The bustling hub of the Soldeu sector, housing all of the mid-altitude services, and home to one of the world's best ski schools. All visitors staying in Soldeu have to go to this plateau in order to access the ski area.
The plateau is spread out in front of them as they arrive via the Soldeu gondola
(or the Soldeu chairlift
) from the village: the ski school classes meeting points fan out ahead; the ski school office
, and crèche
, are housed in the largest building to the looker's right (past the gondola station and the Adventure Activities office
This ‘Gall de Bosc’ services building also houses a large fast-food canteen, a café, photo services office, WCs, plus an à la carte restaurant
on its roof terrace.
Nearest to the looker's left of the gondola station, next to the upper terminal of the Soldeu chairlift, is the original ‘Espiolets’ services building: this houses an information kiosk, equipment lockers, WCs, a café, a self-service restaurant
, plus an indoor picnic room.
Both services buildings have large terraces facing the sun and looking out over the beginners' zone
, within easy strolling distance of the nearest pistes & ski tows.
To leave this level and move out into the main ski area: ride down in front of the Espiolets services building terrace and take the Astoret piste
towards the fast Solana chairlift
for all onward links; alternatively, go past the Gall de Bosc services complex to access the Llebre
or Salvans & Torrallardona runs
(dropping away to the skier's right) or to join the gentle Gall de Bosc piste
(gliding straight over the lower area of the plateau in the direction of the neighbouring El Tarter sector).
The Soldeu sector's signature black run, the Avet
, starts directly from the plateau; it begins at the rear of the gondola building, and descends straight down the line of the gondola, directly towards Soldeu village.