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Vallnord / Arcalís Overview

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Overview

Vallnord is made up of three former smaller areas: Pal, Arinsal (connected by a gondola) and Ordino-Arcalis which remains a separate centre.

Vallnord offers a smaller ski area to Grandvalira, but its total ski area of 90km is nothing to sniff at and with it comes a host of high-speed detachable four- and six-seater chairs and the best snowfall record in the principality.

The Ordino-Arcalis Sector is the most Alpine resort in the Pyrenees. Its orientation, on the north/north-west slopes of the mountain, where the snow is very generous, makes this skiable area outstanding for the excellent quality of its snow. It is also known for having some of the most spectacular off-piste skiing at the heart of a perfectly preserved natural landscape, with 25 pistes, 74 snow cannons and 14 ski lifts. In addition, it has a 15,000 m snowboarding park, slalom stadium and a biking circuit with spectacular night-time excursions. 

The Pal-Arinsal sector is the ideal resort for family skiing with pretty, treelined slopes and ski school geared to British needs. Its FIS stadium is one of the biggest in Southern Europe, and the latest trends in skiing and snowboarding are practiced in its freestyle and freeride areas (with an area of 40,000 m2 and chill out included). It also has a Carving Area, two bumps areas and a slalom area.

Many other activities can be enjoyed at Pal-Arinsal Mountain Park as well as skiing and snowboarding. Skibíking, snowbiking, orienteering, snowshoeing and helicopter flights are just some of these. There are also many activities intended for children, such as children’s snow bikes and jumps. And last but not least, the themed mountain restaurants should not be missed.

For the liveliest apres-ski head to Arinsal; its compact centre has a dozen or so small-to-medium sized bars. Service by English or Antipodean bar staff is the order of the day, with prices equivalent to those 'back home' or better, so they're lively as soon as the lifts close.

Transportation

A variety of accommodations close to slopes. Packages available.

Inside Scoop

For the liveliest apres-ski head to Arinsal; its compact centre has a dozen or so small-to-medium sized bars. Service by English or Antipodean bar staff is the order of the day, with prices equivalent to those 'back home' or better, so they're lively as soon as the lifts close.

Many other activities can be enjoyed at Pal-Arinsal Mountain Park as well as skiing and snowboarding. Skibíking, snowbiking, orienteering, snowshoeing and helicopter flights are just some of these. There are also many activities intended for children, such as children’s snow bikes and jumps. And last but not least, the themed mountain restaurants should not be missed.


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Vallnord / Arcalís Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

18cm
12cm
8cm
4cm
0cm
15cm
Jan
5cm
Feb
5cm
Mar
0cm
Apr

Terrain Overview

33%
Beginners Runs
22%
Intermediate Runs
37%
Advanced Runs
7%
Expert Runs
27
Runs in Total
8 km
Longest Run
30 km
Skiable Terrain
15 km
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 15

1
High Speed Sixes
1
High Speed Quads
2
Quad Chairs
11
Surface Lifts

Elevation

2625m
Summit
695m
Vertical Drop
1940m
Base

Important Dates

December 03, 20212021/12/03
Projected Opening
April 24, 20222022/04/24
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
38
Years Open
584cm
Average Snowfall
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