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7th March 2014
European Cup finals in Soldeu
Grandvalira is making preparations to hold the finals of the 2014 European Cup for men's and women's alpine skiing, one of the greatest skiing events in the history of Andorra. The competition will take place from the 11th to 16th March, involving over 230 skiers from 19 countries participating in four large categories: slalom, giant slalom, super giant and downhill. The black Avet slope in Soldeu and the renewed black Àliga slope (one of our favourite runs) in El Tarter will be the setting for the scene for the European title.
1st February 2014
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Soldeu
To celebrate it's 50th anniversary Soldeu resort will be holding some special events in and around the resort next weekend:
On Friday 7th Feb at 19:30 there will be a torch parade and entertainment on the famous Avet piste, as well as the torch parade, festivities will include a laser projection, firework display, mulled wine, hot chocolate and cake!
On Saturday 8th Feb at 11:00 there will be a Vintage Dress Race (Giant Slalom) on the Avet piste. In the evening at 17:00 there will be a birthday party held at L'Abarset Restaurant, El Tarter with musical entertainment.
Come along and join us for the celebtrations!
18th December 2013
Discount Ski Packs
We've just added some brand new discount ski packs with combinations of lift passes, lessons, equipment and lunch. Check them out on our online shop under the "packages" heading.
Grandvalira is OPEN!
Soldeu, El Tarter and the rest of the Grandvalira ski area opened with a bang yesterday! We have seen some of the best early season snow for years, leaving a base of up to 180cm which is substantial for late November and bodes well for the season ahead. Opening day saw powder conditions with around 35cm of fresh snow falling, today the clouds have cleared leaving a perfect bluebird day. Keep up to date with our regular snow reports here: www.soldeu-andorra.com/weather.php We hope to see you on the slopes this season!
So much new snow has fallen in the past week, Soldeu is looking like a winter wonderland at the moment. Just over a week until opening day and the slopes are looking fantastic. Let's hope we have another memorable season like last year where we accumlated 8 and a half metres of snow during the season!
Just one month today until the scheduled opening of Soldeu and we've woken to fresh snow!
9th September 2013
European Cup Finals 2014
Soldeu has been chosen to host the skiing European Cup finals which will take place from 11th to 16th March 2014, with men's and women's racing in downhill, slalom, giant salom and super-G events!
23rd July 2013
You can now book 2013-14 shared and private airport transfers to/from the main airports and Soldeu. For more information and to book click here >>
11th July 2013
Ski Extras Ready for 2013-14
We're pleased to let you know that the prices for lift passes, lessons and equipment hire are all now ready for the 2013-14 season and available to book online here >>
1st July 2013
The closing date for the forthcoming season has now been confirmed too so it's going to be 30th November 2013 until 21st April 2014, subject to weather conditions.
21st May 2013
Opening Day 2013-14
Opening day for the 2013-14 season has been confirmed as November 30th, weather permitting.
28th April 2013
Soldeu Now Closed
This has been an amazing winter of superb snow but sadly Soldeu has now closed for the end of season.
28th March 2013
Season Extended Further
The snow conditions have remained good enough that the season has been extended again, now until April 28th!
7th March 2013
Ski Racing 2014
Due to the success of the European Cup ski racing held here in Soldeu at the weekend, Grandvalira has now been shortlisted to host the European Cup Finals of 2014, and a decision should be announced in May.
2nd March 2013
Men's European Cup Racing
This weekend Soldeu welcomes men's European Cup ski racing to the Avet slope - it should be a fantastic event!
15th February 2013
Win a HD Helmet Camera!
Enter our fantastic competition to win a Drift HD Ghost helmet camera! It's on our Facebook page here >>
4th February 2013
Kids Ski Free in April
Now the season has been extended until April 14th, we've got a fantastic offer where kids ski free in April! Read more here >>
23rd January 2013
Due to the excellent snowfall we've had which has allowed a great base to accumulate, the season dates have been extended until April 14th, giving you an extra week to enjoy the snow!
14th January 2013
So Much Snow!
The weather forecast predicted snowfall, and it's been spot on! So much snow here now, and doesn't look like stopping anytime soon!
24th December 2012
From the team here at Soldeu-andorra.com, we'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we hope you have a great New Year!
22nd December 2012
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
On the 24th Santa is paying us a visit as he's passing through the area! He's arriving in El Tarter at some point between 10am and 3pm, before zooming across to Soldeu!
5th December 2012
Massive Snowfall in Grandvalira
It hasn't stopped snowing all day so on top of the snow yesterday there's around 30-40cm in the village with loads more up the mountain!
1st December 2012
Grandvalira is open!
The season is officially open and started strong here in all areas of Grandvalira. Great snow conditions for opening day. Theres a buzzing vibe in the village of everyone excited by the white start to the season and more snow forecast for this week!
15th October 2012
More Early Snow
It has snowed right down to lift level today, and right across Andorra! It's still a little early for it to stick around but it's a promising start. Keep up-to-date with the weather as well as our snow report and webcams here >>
30th September 2012
The snow has started to arrive with a light dusting across Grandvalira today!
21st September 2012
We've teamed up with Simply Piste to give away £200 to spend on ski clothing, as well as a PortaSki and five pairs of tickets to the London Ski & Snowboard Show. Enter here >>
25th July 2012
Ski Extras Shop Open
Our ski extras shop has now re-opened with all the prices for 2012-13. You can pre-book your lift passes, ski/snowboard hire and group lessons with some fantastic discounts! Book here >>
3rd July 2012
The dates for next season have been confirmed as 1st December 2012 until 7th April 2013... only 151 days to go!!
16th April 2012
End of Season
After a fantastic season sadly the time has come for the lifts to close.
24th March 2012
Huge New Snowfall in Grandvalira!
Soldeu and Grandvalira are in for a bumper end to the season after receiving around a metre of fresh snowfall during Wednesday night and Thursday. Current conditions on the slopes are the best so far this season, with plenty of fresh powder to enjoy under blue skies and sunshine it will be a fantastic end to the winter!. See photos from yesterday here
18th February 2012
It is Carnival across Andorra this weekend, meaning the resort is pretty busy as locals celebrate up on the slopes, often wearing fancy dress!
04th February 2012
Only 6 days to go!!!
It´s only six days to go until the skiing World Cup descends upon Soldeu, which will see some of the world´s best skiers battle it out on the FIS approved Avet slope on the 10th,11th and 12th of February!
13th January 2012
Grandvalira-Soldeu awarded a third World Cup skiing event!
Grandvalira-Soldeu have today accepted a request from the International Ski Federation (FIS) to host an additional giant slalom event for the 2012 Skiing World Cup. Grandvalira-Soldeu will now host three races (two giant slalom and one slalom) in the skiing world´s greatest spectacle on 10,11 and 12 February on the legendary Avet slope.
29th December 2011
Grandvalira Opens Peretol Freestyle Park
Grandvalira has opened the Sunset Park Peretol -the first and only night time freestyle park in Andorra. Sunset Park Peretol will be open from 14:00 to 21:00 every Tuesday to Sunday and is covered under your Grandvalira lift pass!
24th December 2011
Santa Claus arrived at El Tarter ski school on his sleigh today and then hopped onto a skidoo to spread some Christmas cheer here in Soldeu! Merry Christmas everyone!!
17th December 2011
Soldeu and El Tarter have now opened!
The snow is still coming down heavily this afternoon, so those of you coming out next week can breathe a huge sigh of relief! Keep up to date with the latest snow reports here: http://www.soldeu-andorra.com/weather.php.
11th December 2011
Grandvalia opens more slopes
After opening it's doors earlier this week Grandvalira are continuing to open up more of the ski area as the consistently cold tempertaures have allowed for snow making to take place. Keep up to date with the latest snow reports here: www.soldeu-andorra.com/weather.php
12th October 2011
Family Holiday Association
We're excited to announce that we're now supporting the Family Holiday Association who help provide breaks for families. Click here for more information >>
12th October 2011
We've got a new logo - we hope you like it!
27th September 2011
Win Ski Hire!!
Come and join our Facebook page to enter our competition to win free ski hire in Soldeu or El Tarter this season!! Click here >>
1st August 2011
Ski Pack Shop Open
The ski pack shop is now open again for bookings for the 2011-12 season. Click here to go to the shop.
16th July 2011
Work in Soldeu This Winter
If you're looking for work in Soldeu this winter then click here for more information.
14th April 2011
Soldeu & El Tarter Closing
Soldeu and El tarter will both be closing for the end of season tomorrow, although Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig both hoep to remain open until April 25th.
29th March 2011
Soldeu is hosting both European and World Cup skiing in 2012! Using the fantastic Avet slope descending into the village the races will be superb spectacles in February and March 2012. Will you be there? >>
25th March 2011
Total Fight freestyle competion
El Tarter snowpark is hosting the Total Fight Master of Freestyle competition this weekend, 26th / 27th March. Be sure to pop by and check out the famous riders pulling awesome inspiring tricks!!
2nd March 2011
Grandvalira Fully Open
The last couple of runs are set to open this weekend after the fantastic snowfall we've enjoyed over the last week, which means the whole 193km of runs in Grandvalira will be open!
14th February 2011
New Discount Vouchers
New discount vouchers have just been added to save you money on your holiday - print your vouchers here!
1st February 2011
Charity Dinner At Fat Alberts
In support of Disability Snowsports, Fat Alberts are holding a charity dinner tomorrow night (Wednesday 2nd). It's €20 per head with €5 going to charity. Phone +376 366475 to book.
10th January 2011
New photos added
Check out the following link.... new photos from yesterday.
9th January 2011
Fresh Snow - Late Deal
Take advantage of the fresh snow here in Soldeu and come for a short break late deal... arriving Wednesday 12th for 4 nights, just €500 for an apartment for up to six people! More info here!
5th January 2011
Welcome The Three Kings
The Three Kings will be arriving in Soldeu at 17:00 on January 5th.
11th December 2010
Bar & Restaurant of the Season
27th November 2010
Grandvalira Is Now Open!
The mountain is now open with beautiful snow!
21st November 2010
We're really pleased to announce that we have our first discount vouchers for Soldeu to help you save money whilst on holiday. Click here to see them, and just print them out and bring them with you.
19th November 2010
Early Booking Discount Extended
The 15% early booking discount for Hotel Himalaia, Hotel Austria and Hotel Euro Esqui has been extended until the end of November! Book now to save lots of money on your holiday.
17th November 2010
Grandvalira Opening Early
With all the early snow Grandvalira is going to open a week early! Pas and Grau Roig will be partially open this weekend, the 20th & 21st, then closing again during the week before opening as planned for the season on the 27th, including Soldeu.
16th November 2010
Andorra is White!!
We've had heavy snow overnight right across Andorra which is great news with the mountain due to open on the 27th.
We've got all the latest information about Soldeu, Andorra, as well as the nearby resort of El Tarter. If you are an independent traveller, head for the Holidays pages where you can get flight information plus times for transfers from Barcelona, Toulouse & Girona to Andorra la Vella, and a route planner if you plan to drive to Soldeu either from the UK, or rent a car from the airport.
Throughout the winter, you will find a regularly updated snow report and Soldeu weather forecast. Also, take a look at the forum and photos, so you can share your holiday exploits and photos of the resort and Andorra with everyone!
Build Your Own Holiday With Us!
You can build your own holiday using Soldeu-andorra.com! We arrange both shared and private airport transfers from a range of airports, hotels and apartments, plus a tool to search for your flights so that you can organise your whole holiday from just one website!
We also arrange all your extras such as ski hire and snowboard hire with great discounted prices as well as group school and Grandvalira lift passes. We are fully flexible and work to your requirements so you can book as little or as much of your holiday through us.
Save Money in Soldeu!
We don't just offer loads of up-to-date information about Soldeu & El Tarter, we help you save money too! You'll save at least 20% on all your snowboard hire and ski hire, plus we can arrange your lift passes and group lessons so you are all organised when you get here. In addition to this discount, if you book both your lift pass and rentals through us at the same time for a minimum of five days we will give you an additional €10 off per person. This increases to a fantastic €20 off per person if you book group lessons as well!
Information About Soldeu
Soldeu is a very popular resort which sits at 1710 metres, along the main road running through Andorra from Andorra la Vella in the direction of France. The resort attracts many British, French and Spanish tourists with a good mix of families, couples and groups of all ages. Soldeu has a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere and a great après ski scene. The village still retains some of its traditional charm with old fashioned rural inns (known locally as bordas) and large converted farmhouses. There is a good selection of quality bars (click here for more information about bars in Soldeu) and a couple of small nightclubs which keep the resort lively until the early hours. Soldeu is also home to a varied selection of restaurants offering traditional local dishes, influences from France and Spain, as well as Indian, British and Mexican cuisine (click here for more information about restaurants in Soldeu).
In the winter, the main activities in the resort are of course skiing and snowboarding and it is said that the first skier in the valley was a Soldeu postman who in 1924 decided to swap his snowshoes for a pair of wooden skis in order to make his round a little easier during the winter months. The Soldeu - El Tarter sector was first formed in 1964 by three Andorran families and was home to just one chair lift, a ski lift and a bar - restaurant accessed only from Soldeu. During the 1981-82 season the Riba Escorxada sector was developed providing access from the neighbouring resort of El Tarter. The area has rapidly developed over the years, with the most notable recent development being the link up of Soldeu - El Tarter with the neighbouring resorts of Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Canillo and Encamp during the 2003-04 season to create the impressive Grandvalira ski area. Grandvalira now offers 205km of piste, forming the largest skiable domain in the Pyrenees, with a very modern and efficient lift system to transport skiers around the large variety of slopes it has to offer.
The resorts of Grandvalira Soldeu and El Tarter are particularly recommended for beginners and aspiring intermediates due to a large selection of wide, gently sloping runs and a superb English speaking ski school. However there is still plenty to offer competent skiers and snowboarders looking for more of a challenge including the FIS slope "Avet" where you can test your skills on the same run used by the best European skiers which will host the European cup, in addition Grandvalira offers a further 21 black runs and 32 reds, as well as some challenging mogul runs. For adventure seekers there are a few freestyle parks in the Grandvalira area, the biggest of which is located in Grandvalira El Tarter with some challenging jumps, a big air bag, half pipe and a selection of rails. Grandvalira Soldeu and El Tarter have their fair share of picturesque tree lined runs and some superb mountain restaurants to choose from.
Soldeu has many other activities on offer including snowmobiling, ice driving, helicopter flights, paragliding and the excellent Sport Wellness Spa located next to the 5* Sport Hermitage Hotel. There is a small selection of shops in the village; however the best shopping is to be found in the capital Andorra la Vella, located approx half an hour away by car or bus.
Information About El Tarter
Just 1.5 kilometres down the hill from Soldeu you will find the neighbouring resort of El Tarter, which is much quieter and more suited to families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday with good access to the slopes. The village of El Tarter has a handful of bars and restaurants and a small supermarket. There is a ten seater cable car linking the village to the slopes, or a four seater chair lift also from the village for those wishing to get straight into the action. El Tarter has its own English speaking ski school, plus a nursery and snow garden for younger children. Away from the slopes you will find a wellness centre and bowling alley, both located in the Hotel Nordic and other activities such as dog sledding on offer. For a bit more action after dark you may want to make the short trip up the hill into Soldeu.
Information About Andorra
Andorra is a tiny country nestled on the border between France and Spain. Its official name is the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d'Andorra). There are seven parishes in Andorra, of which the parish of Canillo is where Soldeu sits. The official language is Catalan, however French is widely spoken in Soldeu, and English is usually understood. Andorra does not have its own currency therefore it uses the Euro.
We have worked in Andorra for the last six years, setting up Arinsal.co.uk in 2007. Following a successful first season we launched Pasdelacasa-andorra.com followed by Soldeu-andorra.com shortly afterwards, where we offer the same kind of information but specific to each resort. Take a look at the other sites to find out more about Andorra, and let your friends know about us so they can save money too!
We provide this independent website free of charge to offer an honest insight into the resort and the mountain, so if you're new to Soldeu, or if you're a regular visitor, you will hopefully find our website useful and come back regularly to catch up with the latest information, news and gossip from the slopes!
We'd love you to spread the word and tell all your friends about Soldeu-andorra.com, so they too can find out about the resorts of Soldeu and El Tarter and save money on their ski rental & snowboard rental at discount prices!