Grandvalira kick-starts the season this Saturday 1 December with the partial opening of the Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig sectors
The Snow Domain plans to open two of its six sectors this weekend, at a special price of €30
Those who have a Grandvalira season pass with Ordino Arcalís supplement can access the Ordino resort from Thursday 29 November onwards
Andorra la Vella, 28 November 2018. Grandvalira is kick-starting the 2018-2019 season on Saturday 1 December with the partial opening of the Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig sectors, which have connecting slopes. The Soldeu, El Tarter and Encamp sectors are expected to open on 5 December, weather conditions permitting.
The snow production network has been in operation almost constantly, while the ground teams are working hard against the clock to ensure the provision of snow conditions that meet the quality and safety standards for skiing and snowboarding.
For this partial opening, Grandvalira has revised its pricing and the day pass will cost €30 for adults and juniors and €20 for children. Passes can be purchased online and at the ticket offices.
This weekend, the Snow Domain will also provide a free bus service between Funicamp and Grau Roig for skiers who present a day or season pass. There will be a bus every 30 minutes, with the first service leaving at 8:30 a.m. The last bus will leave Grau Roig at 5:30 p.m. (more info at www.grandvalira.com).
Ordino Arcalís with the Grandvalira Pass
Thanks to the recent addition of Ordino Arcalís to the Snow Domain, season pass holders with the Ordino supplement can access the Ordino resort from its planned opening date of Thursday 29 November onwards.
Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig sectors (connecting slopes)
Pas de la Casa:
Slopes: Directa 1, Abelletes, Jardí
Facilities: Chair lift (TSD4) at Pas de la Casa, chair lift (TSD6) at Font Negre, gondola lift (TC) at Pioners, magic carpet (Tapís) at Abelletes I
Ski and Snowboard School open
Dining: Abelletes, Font Negre, KSB Coll Blanc and CBbC Costa Rodona
Slopes: Pista Llarga (upper section), Pala Nova, Bosc, Debutants (beginners’ slope), Clot, Portella, Tobogan
Facilities: Chair lift (TSD) at Pic Blanc, chair lift (TSD) at Coma Blanca, T-bar lift (TK) at Coma 3, T-bar lift (TK) at Pessons I, T-bar lift (TK) at Clot
Ski and Snowboard School open
Dining: Piolet, Pulka, Tres Estanys, Cubil, Refugi de Pessons
L’Abarset restaurant in the El Tarter sector is also scheduled to open this Saturday 1 December. Regarding the après-ski calendar, the party kicks off on Thursday 6 December with DJ Simply J, followed by sessions with DJs Viktor Ollé and Nuke on 7 and 8 December respectively.
For 2018-2019, the ski season is expected to run until 22 April, giving a total of 143 snow days (15 more than the previous season), weather conditions permitting. Grandvalira is starting the 2018-2019 season with an investment of €35.4 million, which will focus on four different areas: innovation, quality, customer services, and internationalisation. Additionally, to coincide with its 15th anniversary the Andorran resort will be hosting events with a global profile, such as the Finals of the World Cup.
Grandvalira will be providing more information on its website, www.grandvalira.com, and on social networks.