Altitude: 1710-2640 Meters

GrandValira in short

  • Affordable ski holiday destination
  • Varied ski area for all levels
  • Nearly 200 kilometers of slopes in a beautiful setting
  • 4 snowparks

In 1956, the first ski lift, powered by a lorry engine, was installed on the peak of Coll Blanc in Pas de la Casa. By the winter season of 2003/2004, links were set up with Grau Roig and Soldeu-el Tarter creating the largest ski area in the Pyrenees and it was named GrandValira. Since then, the GrandValira ski area hasn’t stopped growing with more and more facilities being added each season. This means that if you choose to ski in the GrandValira ski area, you are guaranteed the most efficient, high-tech lift systems and infrastructures. Plans for the future will carry on at the same rhythm!

The GranValira ski area has around 190km of varied ski slopes with plenty of options for all levels. As Andorra's largest ski area it is now called the snow capital of the Pyrenees. The GrandValira ski area lift pass includes the ski resorts of Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp and they are all linked by lifts and gondolas – so no ski bus hassle! The ski resort itself is located at 1500m, so it is generally possible to ski back to the resort. Grandvalira is the only ski area in the Pyrenees with 4 snowparks and a Freestyle Academy. If you have the stamina, you can carry on practising you skills in these wonderful parks until 9pm!

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Overview of slopes and lifts in GrandValira


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes99 km Drag lifts25Start of the season
Red slopes53 km Chair lifts30End of the season
Black slopes41 km Gondola lifts4Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude1710 m
Total193 km Capacity100700 Pers./HourMax. altitude2640 m

travelResorts in GrandValira ski area

Off-piste & freestyle in GrandValira

Snow parks 3Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Grandvalira EUR 177.60 EUR 260.40 5 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Grandvalira EUR 177.60 EUR 260.40 5 Years old

Blogs about GrandValira

11 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Andorra has long been popular with British skiers and snowboarders looking to avoid the crowds in Austria or the expense of ski holidays in France. In recent years Andorra has also been strengthening its summer offering, making it a destination that's worth visiting year-round. There are no direct flights to Andorra, but the principality is served by the Seu d'Urgell airport just across the Spanish border. It's also easy to combine a holiday in Andorra with a city trip to Barcelona, which is jus... More ›
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30 August 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Nothing beats a ski holiday with a group of your closest friends! No matter if half the group wants to tackle black pistes and the other half is still on nursery slopes, you can be sure everyone will get a chance to bond at the après-ski. Loads of ski resorts make it easy to book group packages that include accommodation, ski pass and even rental equipment. All that's left is to narrow down the top ski areas for a group holiday with friends!... More ›
(Photo: © Miranda Muller)

24 January 2019 by Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

Snowing in Grandvalira

The snow dumped all over Austria, did a pretty good job of covering the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, but was avoiding Andorra and the Pyrenees this winter. That is, until now! It started snowing earlier this week in the tiny Pyrenean country and the linked ski areas of Grandvalira and Vallnord have received almost a metre of snow so far! After a fairly dry winter to date, this week’s whiteout means they can finally open the entire ski area for the weekend. ... More ›

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