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03/12/2020 - 21:00

Grandvalira & Ordino Arcalís delay the season opening until the beginning of January

The Government of Andorra together with Ski Andorra has announced the decision to delay the opening date of the ski season until the beginning of January if the health situation, restrictions in neighbouring countries and snow conditions allow it.


Andorra la Vella, 3rd December 2020. Grandvalira and Ordino Arcalís have delayed the opening of their ski facilities until the beginning of January. This opening, later than expected, is due to the health situation and limited movement of people due to the restrictions in place in various European territories such as France and Spain, which provide the bulk of the visitors to the stations.

As explained by Mr. Xavier Espot, Head of Andorran Government, the decision has been agreed by the Ski resorts and the authorities. The decision obeys the principle of good neighbourliness and loyalty to the European countries, in particular France, that have decided not to open the stations over the Christmas period.

All the stations in Andorra will coordinate their official openings which will be at the beginning of January. The final day is subject to confirmation and is subject to the health situation, restrictions in neighbouring countries and snow conditions.


Safe & Secure stations

The commitment by Grandvalira and Ordino Arcalis to offer a product of the highest quality remains unchanged throughout this current situation.

To achieve this and to guarantee the highest level of quality with COVID-19 measures, the ski stations processes will be certified by recognised companies such as Bureau Veritas and OCA Global.



Grandvalira, located in the north of the Principality of Andorra, is the largest resort in southern Europe with 139 slopes and a total of 210 skiable kilometres. The space occupied by the station belongs to two of the seven Andorran parishes (Encamp and Canillo) and is made up of seven sectors: Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Peretol, Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp. Grandvalira has a wide parallel offer of leisure activities for all audiences and high-quality restaurants. Last season, Grandvalira added Ordino Arcalís to its offer and together, under the Grandvalira Resorts brand, they offer the possibility of skiing on a

total of 240 km of slopes, regularly a home for top-level international competitions. More information at



Ordino Arcalís, located in the north of the Principality of Andorra, is recognized for being one of the most alpine resorts with the best quality and largest quantity of snow in the Pyrenees. Home of the prestigious Freeride World Tour, it has established itself as the epicentre of skiing outside Southern European.

442 skiable hectares, more than 120 routes and two exclusive ski lifts for freeriding, suitable for beginners and professionals.

With 30.5 km of markings, it has slopes and facilities for all levels, with sunny areas to learn to ski with the family and the longest green run in the Pyrenees, at 8.5 km.