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Welcome to Vallnord


Located high in the Pyrenees Mountains, Vallnord is one of Andorra's most popular ski holiday resorts, appealing to all kinds of holidaymakers and travellers. The diversity of pistes draws thousands of tourists each year, from experienced skiers to beginners and families looking for the ultimate in skiing holidays. With green, blue, red and black rated runs, skiers of all skill levels can enjoy the resort of Vallnord, and there are even ski schools for beginners and children keen on trying their hand at the sport.

Pal and Arinsal, which are linked by cable car, form part of the largest ski area in Vallnord, offering very different types of skiing terrain, while the Ordino-Arcalis Valley area in the extreme northeast is highly popular with experienced locals for its off-piste skiing. The summer months are also a great time to visit this mountainous resort, where other acitivites like mountain biking, horse riding and fly fishing are highly popular sports and Vallnord even hosted the Mountain Biking World Championships in 2009. Most holidaymakers who visit Vallnord generally stay in Arinsal, but the town of La Massana also makes a great base as the gondola to Pal is nearby and Arcalis is just a 20 minute drive away.

Information & Facts

The official language of Andorra is Catalan (used in administration and business). More than half the population speaks Spanish, and French and Portuguese are also spoken.

The unit of currency in Andorra is the Euro, divided into 100 cents. Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change and to avoid additional charges it is best to have travellers cheques in Euros. Most major credit cards are accepted, including Eurocheque cards and ATMs are widely available in Andorra La Vella.

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