Ski holidays in Arinsal

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

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 totaling 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 6kms apart and connected by bus that runs until 9pm.

Both Arinsal and La Massana are family-orientated and offer access some of the best-value skiing anywhere in Europe. Great hospitality, long sunny days and plenty of well-prepared confidence building runs make it an ideal destination for beginners and intermediates, whilst the radical ‘Freestyle Area’ caters well for snowboarders.

The Arinsal gondola accesses the Arinsal sector whilst the Pal sector is reached from La Massana and has more wide tree-lined slopes, and both sectors are linked by cable car. 

Arinsal’s skiing is in a narrow open bowl and the Peke Parc Baby Club is at the top of the gondola. The Pal area has the new 'Skippy Park' for children as well as a separate sledging area with a magic carpet and a zip-wire.

Nightlife in Arinsal is lively with a big choice of bars and clubs operating well into the small hours, whilst La Massana is much quieter in for après-ski and nightlife.

Families are also well catered for in Arinsal and La Massana with an excellent kindergarten (at the top of the Arinsal gondola) and amazing child lift pass offers.

  • from£669pp
  • 27 rooms
Hotel Montane Opposite Lift

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 at home from the very moment you arrive.

  • from£799pp
  • 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.

  • from£889pp
  • 43 rooms
Diana Parc, Princesa park exterior 1

Arinsal's flagship property with excellent facilities and a great location. There is an atmospheric bar and the Louis IV 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. 

  • from£539pp
  • 52 rooms

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.

  • from£609pp
  • 36 rooms

This very popular British family-run hotel offers a great welcome, tasty food and above all friendly service combined with high level of comfort and facilities. The owners are Graham and Maria who will ensure that you have an enjoyable stay and they pride themselves on the excellent hospitality. 

  • from£519pp
  • 33 rooms

A cosy, small hotel offering excellent value, friendly service and good cuisine, an ideal choice for families.

  • from£599pp
  • 108 rooms
Hotel Magic Massana - Exterior

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£599pp
  • 84 rooms
Magic ski - Exterior

The La Massana Gondola and the Pal sector skiing area is just one minute from the hotel. Located in La Massana satellite village of Arinsal, getting skiing in the morning could not be easier as it is so close to the gondola. Bedrooms sleep up to 4 people and the hotel has a pool and jacuzzi.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Arinsal

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 are at the top of the Arinsal or La Massana gondolas

Intermediates skiing in Arinsal

Be in your element with a good choice of wide, flattering pistes to keep most skiers occupied. There are some lovely wide tree-lined runs on the Pal sector as well as some challenging red runs.

Advanced skiing in Arinsal

Possibly limited although there are some testing mogul runs and challenging off-piste and the freeride areas are worth checking out.

Snowboarders in Arinsal

The radical ‘FreeStyle Area’ boasts a mega half-pipe, Big Air Jump, as well as a Boardercross with jumps, bumps, curves and music.

Mountain facts
Area 63 km
Resort Altitude 1450m
Ski Alt. From 1550m
Ski Alt. To 2560m
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
  • Full programme of apres-ski events
  • Tobogganing
  • Bowling
  • Quiz evenings
  • Tobogganing
  • Low price duty-free shopping
  • Caldea thermal water centre in nearby Andorra La Vella
  • Indoor (1-3yrs) and outdoor (4-5yrs) childcare available, mornings or afternoons during ski school times, 5 days approx. €169 (lunch and skis not included) with FREE sessions if both parents pre-book ski school.
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Ski Inclusive Package

6 Days Adult  Child 
Ski £269 £134 (4-15 yrs)
Board  £269 £134 (10-15 yrs)


  • 6 day lift pass (Pal and Arinsal area)
  • 6 lunch vouchers (to be taken in selected mountain restaurants)
  • 6 day (blue) ski or (red) board and boot hire

Lift pass

6 Days Adult (16-64yrs) Senior (65-74 yrs) Child (15 and under)
VallNord Pass £196 £165 FREE

The Vallnord lift pass covers Arinsal and Pal areas

Free lift pass for children aged 15 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)

Equipment Hire

6 Days Description Blue Red
Adult Skis £79 £103
Skis & boots £109 £118
Snowboard  - £115
Snowboard & boots - £125
Child* (3-15yrs) Skis & boots £59 -
Snowboard & boots  - £70

All child rentals include free helmet hire

*Child snowboard ages from 10 years


5 Days Adult Child (6-15 years)
Ski or Snowboard £134 £123

Tuition is 5 half days and Snowboard Tuition is only available from 10 years.

There are 2 ski Schools

  • Arinsal Ski School, meet at the top of the Arinsal gondola. Times are 12 noon-3pm and 4-5pm.
  • Pal Ski School, for all gusts staying at the Hotels Magic Massana meet at the top of La Massana gondola. Times are 12 noon-3pm.

FREE creche (ages 2-3) or Snow Garden (ages 4-5) when parents pre-book lessons.

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.

Prices and supplements are based on winter 21/22 and are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Arinsal
Resort Code ADAR
Languages spoken Catalan Spanish/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 42.572338
Longitude 1.483850
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Sunday

To Barcelona

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

Transfer 3¼ hrs by coach

Flight supplements may apply.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

Free with lift pass

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Arguably Europe’s best value après-ski
  • Ideal for beginners, groups & nightlife
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