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Planning a ski trip to Vallnord / Pal-Arinsal? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Vallnord / Pal-Arinsal stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Vallnord / Pal-Arinsal review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience.

by: Chris Miller - 16th June 2009

  • 3
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  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 5Nightlife
  • 1Terrain Park
  • Value
Great Nightlife
Poor snow, not great skiing, bored quickly

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My wife and I visited Arinsal in January 2007. I choose Arinsal because this was my wifes first ski holiday so I wanted to take her to a trusted beginners resort with a good ski school. My wife wasn’t disappointed with the ski school. The tutor was a young local woman who was extremely friendly and was a great skier who could speak excellent English. As a beginner, she really enjoyed the resort, the ski school was great and she was skiing all the runs in 2 days. For an Intermediate or advance skier, you are going to get bored very quickly. In the first day, I skied all the runs in Arinsal so decided to adventure over to Pal on the second day. Only 50% of the runs were open but the runs were lot more challenging but still pretty tame. Also, the slopes were deserted compared to Arinsal so you can relax and ski without the worry of getting wiped out by a beginner (which happened more than once in Arinsal) The night life was great (but expensive). We normally finished skiing around 5pm and went straight off the gonadial to the bars. You also have many restaurants to choose from with a great selection of food. Summary: For a beginner or a group holiday, I would recommend it but if you’ve been skiing before, I would avoid it. I struggled to get out of bed in the morning and motivate myself because of the lack of Intermediate/Advance runs. the snow was poor for this time of the year with many runs closed.

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  • John Smith (18th March 2019)

    The snow isn't good, it's either frozen solid or slushy mush, and that can change in the space of 5 minutes. You...

  • Dave (22nd April 2014)

    Great resort and holiday. We had never been skiing before and took a punt of Arinsal. My wife, I and 3 kids...

  • Dave (22nd April 2014)

    Great resort and holiday. We had never been skiing before and took a punt of Arinsal. My wife, I and 3 kids...

  • Chris Miller (16th June 2009)

    My wife and I visited Arinsal in January 2007. I choose Arinsal because this was my wifes first ski holiday so I...

  • anonymous_user (15th February 2008)

    Visted Arinsal last week (04th Feb 2008) for our first skiing trip ever. Two fairly inactive thirtysomethings and two kids aged 9...

  • anonymous_user (29th December 2007)

    I went in 2000 with 5 others. 4 beginners and 2 very good skiers including meself. Il make it plain and simple;...

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