Arinsal & Pal are two ski areas which are now connected together after heavy investment in the lift system giving a total of 63 kms of pistes.  From the start of the 2022/23 ski season, you can also ski in Arcalis adding an extra 30km of pistes. The resort of Arinsal is the more famous and popular place to stay due to it’s level of accommodation, restaurants and bars.  It is a superb resort for beginners and low intermediates featuring gentle slopes and a fantastic ski school.

Arinsal Resort – At a glance

Ski Area 63km + Arcalis 30kmReliable snowfall
Resort Altitude 1450m2 freeride areas
Skiing from 1550m to 2560mRelaxed village atmosphere
7 green slopesLively nightlife
16 blue slopesFrom 2 to 5 star accommodation available
17 red slopesRegular transfers from Barcelona & Toulouse
4 black slopesFlights from most major UK & Irish airports
Perfect for beginners & intermediatesSuperb ski pack prices
Total number of lifts – 31Excellent ski school tuition
Snow cannon cover 45%Great for families, couples and young people

Arinsal Resort – Accommodation

Arinsal has a great range of accommodation ranging from 2 star hotels to 4 & 5 star luxury. Why not try the new “Ushuaia” hotel which has been completely refurbished to a high 4 star standard during the summer of 2018 or maybe the superb Princesa Parc Hotel.  Arinsal also has a good range of apartments which would suit both families and groups of friends.

A we know location is an important factor in your holiday especially if you are travelling with children; please feel free to call or email us direct for any advice needed to help you book the Hotel or Apartment to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Arinsal Resort – Learning to ski in Arinsal

Ski School – Arinsal is one of the most famous places in Europe to learn to ski in as it has a superb English speaking ski school. You will also find child care facilities on the slopes too making for a relaxing family holiday knowing that little ones are being well cared for.

The ski school will quickly teach you the basics so that by the end of the week you can try some of the other pistes Arinsal has to offer or maybe take a trip on the cable car over to Pal. Remember the Ski School although an essential part of your holiday if you are a beginner, they also offer many different levels so maybe you have been once or twice before so they can offer you lessons to suit, or if you are more advanced they also offer various levels of intermediate lessons as well as advanced.

Although famous for families, it’s also a popular destination for young 1st time skiers looking for a cheap destination but also a lively one due to Arinsal’s lively nightlife scene. The ski school is not only a great way to improve your skiing or snowboarding, but also to meet other like minded people who you probably end up having a few drinks with over the week.

Lift Passes – The ski area of Arinsal is part of the Vallnord Ski area which also gives you access to the ski lifts in the resort of Pal and Arcalis. The Arinsal/Pal & Arcalis lift pass allows you to use all the lifts in all 3 of the resorts for the duration of your stay.  If you book a 4 day lift pass or more, you can also ski for one day in the Grandvalira ski area.

Equipment Rental – If it’s your first time on the slopes then the standard equipment level is suitable for you to rent. If you are an intermediate or advanced level then you may want to upgrade your equipment to a superior or advanced level. The staff in the ski rental shops are all trained to help you during the ski fitting process so don’t worry if this is your first time

Ski Packages – All of the above can of course be purchased individually if you prefer however, you will have a huge saving by booking one of our Ski Packages – click on the link below to view the various options

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Arinsal Resort – Bars & Restaurants

Arinsal has a great reputation for its wide variety of bars and restaurants and you will be spoiled for choice here when it comes to food.  From local catalan specialities to Tex Mex, Asian and whole hearty pub grub it really has it all.  On the slopes too, you have a choice of a number of mountain restaurants so whether you are looking for a coffee stop, some lunch or some apres ski drinks you have it all.  The nightlife is pretty great too and all at a reasonable price when it comes to drinks and starts late afternoon until late.




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