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SBX world cup this weekend in Arcalis.
If you're here this weekend head to Arcalis to see the action!! The course for the SBX world cup has been underway in building for nearly 2 weeks now. It's taking place in Arcalis on 10th,11th & 12th January and the course is set to be finished today.
It's located on the La Coma slope and is 1.1km long, 60 metres wide with a total vertical drop of 150 metres. The course will also have five banked curves and around fifty modules. This circuit will host two of the last three qualifying trials for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics – the last trial event will take place in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.
This years circuit is totally different from last years and has been designed for more speed and has larger modules. Around 170 volunteers are working on the organisation of the event, which will be Andorra's most important sporting event in this winter and already has 125 riders registered, from 26 countries.
19th December 2013
New Refresher Clinic
Arinsal ski school have just created a new "refresher clinic" which is a two day group class, two hours per day, to help you get back to your previous level for those who can ski blues and easy reds. Book online >>
1st December 2013
Fantastic snow conditions for opening weekend.
Vallnord now open for the season and what a great start it is. Yesterday opening day spent the whole day and night dumping down new fresh snow. Today the sun has come out and it's a beautiful day, so of course we have skied all morning with giant smiles on our faces on pristine perfect slopes that are soft and fluffy! This season is going to be fab and there is a great buzz in the village that tells you so from all the locals and workers getting our much loved Arinsal up and running.
12th November 2013
Free Creche or Snow Garden
We've got a fantastic new offer for families - receive free Baby Club or Snow Garden when you book two adults into group lessons! Read more >>
More new snow has fallen overnight, we're getting pretty excited for season opening now.
One month today until opening and we've had fresh snow overnight.
29th August 2013
2013-14 Ski Extras Now Online
Sorry for the delay, but we've now got all ski extras online and ready to book - lift passes, ski/snowboard hire and group/private lessons.
23rd July 2013
If you're looking to get your transfers organised ready for the 2013-14 season we now have the prices online and ready to book here >>
7th April 2013
End of Season
Sadly today was the last day of the season here in Arinsal, but what a season it was! Superb snow has meant fantastic conditions right until the end... looking forward to December already!
22nd March 2013
Snowboxx Has Arrived!
The brand new Snowboxx festival has arrived in Arinsal, taking over the bars for the next week and bringing around 1000 holidaymakers to the resort for a party!
15th February 2013
Win a HD Helmet Camera!
We've just launched another great competition, this time to win a top-of-the-range HD helmet camera! Enter here >>
22nd January 2013
We've currently got amazing snow conditions with massive amounts of powder... if you haven't got your ski holiday booked then what are you waiting for!!
24th December 2012
From all here at the Arinsal.co.uk team, we'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!
14th December 2012
We're working hard to bring you some more great discount vouchers to use around Arinsal, and the first ones for 2012/13 are now online. You can find them here >>
5th December 2012
It's snowed non-stop today and there's now around 40cm in the village, although it's just starting to slow down. Can't wait to hit the slopes tomorrow!
1st December 2012
27th November 2012
With just four days to go until Arinsal opens for the winter season the snow has arrived! Currently it's dumping down and has been overnight with the forecast saying it should continue into tomorrow too.
18th November 2012
9h November 2012
Increased Ski Hire Discount
We've just increased the ski & snowboard pre-booking discount from 25% up to a huge 30% discount off the resort price! Also if you're a family don't forget that Arinsal.co.uk include a FREE HELMET for children! Book here >>
6th November 2012
It's our fifth birthday today, so we'd like to say a huge thank you to all our customers who have booked since we started, and we hope you continue to enjoy our website!
1st November 2012
30 Days to Go!
It's only 30 days until opening day and thinks are really starting to cool down! We've now had quite a few smaller snowfalls but each seems to be dropping a little more. Keep an eye on our weather page to stay up-to-date as opening day gets closer.
15th October 2012
We've had some more early snow to get us excited! Keep an eye out on our weather page to stay up-to-date.
26th September 2012
The first snow of the season has fallen!
25th September 2012
Arinsal has got a brand new festival this winter! Snowboxx is hitting the slopes and bars from 22nd to 28th March 2013. Find out more >>
20th September 2012
Enter our fantastic competition where you can win £200 of ski clothing from Simply Piste, a Portaski to transport your skis, or one of five pairs of tickets to the London Ski & Snowboard Show! Enter here >>
19th July 2012
Season dates for 2012-13 are confirmed as 1st December until April 7th.
16th April 2012
End of Season
So the time has come for the lifts to stop for the end of winter... only 229 days until opening day!
30th March 2012
Arinsal and Pal will be closing on April 9th, and Arcalis will be closing on April 15th.
23rd March 2012
Massive New Snowfall!
A huge new snowfall in recent days has set Vallnord up for a bumper end to the season, with over a metre of snow falling in places the conditions are currently the best they have been all winter. Holidaymakers and locals alike are enjoying the fresh powder and superb conditions up on the mountain today!
18th March 2012
New Snow Forecast For This Week
After a warm week of sunshine this last week the forecasters are predicting a cold front is on it´s way, the forecast for this week shows precipitacion in the way of snowfall across much of Andorra. The weather has certainly changed this afternoon with clouds replacing the sunshine and and some cold breezy weather replacing the warm air, let´s wait and see what happens...
18th February 2012
It´s Carnival across Andorra this weekend which means the resorts will be busy and the locals are out to celebrate, there may even be a bit of fancy dress involved!
04th February 2012
Cold Snap Continues
The freezing weather that has affected many parts of Northern Europe in recent days has descended upon Andorra too, temperatures are very cold at the moment so if you are arriving this week make sure you bring lots of layers! On the plus side the cold snap has brought plenty of snow with it and the snowfall is set to continue in the coming week!
7th January 2012
Excursions Now Available
We're now offering a full range of excursions from our office just opposite the bottom of the gondola. Find out more >>
26th December 2011
We've now got six different pages of discount vouchers for you to print out, bring with you and save money around the village! Come and have a look >>
24th December 2011
Papa Noel (or Santa to you and me) has been to visit at the bottom of the gondola, Merry Christmas to everyone!!
17 December 2011
Arinsal has now opened!
The snow is still coming down this afternoon even to village level (around 30cm so far!), so those of you coming out next week can breathe a huge sigh of relief! Keep up to date with the latest snow reports here: http://www.arinsal.co.uk/weather.php.
04 December 2011
We're really excited to announce the opening of our new office directly opposite the gondola - come in and say hello when you visit Arinsal!
03 December 2011
Arcalis is the first resort to open it's doors this winter, the resort has opened partially today with both the La Coma and Pla de la Coma II ski lifts open to the general public.
12th October 2011
Family Holiday Association
We're really pleased to let you know we're now supporting the Family Holiday Association who help families by providing much needed breaks. Find out more >>
11th October 2011
New Forum Design
We've just updated the forum to make it clearer and easier to find what you're looking for! Come and have a look >>
8th October 2011
We've decided to freshen up our website with a brand new logo... we hope you like it!
14th September 2011
Ski Pack Shop Open
The Arinsal ski pack shop is now open for the 2011-12 season - La Massana will be open later this week. Visit shop >>
21st August 2011
Book Your Winter Holiday
New hotel prices now added for this coming winter - have a look and send us an enquiry for your dates. Click here >>
17th April 2011
End of the Season
Arinsal & Pal have now closed although Arcalis will be remaining open until April 25th.
13th April 2011
Vallnord will be closing at 15:00 from now until the end of season in order to help preserve the snow conditions. Lift passes are now €25 per day for adults and €21.50 for juniors. Children up to 11 years are now free until the end of season. Book here >>
23rd March 2011
End of Season Snow
We're enjoying some of the best conditions of the season at the moment and the slopes are empty! Come and make the most of it and book your Arinsal holiday here. We're open until April 25th so plenty of time!
20th March 2011
The Big Snow Festival
Well that was an amazing week of music, parties and superb snow! The week started with lots of cloud and snow up on the mountain, and finished with glorious sunshine for the perfect party atmosphere. An excellent week - photos here!
4th March 2011
Not Long Until The Big Snow Festival
It's only nine days until The Big Snow Festival 2011 kicks off in Arinsal featuring Example, Devlin, Judge Jules and Kissy Sell Out to name just a few of the acts performing!
21st February 2011
El Dorado Freeride - Arcalis
Arcalis is hosting the El Dorado Freeride tournament on the 26th February 2011. A freeride World Tour for professional and amateur snowboarders and skiers.
17th February 2011
World Rookie Fest
Arinsal is currently hosting the World Rookie Fest here in the Vallnord Snowpark, the competition is running from the 17th February to the 22nd February.
14th February 2011
New snow on Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine’s day everyone, the Vallnord Mountains are sending their love to everyone today with new snow :-)
Click on the following link to see new photos. www.arinsal.co.uk/photos/main.php
Hope you all have a special day with loved ones enjoying the slopes. Love the Arinsal.co.uk team x
25th January 2011
April Special Offer
Book Apartments Sant Moritz through Arinsal.co.uk and save 10% in April! More info here.
22nd January 2011
Nike 6.0 Stairset Battle
The Nike 6.0 Stairset battle hit Arinsal today with an amazing display of tricks on stairs, a rail and boxes. See photos here.
23rd December 2010
Speacial offer over Christmas and New Year - save 10% on Hotel Micolau & Apartments Sant Moritz by booking through Arinsal.co.uk! See the offers here!
19th December 2010
We have now added details of adaptive skiing lessons on to our ski school page. You can read more details about adaptive skiing here.
17th December 2010
More Discount Vouchers
We've just added this season's discount vouchers for Restaurant 360° and for El Cau - print them out before you to to save money - print them here!
14th December 2010
Late Deals - Hotel Micolau
Late deal now available for Hotel Micolau - from December 19th-26th just €60 per room per night for a twin room! You can even come for a short break before Christmas! More information.
Price example: Liverpool - Barcelona return with Easyjet including luggage £92.98, return transfers €69, Hotel Micolau €210pp = total £325!!
11th December 2010
Bar & Restaurant of the Season
4th December 2010
This seasons offers at Ciscos bar and restaurant have just been confirmed - more to follow in the next few days.
28th November 2010
Amazing Start to the Season
Awesome snow so early on in the season, powder could be found in parts. Check out our new photos here, uploaded today. Don't miss out on what is going to be an amazing season!!
27th November 2010
Arinsal is Open!
The mountain is now open for the season and we're got great coverage and beautiful skiing. Check out the weather page for full report.
16th November 2010
Andorra is White!!
Heavy snow has fallen last night leaving the mountains white and looking good for winter! Have a look at the webcams to see.
Arinsal.co.uk offers the latest information about Arinsal, the winter ski & snowboard resort, to help you plan your holidays. If you are an independent traveller, head for the Holidays pages where you can get flight information plus book airport transfers from Barcelona, Girona, Reus, Toulouse and Carcassonne to Andorra, and driving information if you plan to drive to Arinsal either from the UK, or rent a car from the airport.
Throughout the winter, you will find a regularly updated snow report and weather forecast for Arinsal. Also, take a look at the forum and photos, so you can share your holiday exploits and photos of Arinsal and Andorra with everyone!
Build Your Own Holiday With Us!
You can now build your own holiday using Arinsal.co.uk! We arrange both private and shared airport transfers and have tools to search for and book accommodation, flights and car hire so you can put your own holiday together from just our website!
As in previous seasons we still offer ski rental and snowboard rental with superb discounts as well as lift passes, groups lessons and private lessons.
Save Money in Arinsal!
Arinsal.co.uk isn't just about giving you loads of up-to-date information about the resort, it's here to help you save time and money too! You'll save a massive 30% on all your ski hire and snowboard hire, plus we'll organise your lift passes, group lessons and private lessons so you're all organised when you arrive. If that isn't enough, make sure you download your discount vouchers for Arinsal bars and restaurants saving you money on drinks and food!
Information About Arinsal
The lovely village of Arinsal in Andorra is set between 1550 to 2560 metres. During the summer Arinsal attracts bikers and walkers who visit to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. When winter arrives the resort changes, becoming much busier, with great skiing & snowboarding on offer for beginners, plus a good selection of runs suitable for intermediates. The fact that Arinsal belongs to the Vallnord area means that Pal and Arcalis are included on the same lift pass, offering a fantastic selection of runs, plus some great places to cut off the pistes, if you need something a little more challenging.
1973 saw Arinsal's inaugural ski lifts installed by Josep Serra, although the Comú (council) of La Massana took over the ski area soon after. Over the following years, the areas of Ordino-Arcalis and Pal were developed. Arinsal was linked to Pal by a cablecar in 2001 for the first time, followed in 2004 by the creation of Vallnord which comprises the three ski resorts of Arinsal, Pal, and Ordino-Arcalis. These three areas are all covered on the Vallnord lift pass providing a wide choice of slopes for all levels. The skiing in Andorra is divided between Grandvalira and Vallnord, and the association of Ski Andorra works on joint initiatives promoting winter sports in Andorra.
Off the slopes, Arinsal is a very friendly resort, attracting repeat visitors year after year. There is a great selection of bars and restaurants which cater for all kinds of taste. The restaurants include British and Irish favourites as well as Mexican, Italian, Argentinian, not forgetting the local Catalan cuisine. Bars in Arinsal are family friendly, often providing entertainment such as singers, magicians or on Friday night is the Decades party!
Information About Andorra
Andorra is a tiny country nestled on the border between France and Spain. Its official name is the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d'Andorra). There are seven parishes in Andorra, of which the parish of La Massana is where Arinsal sits. The official language is Catalan, however Spanish and French are widely spoken, and English is usually understood. Andorra does not have its own currency therefore it uses the Euro.
We have worked in Andorra for the last eight years, setting up Arinsal.co.uk in 2007. After a successful first season we added websites for Pas de la Casa and Soldeu, offering the same kind of information for those resorts. Why not take a look and find out more about them, and let anyone you know who is coming to Andorra know about them so they can save money on their holidays!
This independent website is provided free of charge to guests of Arinsal, offering an honest insight into the resort and the mountain, so if you're new to Arinsal, or if you're a regular visitor, you will hopefully find this site useful and come back regularly to catch up with the latest news, information, and gossip from the slopes!
Don't forget, tell all your friends about Arinsal.co.uk so they too can find out about the resort of Arinsal and save money on their ski hire and snowboard rental equipment at discounted prices!