Ski resorts of Andorra, their specifics, recommendations of specialists
The Principality of Andorra has two main sourcesreplenishment of the state treasury: 1) duty-free trade and 2) ski tourism. And if the first one is flourishing all year round, then the second one is only in the period from December to May. But the income and the ski resorts of Andorra at this time bring a huge. After all, almost 80% of the territory of the dwarf state - it's lifts, tracks, hotels. All this ski structure is not only inferior, but to a certain extent even surpasses the famous Alpine resorts.
In the principality there are only five valleys where they skateskiers, snowboarders, lovers of toboggans. Three of them are connected by one system of rope, saddle and rope hoists. This Ordino, Soldeu and Pas de la Casa. The other two - Arinal and Pal - are remote from the others, but there is also a single ski pass "Five Valleys". Therefore, whatever ski resorts Andorra you choose, experts recommend buying this single ticket. For one day on all the routes will not be able to ride, but during the week you can try your hand at many.
Ski resorts of Andorra are two hundred and eighty kilometers of routes of varying degrees of complexity.
It is also one hundred and fifty lifts connectedin one system. Their total capacity is 140,000 people per hour. Naturally, all tracks are protected by fences, protection from avalanches, marked, distance and signs are marked. Each station has skating schools for both adults and children, both for beginners and for those who wish to improve their level. Each resort has its own kindergartens, where you can write a baby, so that with a clear conscience go to conquer the slopes. Restaurants, rental of equipment and ammunition, sports stores will allow you not to lack anything.
Than the ski resorts of Andorra give a head startAlpine? You will not have a sense of isolation in a secluded, lost in the snow valley. Half an hour by bus - and you are already in the capital of a dwarf state. Andorra La Vella is surrounded on all sides by peaks at two and a half thousand meters of height. In addition to the dizzying shopping, you can relax in the hot springs of the Caldea Spa Center. If you do not have enough adrenaline on the regular routes, you can try your hand at the virgin soil - heliski. To the places of riding the helicopter delivers. Descent is allowed only in good weather and accompanied by an experienced instructor-rescuer.
The slopes of the Pyrenees in this state aboundred and blue tracks, but there are green (4), and black, for the Aces (5). The best ski resorts of Andorra, according to experts, are in the capital, Soldeu and Ordino. These slopes are protected from piercing winds, and the climate in the state is very mild. Usually there are about 300 sunny days per year. If you are confident of skiing, you can try to choose a holiday destination Arinal. The difference in heights at this resort is one thousand meters. Recently, there was a suspension cable car, delivering tourists to the peak, from where stunning views of the shining Pyrenees, which rightly boasts Andorra. Ski resorts, photos of which are decorated with posters of numerous travel agencies, have their own specifics. Canillo, Escaldes, Ordino, La Massana - each is not like the other and offers its guests a unique entertainment.