The rolling hills at Soldeu are a beginner's paradise. Combined with a sunny climate and a world renowned ski school - this is a great place to have your fist skiing or snowboarding experience. The lively village is one of the most popular in the Andorran Pyrenees, with relaxed atmosphere, duty-free bargains and vibrant après-ski.
As part of the giant GrandValira ski region, Soldeu is linked with neighbouring Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig under one ski pass - giving you access to 200 km of piste to ski. Recent heavy investment has updated old lifts to a modern system, meaning quick access to the slopes. Beginners will delight in the highly regarded ski school, excellent nursery slopes, flat plateaus and rolling hills to progress to.
The massive amount of varied reds and blues across the GrandValira keep things interesting for a long time for intermediates, and experts have some challenging blacks. Pas de la Casa has the better runs for experts, with some steep Slalom slopes. However, there's not really too much to keep an advanced skier excited. Getting a snow cat tow to the Piz de Encampanada for wicked off piste will spice things up, as will the cheap heli-skiing.
The resort spreads out over 4km in four different areas - El Tarter, Incles, Bordes d'Envalira and Soldeu village. The après-ski atmosphere is fantastic, with all kinds of lively bars and tasty restaurants on hand. Many young visitors flock here for the duty-free prices and fun ambiance, partying into the night. For young families and those looking for a more peaceful holiday, El Tarter is a quieter, more family friendly choice. To soothe your aching muscles after a hard days skiing or boarding, head to the fantastic new Wellness Mountain Spa at Sport Hotels for a variety of relieving spa and massage treatments.