Arinsal is a great resort village located in a steep valley amongst the north western mountains of Andorra, in the parish of La Massana. The village is set at a height of 1,550 metres, with the top of the slopes reaching 2,560 metres.
Skiers and snowboarders head here during the winter months, which brings the town to life with lots of bars and restaurants open to cater for the influx of tourists. Arinsal has in recent years increased its’ ski areas to cater for beginners providing an all round experience no matter what ability level your students are at. Baby Gorraz, Baby Pila and Grimod are the easier runs with the natural progression to more challenging runs such as Leissé and Nouva.
Hand-picked for schools because of:
Fast and up-to-date ski lifts with snow cannons covering 62% of the ski area
70km of piste, so no day will be the same
The added bonus of excellent English speaking instructors
Vertical Drop 1,010m
No. of Lifts 30
No. of Runs 42
Easy Runs 17%
Medium Runs 36%
Difficult Runs 37%
Kilometres of Piste 63km
Longest Run 6km
Average Snowfall 378cm
Coach Transfer Time 15hrs from Calais Flight time 2hrs
Hotel Esse 2000 ****
The Hotel Esse 2000 can accommodate approximately 129 guests in 45 en-suite rooms. Students are in 2-4 bedded rooms and teachers in twin rooms.
Breakfast is served as a continental buffet which includes a daily choice of hams and cheeses. Dinner is served as a delicious hot buffet with accompanying salad bar, providing plenty of choice for even the fussiest eaters!
A one-course hot lunch is provided on the slopes next to the ski school meeting point for added convenience.
- Free WiFi is available in public areas
- Towels are provided for adults and students
- Safe at reception
- A theatre room is available solely for your group during your stay for evening entertainment
Chalet des Alps ****
The Chalet des Alps was one of the first hotels to be built in Pila with some of the best views of Monte Bianco, Cervino and Monte Rosa mountain ranges. The rooms are furnished in a typical Italian style with balcony, satellite TV and en-suite. Excellent for school groups looking for doorstep skiing.
- Traditional chalet-style accommodation
- 27 en-suite rooms to accommodate approximately 100 guests
- Doorstep skiing
- Dining rooms
- Lounge areas with TV
- Ski storage