Grandvalira Outdoor Centre

Located in the area of El Tarter, Grandvalira Outdoor Cenre offers a wide range of mountain-based and adventure activities tailored to suit everyone, whatever their ability level.

Our team of professionals have over 20 years of mountain-guiding experience and are experts in safety as well as being highly familiar with the terrain. They offer you the opportunity to enjoy our mountains from all angles, in complete safety and security.

Our activity centre also offers you the chance to practise cross-country skiing, with different routes for all ability levels; heli-skiing, for the more experienced and daring skiers; and snowshoeing, with routes available for beginners as well as more experienced skiers who are in good physical condition.

 

HELI-SKIING

The fastest way to enjoy descents: away from all the marked pistes and on all types of ungroomed snow, enjoying the experience of ascending by helicopter to the mountain peaks and gliding down wild slopes. Suitable for all skiers who have a good level of parallel technique on yellow slopes (Class 3), a little experience of skiing off-piste and the desire to really enjoy their skiing.

  • GRANDVALIRA heli-skiing session: Two descents within the Vall de Canillo area. Departing from Vall de Ransol and ascending the Pic de la Coma de Varilles (2,760 meters), which has slopes with an average gradient of 25º and approximately 900 meters of downhill runs. Depending on the condition of the snow and the safety of the line, this first heli-skiing experience offers an opportunity to explore freeride techniques and off-piste skiing.

  • Heli-skiing session: Four ascents by helicopter and four descents on extreme terrain in selected peaks and valleys in Andorra, featuring slopes with an average gradient of 25º and approximately 3,000 meters of downhill skiing, depending on the condition of the snow and the safety of the routes. Available with personalised attention of the guide and helicopter for ascents and descents: a truly exclusive experience.

  • Full heli-skiing session: six ascents by helicopter and six descents on extreme terrain in selected peaks and valleys in Andorra, featuring slopes with an average gradient of 25º and approximately 4,500 meters of downhill skiing, depending on the condition of the snow and the safety of the routes. Available with personalised attention of the guide and helicopter for ascents and descents: a truly exclusive experience.

 

 
  PRICE
Grandvalira heli-skiing session (minimum four people) 210 € Per person*
Grandvalira heli-skiing half-session (minimum four people) 544 € Per person*
Grandvalira heli-skiing full session (minimum four people) 765 € Per person*
Extra descent 120 € Per person*
*Prices do not include ski passes or ski equipment (skis, boots and poles). We recommend that you bring sufficiente equipment that is suitable for the activity in question. Safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe) is included.

 

SNOWSHOES

The easiest way to explore the mountains in winter. Suitable for everyone, regardless of physical fitness, and requires little technique.

  • Low-altitude excursions. Difficulty level: easy. You remain on the valley floor, meaning little ascending is required. Snowshoeing is suitable for everyone and will help you learn the biomechanics of walking, explore the mountains in winter and become acquainted with snow and the world of related activities.

Routes: VALL D’INCLES – EL TREVENC or COMA DE RANSOL – REFUGI DE JAN

  • Intermediate-altitude excursions. Difficulty level: easy to intermediate. Around 400 meters of ascent, trails at intermediate altitude through glacial cirques and around some of Andorra's best-known lakes. Discover the environment of the high peaks in winter. Duration: 4 hours.

Routes: PLANELLS D’ENTORN – ESTANY DE LES SALAMANDRES I EL QUEROL

  • Nighttime excursions. Discover the mountains at night, guided by the light of a head torch, and follow the tracks of animals to find and observe their hiding-places. Make nighttime an unforgettable experience. Duration: 2 hours, from 6.00 to 8.00 p.m.

 

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

A different way of exploring the mountains in winter, for those lovers of Alpine skiing who have a minimum level of basic parallel skiing. Although it requires technical ability, in physical terms this sport can be practised by anyone who would like to try out a new activity in the midst of nature, away from the pistes.

  • Training in mountain safety. Half-day training in the use of safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe). Understanding the snowpack, reading the terrain andthe  snowpack layers.

  • Introduction to cross-country skiing. Reading the terrain and gradient, striding with climbing skins, changing direction, adjusting the equipment and preparing for an excursion.

  • Excursion: safe application and progression. Practical application of safety techniques on the mountain, and progression in cross-country skiing techniques.  All on snow, outside the skiable areas.

  • Excursion: intermediate altitude. Around 400 meters of ascent, trails at intermediate altitude through glacial cirques and around some of Andorra's finest lakes. Discover the environment of the high peaks in winter. Learn about the biomechanics of cross-country skiing, how to change direction, the correct use of safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe) and improve your descent technique on ungroomed snow. Duration: 4 hours.

Routes: TOSSA D'INCLES and CAP D'ENTORN

  • Excursion: high altitude. From 400 to 1,500 meters of ascent. Trails at high altitude over peaks, mountain passes and circular routes throughout the country. Daytime excursions with good conditions guaranteed and long descents through unspoilt areas. Learn how to perfect the biomechanics of cross-country skiing, select a good line, different ways of changing direction, correct use of safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe) and perfect the various types of turn on ungroomed snow.

Routes: PIC DE LA SERRERA, PIC DE LA COMA DE VARILLES and MONJOL DE CABANA SORDA

 

MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS:

TELEPHONE: (+376) 847 888 - (+376) 337 770

E-MAIL: experienciamuntanya@andorra.ad

 

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