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Andorra’s ‘first’ city

Ideal base for
Beginner and family skiers and boarders
Walking in the Vall d’Incles

Ski Grandvalira
From 1700m to 2640m
193km downhill slopes
18 green
38 blue
32 red
22 black
3 Freestyle parks:
- El Tarter (advanced)
- Pas de la Casa (beginner to intermediate)
- Grau Roig (intermediate)
2 permanent boardercross:
- Soldeu
- Pas de la Casa
5 snow kindergartens
64 lifts can cater for 96,600 skiers/hour
35% snow cannon coverage

Click links below for
Piste Map
Lift Pass Tariff

Outdoor summer activities
Campbase Grandvalira
Guided trekking
Mountain-biking

The small city of Canillo holds the pre-eminent position as first in the official hierarchy of Andorran cities according to the ‘Carta of consecration of the cathedral of Seu d’Urgell’, the Spanish cathedral city whose bishop shares the title of head of state for Andorra along with the French President.

Canillo has maintained its local importance throughout the centuries due to its large territory and high Pyrenean status for good sheep pastures and cattle grazing. Nowadays it is the winter tourism that dominates. Canillo itself is home to the ice-palace; an impressive sports complex providing an Olympic size skating rink and swimming pool as well as numerous tennis, squash courts and sauna.

In summer the surrounding Vall d’Incles provides some lovely walking amongst the picturesque landscape; dotted with shepherd huts characterizing the areas historic past. The modern sanctuary of nearby Meritxell and the medieval ‘San Joan de Caselles’ chapel, one of the finest Roman buildings across Andorra are of cultural importance and worth a visit.

In winter the Canillo ski sector of El Forn forms part of the Grandvalira ski domain, one of the largest ski domains in Europe with an extensive piste network and first class facilities. Although linked to Grandvalira through the El tarter sector, El Forn provides a sheltered, tranquil sector secluded from the main ski domain and therefore ideal for beginners and families alike.

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