Resort Profile: Pal-Arinsal

By adamrowden, 20 Jul '12 at 09:28

Pal-Arinsal is a great ski resort in Andorra that offers you plenty of cracking skiing and snowboarding. The skiing in the resort was dramatically extended at the turn of this century and you can now enjoy a vast array of tree lined slopes. Beginners can enjoy the Prat de la Coma area and whilst there is a lot of room for complete beginners, this resort may be more suited for intermediates and beginners who are progressing well.

There are some ace long blue runs that are set in and among the trees. Most beginners will begin in Arinsal and once they have progressed enough, they can make that move to Pal. Expert skiers and snowboarders won’t be found wanting though and there are some great black runs at the top of the mountain. In fact, a very challenging run can be found if you decide to tackle La Devesa. This is the longest, steepest black run in Andorra and it takes you right beneath the chairlift which runs from the base station.

La Comellada is a very challenging run that can be found in Pal. In fact, if the conditions are slightly off, then this run can be extremely difficult, even for the more expert skiers and snowboarders out there.

When it comes to off-piste, if you are a fan of tree skiing, then Pal is the place for you. There are some excellent runs that can be had through the trees in this resort.

There is also a sweet Freestyle Area that is huge. It houses a fantastic half pipe with plenty of jumps and rails, so freestylers will be in their element. The Freestyle Area also has an ace Junior Rails zone and a permanent boardercross and ski cross circuit. The station also has freeride, bumps, carving and slalom areas and a spectacular ISF stadium where you can time yourself, so there really is plenty on offer.

The Highlights

- An awesome Freestyle Area
- Some very challenging black runs
- Best for intermediates
- Peaceful resort
- Great aprés ski
- Cracking bars

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