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16-seater Gondola between La Massana & Pal


Except for local sector day-passes, all other standard lift pass options are full Vallnord area passes: covering all sectors at Pal-Arinsal (including the gondola to/from Pal from/to La Massana), plus Arcalís.

All passes are available for children (6–11 years old), youths (12–17 years old) and adults (18–64 years old):

Half-day  09:00–13:00hrs or 13:00hrs–close;
Full-day  and multiples thereof,
(the longer the duration, the cheaper the equivalent daily rate); and
Full Season  covering the entire season for the whole Vallnord domain.

Inexpensive local-sector day-passes, solely for the conveyor-belt surface lifts in the beginners' zones at both Pal and Arinsal base lodge levels, are also available.

Passes are free-of-charge for children under 6; prices for 6–11 year olds are approx. 25 per cent cheaper than those for adults; those for 12–17 year olds are approx. 12.5 per cent cheaper than those for adults.
To encourage the wearing of safety helmets, a small discount is also given on children's one-day passes if the child wears a helmet.
Passes for guests aged 65–70 years old are available at a much reduced daily rate; passes are free for the over 70s.

A photo is required only for individual passes with more than four day's duration. Proof of age is required at the time of purchase for age-related discounted passes.
Pedestrian Passes
If you are a non-skier, but wish to travel up to the base lodges at Pal or Arinsal, you can purchase a ‘pedestrian pass’ for each journey on the gondolas from La Massana and Arinsal. There are no other ski lifts accessible to pedestrians; to join on-piste companions, the only real option is to meet up at Pal or Arinsal base lodge.

There is an infrequent bus service from La Massana to Pal base lodge and, if you have your own vehicle, it is also possible to drive up to the base lodges at both Pal and Arinsal; you can also reach the on-piste ‘Far West’ restaurant by driving up to the Coll de la Botella in Pal's Setúria sector.
Further information for non-skiers is given in our Alternative Activities chapter.
Seasonal Pricing Periods
Lift pass prices are up to 20 per cent cheaper during off-peak dates.
High Season  Every weekend; the week leading up to Christmas until the week after New Year; all of February; and Easter.
Off-peak  Covers all other dates during the winter season.


Vallnord passes are hands-free: the ski lift turnstiles detect them remotely and operate automatically; for best results, place them (securely) in a lefthand pocket. Enhanced passcards are also available (deposit required), which can be recharged on future visits or returned to any Vallnord lift pass kiosk for deposit refund.


National Lift Pass
A good option for those with their own transport.
The Ski Andorra Ski Pass permits access to all of Andorra's ski areas.
Please consult our Ski Andorra page for full details.


Where to Buy a Ticket
Vallnord passes can be purchased at any of the Pal, Arinsal, La Massana or Arcalís lift pass offices and kiosks; or pre-booked online at
Local sector day-passes are only available at the stations they cover.

The main lift pass offices and sales points are at La Massana gondola base station and at Pal and Arinsal base lodges.
There are also lift pass sales kiosks at the T-junction by the roadside ski lifts on the road from Erts to Pal; at the Coll de la Botella area in Pal's Setúria sector; as well as at the gondola base station in Arinsal and at the chairlift base station at Arinsal's Cota 1550 suburb.
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Accident rescue services are not automatically included with standard lift pass or instruction packages:  it is your responsibility to make sure that you are adequately covered by your travel insurance policy, or to purchase a supplemental piste-rescue upgrade from the lift pass office in resort.
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