Ski Trip to Andorra #5 – Feb 22-24
193.00€ – 265.00€
Join our 3-day unforgettable ski trip to Andorra
The Principality of Andorra is a small country located between Spain and France, in the eastern part of the Pyrenees. The country has no got access to sea; it is mostly located on the mountainous terrain at the height of 900 meters above the sea level. Known internationally for its ski resorts, shops with very low taxes and its modern hotel and service infrastructures, each year the country receives nearly 8 million visitors.
Andorra is also a paradise for nature lovers as 90% of the country is forest. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres above sea level. The official language is Catalan. There are two large skiable domains: GRANDVALIRA and VALLNORD, with a total of 110 ski lifts carrying over 156,000 skiers per hour. You can get the same quality of ski slopes as the ones in Switzerland and Austria but at a fraction of the cost.
This is an amazing 3-day trip. Check out the plan of the trip here:
Day 1 (February 22)
- 19:00 Meet at Plaza Espanya between the two towers on Friday Feb 22
- 19:15 the bus will move. (BE ON TIME)
- 22:30: Arrive to our hotel Jaume Primero in Vallnord
- 22:30 to 23:00: Check-in & get our rooms
- 23:00: party in one bar near the hotel
Day 2 (February 23)
- 07:30 to 08:30: breakfast in our hotel (included in the price)
- 09:00: go together to the ski area
- 09:15 to 17:30: Ski
- 17:30: we will meet again go to the center of Andorra by our bus (optional)
- 17:45 to 20:30: free time in the center of Andorra for shopping
- 20:45 to 21:30: dinner time in our hotel (included)
- 22:30: time to enjoy the nightlife of Andorra
Day 3 (February 24)
- 07:30 to 08:30: breakfast in our hotel (included)
- 08:30 to 09:30: check-out & leave our hotel
- 09:45 to 16:00: skiing time.
- 16:30: meeting again to catch our bus.
- 22:00: arrive in Barcelona
A great trip at an amazing price
until Feb 01 11:59pm – Then 200€
until Feb. 01 11:59pm – Then 193€
Renting ski equipment (2 days)
for the skis, boots, and poles
Renting snowboard equipment (2 days)
for the boots and snowboard
The price includes
* Hotel: The rooms are shared between 3 or 4 people. If you are a couple or interested in a private room, you can book a double room for extra 30€ for 2 nights. Single rooms are not available.
DON'T MISS IT
What are you waiting for? Book your place now and let adventure begin.
Skiing and snowboarding are extremely fun but also dangerous since you will be moving at high speeds. Here are our recommendations:
- Always ski with a friend: No matter how good a skier you are, it’s possible to have a bad fall and be unable to continue skiing. Having a friend to look out for you.
- Know your limits: Be honest with yourself when it comes to your skiing ability. If you’re a beginner, stick to the beginner slopes until you feel comfortable enough to move up to something steeper. Most ski trails are clearly marked as green circles (beginner terrain), blue squares (intermediate terrain), or black diamonds (advanced terrain). If a trail says it’s for experts only, it means just that. Skiing terrain that is beyond your ability is not only no fun, it’s also a good way to get hurt.
- Follow the rules: Never venture past the ski area boundary or ski into a closed area. These areas are off-limits for a reason. They’re not patrolled by the ski patrol, and they usually contain hazards that you don’t want to deal with. Also, pay attention to any warning signs you might see. If a sign says, “Slow skiing area,” you’ll want to go slow to avoid other skiers. If a sign says, “Cliff,” you’ll want to go another way or stop before you go over the edge.
- Practice skier etiquette: Remember that skiers in front of you or below you on the trail have the right of way. You can see them, but they probably can’t see you, so it’s up to you to avoid them. Never stop in the middle of a trail or anywhere where you can’t be seen from above, such as below a dropoff. Look uphill to make sure no one is coming toward you before you start down a trail or merge onto a new trail. If you’re passing another skier on a catwalk or narrow trail, call out “On your right” or “On your left” to let them know you’re coming up behind them.
Watch this video from our January 2018 ski trip to Andorra
Of course. You can find qualified instructors on the slopes or you can find a friend to teach you. You will have a great time whether you are a beginner or a pro. You can have an instructor to teach you the basics of skiing/snowboarding.
It’s crucial to have
- a ski jacket that is breathable and water resistant
- a pair of good ski pants
- Ski/snow gloves
- Body and leg warmers
- Ski socks or a pair of wool socks (wool is water repellent unlike cotton)
We recommend that you bring or rent
- a helmet
- a small backpack to carry energy gels, water and snacks
Other things to considerate:
- bring some snacks or protein bars to eat on the slope. It’s easy to forget to eat while you are on the slopes
- A good action camera like a GoPro to record your SICK RIDES
We highly recommend buying what you need from Decathlon. They have great ski equipment at very reasonable and affordable prices and the quality overall is good.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, check out El Corte Ingles. Their winter equipment are more expensive than Decathlon but they have great beginner and pro materials.
The meeting point will be at 07:00pm at Plaza Espanya between the two towers.
Yes, definitely. We will visit a ski shop and you will be able to get what you need. They will have a wide range of options (beginner, intermediate, pro, tall, short, different shoe and helmet sizes, …). The prices will be 25€ for the ski equipment and 35€ for the snowboarding equipment.
If you need the ski equipment, then make sure you pick the option with the ski equipment during your purchasing.
Sure. Make sure they are in a bag so that you can carry them easily.
Check out YouTube. These are the YouTube channels we recommend:
Learn the basics of skiing such as how to do French Fries and Pizza (ski-slang terms for keeping your skis parallel to move forward (French Fries) and stopping in a V form (Pizza))!!!!!!!
You can also have an instructor for 2 hours for 15€.
Meeting point: Plaza Espanya between the two towers at 19:00
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