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 Arinsal's Comallempla 1950 m base lodge area


Cash Machines (ATMs)
Cash machines are located at Pal base lodge (on the corner of the lift pass office) and Arinsal base lodge (in front of the gondola arrival point).
Please note that debit/credit cards are only accepted at the larger restaurants at the base lodges; smaller on-mountain venues accept cash only.
Mountain Restaurants
There are over a dozen watering holes dotted around the Pal-Arinsal pistes.
Almost all are snack-menu orientated, with more extensive self-service buffet and à la carte options on offer at the base lodges.

You are never far away from food and drink anywhere in the ski area and the choice on offer is fairly standard, although each on-piste restaurant also has a different world-cuisine theme: Mexican, Chinese, USA or Italian.
Other than a couple of private enterprises located at the base lodge area at Arinsal, all of the on-mountain bars and restaurants are managed by the Vallnord ski-stations operating company itself. Prices are consistent and are cheaper than those in similar standard venues in the Alps. All offer a bar service and snack menu all day; more extensive lunch menus are served from 12:30–15:00hrs.
Please read our Mountain Restaurants chapter for specific venue reviews.
Picnic Areas
Indoor picnic rooms are provided at both base lodges, but it has to be said that they are pretty uninspiring. There is a reasonably nice outdoor picnic area nestled amongst the trees between La Caubella and La Serra chairlifts at Pal's base lodge level. Out on the mountain, one of the best spots for a picnic is the viewpoint on the high ground above the Pla de la Cot area;  otherwise, anywhere safely off the pistes is fine.  NB: it is forbidden to picnic on any of the restaurant terraces.

To help protect this beautiful environment, please take all your leftovers and/or packaging waste (plus any that you find nearby) to one of the litter bins provided.
As well as equipment hire shops, the base lodges also house small ‘boutiques’ which stock a range of Vallnord-branded souvenirs, plus last-minute accessories:
including disposable cameras and photographic film, sunblock, magazines, phonecards and sweets. They also offer on-piste photographic services.
Arinsal and La Massana are the most convenient bases for access to food shops.
Public Telephones
Phonecard-operated telephone boxes are situated at both base lodges and at Arinsal's Cota 1550 access point; phonecards are available from the Vallnord boutiques at the base lodges.
GSM/GPRS mobile phone signal coverage is virtually 100 per cent.
Located at the base lodges and at all mountain restaurants; all are free-of-charge.
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