Andorra holidays – tapas, duty free, and snow

Duty-free shopping, tapas restaurants, and a relaxed vibe on the slopes; is it any wonder Andorra has become such a favourite among Irish skiers and snowboarders. Set high in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, the tiny principality of Andorra has invested hugely in upgrading its lift systems, terrain, snow-making, and activities in recent years. It also has a strong snow record.

The result of this multi-million pound facelift is a higher standard of living and better slopes for Andorra ski resorts; with only two main circuits, the skiing at the five principal resorts is really good and extensive.

The larger of the two regions, known as Grandvalira, links the resorts of Soldeu (which, thanks to its snowparks, is a particular haunt of snowboarders ), El Tarter, Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Canillo, and Encamp, with a total of 125 miles of runs. Vallnord, the other Andorra ski region, comprises Arinsal, Pal, and Ordino-Arcalis, with runs totalling almost 60 miles. The Andorra ski pass covers all the resorts. As a bonus, the instructors are mainly native English speakers.

Ideal for beginners, groups, and families alike, Andorra is a friendly, welcoming, country and with its duty-free status, it offers terrific value for money. All you need to decide is where you want to be based in order to explore the fantastic ski areas in Andorra; if this is your first ski holiday then the ski school will be very important, both the resorts of Arinsal and Soldeu have lots of British instructors and the schools here have gained an excellent reputation. Pas de la Casa is a great place to be if you want a lively holiday on the slopes, and is famous for its busy après ski scene and nightlife

There is plenty of choice for both hotel and self-catering apartment options, catering for couples, families, groups, and single travellers. If you are going to enjoy Andorra this winter then you will most probably be skiing or snowboarding, therefore you will need to be prepared with your ski extras. The team at Corrib travel will help you to find the best value deal when it comes to your lift passes, ski/snowboard hire, ski/snowboard school, and travel insurance.

With deposits as low as €150pp and easy payment options now is the time to book — call Corrib Travel now on 091 564713.

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