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 totalling almost 60 miles. There are two separate villages. Arinsal is more lively and La Massana but both are family-orientated and offer 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 area whilst Pal is reached from La Massana but both ski areas are linked by cable car There is also a nearby intermediate ski area of Arcalis, not covered by the lift pass. Arinsal’s skiing is in a narrow open bowl, and its neighbour Pal has predominantly wooded slopes with plenty of tree skiing. Nightlife in Arinsal is lively with a big choice of bars and clubs operating well into the small hours. Families are also well catered for in Arinsal, with an excellent kindergarten and child lift pass offers.

Added value

Check out our great offers available

Free lift pass for children up to 15 years when parents pre-book

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

Free creche or kindergarten for children under 6 when both parents pre-book ski school

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.

Intermediates skiing in Arinsal

Be in your element with a good choice of wide, flattering pistes to keep most skiers occupied.

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 91 km
Resort Altitude 1450m
Ski Alt. From 1450m
Ski Alt. To 2560m
Longest run 6 Km
Lifts , Chairlifts 17 , Cable car 1 , Draglifts 24 , Gondolas 2
Lift Times

08.00 - 17.00

Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts44
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants20
Snow Cannons360
Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope Direction,N,E
  • from£1099pp
  • 165 rooms
Diana Parc, Princesa park exterior 1

The Princesa Parc is a luxury hotel with the ski essentials (lift pass, lunch vouchers and ski/boot hire) included in the holiday price.  It offers excellent spa facilities, good food, large and comfortable public areas, and enjoyable evening entertainment. Drinks are also included with wine, beer and soft dinks with dinner and unlimited bar drinks from the Bar Club Menu.

  • from£1169pp
  • 43 rooms
Diana Parc, Princesa park exterior 1

Arinsal's flagship property with lift pass, lunch vouchers and ski/boot hire included in the holiday price. There is no additional charge for use of the excellent spa facilities. There is an atmospheric bar and the Louis IV restaurant serving excellent a la carte meals. Our exclusive Ski Inclusive package also includes free drinks with wine, beer and soft drinks at dinner and an unlimited bar from the Club Menu. The bedrooms all have superb facilities including a hydro-massage bath in the bathroom and free Wi-Fi. 

  • from£529pp
  • 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£509pp
  • 36 rooms

This very popular British family-run hotel offers a great welcome atmosphere, tasty food and above all friendly service combined with high level of comfort and facilities.

  • from£489pp
  • 33 rooms

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

  • from£509pp
  • 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£509pp
  • 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.

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 2019/20

Ski Bundle Offers

Ski Inclusive Add-ons Adult(16-69)  Child (15 and under)
Ski (6 days) £225 £111
Board (6 days) £232 £134


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

Please note that Ski Inclusive is included in the holiday price for Hotels Princesca and Diana Parc.


Lift pass

Lift Passes Days Adult (16-69 years) Child (15 and under)
VallNord 6 £214 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.



Equipment 6 days Blue Red
Adult Skis £79 £103
  Skis & boots £109 £118
  Snowboard  £97  -
  Snowboard & boots £125  -
Child* (6-15yrs) Skis & boots £59  -
  Snowboard & boots  - £70


All child rentals include free helmet hire

*Child snowboard ages from 8 years


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

Tuition is 5 half days and Snowboard Tuition is only available from 12 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.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ADAR

Languages spoken: Spanish/English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Sunday

To Barcelona







Transfer 3¾hrs 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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