Grandvalira

Grandvalira

Grandvalira - some images courtesy of the Andorra Tourist Board, with whome we are proud to be working in partnership

Grandvalira is an extensive ski destination naturally split into two ski areas connected by a sophisticated lift system. The areas of Pas De La Casa, Grau Roig and Encamp resorts are much-loved and some of the highest in the Pyrenees, all boast stunning views and beautiful runs, which flow all the way down to Lake Pessons. The city centre, Andorra la Vella is easy to access from Encamp, an exciting location for evening entertainment.

Soldeu, El Tarter and Canillo are well connected with a fantastic and fast lift system, offering immense skiing opportunities as well as fast and easy access to the slopes. Fluent English-speaking ski instructors encourage each individual to meet their potential.

Cafés, bars and restaurants are focused in the main ski areas, making this ski circuit a hugely convenient place for school groups to ski. Each of the villages in resort offers its own activities so there’s plenty to choose from including thermal baths, swimming, bowling, taxfree shopping and of course the traditional disco.

Ski Trip to Grandvalira

School ski video from: Roedean School

Andorra is a beautiful destination to take your students skiing. See for yourself and watch this great video from Roedean school who travelled with Equity during February half-term. With blue skies and plenty of snow you can’t go wrong when choosing Grandvalira for your school ski trip.

Skiing

Once ready to hit the slopes, confident beginners and intermediates are spoilt for choice - Soldeu and El Tarter offer a fantastic choice of blue and red runs from the highest point in resort at 2,560m, right down to the village centres, whilst Grau Roig and Pas de la Casa both feature a good selection of blues and reds, not to mention some steeper and more challenging runs down from the ridge.

Advanced skiers will have blast here – with plenty of mileage and a fully inter-linked ski-lift system it’s easy to travel from resort to resort and sample a little of everything, from the tree-lined runs in lower Soldeu and towards El Tarter, to the open face of Pas de la Casa.

  • Km of piste 210km
  • Resort Height 1500m
  • Direction of slopes North, West & East
  • No of lifts 67
  • Key-card lift-pass Yes.
  • No of runs 20 47 42 19
  • Longest run 8km
  • Highest lift 2640m
  • Snow-making 65% covered
  • Lift-pass area View ski areas below
  • Medical facilities Doctor in resort.
  • Transfer times 3.5 hours from Barcelona and Toulouse, 16 hours from Calais




 

Grandvalira Ski Circuits

Granvalira is an extensive ski destination so we have split the area into two ski circuits to ensure your booking meets the needs of your group. You will be placed in accommodation that has the best access to this area. Our ski specialists will recommend a circuit based on your requirements, or you can let us know your preference upon enquiry.

Grandvalira, Ski Circuit 1

Circuit one includes the areas: Encamp, Pas De La Casa & Grau Roig. Dedicated nursery slopes and a separate learners’ zone allows first timers to practice at their own pace, while more experienced skiers have a balance of blues and reds to choose from.

Grandvalira, Ski Circuit 2

Circuit two includes the areas:Soldeu, El Tarter & Canillo. Offering great variety, this ski area has a good combination of wide, open slopes and sheltered wooded runs.

Accommodation

Hotel Encamp Ideal for Ski Circuit 1

Hotel Encamp

  • Excellent on-site facilities
  • 5 minutes to Funicamp gondola via free resort shuttle

A great choice for groups, this high-standard hotel is located in the town of Encamp, close to the main Funicamp resort gondola and represents phenomenal value for money.

Capacity: 166 approx.

Location: Just a 5 minute transfer to the Funicamp gondola which delivers skiers directly to the beginners area at Grau Roig, ski-school and mountain facilities, the hotel is located in Encamp and is close to all our off-piste activities.

Facilities:A games room, TV/DVD room, bar and spacious restaurant can all be used for in-house evening entertainments, and an Internet terminal is also available. A disco can also be arranged with the hotel.

Accommodation: 60 bedrooms sleep 2 - 4 students and have private facilities, plus satellite TV and individual heating.

Meals: Buffet breakfast and buffet evening meal in the hotel. A hot lunch is provided on the mountain as standard.

hotel-EncampHotel Encamp Dining room

Hotel Pere d'Urg, Grandvalira, AustriaIdeal for Ski Circuit 1

Hotel Pere d'Urg 3 star

  • Quiet location
  • Close to sports complex

Fully renovated in 2001, this hotel is located in the quiet town of Encamp and offers comfortable and cosy rooms

Location: Centrally located in the middle of the town of Encamp this hotel is near to a large sports complex in a quiet area and within the vicinity of shopping, restaurants and boutiques

Facilities:Large lounge and restaurant with Wi-Fi available in communal areas, games room and TV room

Accommodation: Cosy rooms with en-suite facilities located over 6 floors with many rooms featuring a terrace with panoramic views.

Meals: Typical Andorran mountain cuisine with local products and meat. International food is available and lunch is on the mountain.

Dining Room at the Hotel Pere d'Urg, Grandvalira, AndorraReception at the Hotel Pere d'Urg, Grandvalira, Andorra

Hotel Esqui, Grandvalira, AustriaIdeal for Ski Circuit 2

Hotel Hotel Euro Esqui 4 star

  • Satellite TV and free Wi-Fi
  • Surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes

This hotel offers a great standard of accommodation for school groups and is in a prime location in the heart of El Tarter.

Location: The four star Hotel Euro Esqui is situated in the pretty town of El Tarter, 5 mins away from El Tarter and Soldeu slopes.

Facilities:After a busy day on the slopes, students can relax in the Hotel’s spacious lounge areas and TV and games rooms.

Accommodation: Lovely clean modern rooms, all with beautiful views of the resort. Groups can be accommodated in twins, triples or quad rooms.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts, hot lunches on the mountain and evening meals included.

Dining Room at the Hotel Euro Esqui, Grandvalira, AndorraReception at the Hotel Euro Esqui, Grandvalira, Andorra


 

Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Tax-Free Shopping
  • Ice-skating
  • Disco


Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

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Combines outstanding value for money, amazing skiing suitable for all abilities and tax free shopping!

Michaela, Equity Ski Specialist

 

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