School Ski Trips to Grandvalira, Andorra
Our school ski trips to Grandvalira in Andorra have 220km of piste providing an exceptional step up for those looking to push the boundaries. With a huge range of blues, reds, blacks, wide slopes and tree lined skiing, this is a fabulous playground for all school groups!
Grandvalira has the largest ski area in the Pyrenees as well as being credited for covering the most extensive surface area in this region. The resort has been home to a few international competitions including Women’s Skiing World Cup and Speed Skiing World Cup, placing Grandvalira firmly as one of the top resorts on an international scale. Aside from the slopes, Grandvalira offers over 40 different restaurants and bars, to suit all tastes and to satisfy the most demanding customers
Andorra being a petite 468 sq. km. makes this destination great to cover a whole scope of activities across the entire district. Alongside skiing, interesting places include the boutiques at Pas de la Case, the Church of San Joan de Caselles at Canillo, a visit to the capital and – another resort!! – Vallnord.
Students that choose to fly will arrive via Barcelona (airport), giving scope for an amazing opportunity to take advantage of a city stopover before heading home, proving great value for money. Guided tour of the Nou Camp anyone?
Where to stay in Andorra?
4* Hotel Panorama
Located in the urban area Andorra la Vella, the Paranoma Hotel is an idyllically situated to enjoy the capital.
Equipped with a heated pool, Jacuzzi and sauna with Pyrenees views, you would never believe you are located in the hub of a mountainous resort, offering a suitable getaway from the slope while being ~20-minutes from the slopes.
Panorama Hotel has free WIFI, a full board basis with varied food that can be tailored according to individual needs, a bar-café, game room and more. It is ideal for large groups as it offers triple and quadruple en-suite rooms which make it perfect for a visiting school.
What to do in Andorra?
There is plenty to do après-ski to make your trip to Vallnord memorable and exciting for your students.
- Ice Skating
- Tax free shopping
Ski resort facts
Piste (km) 210
Highest point (m) 2640
Beginner pistes (Blue) (%) 50
Intermediate pistes (Red) (%) 30
Expert pistes (Black) (%) 20
Snow Cannons (%) 1032
Bus from Calais 15 hrs
Airports Barcelona (3.5 hrs)
When to visit Andorra?
For school trips to Grandvalira, we recommend visiting between December and March, most suited for the Christmas and February half term holidays. Summer in Andorra is also a great time for hiking and trekking.
“Grandvalira is a paradise for ski in Andorra. Organise your snow holidays and enjoy an unforgettable experience.”- Mark Gardner, MSG Tours LTD
Find out where previous groups have travelled on their school ski trips:
St Martin’s School Ski Trip to Andalo, Italy
St John’s College: Ski Trip to Maine, USA
Get in touch with us to chat about how Grandvalira, Andorra is the perfect ski location for your next school trip.