Pierre & Vacances is to open a magnificent new holiday complex in Andorra on 20th December. Located conveniently next to Grandvalira’s main lift, Pierre & Vacances Andorra El Tarter will boast 50 holiday apartments, all with the added luxury of hotel services.
These spacious apartments, are fully equipped and can comfortably accommodate from four to six guests, can be found at the foot of the slopes of Grandvalira, nestled in the village of El Tarter at 1,710m. They come with air-conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen, balcony or terrace, and Wi-Fi and are designed to suit all tastes and numbers, from small groups of snow sports-loving friends to families with young children.
In winter, Andorra is one of the most popular ski destinations of the Iberian Peninsula, boasting over 60 peaks above 2,500m. Andorra has always enjoyed a great snow record but just in case over 65% of the Grandvalira area can be covered by artificial snow ensuring perfect conditions all season long. This is the perfect playground for winter wonderland fun, with no fewer than 210 km of piste. The fully linked ski area covers the resort areas of Pas de la Casa, Soldeu, Grau Roig, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp all serviced by an extremely well interlinked lift system with 63 lifts encompassing high speed chairs, 3 gondolas a cable car and the obligatory drag lifts. There are no less than 4 snowparks and the off piste enjoys remaining untracked far longer than many big name resorts. As you would expect the cuisine varies from fast food to Spanish and French gourmet style eateries - all affordable prices with plenty of local run friendly hostelries to ensure a lively and fun après ski scene.
There is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Madriu-Perafita-Claror a glacial valley and several architectural and Romanesque wonders in the area. As well as offering incredible skiing and boarding, Andorra is also the favourite shopping and entertainment destination frequented by bargain hunters thanks to its famous duty free status.
The local ski school enjoys an enviable reputation for a high level of instruction and native English speaking instructors. As well as skiing and boarding, try activities such as snowshoeing, snow bikes or a family day out enjoying the snow parks and adventure circuits of Vallnord and Grandvalira, building igloos, joining the Snow Snake, mushing and shopping trips to the capital Andorra La Vella.
For more details visit www.pierreetvacances.co.uk or call 0870 0267 145