Frequently Asked Questions
We've put together a list of questions that we get asked a lot so hopefully you'll find quite a few answers here. If not, we've got the forum where you can ask any questions you like, otherwise feel free to send a message from our contact form.
Why choose Soldeu?
As part of the largest skiable domain in the Pyrenees, Soldeu offers an excellent range of pistes for skiers and snowboarders. Coupled with an excellent choice of accommodation as well as friendly workers and good quality bars & restaurants, Soldeu is a great choice for a winter holiday!
Where is Andorra?
Andorra is a tiny landlocked country nestled on the border between France and Spain. The history of Andorra is very interesting and varied and, although it has its own government, it remains a co-principality with France and Spain. Andorra does not have its own airport and most tourists arrive by flying to either Toulouse, Girona or Barcelona, with transfer times varying between 3 to 4½ hours depending on which airport you fly to and which resort you are travelling, however they can be a lot longer it the weather is bad!
What is there to do if I don't ski or snowboard?
Soldeu is home to the Sport Hermitage Spa if you want to relax and unwind, or if you fancy going shopping then it isn't far to either Pas de la Casa and Andorra la Vella where there are plenty of bargains to be found. Andorra la Vella also has Caldea thermal spa which is Europe's largest thermal spa!
Who are Andorra-resorts.com?
Have a read about us here!
What will the weather be like when I go to Soldeu?
The weather in the mountains can change very quickly, and you should be prepared for very cold temperatures as well as hot sunny days on the slopes! Andorra has a very good snow record, and the 2008-09 season saw the main resorts opening two weeks early and closing two weeks late due to the massive amounts of snow throughout the winter! It is difficult to predict the weather conditions for a given week or month, so it is best to keep checking the weather forecast & snow report.
What clothes should I bring?
As the weather can be unpredictable you should bring a selection of clothes that will keep you warm. Have a look at our 'What to Wear' guide for some ideas.
What time is it in Andorra?
Andorra is one hour ahead of the UK.
What type of plug socket is used in Andorra?
Andorra uses the standard two-pin European socket. Adaptor plugs can be purchased from lots of supermarkets around Pas de la Casa.
Should I book group school or private school?
This comes down to personal preference and the amount of money you have to spend on lessons. With group school you will meet new people and it is much more social, whereas with private lessons you usually progress faster.
Can we have an instructor just for our group?
Yes you can! It depends on how many people are in your group, but this can be organised either paying group prices if your group is large enough or a private instructor can be booked to look after just your group.
Do I need a photo for my lift pass?
No you don't.
How do I get to work in Soldeu?
There is a wide variety of jobs in Soldeu from hotels to bars to jobs on the mountain, as well as jobs with tour operators too. Have a look at our guide to working in Soldeu for more information.