Vallnord is hosting a number of spectator events this winter season; two of the most popular include the Borrufa children's ski race and the Mountain Skiing World Cup.
The Borrufa children's ski competition will take place in Vallnord Jan. 27-31, 2009. This is its 17th year in Andorra and the race has become one of the most important in Europe on the children's circuit. It comprises a giant slalom, slaom, combi-race and super giant.
The Mountain Skiing World Cup will be held in the Arcalis Sector of Vallnord Sunday Feb. 8. This mountain skiing competition is an international event in which world-class teams from Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Austria compete for the title.
The ski resort of Pal-Arinsal, with its 63 kilometres of pistes, recently merged with the 24 kilometres of runs in neighbouring Ordino to form the Vallnord ski area. Vallnord features 66 runs in total connected reaching a skiable height of 2560 metres and linked by 41 ski lifts. The ski area is particularly popular with beginners and intermediates.
Vallnord is enjoying excellent snow conditions so far this winter: on January 9, there was 70cm of snow on the lower slopes (1550 metres) and 120cm on the upper slopes (2560 metres).