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Discovering What is Making Andorra so Popular

26th January 2011

The small pocket of land that sits in-between the Pyrenees between France and Spain known as Andorra may be famous for having the highest capital city in the world and the second highest life expectancy in the world but it is attracting throngs of visitors this winter.

Andorra Ski

The reason for this is the amazing skiing it offers when the snow has set on the mountains. Jenny Coad, writing for the Mail’s travel section has recently discovered this thriving ski resort, noting that “it used to be considered a cheap place to ski, but with a £112 million investment, including a new lift system and a raft of high-starred hotels, it's not as budget as it once was.”

However, cheap flights to Barcelona with Jet2.com ensure that it is still possible to get there on a budget.

“A Pretty Journey”

With many popular resorts like Val D’Isere and Chamonix not too far away, a ski trip to Andorra can be overlooked. This though looks like it is changing. Ms Coad discovered this on her brief visit. She said:

“We came in from the Spanish side, a pretty journey, with the early morning sun illuminating the peaks. Soldeu El Tarter and Pas de la Casa have long, sweeping slopes and plenty of blue runs, which, as a near-beginner, suited me fine.

“The intermediate areas are extensive, but for more of a challenge, Andorra's most remote resort, Arcalis, is the better option.”

This choice of slopes and amazing scenery are just two of the reasons that ski breaks in Andorra are growing in popularity. Make the most of the cheap flights to Barcelona from Jet2.com to discover this charming ski area.

Posted in Ski

January 26, 2011 at 17:30

Tagged with skiing, andorra, barcelona