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Soldeu – Andorra

Resort Information for Soldeu, Andorra

Overview:-

Soldeu el Tarter is part of the Grandvalira Ski Area with access to 286 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Soldeu el Tarter with 92km of pisted ski runs, the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Grandvalira ski resorts of Canillo, Encamp and Pas de la Casa / Grau Roig.

Typically lively, high value, friendly Andorran resort with a larger than average ski area, set in the Andorran Pyrénées, Soldeu and El Tarter are linked ski areas that form part of the extensive Grandvalira ski area which also includes Pas de la Casa .

Soldeu is located above 1500m, so skiing or snowboarding back to the resort is usually possible. With some  pistes located above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is  generally assured throughout the season.

 

Public Transport:-

In Soldeu the ski shuttle buses link the 2 lift stations with a separate service making daily runs to Andorra la Vella and Pas de la Casa on the French frontier.

 

Location:-

In the NE of the principality, 10 mls NE of Andorra la Vella. Strung out along the main road, slightly elevated from a narrow gorge, with mountains set fairly well back.
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Dialling Code: 376

Postcode: 500

 

Serving Airport(s)

120 mls S of Toulouse airport (France)

160 mls N of Barcelona airport (Spain).
Market Suitability

Beginners  4/5   Intermediates 4/5    Experts  2/5    Snowboarders 3/5

There are two large ski areas specifically designed for beginners at Els Espiolet in Soldeu and Riba Escorada in El Tarter and more than 160 multi-lingual teachers ready to give advice. Beginners will soon progress on to the gentle slopes of Solana del Forn above the resort. Intermediates will enjoy Soldeu’s skiing the most, with predominantly easy and intermediate trails to enjoy.

The lift link to Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig opens up 200km (125 miles) of terrain best suited to intermediates. Expert skiers have eight trails to choose from and a drag lift serving the off piste terrain of Pic d’Encampadana.

For snowboarders there’s a half pipe and boarder cross and an additional natural half-pipe. For first timers the separate beginners areas and specialist ski school offer an ideal combination to get you ‘boarding.

 

Snow Information:-

Total Kms of Piste                        92Km

Piste Type                              No. of Runs

Easy                                            50

Medium                                    37

Difficult                                     23

92km Downhill Pistes

29 Ski Lifts

850m Max Vertical

2560m Highest Lift

1750m Resort Altitude

1710m Lowest Piste

Apres Ski

Soldeu El Tarter’s three bases are usually lively from lift closure in to the small hours and its fortunate that the free ski bus runs to 1am.

Places to dine are mainly confined to hotels offering a range of familiar international dishes and menus, but most have an understandable French influence.

Shopping is limited to a handful of sports outlets.

Tourist Board: www.soldeu.ad