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5 Reasons Why Skiing In Andorra Is So Popular

Andorra is a popular ski resort for various skiers. Whether you are skiing alone, in a group, with your family or are on holiday as a couple, Andorra is a ski resort that appeals to all.

Here are a few reasons (just a few!) why a ski holiday in Andorra is so popular:

Andorra is a top choice for Night Skiing.

If daylight skiing hasn’t satisfied your appetite for the slopes of The Pyrenees, you can enjoy the spectacle of Grandvalira (the largest ski resort in Andorra) right up until 8pm thanks to its floodlit runs.

Only the lower slopes are lit, depending on your location this can still be up to 1.5km, and it makes for a fabulous atmosphere for a few last runs of the day.

With the whole area’s economy so reliant on the ski season, there are plenty of opportunities to try new activities in the evening too, the ever popular tubing and tobogganing for example.

Andorra has amazing facilities.

Substantial investment into the growth of Andorra as a top ski destination has been steadily taking place since its arrival on the skiing map.

It now boasts state of the art technology throughout its ski lift system with 112 engines now providing the power to transport up to 156,000 skiers per hour up the slopes at peak times.

What’s more,nearly 1,500 snow cannons guarantee over half the slopes in Andorra are kept open for skiing.

It’s a family affair!

There really is something for everyone in Andorra! Everyone, from youngsters to those with reduced mobility, can find the right slopes to enjoy. There are over 180 miles of skiing action to choose from, much of which is interconnected and can be explored without ever removing your skis.

With nurseries and ski gardens for the very young, the adults can enjoy their skiing knowing the kids are entertained and safe.

There are many popular family and junior activities to be enjoyed, from dedicated children’s circuits to nursery slopes, even igloo building, tubing and snowboarding.

Time to relax in Andorra

The largest thermal spa in Europe (and the tallest building in Andorra!), the Caldea Thermal Spa is located in Andorra.

A relaxation haven for those wishing to unwind.

The glass and mirrored structure creates a greenhouse effect to compliment the natural thermal qualities of the mountain water.

There’s always room to relax, as the various pools house over 2,500 people – all soaking away the skiing aches from those tired muscles.

Experience adult-only pools, family and kids areas, an aquarium and incredible views of the mountains.

Feel refreshed on your holiday

There is no reason to hungry during a day’s skiing in Andorra, the mountains are dotted with cafes and takeaway bars.

For later in the day, Andorra has a well earned reputation for its apres-ski scene.

Many bars and restaurants offering late night partying, games and the amount of competition keeps the prices keen.

Not that there’s a budget feel because of this though, the choice of decor and atmosphere is seemingly endless.

For a quiet and relaxing meal and drink followed by an early night there are piano bars and cafes with mountain views to savour this incredible area of natural beauty.

There are ice bars, literally sculptured out of the ice and snow as well as floodlit huts on the mountains for a romantic meal in the snow.

As you can see, Andorra really does have it all.

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