and the venue for a number of high level competitions and exhibition events during the season. Get to it from the Pla de Riba Escorxada by the TK Font Roges or TSD6 Tossa Espiolets.
|Ski Passes and rental charges|
|Ski Pass - 4 days||£144.00|
|Ski Pass - 3 days||£108.00|
|Ski and boot Hire - 3 day||£45.00|
|Ski and boot Hire - 4 day||£36.00|
|Snowboard equipment also available|