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The Garden of Andorra

Ideal base for
Historic Andorra
Andorra’s hidden ski gem

Ski Arcalis
From 1940m to 2625m
26km downhill slopes
6 green
6 blue
11 red
2 black
Snowpark
Freeride area
13 lifts can cater for 16,510 skiers/hour
12km snow cannon coverage
Baby club and snow crèche
Parking facilities for 1,500 vehicles

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Piste Map
Lift Pass Tariff

Winter Mountain Park activities
Snowmobiles (day and night)
Snowshoe circuit and orienteering
Paragliding
Helicopter flights

Summer Mountain Park activities
Canyoning
Mountain biking
Via ferrata
Guided walks and treks
Ordino, known as the Garden of Andorra is a town full of Pyrenean character. The houses built from local rough stone and slate roofs offer a rugged charm synonymous with the Pyrenees. Behind Ordino two of Andorra’s highest peaks; Estanyo (2915m) and Casamanya (2740m) dominate the landscape and enhance the area’s natural beauty and historic charm.

In the centre of Ordino, noticeable for its long wrought iron balcony is the ‘Casa de Areny-Plandolit’. This is the former house of the noble Andorran Areny-Plandolit family who gave several rulers to the country during the 17th and 19th centuries and it now serves as an interesting museum. The 12th century church is worth visiting for its two wooden virgins and the Christ on the crucifix added in the 17th century. Further up the valley lies the remains of the castle ‘Castillo de los Moros’ and along the North Valira river valley the ‘Sornas’ prehistoric inscriptions can be found followed by the church at La Cortinada, famed for its 11th century brightly coloured murals.

14km from the town of Ordino nestled in the high wild peaks that serve as the border with France is the Arcalis ski sector, recognizable by the huge circular metal sculpture perched on the cliff above the station. Now a part of the Vallnord mountain park this is Andorra’s hidden gem. Challenging terrain and an excellent snow record make this compact ski area a delight offering long cruising blue runs through to steep, challenging blacks and extensive, lift-served off-piste terrain.

In summer the Arcalis sector of the Vallnord mountain park offers an exciting mix of canyoning, cross country and downhill mountain biking, Via ferrata and guided walks to enhance the areas image as a true all year round destination.
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