The best holiday for social skiers!
This resort is ideal for anyone who try skiing for the first time, beginner skiers who want to get a bit more experience, intermediate skiers looking to hone their current skills and anyone who wants to visit a very social resort (lots of après ski not far from the hotel!). The tour operator for this flight inclusive holiday is Spice UK Ltd (ATOL 9046). This holiday is protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under the ATOL scheme in the event of failure of the tour operator. Spice UK Ltd holiday terms and conditions apply, as supplied with the full holiday information pack. Your money is protected via our trust account in compliance with EC travel regulations.
Your holiday includes
- 4* hotel accommodation (local rating)
- 7 breakfasts & 7 evening meals
Your holiday extras
- Single supplement
- Drinks & some meals
- Optional extras.
- Ski Requirements (Last seasons prices as a guide) – Whole Area Lift Pass - £300; Skis and Boot hire from £80; Snowboard and Boot hire from £105; Ski/Snowboard Tuition 3 day from - £130. Ski Carriage as outlined.
- Personal travel insurance
- Covid testing as required at the time
Soldeu is a wonderfully lively ski resort village, very popular with skiers for its relaxed ambience. Skiing in Soldeu gives you access to a large resort, spread out over 4 kilometres and split into four distinct areas. All are connected by a regular bus service. Choose from El Tarter, Incles, Bordes d'Envalira and Soldeu village itself. Skiing in Soldeu is made easy with state of the art gondola lifts departing from Soldeu village or El Tarter. These days the resorts excellent lift network links Soldeu with nearby Pas de la Casa and with Grau Roig on the Grand Valira. All this is included on your whole area lift pass, making skiing in Soldeu an extra-exciting experience for intermediate and advanced skiers!
Skiing in Soldeu delivers fantastic facilities both on and off the slopes. As well as excellent skiing in Andorra's delightful mountains you'll also discover a wide and exciting choice of busy bars, vibrant clubs and great restaurants.
Location & Itinerary
- Beginners 5/5
- Intermediates 5/5
- Advanced 3/5
- Snowboard 4/5
Beginners skiing in Soldeu
The excellent ski school is renowned for teaching beginners, and links to the British Association of Ski Instructors ensures most of the staff speak English.
Intermediates skiing in Soldeu
An excellent selection of blue and red runs covering almost 190kms of pistes throughout the largest linked ski area in Andorra.
Advanced skiing in Soldeu
Good off-piste potential and 10 black runs complement the cruising red runs that allow you to cover the impressive terrain easily, and really get miles under your belt.
Snowboarding in Soldeu
Vastly improved in recent times with half-pipe, jumps, snowboarding park with sound system and some excellent off-piste.
- Area 210 km
- Ski area Grandvalira
- Resort Altitude 1800m
- Ski Alt. From 1710m
- Ski Alt. To 2640m
- Runs – 63 blue / 30 red / 25 black
- Longest Run 8 km
- Lifts - Chairlifts 30 , Draglifts 32 , Gondolas 4
- Lift Times - all week 9.00 - 17.00
- Lift Ski Lockers No
- Local Pass Lifts 66
- Whole Area Pass Lifts 66
- Night Skiing Included No
- Mountain Restaurants 40
- Snow Cannons 1013
- Snow Cannon Coverage 65%
- Nursery Slopes at middle-station
- Off-piste Options Yes
- Slope Direction - N,E,W
- Snowpark Info - Grandvalira now has 3 freestyle areas, at El Tarter, Grau Roig and Peretol plus 1 permanent boardercross.
Spice Escapes Skiing Ability Scale
Level 1~10 - Soldeu is a great resort for all levels of skier, however thos of a high level may nat find the area challenging enough
1) First time skier, totally new to the sport (Beginner)
2) Second week skier OR has had lessons at snow dome and/or dry ski slopes (Beginner Plus)
3) Skied a few weeks and happy on green and blue runs (Lower Intermediate)
4) Skiing parallel on blues and starting to tackle reds (Intermediate)
5) Okay on reds and starting to tackle blacks (Upper Intermediate)
6) Can get down blacks, but struggles on bumps (Lower Advanced)
7) Happy on most groomed blacks and easy bumps, but finds steep bumps and off piste tricky (Advanced)
8) Can ski all bar steepest bumps and ski off piste with style except with deep powder and in poor snow conditions (Upper Advanced)
9) No problems: can ski everywhere in all manner of snow conditions (Expert)
10) Professional skier, instructor, freerider etc
Snowboarding - Mayrhofen offers some great opportunities and a number of fun parks.
While this scale can be used to assist in your selection of resort it should be noted that all ski areas have ski schools that will be able to cater for all levels of skier in group lessons from beginner through to intermediate.
If you are more advanced and really want to hone your skills you may want to consider one to one lessons.
Travel & Stay
Hotel Himalaia is in an excellent location in the centre of the village close to the main ski gondola, just a 2 minute walk away! Soldeu's bars, shops and cafés on your doorstep while the nearest bus stop is only 20m away! The tasteful rooms and apartments offer excellent value with modern comforts.
The comfortable facilities on offer inside the Hotel Himalaia start with an attractive lounge and popular bar and an internet corner. A sauna, jacuzzi, steam and fitness room are also available free of charge. All rooms come with a bath with shower, telephone, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer and a minibar. NB – rooms vary in size, outlook and facilities and allocation of rooms is on a pot luck basis.
Provisional Flight Information
03/03/2024 Gatwick to Barcelona Dep: 0905 Arr: 1210
10/03/2024 Barcelona to Gatwick Dep: 1050 Arr: 1205
03/03/2024 Manchester to Barcelona Dep: 0730 Arr: 1100
10/03/2024 Barcelona to Manchester Dep: 1150 Arr: 1330
NB - Some flights will be transferred together so a little waiting may be required.
Gatwick flights are provisionally with Vueling and include a luggage allowance of 1 piece 25kg checked in luggage 1 underseat bag 40x20x30cm. Ski boots can be taken as your carry on cabin bag providing they fit in the dimensions given. If you require additional carry on luggage allowance add this as you book. Ski carriage is available for skis and/or boots if required at an additional charge of £78
Manchester flights are provisionally with Jet2 and include a luggage allowance of 1 piece 22kg checked in luggage 1 carry on bag no more than 10kg and no larger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm . Ski boots can be taken as your carry on cabin bag providing they fit in the dimensions given. If you require additional carry on luggage allowance add this as you book. Ski carriage is available for skis if required at an additional charge of £60
Edinburgh flights are provisionally with Ryanair and include a luggage allowance of 1 piece 20kg checked in luggage 1 underseat bag 44x25x20cm. Ski boots can be taken as your carry on cabin bag providing they fit in the dimensions given. If you require additional carry on luggage allowance add this as you book. Ski carriage is available for skis and/or boots if required at an additional charge of £90
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You should have at least 3 months remaining on your passport from the start date of your holiday and your passport must be less than 10 years old.
Please ensure that you have adequate personal travel insurance to suit your requirements in place before you travel.
A UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the European Union (EU).
UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) are still valid and offer the same cover as GHICs in the EU.
Once your EHIC has expired, you’ll be able to replace it with a GHIC.
NB – A GHIC/EHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance!
The latest FCO travel guidance for Andorra
Host & Everything Else
Please ensure that you have adequate personal travel insurance to suit your requirements in place before you travel. Spice Escapes have arranged a scheme with Staysure who are fully authorised and regulated by the FCA (firm reference number 663617) full details of which can be found on the FCA website www.fca.org.uk. For an instant online quotation please click here.