This Easter we suggest an alternative skiing plan: swap the conventional slopes for ski-mountaineering circuits. You’ll be able to explore and see landscapes of great beauty while practising one of the snow sports that is winning more and more fans year after year.
Discover another way to enjoy the snow
Andorra is the perfect place to enjoy ski mountaineering, as you’ll find signposted off-piste routes and circuits in all the resorts. It’s a suitable sport for everyone, which you can take up whenever you want, as well as being a great alternative to alpine skiing or to combine with other snow activities if you’re coming for a longer getaway.
So this season you still have the chance to try ski mountaineering and spend a great Easter week in Andorra. Don’t worry about the equipment, as you can rent it at any ski equipment shop.
The Natura ski pass for ski-mountaineering and snowshoeing circuits
All you need is the Natura ski pass, which is valid for the ski and snowshoe circuits and gives access to some of the lifts when the resort is open. Vallnord, Grandvalira and Nartuland have their own ski passes and have their own prices, but it is cheaper than the ski pass to the slopes (although if you already have your seasonal alpine ski pass, it also allows you to practice ski mountaineering in the resort).
Bear in mind that there are certain opening hours for ski touring: the opening hours of the resort and in some cases from 7 am to 9 am and from 5.30 pm to 10 pm. From 10pm to 7am it is forbidden.
Ski mountaineering in Grandvalira
The resort offers 15 marked ski mountaineering circuits and snowshoeing routes. As we have already pointed out, if you do not have a season ski pass, to ski mountaineering in Grandvalira you need the Forfait Natura, which allows you to use certain lifts located in the sectors of Canillo, El Tarter (near the hotel), Soldeu, Pas de la Casa and Encamp.
This season Grandvalira has created new skimo circuits linking the Soldeu, El Tarter and Canillo sectors with a total of 22 kilometres and a difference in altitude of 4,500 metres. In Grau Roig and Pas de la Casa you will also find circuits for all levels.
If you wish, you can hire mountain guides who will show you the most secret spots and you will be sure to visit the most beautiful places in Grandvalira.