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Arinsal Ski Holidays Call to book: 01733 224 808
Nestled amongst the Pyrenees Mountains, the popular ski resort of Arinsal can be found just 9km from the Spanish border. In the winter, visitors come here for skiing and snowboarding, while the summer is popular with hikers wanting to explore the mountain trails. At night, you’ll find a thriving restaurant and bar scene.
Pack up your skis and head out to the slopes - you’ll have 93km of marked runs to choose from. Kids will love sledding down the mountainside. You can even do it in the evenings when you’ll get some great views of the village and its twinkling lights. For something really special, book a helicopter tour and enjoy views of the pretty little village from above. If you’re planning on coming during the summer months, rent a mountain bike and explore the lush green mountain scenery. End the day with a relaxing trip to a thermal spa.
Arinsal belongs to the Vallnord area so you’ll have access to the nearby resorts of Pal and Arcalis with your lift pass. With 93km of marked runs, skiers and snowboarders of all levels will find something to suit them. If you’re still a bit uneasy on your skis, head to the top of the mountain where you’ll find the Arinsal Ski School. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some handy tips and tricks. If you’re a bit more confident on the snow, try riding a ski bike down the slopes – it’s one of the best things to do in Arinsal.
Swap your skis for a pair of snowshoes and explore the mountains – you’ll find plenty of rental places in Arinsal. If you’re happier watching other people zoom down the slopes, you can buy a gondola pass which will give you access to the base of the slopes, where you’ll find lots of cafes and bars. For a breath-taking view of the mountains, take a short helicopter tour through the valleys. It’s particularly beautiful when the snow is thick during the winter months. In the summer, rent a mountain bike and follow the mountain trails.
Start the day off with a hearty breakfast at a restaurant near the gondola. Do as the locals do and tuck into pa amb tomaquet, freshly baked bread topped with tomatoes, olive oil and sea salt. After a long day on the slopes, head to a local tapas bar and fill up on traditional Catalan sausages known as butifarra. But the fun doesn’t end there – there are plenty of bustling bars and clubs in Arinsal if you fancy letting your hair down. If you’re after something a bit quieter, curl up on a sofa with a glass of mulled wine at one of the stylish lounge bars.