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ANDORRA SNOW WEEKENDER

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ANDORRA SNOW WEEKENDER

$406 per person
Young at heart traveller 18+. + Age

ANDORRA SNOW TRIP

January – March 2019

PRICE: €260 | US$310 | £ 235 | AU$ 406

 

ABOUT THE TRIP

We love our Andorra Snow Weekend Break! Just up the road from Barcelona, this tax-free principality is great for skiing and snowboarding, partying and escaping to the mountains for a weekend.

Our trips depart Barcelona every Friday night.

The next morning we drag our sorry asses out of bed and hit the slopes since the alpine air makes for the perfect hangover cure. After an exhausting day of shredding we head down and suit up for the night. Stoke Travel is buying dinner and maybe even a round of shots, before once again stomping our way to dance floor glory around Andorra’s many bars, chances are this one will be a late one.

We’re up bright and early again on the Sunday for one last day of shredding before heading back to Barcelona in the late evening. We’re going to be tired, we’re going to be sore, we’re going to be hungover but by golly are we going to be happy!

THE MOUNTAIN

We slip and slide over the slopes of two resorts: Pal-Arinsal and Ordino-Arcalis.

Pal-Arinsal

  • Great for all levels
  • 63kms of runs: 4 green, 16 blue, 16 red, 5 black
  • A snow park, 2 freestyle areas, half-pipe, boarder-cross area and slalom course
  • Levels: 30% for beginners, 55% for intermediates, 15% for advanced
  • 371 snow cannons covering 19 km of pistes which guarantee good conditions

Ordino-Arcalis

  • When it’s slush elsewhere, there is still powder here
  • Resort area: 442 ha Altitude: from 1940m to 2640m
  • 26 km of runs: 6 green, 6 blue, 11 red and 2 black
  • Levels: 20% for beginners, 30% for intermediates, 50% for advanced
  • Slalom course

 

WHAT WILL YOU GET
  • Return Transport from Barcelona
  • Accommodation in a 3* hotel
  • Hearty breakfast and a delicious dinner on Saturday night
  • Ski Pass
  • Ski rental
  • Nights out in the Pyrenees with party-loving internationals!

EXTRAS:

  • Ski insurance (highly recommended): €15 total for two days
  • Snowboard Rental: €12 surcharge for the weekend
  • Group Ski Classes are 12-15:00 on both Saturday and Sunday, supplement of €40
  • Rooms are triple and quadruples, supplement for a double is €10 per person for the 2 nights (2 people)

*Notes: Bring your own skis or snowboard and get a €20 discount
Ski apparel NOT INCLUDED

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Palau Reial Metro station in Barcelona
  • Departure Time
    Friday 7pm
  • Return Time
    Sunday Evening
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing for snow conditions - Ski apparel NOT INCLUDED

Application Process

1
Friday 7pm
  • We meet on the street level of the Palau Reial Metro station in Barcelona from 7pm to leave for Andorra
  • Arrival at Andorra and check in at the hotel
  • Night out on the town or early to bed, early to risE
2
Saturday
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Head to ski pistes
  • Spend the day on the slopes
  • Dinner at the restaurant of the hotel all together
  • Pub crawl and party at Andorra´s best nightclubs and bars
3
Sunday
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Go to ski pistes by foot or bus
  • Get in some precious hours of skiing/boarding
  • Evening return to Barcelona after skiing all day, exhausted & exhilarated
We recommend staying an extra night in Barcelona so you don’t have to stress about making your flight. Traffic heading out of Andorra can blow.

Tour Location

The Pyrenees, Andorra

Squeezed in between Spain and France high in the Pyrenees, Andorra is usually omitted from most travelers’ itineraries. Well it shouldn’t be! It’s right next to Barcelona, so beautiful your eyes will weep snow flakes. Tax free snow flakes! That’s right, Andorra is tax free, so drinking, smoking and pornography is cheaper here than in other European countries. Hooray! We will be skiing and boarding in the glorious Vallnord resort on two main slopes, check out the stats… Pal-Arinsal: Great for all levels
  • 63kms of runs: 4 green, 16 blue, 16 red, 5 black
  • A snow park, 2 freestyle areas, half-pipe, boarder-cross area and slalom course
  • Levels: 30% for beginners, 55% for intermediates, 15% for advanced
  • 371 snow cannons covering 19 km of pistes which guarantee good conditions
Ordino-Arcalis: When it’s slush elsewhere, there is still powder here
  • Resort area: 442 ha Altitude: from 1940m to 2640m
  • 26 km of runs: 6 green, 6 blue, 11 red and 2 black
  • Levels: 20% for beginners, 30% for intermediates, 50% for advanced
  • Slalom course

 
What should we bring?
A ski suit most importantly since you can’t hire them in Andorra, warm clothes to sleep in and something awesome to party in, a camera, condoms (better safe than sorry!), cash, gloves, sunscreen and sunglasses.
What if I can’t snowboard/ski?
Have no fear snow bunnies! Andorra has a giant beginner area with easy slopes the whole way down. You can purchase lessons when you’re up the mountain or teach yourself some tricks off the magic carpet.
How much do these lessons cost?
Lessons are €65 for two days (six hours in total) of boarding and skiing. You’ll be shredding before you know it!
Is there experienced terrain as well?
Yep! The included lift pass allows you to access all the mountains under the Vallnord name. There are also buses to the other mountains and terrain you can check out when there.
What if we want to make our own way there?
Go for it! But this will not affect the price.So your better of just joining the party with us in Barcelona!
Where do we meet the bus to go to Andorra?
You will meet outside Dunkin Donuts in Palau Reial Metro. You receive an email about 2 weeks before departure with all the information no worries! 
 
Can I be roomed with my friends?
We would rather you be roomed with your buddies! Just email luke@theworkingholidayclub.com with the details before the trip start date. 
Can we decide on the day if we want to Snowboard or Ski?
By default if you don’t choose the snowboard add on you will be put down as skiing. If you change your mind please find your guide and we will see if there is any availability but cannot promise anything! So to avoid disappointment, make up your mind before come.
 

The Working Holiday Club