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Skidortsguide för Vallnord-Arinsal (Arinsal)

Arinsal at the top, Vallnord-Arinsal photo

Vallnord-Arinsal

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Arinsal, Vallnord-Arinsal photo

Vallnord-Arinsal

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Arinsal at the igloo bar, Vallnord-Arinsal photo

Vallnord-Arinsal

Foto credit: sue

Pal Arinsal cable car, photo by Martin Imatge, Vallnord-Arinsal photo

Vallnord-Arinsal

Foto credit: Maria Zorzano

Slope Stats

  • 2560m

  • 1010m

  • 1550m

  • Acres(yta)för skidåkning:1747
  • Pistes:18
  • snökanoner:-
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrängparker:-
  • Längdskidor:10 km
  • Början22%
  • Int64%
  • Avancerad14%

Arinsal has seen rapid development over the past few years. The Arinsal sector is part of the divided groupings, along with Pal where the Setunia sector features slopes surrounded by forests. The areas are family friendly. Arinsal features the highest vertical drop in Andorra and the slopes are tall, narrow with no trees.

Travel

  • Närmaste flygplatsen:Barcelona
  • Närmaste tåget:Aix Les Thermes
  • Turistinformation tel::+376 878 000
  • Turistbyråns officiella hemsida:www.vallnordpalarinsal.com
  • Boende nära skidbacken:yes
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Liftarna

  • Säsongen börjar:28 Nov 2020
  • Säsongen slutar:11 Apr 2021
  • Lifts:12 (inc 6 chair lifts & 3 surface lifts)
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  •   6
  •   3

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Given information 5 Aug 2020

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:26 Oct
  • Last Snowfall:26 October 2020
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:-
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Today’s Weather (2055 m)view full snow forecast

morgon
delvis molnigt
10 NW10
9 °CF-Level
3600m
efter­middag
klart
10 WNW10
9 °CF-Level
3800m
natt
klart
0 N0
9 °CF-Level
3850m

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Visitor Reviews of Vallnord-Arinsal

Tom from United Kingdom writes:

Just finished a week in Arinsal. Pleasantly surprised but at the same time can't compare it to bigger names like Tignes, Zermatt, Whistler etc. Very deprived of snow but had a good time nonetheless (and I'm used to spending the whole week off-piste).

Pros:
Excellent piste grooming considering how little snow they had (the majority of off-piste had zero snow unless it was in the trees and sheltered, even towards the top of the mountain).
Lots of sunshine compared to other places (I prefer it snowing but not everyone does...).
Lots of tree runs - with a decent snowfall the off-piste on the Pal side (5 min gondola from the top of Arinsal) through the trees would have been heaven. I did it anyways skiing crud and ice which was *interesting* .
Very quiet slopes on weekdays
Cheap as chips! Lunch usually 5-10 Euros without a drink (a little cheaper as I'm veggie) but would pay at least double that in other places I've been.
Lots of other Brits.
Good snowpark.
Not a huge amount of bars but some very lively ones. Cisco's and the Derby Irish pub were a couple I went to. Bar staff mostly Brits and gave out free drinks like they were going out of fashion at Cisco's
Family friendly.

Cons:
Erratic and less snowfall than major Alps/American resorts. Last season they didn't have a single powder (20-30cm fresh) day according to one of the locals. Similar struggles this season except for a massive dump in November which has now mostly melted. (Global warming...?) Book last minute and watch the weather if you want good off-piste.
Arinsal itself is a very small resort, could easily ski it all (including the off-piste) in a day. Head over to Pal for more to go at.
Lifts are slow compared to major resorts. No bubbles for the chairs either.
Limited advanced skiing. The black runs were great but fast skiers could do most in under 5 minutes, some in a minute or two
4 hour transfer from Toulouse.

Other stuff:
Mixed English ability from staff on mountains (some very good, some not a word). Very few French speakers either which surprised me

TLDR: Cheap drinking resort, sunny, small, suited more to intermediate/beginners, lots of trees, lots of brits + families, not the best snowfall record, slowish lifts

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