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Pal-Arinsal Ski Resort Guide

Pal-Arinsal, Andorra

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length63km
Highest Lift2,560m
Resort Height1,500m
 Nearest AirportsBarcelona and Perpignan
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Arinsal is an attractive and lively Catalan village, but rather spread out, with a ski bus service between Arinsal and La Massana.


The ski area of Pal-Arinsal is in the Andorran Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,500m, with 63km of marked runs.

Pal-Arinsal is part of the Vallnord ski area with access to 93km of downhill skiing, with 41 marked pistes, served by a total of 43 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,560m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Pal-Arinsal?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Pal-Arinsal.

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Ski Area Stats

Pal-Arinsal Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Vallnord Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Pal-Arinsal Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,560m
Lowest Piste1,550m
Resort Altitude (Pal-Arinsal)1,500m
Max Vertical1,060m

Ski Slope Aspects


Pal-Arinsal has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Pal-Arinsal
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Pal-Arinsal Overview

Pal and Arinsal are separate villages, but are marketed together within the area known as VallNord.

Arinsal is at the western end of the La Massana Valley and is an attractive, if spread out, Catalan village, to the north of Andorra la Vella.

Pal lies at the head of the valley, north west of Andorra la Vella, in a National Park.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Pal-Arinsal is 6km long and the most difficult run is the 'La Devesa'.


For Beginners

The Prat de la Coma area is recommended for early skiers, whilst to the right of the mid-station are beginners tows and a large nursery area for first timers.

Early intermediates and progressing beginners can tackle some long blue runs - including one of the longest in Andorra (La Solana) from the top of the Pic Negre to Cota at the foot of the mountain.

Beginners typically start in Arinsal and progress to the slopes at Pal.

For Experts

There are challenging red runs and three black pistes at the top of the mountain, including La Devesa (probably the longest, steepest black run in Andorra) which runs under the chairlift from the base station.

Pal-Arinsal offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

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Ski Lessons in Pal-Arinsal

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Arinsal is generally considered to be the best bet for snowboarders with a snow park, half-pipe and jumps.

Location and Map

Where is Pal-Arinsal?

This ski resort is in the Andorran Pyrenees in Camí Pont Arinsal, Arinsal.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Pal-Arinsal is Barcelona, 150 minutes drive away.

Perpignan, Carcassonne and Lleida-Alguaire airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 30 ski lifts are able to uplift 33,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 25km of ski runs, with 350 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Pal-Arinsal open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Talking about Pal-Arinsal

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Aprés Ski

Arinsal is well-known for its night-life with many clubs, bars and pubs.