Vallnord is the umbrella brand for two ski areas in the north of Andorra: Vallnord - Pal Arinsal and Vallnord - Ordino Arcalís. Together, they sum up 93 km of skiable terrain and more than 700,000 skier visits throughout the winter season.
One of the main aims of Vallnord over the last few years has been to preserve the particular personality and features of each resort, creating a broader, more complete concept of a snow resort.
Vallnord - Pal Arinsal is located at La Massana. It has 63 kilometres of skiable terrain and direct access to the foot of the slopes, thanks to an aerial tram from La Massana, and a funicular and chairlift from Arinsal. This resort has a famous freestyle area, as well as child-adapted facilities, and it is the hub of multiple complementary activities to skiing. This resort stands out for the smooth forms of its mountains and the wooded landscape of its surrounding area.
During the 2017-2018 season, Vallnord celebrates the resort’s 35th anniversary.
Arinsal gathers ski and music fans - music with DJs on the slopes, plus a great Après Ski scene not to be missed.
The Arinsal sector has one of the most famous areas for freestyle ski in Southern Europe. The Snowpark is made up of three areas to accommodate the different user levels, and includes modules and jumps adapted to the needs of each type of user. The expert area has become the snowpark’s most highly regarded zone, and internationally renowned riders can often be seen there, training for their competitions.
Pal is a sector where the services and trails are designed to ensure fun for the whole family. A magic mountain, large snowy forests and incredible views will delight everyone. There are areas designed exclusively for children, the Babyclub and Pekepack and special areas for family skiing.
Vallnord – Pal Arinsal host many famous events such as the Font Blanca Mountain Skiing World Cup, which is a great opportunity to see some of the best skiers on a World Cup circuit. The resort has six ski mountaineering circuits, five are located in the Pal sector and the sixth is in Arinsal. The routes have different lengths, slopes and levels of difficulty, allowing skiers to improve their skills continuously.
At Vallnord – Par Arinsal we organize for companies and incentive groups a wide range of experiences adapted to every type of gathering. These include snow scooters, guided mountain skiing and snowshoe excursions, outings in snow groomers and other snow activities including sledding, tubing and snow snake sledding, among others.
Vallnord - Pal Arinsal has 18 different traditional restaurants and eateries, offering a wide variety of places and dishes, which you can even reach at night by snow groomer.
The Vallnord – Pal Arinsal facilities are open ten months of the year. This means that in addition to the winter activity, the resort offers users the option of mountain bike descents in the summertime at the Vallnord Bike Park La Massana, a benchmark park in Southern Europe, as well as family adventure activities such as the rope adventure park, motorized outings, go-karting and ziplines, among others. Thanks to its complete mountain biking supply, Vallnord – Pal Arinsal has become the headquarters for the BTT World Cup and was the chosen backdrop for the Masters and Elite Mountain Bike World Championships in XCO, DHI, XCE, Trial and Team Relay.
The annual Bike & Ski pass is a star product of Vallnord, which you can purchase through Eventhalia. Covering both the summer and the winter seasons, its competitive price makes it one of the resort’s most popular products.
Established in 1983 thanks to its northerly orientation which means that the resort can open early and have a longer season. The Arcalis resort offers 442 hectares of ski area with 30 km of slopes. The difference in altitude at Arcalis ranges from 1,940 m to 2,650 m and visitors can enter the resort at two different points. The driving force of the resort is undoubtedly its winter season organizing a large number of events and competitions, both national and international. The most outstanding are the Freeride World Tour, the Ski Mountaineering World Cup, the SBX European Cup, the Borrufa Trophy and FIS downhill ski trials.
Vallnord - Arcalis is the perfect setting for all kinds activities, from classic snowmobile excursions to more extreme experiences such as speedriding or heliskiing. Clients can learn how to drive a snowmobile or take a ride on the GicaFer, a Caterpillar vehicle that provides themed and guided tours combined with high altitude dinners. Speedriding is a combination of skiing and paragliding and courses and flights are offered in tandem. Heliskiing is the utmost in freeriding. A helicopter takes clients up to the summit so they can ski back down on pure virgin snow, accompanied by expert guides.
The Arcalis resort offers different ways to enjoy the area, discovering its more unfamiliar spots and wonderful night-time experiences, such as spending the night in the heart of nature, enveloped in the luxury of an American Airstream trailer at 2,200 m.
Each year new products and new ways to have fun and relax are developed, as well as preparing and organizing a large number of events and competitions, both national and international. The most outstanding are the Freeride World Tour, the Ski Mountaineering World Cup, the SBX European Cup, the Borrufa Trophy and FIS downhill ski trials.
At Vallnord – Arcalis there is the Ford Logic Drive Arcalís snow-driving circuit, with the support of Ford, which is located permanently at the entrance to the resort, in a spacious area devoted exclusively to this activity, where clients can benefit from a wide range of snow-driving courses. It can also be used for corporate incentive activities and for official presentations of new vehicle models.
Vallnord - Arcalís offers a very wide range of food and drink. At 2,552 m above sea level there is a menu with traditional specialties from the Pyrenees: high quality traditional cooking combined with the incredible scenery that surrounds this remarkable mountain refuge. At 2,220 m clients can diner after an evening’s excursion in a Giant Sledge with specialties such as fondues and delicious steaks.
The Vallnord Freebus facilitates mobility between Vallnord’s two resorts and guarantees the connectivity of the resorts with the heart of the country. This bus service, which is completely free of charge, connects Vallnord – Pal Arinsal with Vallnord –Arcalis, as well as connects these resorts with the capital city of the Principality of Andorra.