Arcalis is the hidden jewel of Andorra, offering a fantastic variety of both on and off piste skiing and snowboarding within the resort boundary! The beauty of Arcalis is that there are no hotels at the ski station so there are less people, plus it is higher than Arinsal so there is usually more snow and better quality snow.
Arcalis joined Grandvalira Resorts in 2020 and has been included with the Grandvalira lift pass since then, however from winter 2022-23 Arcalis is once again paired with Pal-Arinsal and is included on the Nord Pass lift pass. This means that you get to explore both ski areas using the same lift pass.
You'll find the piste map on this page.
For 2022-23 there is a weekly bus service connecting Arinsal with Arcalis. Until 10th January 2023 the bus runs on Saturdays, and then from 12th January on Thursdays, leaving Arinsal at 08:30, returning at 16:15.
Alternatively, if you have a rental car for your holiday you need to drive down to La Massana, then just as you reach the town turn left towards Ordino. Once you reach Ordino it's left again, now following the signs for Arcalis. The drive is around 40 minutes.
To view photos of Arcalis to give you an idea of why we love it so much, take a look at our Arcalis photos albums.