Arinsal offers some of the friendliest English-speaking instructors we have ever come across. The gentle nursery slopes are set high enough to enjoy excellent snow conditions throughout the season (as well as a tan) and are serviced by two magic carpets. Once you've progressed a little, you can give the gentle blue and green runs a try, using the easy 4-man chairlift. Tuition is split, with sessions in the morning and afternoon, to give you time to practise (or rest) inbetween - and they come at a very reasonable price.
At around 7,000ft, the Cota area offers a variety of red and blue runs and to really test your skills. Ski back down to the middle station or take the Les Fonts chairlift for a long, wide downhill run. Pal also has a great selection of long wide reds for perfecting those carving turns. Intermediate and advanced skiers can also take advantage of Arcalis resort, which is a free 40-minute shuttle bus away. (The bus operates twice a day.) This ski area is free on the Vallnord lift pass and offers some great intermediate piste and off-piste for a ski away-day.
Adventurous skiers can try the steep, exciting runs off the Pic Negre and Pic alt de la Capa for mogul fields. The ski school offers advanced slalom racing and off-piste clinics.
If you want to explore the snow outside the marked piste, then the Arcalis sector is your best bet - but be warned, it's only accessible via shuttle bus. Once here, you can ski through the trees and down the side of the mountain in Arcalis Ordino. For intermediate off-pisters, Monument and Abarsetar d'Acalis have gentle, powdery off-piste with tree-lined skiing, while areas like Serra Balma offer adrenaline junkies cliff-jumping opportunies and steeper routes.
Arinsal is a perfect place for beginners to get to grips with snowboarding, with great terrain for newcomers. For the advanced rider, there is powder to be found amongst the trees of Pal, the neighbouring resort, and a snowboard park in Arinsal to test your skills. The mega FreeStyle Area houses a huge half-pipe, an exhilarating air jump as well as a boardercross course with music.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
|6 Days ||Adult ||Child (6-15) ||Mini (2-5) |
|Area ||€234 ||Free* ||Free* |
|Local lift pass & lunch ||€286 ||€70 ||- |
*1 free child or mini lift pass per pre-booked adult lift pass. Children's free lift passes must be pre-booked.Local lift pass & lunch
covers the Pal-Arinsal area and includes a voucher that can be used in mountain restaurants (includes a selection of sandwiches or burgers, fries and a soft drink). This can only be booked in advance, not in resort.Reduced rate for seniors aged 65+ (lift passes are free of charge for 70+).Lift pass coverage:
An area pass covers the Pal-Arinsal and Arcalis ski area and a local lift pass coveres the Pal-Arinsal area.Deposit required for lift pass:
NoPhoto required for lift pass:
|6 days ||Adult ||Child (4-15) |
|Standard skis ||€83 ||€70 |
|Intermediate skis ||€109 ||- |
|Ski boots ||€50 ||€42 |
|Standard skis & boots ||€98 ||€83 (incl. helmet) |
|Intermediate skis & boots ||€120 ||- |
|Snowboard ||€109 ||€96 |
|Superior snowboard ||€141 ||- |
|Snowboard boots ||€50 ||€42 |
|Superior snowboard & boots ||€158 ||- |
|Snowboard & boots ||€119 ||€107 (incl. helmet) |
|Helmet only ||€24 ||- |
| ||Adult |
|Area lift pass & ski carriage ||€244 |
|Area lift pass & intermediate skis ||€293 |
|Area lift pass & superior snowboard ||€352 |
|Area lift pass & standard skis ||€270 |
|Area lift pass & snowboard ||€293 |
| ||Days ||Adult ||Child (4-15*) |
|Ski tuition (4 x 4 hours + 1 x 3 hours) ||5 ||€167 ||€152 |
|Board tuition (4 x 4 hours + 1 x 3 hours) ||5 ||€167 ||€152 |
*Children must be aged 10-15 for board tuitionUsual hours of instruction
Mon: 10am-12noon and 3-4pm
Tue-Fri: 9am-12noon and 3-4pm
Arinsal provide up to 2 free creche/ski snow garden childcare places for the duration of pre-booked adult ski/board lessons with every 2 paying adults. Available for children aged 1-5 years. To book please call our sales team.
Ski helmets are compulsory for children under 12 years.
Lift pass, rentals and ski school prices are subject to change and alteration, please see the most up to date prices upon booking your Crystal ski holiday