Arinsal School Ski Trips are based at 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 93km
Longest Run 6km
Average Snowfall 378cm
Coach Transfer Time 15hrs from Calais Flight time 2hrs
Hotel Marco Polo ****
Set in Andorra’s La Massana, Marco Polo is just 550 yards from the cable car to Vallnord Ski Resort, during summer months a bike park.
Each functional room includes satellite TV, a safe and private bathroom. In July and August, Hotel Marco Polo offers free access to a heated outdoor swimming pool. This is located less than 200 yards away, and includes a lawn area for sunbathing.
In the evening, guests can enjoy a drink or snack in the café-bar. Marco Polo is a 10-minute drive from the shops of Andorra la Vella. The famous Caldea thermal spa is also less than 2.5 miles away.