La Massana is connected to the Vallnord ski area via the main resort gondola, taking 10 minutes to get into the Pal ski area . If you head over to the Arinsal base of the mountain you'll find gentle nursery slopes, set high enough up the mountain to enjoy excellent snow conditions throughout the season.
The Vallnord ski area has quality intermediate terrain on offer. The La Massana gondola takes you directly to the Pal ski area where you'll find a selection of long, wide reds for perfecting those carving turns. Take advantage of the many tree-lined runs - often with amazing snow conditions - to add a little more difficulty. Intermediate and advanced skiers can also take advantage of Arcalis resort, a 40-minute free shuttle bus away. (The bus operates twice a day.) This ski area is free on the Vallnord lift pass and offers some great intermediate piste and off piste for a ski away-day.
La Massana doesn't have too much to offer to experts - there are only 5 diifficult runs in resort. However, you can head over to Arinsal for lots more advanced slopes. The Pic Negre and Pic al de la Capa have some interesting and exciting steep runs, some with mogul fields. If you conquer all of these, the Arcalis resort, a 40-minute free shuttle bus ride away, is great for off-piste.
If you want to explore the snow outside the marked piste, then the Arcalis sector is your best bet - but just so you know, it's only accessible via shuttle bus. Once here, you can ski through the trees and down the side of the mountain in Arcalis Ordino. For intermediate off-pisters, Abarsetar Coma and Abarsetar d'Acalis have gentle, powdery off-piste with tree-lined skiing, while areas like Serra Balma offer adrenaline junkies cliff-jumping opportunies and steeper routes.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
|6 Days ||Adult ||Child (6-15) ||Mini (2-5) |
|Local lift pass & lunch vouchers ||£268 ||£63 ||- |
Reduced rate for seniors aged 65+ (lift passes are free of charge for 70+).Lift pass coverage:
Pal-Arinsal area.Deposit required for lift pass:
NoPhoto required for lift pass:
|6 days ||Adult ||Child (4-15) |
|Standard skis ||£74 ||£63 |
|Intermediate skis ||£97 ||- |
|Ski boots ||£45 ||£38 |
|Standard skis & boots ||£88 ||£74 (inc. helmet) |
|Intermediate skis & boots ||£107 ||- |
|Snowboard ||£97 ||£86 |
|Superior snowboard ||£126 ||- |
|Snowboard boots ||£45 ||£38 |
|Snowboard & boots ||£107 ||£96 (incl. helmet) |
|Superior snowboard & boots ||£142 ||- |
|Helmet ||£22 ||- |
| ||Adult |
|Area lift pass & ski carriage ||£217 |
|Area lift pass & intermediate skis ||£247 |
|Area lift pass & superior snowboard ||£294 |
|Area lift pass & standard skis ||£243 |
|Area lift pass & snowboard ||£264 |
| ||Days ||Adult ||Child (5-15*) |
|Ski tuition (5 x 3 hours) ||5 ||£150 ||£136 |
|Board tuition (5 x 3 hours) ||5 ||£150 ||£136 |
*Children must be 10-15 years for board tuitionUsual hours of instruction
Mon: 10am-12noon and 3-4pm
Tue-Fri: 9am-12noon and 3-4pm
| ||Adult ||Child (6-15)* |
|First time ski ||£353 ||£183 |
|First time board ||£368 ||£200 |
*Snowboard tuition is available for children ages 10 years and above.
For complete beginners only and includes 6 day lift pass, 6 days equipment hire, 5 days tuition (4 hours per day) and child helmet.
| ||Adult ||Child (6-15)* |
|Improver ski ||£374 ||£187 |
|Improver board ||£403 ||£205 |
*Children must be 10-15 years for board tuition
Includes a 6-day lift pass, 6 days' equipment hire, 5 days' tuition (3 hours per day) and child helmet.
Ski helmets are compulsory for children under 12 years.