In March, we will once again experience the atmosphere of the major sporting events at close quarters. El Tarter, where we are, and Soldeu are the Grandvalira sectors where the men’s and women’s Alpine skiing World Cup Finals will be held.
The competition will take place very close to the hotel, so read on to find out everything we know.
The first days of the Championships will be focused on El Tarter, specifically on the Àliga slope, where we will be able to see the fastest skiers competing in the speed trials. On 13 and 14 March, the training sessions will take place. And on 15 and 16 March, the DH and Supergiant races will take place.
The Mixed Team Parallel will be held on 17 March at 12:00 and the public bib draw will take place at 19:00. Please note that this event will take place at L’Abarset, the most fashionable après-ski centre in Andorra, which is also located in El Tarter, just a few metres from the hotel.
On 18 and 19 March, the trials will move to the Avet de Sodeu slope, just 5 minutes by car from the hotel. Here the most technical slalom and giant slalom races will be held. The World Cup Village will be open on both days from 10am to 7pm. And on the last day at 13h the prize-giving ceremony will take place.
The World Cup slopes
We have a luxury stage to watch the World Cup finals.
– Àliga slope, el Tarter sector
With a length of 2.7 kilometres, 60 metres wide and a gradient of 751 metres, where runners can reach speeds of up to 120 km/hour. It is the track closest to the hotel.
– Avet slope, Soldeu sector
The technical disciplines are held on the Avet piste in Soldeu, with guaranteed snow quality thanks to its northeast orientation. The route of the giant slalom has a drop of 416 metres and that of the giant slalom, 210m. The end of the slope takes place on a 14,000 square metre footbridge, built for the first World Cup Finals held in 2019, which connects it with the village of Soldeu.
New goals for Grandvalira
After these World Cup Finals, the resort has its sights set on being chosen to host the 2029 Alpine skiing championships. In May we will know if the International Ski Federation has chosen Andorra’s candidature.