Vallnord covers the areas of Arinsal, Pal, and Ordino-Arcalis in Andorra - all marked on the Vallnord piste map. Since 2004, the three areas have been covered by the same Vallnord lift pass, offering guests the opportunity for a great variety of skiing and snowboarding across all three resorts if they choose to do so. The sectors within the Vallnord ski area have also have two "local area" lift passes, therefore in addition to the full area Vallnord ski pass you also have the option of purchasing an Arinsal & Pal lift pass or an Arcalis only lift pass. Pay attention when booking your lift passes to ensure you purchase the correct pass that best suits your requirements.
Arinsal and Pal are linked by a 50 person cable car and offer a great variety of skiing and snowboarding for those at beginner and intermediate level, with some lovely runs through the trees located over in Pal. Ordino-Arcalis is a 30 minute bus journey away, there is a free ski bus that connects it with Arinsal and La Massana (Pal). Arcalis is well known for offering some of the best terrain in Andorra, with skiing and snowboarding to suit all levels, but is particularly popular with those looking for the excellent freeride and off piste terrain following fresh snowfall.
Offering a total of 93 kilometres of marked runs serviced by 44 lifts, the Vallnord area offers something for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. There are three schools all operated by Vallnord who offer an excellent standard of ski and snowboard tuition, with a large number of British instructors in the Arinsal sector.
If it's your first time coming to the mountains you should visit our 'What to Wear' guide to get an idea of things to pack!
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You can link between the two sectors of Arinsal and Pal by using the cable car, however be aware that the usual closing time of the cable car is 16:15. If you miss the last one you'll need to head back to the base area of either Arinsal or Pal (depending on where you are stuck) and take the ski bus back to Arinsal or La Massana.
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We have a page dedicated to Arcalis with bus timetables and details of their ski school. To find out more please click here.