Guidebook

Fast, Fun and Furious Freeride in Grandvalira

A bunch of classic lift-accessed ski lines at one of the best resorts in the Pyrenees!

Description

Nestled in the heart of the Andorran Pyrenees, Grandvalira is a resort with something to suit every skier. Whether you like family-friendly pistes or steep freeride skiing there will be something in Grandvalira to put a smile on your face. This guidebook focuses on freeride lines but even within that there's plenty of variety on offer, and all off piste skiers from beginners to experts will find a few routes they enjoy here.

Grandvalira is the largest ski resort in Pyrenees and its sheer size, coupled with some perfect ski terrain, means that the skiing is exceptionally varied. Adding to the pleasure is the fact that the resort gets plenty of sunshine and you're much more likely to find yourself skiing under a blue sky than in a whiteout. This means that powder might only last a day or 2 after snowfall, but even in the depths of winter there are regular spring snow cycles, so don't despair if you arrive in Grandvalira and there's no fresh snow forecast!

The final reason why Grandvalira is so appealing is that it lies close to some other mega-resorts, including Baqueira-Beret -

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and Ordino Arcalís -

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Whether you visit 1 resort or all 3, that sure adds up to a lot of amazing freeriding!

Coll blanc W
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Coll blanc W

Grandvalira
227 m
36 °
N
0 m
0.5 km
Wide steep riding from Coll Blanc
Moderate
Private
Jordi Anglés E
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Jordi Anglés E

Grandvalira
312 m
35 °
N
0 m
0.8 km
A steep line through rocky terrain for experienced riders
Difficult
Private
Punta del Bony d'Envalira
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Punta del Bony d'Envalira

Grandvalira
212 m
35 °
SW
13 m
0.7 km
Easy access freeride area for intermediate riders
Moderate
Private
Bosc del Moretó
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Bosc del Moretó

Grandvalira
347 m
28 °
NW
4 m
1.2 km
Tree runs for advanced riders.
Moderate
Private
Llac de Cubil area
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Llac de Cubil area

Grandvalira
217 m
35 °
E
13 m
0.8 km
An easy acces off-piste area
Moderate
Private
Cortals to Funicamp
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Cortals to Funicamp

Grandvalira
314 m
26 °
SE
28 m
2.2 km
Backcountry route for experienced riders
Difficult
Private
Cortals freeride area
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Cortals freeride area

Grandvalira
121 m
23 °
SE
0 m
0.3 km
An easy acces off-piste area
Moderate
Private
LLosada Couloir II
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LLosada Couloir II

Grandvalira
202 m
39 °
NE
0 m
0.6 km
Short technical steep line
Difficult
Private
Llosada ridge
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Llosada ridge

Grandvalira
259 m
45 °
W
0 m
0.7 km
A wide freeride area
Moderate
Private
Coll Portella South
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Coll Portella South

Grandvalira
333 m
34 °
W
0 m
0.8 km
Popular off piste for intermediate riders
Moderate
Private
Portella
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Portella

Grandvalira
330 m
39 °
E
0 m
0.7 km
Steep off-piste through the forest
Moderate
Private
Canillo freeride area
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Canillo freeride area

Grandvalira
144 m
28 °
W
4 m
0.5 km
All mountain riding through great and varied terrain.
Moderate
Private
Encampanada E
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Encampanada E

Grandvalira
221 m
35 °
E
0 m
0.7 km
An area for experienced freeriders
Severe
Private
Canal d'Encampanada
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Canal d'Encampanada

Grandvalira
319 m
41 °
NE
0 m
0.8 km
One of the El Tarter's classic off piste lines
Moderate
Private
Canal de les Solanelles
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Canal de les Solanelles

Grandvalira
416 m
39 °
N
0 m
1.3 km
Popular off piste with great terrain variety.
Difficult
Private
Tossa d'Espiolets Sud
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Tossa d'Espiolets Sud

Grandvalira
196 m
36 °
S
0 m
0.6 km
Steep, varied terrain
Difficult
Private
Soldeu Bowl West
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Soldeu Bowl West

Grandvalira
218 m
43 °
NW
0 m
0.6 km
A great freeride area for advanced riders
Difficult
Private
Gall de Bosc
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Gall de Bosc

Grandvalira
255 m
27 °
NW
0 m
0.7 km
Dream forest lines
Moderate
Private
Pla de les Pedres
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Pla de les Pedres

Grandvalira
268 m
24 °
NE
0 m
0.9 km
A classic long off-piste area with easy terrain
Easy
Private
Serra de les Solanelles
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Serra de les Solanelles

Grandvalira
190 m
32 °
NW
0 m
0.6 km
Fun off-piste through the woods
Easy
Private
La Solana
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La Solana

Grandvalira
124 m
21 °
NE
0 m
0.5 km
A freeride area with easy terrain.
Easy
Private
Old Soldeu
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Old Soldeu

Grandvalira
179 m
37 °
N
0 m
0.5 km
Technical and challenging lines at Soldeu area
Difficult
Private