For the past last two decades Andorra has enjoyed heavy investment in its outdoor sport facilities. The country, located in the Pyrenees is ideal for skiing and doing other winter sports – snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding, mountain climbing etc.
As a response to the increased interest in the Andorra’s winter and ski sports, their ski chalets and apartments are now in greater demand. The ski resorts have gradually been redeveloped and are now on bar with other leading European locations. The benefit of these properties is that owning real estate in the Andorran mountains gives access to breathtaking views, heartwarming fire places and a feeling of being very close to nature and eco-conscious lifestyle.
Andorra’s slopes have ski access throughout the entire winter season. There are two great ski locations in the country being Grandvalira and Vallnord. These locations have a guaranteed 60% of the skiing area will have winter sports at any time during that season thanks to the the use of artificial snow.
Grandvalira is one of the largest ski areas in southern Europe. The location has biggest ski area in the Pyrenees and the slopes have some of the world’s most modern lifts. Grandvalira is located right in the middle of the country and includes some of Andorra’s well known resorts, Soldeu and Pas de la Casa. This area is home to Europe’s highest golf course, 2,590 meters above sea level and the only one accessible by a cable car. Several World cup ski races were hosted in Grandvalira. This location has 210 km of runs spread across different areas at Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig or Pas de la Casa. Ski properties for sale and rent in this area typically include rustic and modern/new development ski chalets, lodges and apartments.
The other well-known ski resort Vallnord. This area includes areas called Pal Arinsal and Arcalis. Vallnord has a total of 67 slopes and it has been awarded ‘the Andorra best ski resort’ a second time in 2014. Vallnord is ideally located and has great winter sport conditions. It is interesting to note that the skiing areas have Wi-Fi hotspots all over making this an ideal location for technology savvy skiers using head cameras and other smart technologies. Popular real estate for sale and rent in the area include rustic and modern build ski chalets which have sunlight all day, and exceptional panoramic views across the valley.
Here you can see one of our reference apartments located in front of the ski slopes in a small town of El Tarter.