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Towards El Tarter, from Soldeu

SOLDEU-EL TARTER-CANILLO  (GRANDVALIRA)

Introduction
Andorra's best all-round resort choice: offering high-quality accommodation, superb facilities, lively après ski and excellent value for money.

The Soldeu-El Tarter (SET) ski area has long been Andorra's most extensive linked domain, and the village of Soldeu has a high profile on the international snowsports scene. Many people associate it immediately with the principality, but also with the notion that it is tailored to those on a budget and/or those looking for a resort that focuses more on its après ski than on its snowsports. This impression undeniably had validity in the 1980s & '90s, but things have now changed enormously, and definitely for the better.

In the winter of 2004/05, SET agreed a joint lift pass with the neighbouring ski stations of Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig; eventually merging with them to form a single linked ski domain, christened Grandvalira. This huge ski area now ranks in the world's top twenty for uplift capacity, modernity of installations and extent of pistes; with Soldeu firmly establishing itself as the most upmarket resort in Andorra and boasting a ski school rated as one of the best in the world.
Pronunciation
Soldeu = SOL-DAY-OU
El Tarter = EL-TAR-TAY
Canillo = CAN-EE-YO
Soldeu village

RESORT VILLAGES LAYOUT

Carreteras & Caminos
The resort villages are small but quite linear in layout; bisected by a busy main road. Principal ski-area access lifts can be reached on-foot from most accommodation.

LOCATION

String of Pearls
Located in the north-east of Andorra, in the parish of Canillo, the two separate villages of Soldeu and El Tarter are strung out along the main arterial road which connects Andorra la Vella with Pas de la Casa and the French border.

The villages share an interconnected ski area that also has a gondola connection with the nearby parish capital Canillo. A glance at the Grandvalira piste map gives a good overview of the positions of the villages and of the topography of the region.
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SKI AREA DATA

Statistics given are for the entire Grandvalira domain:

Resort Altitudes
Soldeu: 1800 m (5905 ft)
El Tarter: 1710 m (5610 ft)
Canillo: 1500 m (4921 ft)

Altitude Range
1710–2640 m
(5609–8660 ft)

Access Points
7

Ski/Snowboard Schools
1 central organisation: 7 bases

Hands-free Lift Passes
Yes
Ski Lifts
67 in total
Total capacity =
100,700 passengers/hour

Pistes
110 in total
= 193 km/120½ miles

Medical Centres
5

Grandvalira Tourist Office
Tel. +376 801 060
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