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Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Vallnord / Arcalís that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Vallnord / Arcalís stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Vallnord / Arcalís review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Vallnord / Arcalís vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Giles - 7th February 2011

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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
off piste, views, variety, shoots, extreme terrain
accessibility, branding, lifts, ski rental options, accomodations

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Arcalís, is, at this point, my favorite resort in Andorra. It's a bit distant from ANYTHING, but we suffer for those we love. Such stunning terrain, in a stunning location. The access road terminates at this high elevation cirque. When Pal and Arinsal suffer rain or mixed precipitation, Arcalís is getting dumped on, hard. Yes, it's not near nightlife or any real town(Serrat is a speck; albeit a charming one), but if you want terrain, this is the place. On the other hand, an enclosed lift would be nice, considering some of the extreme weather, and I'm not jazzed that the lodges' eateries have been farmed out to chains. The branding of all Vallnord resorts really puts a damper on the "mountain experience". But, easy parking, miniscule crowds, good bargains, friendly staff and OUT OF SIGHT terrain - hard not to want to ski here everyday of my last breathing moments.

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  • rphumphreys (23rd March 2018)

    Just spent a great week in Arinsal. Although my wife and I have ski'ed before we havent been for 10 years so...

  • Dee Bretnall (17th December 2015)

    I lived in Andorra some 20 years ago now (in my 20's!!). I now go every year with my teenage sons who,...

  • Giles (30th January 2013)

    This is my second review of Ordino-Arcalís(as I can't edit the first) and I felt driven to write a follow-up to express...

  • Giles (7th February 2011)

    Arcalís, is, at this point, my favorite resort in Andorra. It's a bit distant from ANYTHING, but we suffer for those we...

  • anonymous_user (3rd February 2007)

    Brillient family skiing including off piste. Recommended. Not over subscribed and often quiet in the week, getting busier at the weekend. Ski...

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