Ski holidays in Arinsal

An established favourite with UK skiers and boarders, and exceptional value for money

  • Lift pass offer: Free lift pass for children under 12 years when parents pre-book lift passes - Please see our lift pass offers page for more details
  • Resort altitude of 1,550 metres
  • 63 kilometres across the Pal-Arinsal ski area
  • 7 green slopes, 14 blue slopes, 17 red slopes and 4 black slopes

Arinsal, located towards Andorra’s western border with Spain, is part of Andorra’s Vallnord ski region which includes the Pal and Arinsal ski areas, with runs totalling almost 60 miles. There are two separate and very distinct villages - Arinsal is more lively with lots of night life, and La Massana which has more shops and restaurants. The resorts are 6 kilometres apart and connected by bus that runs until 9pm. Both Arinsal and La Massana are family-orientated and offer you access to some of the best-value skiing anywhere in Europe.

Skiing and snowboarding in Arinsal 

Between both villages there are plenty of well-prepared confidence building runs making it an ideal destination if you and your group are made up of beginners and intermediates. The radical ‘Freestyle Area’ also caters well for snowboarders. The season runs from December till mid-April and snow here is good until the end of season thanks to most of the slopes being covered by snow canons. 

Where to stay in Arinsal 

Arinsal is a very friendly village and is well suited to couples and families. We offer a range of hotels in both Arinsal and La Massana so you can choose the village that's best suited to you. Whether you simply want a base and plan on spending most of your time on the mountains or you'd like the whole package with access to wellness and relaxation areas, we're sure you'll find something that ticks all your boxes. 

Bars and restaurants in Arinsal

Throughout both villages, there are great international places to eat including some Argentinian steak houses, Mexican restaurants and pizzerias. There are also a selection of bars and Irish pubs, with most restaurants and bars being family friendly. Après ski is more lively in Arinsal than La Massana and one of the firm favourites is an open bar and club known as Surf which has live DJ performances as well as a restaurant area. 

Ski deals in Arinsal 

The Nord lift pass covers the local areas of Arinsal and Pal (La Massana) as well Ordino-Arcalis where you find good opportunities for snowboarding - don't worry when skiing between Arinsal and La Massana as free use of the ski bus that runs between the two villages is included with the pass. And if you feel like switching it up during your stay, the pass also provides a day in the Grandvalira Ski Area which includes Arinsal's neighbouring resorts of Soldeu & Pas de la Casa.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Arinsal

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition - please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Added value

Check out our great offers available

Free lift pass for children under 12 years when parents pre-book passes (pre-book only)

Free helmet hire included for children when skis/board and boots are pre-booked

Ski hotels in Arinsal

  • from£599pp
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  • 52 rooms
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This attractive hotel is decorated in traditional Catalan style and offers tasteful and comfortable accommodation in a great location, just 3 minutes' walk to the main gondola. This hotel is offered on a half board basis so you'll have breakfast and dinner included in your stay.

  • from£659pp
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  • 108 rooms
Hotel Magic Massana Exterior

Hotel Magic Massana provides a stress free holiday with it's half board basis and fantastic location. Located in the Massana area of Arinsal, getting skiing in the morning could not be easier as it is just 100m to the gondola. The hotel has a pool and jacuzzi plus well equipped bedrooms that sleep up to 4 people.

  • from£719pp
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  • 27 rooms
Hotel Montane Exterior

Hotel Montané has an enviable location just opposite the main gondola in the centre of Arinsal.  It's renowned for the friendly and professional service which will ensure that you feel right at home from the very moment you arrive, and you'll be well looked after on a half board basis, with breakfast and dinner included in your stay.

Save £100pp when you pre-book your ski pass and lift hire/carriage.

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  • 84 rooms
Magic ski double room

Located in the La Massana village of Arinsal, getting skiing in the morning couldn't be easier as it's a minutes walk to the gondola. This hotel offers a lovely wellness area, with a pool and jacuzzi, and great value for money with it's half board basis.

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  • 165 rooms
Diana Parc, Princesa park exterior 1

The Princesa Parc is a luxury hotel with excellent facilities, good food, games rooms, bars and enjoyable evening entertainment. In a great location just a minutes walk to the main gondola and village centre. This hotel is offered on a half board basis with the option to upgrade with an inclusive drinks package.

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  • 43 rooms
Diana Parc, Princesa park exterior 1

Arinsal's flagship property with excellent facilities and a great location. Offered on a half board basis, there is an atmospheric bar and the Louis XV restaurant serving excellent a la carte meals. The bedrooms all have superb facilities including a hydro-massage bath in the bathroom and free Wi-Fi. There is also the option to upgrade to the half board plus package with drinks included and daily access to the spa. 

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Hotel Sant Gothard Exterior 01

Hotel Sant Gothard offers excellent value for money with its comfortable atmosphere, good food, friendly service and high level of facilities. This hotel is offered on a half board basis so expect a stress free holiday with morning and evening meals included. Located in the heart of La Massana, this property is a great choice for those wanting easy access to the resort centre and gondola to the ski area.

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  • 33 rooms
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Hotel Xalet Besoli is a cosy, small hotel offering excellent value, friendly service and good cuisine. Offered on a half board basis, this hotel an ideal choice for families.

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Hotel Del Pui Building 01[1]

The Hotel Del Pui has an excellent location in Arinsal, getting onto the Grandvalira slopes each day is incredibly easy with the lifts being less than 100 metres away. The resort amenities are also within close proximity to the hotel. This hotel is offered on a half board basis so you'll have breakfast and dinner included in your stay.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Arinsal

Beginners will feel at home with an almost unbeatable combination of excellent, friendly, English speaking tuition and a good variety of easy slopes across the ski area including a scenic run right from the summit. The nursery slopes and ski school meeting points are at the top of the Arinsal or La Massana gondolas that take you from the villages up to the ski area.

Ski and snowboard schools in Arinsal 

Andorra is known for it's highly reputable English speaking ski schools and instructors, so beginners and intermediates looking to perfect their technique are in the right place. The ski schools here are very family friendly with superb feedback on introducing children to snow sports. There are group lessons and private lessons on offer - so depending on your preference, learning can be done on your terms. 

Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Arinsal

Over 70% of the Pal-Arinsal ski area are blue and red slopes. Be in your element with a good choice of wide, flattering pistes to keep most skiers and snowboarders occupied. There are also some lovely wide tree-lined runs on the Pal sector as well as some challenging red runs.

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Arinsal

Skiing and boarding for the experienced is limited in the Pal-Arinsal area, although across at Arinsal, you'll find the best opportunities just off the La Capa draglift. There are also some testing mogul runs and challenging off-piste and the freeride areas boasts a mega half-pipe, Big Air Jump, as well as a Boardercross with jumps, bumps, curves and music - definitely worth checking out!

Cross country skiing in Arinsal 

The cross country skiing in Arinsal is limited and we'd recommend using your Nord Pass to visit the Grandvalira ski area for a day where you can really maximise your miles in Soldeu, El Tarter, Pas de la Casa and Encamp. 


Mountain facts
Area 63 km
Resort Altitude 1450m
Ski Alt. From 1550m
Ski Alt. To 2560m
Runs 7 18 17 4
Longest run 6 Km
Lifts Lifts 32, Chairlifts 12, Cable car 1, Draglifts 17, Gondolas 2
Lift Times

09.00 - 17.00

Lift Ski LockersYes
Local Pass Lifts44
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants20
Snow Cannons373
Snow Cannon Coverage68%
Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionN, E
Things To Do

Things to do in Arinsal 

Spa and wellness facilities in resort 

Arinsal and La Massana have a wide selection of spas between them so there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to revive your muscles before hitting the slopes again. The majority of our hotels offer spas available to guests and the general public but if you fancy exploring a new setting why not head to the capital - Andorra La Vella - where you'll find the comforts and treatments of the Caldea spa.

Duty free shopping trips to Andorra la Vella 

The capital, Andorra la Vella, will provide you with more than 400 shops offering tax-free goods. Although there is a dominance of sports shops, specialising in cycling, skiing and mountain equipment, there is also a wide range of fashion and jewellery shops, restaurants and bars and there's even a chocolate factory. If you fancy something luxurious or just a simple souvenir, the Andorra la Vella shopping scene has it all.

Après ski

The après ski in Arinsal is not to be missed due to unbeatable tax free prices. Head over to Cisco's Bar for buy one get one free cocktails, free chilli nachos and €2 pints or keep the party going out in the snow at Surf which has an outdoor bar and live DJ sets. Alternatively, have some fun with friends and try your luck at disco bingo or karaoke at the Derby Pub.

Snow shoeing

If you'd prefer to explore the winter landscape by foot we'd recommend trying snow shoeing. Using poles and your own strength you wade through the snow, making it fantastic exercise as well as a lot of fun. A highlight about snow shoeing is that it takes place away from the busy slopes, allowing you to explore the quieter, untouched parts of Andorra.

Dog sledging 

Also known as 'Mushing', hit the dog-sled circuits and take a guided tour around the Pal-Arinsal peaks. Choose to take charge and control the sled, assisting the dogs on their run, or sit back and relax in the passenger seat making sure to enjoy the snowy scenery. 

Tenpin bowling 

If you fancy a break from skiing, take the focus off the mountains and spend some quality fun time with the family. Downstairs in the Princesa Parc Hotel you'll find a 10-pin bowling alley, along with a bar and games room that is open to the general public.

Ski Packs

Ski Inclusive Package

6 days 

Child

6 - 11 years

Youth 

12 - 17 years

Adult 

18 years +

Ski £146 £345 £356
Board  £156 £356 £366

Included for 6 days

  • Lift pass (Nord lift pass including Pal-Arinsal, Ordino-Arcalis and a day in Grandvalira)
  • Lunch vouchers (to be taken in selected mountain restaurants)
  • 'Blue' ski's or 'red' board and boot hire

Learn to Ski or Board Package (for complete beginners)

6 days 

Child

6 - 11 years

Youth 

12 - 17 years

Adult 

18 years +

Learn to Ski £152 £352 £362
Learn to Board  - £362 £373

Included for 6 days

  • Pal-Arinsal only lift pass
  • 5 days tuition 
  • 'Blue' ski's or 'Red' board and boot hire

Ski or Board Saver Package

6 days

Child 

6 - 11 years

Youth

12 - 17 years

Adult

18 years +

Ski saver £167 £387 £398
Board saver  - £398 £108

Included for 6 days 

  • Lift pass (Nord lift pass including Pal-Arinsal, Ordino-Arcalis and a day in Grandvalira)
  • 5 day ski or board tuition 
  • 'Blue' ski or 'Red' board and boot hire

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Lift Pass
6 days

Youth

12 - 17 years

Adult

18 - 64 years

Senior

65 - 74 years

Pal Arinsal Pass £237 £249 £198
Lift Pass with Lunch Vouchers £290 £301 £259

 

Lift pass information

  • The Nord lift pass covers Arinsal and Pal areas as well as Ordino-Arcalis, and a day in Grandvalira (Soldeu & Pas de la Casa).
  • Free lift pass for children aged 11 and under when parents pre-book. This offer is not available in resort.
  • Free lift pass for adults aged 75 and above (evidence of age must be provided).
  • Free use of the ski bus that connects Arinsal and La Massana included with the lift pass.  
  • There's a free bus once a week (usually Thursdays) to Encamp, for the Grandvalira ski area
  • The Lunch Vouchers are for the "Express Menu" in participating restaurants on the slopes. This includes a hot or cold sandwich (burger, hot dog), chips and a drink.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Equipment Hire
6 days Category

Child

3 - 11 years

Adults

12 years +

Skis Blue - £87
Red - £113
Skis & boots Blue £87 £121
Red - £130
Helmet - Included £

 

6 days Category

Child

8 - 11 years

Adults

12 years +

Snowboard Red - £138
Snowboard & boots Red £109 £138

 

Equipment information

A helmet is included for children.

The ski hire shops for guests staying in Arinsal is located at the top of the gondola station. For guests staying in the Hotel Magics in La Massana, the ski hire shop is located in the town centre.

There is a locker at the top of the gondola which we highly recommend you pre-booking. It is around 50€ for two people, or 90€ for four people. 

Please see here for description of hire categories.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Tuition
Ski tuition

Child 

6 - 11 years

Adult

12 years +

5 days £135

£148

 

Snowboard tuition

Child 

6 - 11 years

Adult

12 years +

5 days

£135

£148

 

Kids club 

Child

3 - 5 years

Snow garden 

£189

Tuition information

Ski school lessons are half days from 10am or 2pm for 3 hours. We always try to book lessons in the mornings but on some high season dates, afternoon sessions are allocated.

There are 2 ski schools

  1. Arinsal Ski School, meet at the top of the Arinsal gondola.
  2. Pal Ski School meet at the top of La Massana gondola opposite the magic carpet lift. This is for all guests staying at the Hotel Magics in La Massana.

Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked.

Levels of tuition

  • Beginner: never skied before
  • Level 1: advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2: low intermediate; snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3: good intermediate; parallel turns 
  • Advanced: fully confident on all slopes and looking to improve technique

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Travel and Transportation

Ski bus info:

Free with lift pass

Travel Information

All of our holidays include return travel to resort by flight and then the transfer between the airport and Arinsal.

Departures are on Sundays with stays for 7 or 14 nights.

Transfer Times

  • Barcelona Airport: approx. 3 hours 45 minutes by coach with a short break.

Private transfers and self drive options are available.

The transfer to Arinsal will stop as chose as possible to your chosen accommodation. In some cases there may be a couple of minutes' walk due to regulations on where coaches can stop.

Travel by Air

Flights depart Sunday to Barcelona

From Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Luton & Edinburgh

Flight supplements may apply.

Good to know

  • Flights to Barcelona from Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh
  • Great Value ski packages with lift pass, equipment and tuition
  • Ideal for beginners, groups & families
  • Inghams rep based in resort 
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