Grandvalira El Tarter Resort Guide

The Grandvalira El Tarter resort summary is: Grandvalira El Tarter has 2 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 914m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Grandvalira El Tarter Resort Guide

The Grandvalira El Tarter resort summary is: Grandvalira El Tarter has 2 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 914m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 2591m
Arrow
914m
Bot: 1677m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

20%
60%
20%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking:—

Grandvalira El Tarter Lifts:

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Total lifts = 2
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Visiting Grandvalira El Tarter

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Grandvalira El Tarter.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
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  • Nearest Airport
    Canillo
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +376890500

Grandvalira El Tarter Features

The terrain at Grandvalira El Tarter includes::


What's it like at Grandvalira El Tarter resort?

Grandvalira El Tarter is one of the resorts within Grandvalira. It has been linked with the resorts; Soldeu-El Tarter, Pas de la Casa, Canillo and Grau Roig. Recent changes have made six areas called: Grandvalira-Encamp, Grandvalira-Canillo, Grandvalira-El Tarter, Grandvalira-Soldeu, Grandvalira-Pas de la Casa and Grandvalira-Grau Roig, in Andorra. Porte des Neiges, in France will also join the resort; Grandvalira. Nowadays, there are 7 areas of skiing in the same resort. Grandvalira El Tarter has 18 trails and 2 lifts. We are not aware of any cross country skiing at Grandvalira El Tarter.


Explore Grandvalira El Tarter Location Map

Interactive Grandvalira El Tarter trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Grandvalira El Tarter Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
-13
35
snow showers
Middle Lift: 
-10
25
snow showers
Bottom Lift: 
-7
15
snow showers
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When's the snowiest month to visit Grandvalira El Tarter?

FebruaryAverage: 3.8 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Grandvalira El Tarter is week 1 of February. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. Check out the Grandvalira El Tarter Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Grandvalira El Tarter

Overall: 4.1 Based on 18 votes and 3 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.3
  • Variety of pistes 4.4
  • Off-piste 3.7
  • Scenery 4.1
  • Apres-Ski 4.1
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Marcus Summers from United Kingdom writes:

Grandvalira has undergone extensive investment over the last decade or so.

Not a year has gone by without some form of infrastructure civil engineering work being completed to improve the visitor experience.

The Pisteurs (ski patrol) do an excellent job and decent well equipped medical facilities are located at the base of the slopes.

Andorra is no longer the destination it was say 15 - 20 years ago - it will very likely be barely recognisable to anyone that visited that long ago.

The lift system is modern, efficient and impressive.

There are just over 200km of piste - enough to keep most recreational skiers busy for the typical week ski holiday.

There are a lot of options for Beginners and Intermediate / Advanced Intermediate skiers and things are family friendly.

There are two World Cup ski runs - Avet (Soldeu) and Aliga (El Tarter).

There is also the Riberal (Grau Roig) that is used for World Cup Speed Skiing.

Grandvalira has set aside inbound Freeride areas and in recent years Arcalis has been added to the Grandvalira ski pass - Arcalis is a stop on the Freeride World Tour.

There is a dedicated Freeride Centre as part of the ski school.

There are three snowparks (El Tarter / Peretol / Grau Roig) for freestyle skiers.

Accommodation across the Grandvalira resorts is high standard (often 4*+ rated) and is relatively reasonably priced - there are also activities and day out options for non-skiers including duty free shopping and the large Caldera Spa in Andorra La Vella.

El Tarter is generally quieter and laid back - typically bed by 10 pm / 11pm - entertainment is usually centered around the hotels for the evening.

That said L'Aberset (El Tarter) in the early evening on a Saturday is the Apres place to be, with Ibiza DJs playing to packed outside audiences.

Soldeu is generally somewhat busier with a later bedtime and a wider choice of bars etc.

Pas De La Casa is much more of a party town with partying into the early hours.

Something for everyone?

Expect to pay about 3 / 3.5 Euros for a large beer - that's good value when skiing?

The ski school has an excellent reputation and employs British & Irish ski instructors to cater for British & Irish (and other English speaking) visitors.

It can get extremely busy on a Saturday - so that's the day to take a break from the slopes if you are going to take a break from skiing /boarding.

We visit Grandvalira every year and meet up with others (British, Irish, French & Spanish) that do exactly the same.

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