Soldeu is a high altitude ski resort standing at a whopping 1800m in the middle of the Pyrenees, close to the French boarder. It is a popular ski holiday resort for British tourists and is famous for, its friendly atmosphere and great après ski. It has long been an attractive ski destination for groups and families and can offer exceptional value holidays with a great snow record.
Soldeu and the village of El Tarter were linked in the 1981-82 season, and in the 2003-04 season, it was linked with Pas de la Casa, Canillo and the Grau Roig. The linking of these resorts creates the massive Grandvalira ski area, with 205km of slopes that are perfectly suited for intermediates. The Grau Roig known by the locals, as “Grau” is an amazing uninhabited area between Soldeu and Pas de la Casa, that has some fantastic views and runs down to Lake Pessons. We have some great value Soldeu ski holiday packages to choose from, where it is possible to fly from your local airport.
Soldeu and El Tarter are 2 separate villages, but are often referred to as one due to their close proximity to one another. Soldeu is lively and has a great ambiance and often attracts a younger crowd. The village has a great rustic feel with its traditional inns known by the locals as “bordas” and with many other bars and clubs open late. In contrast El Tarter is much quieter than Soldeu.
We have a huge selection of Soldeu hotels in some fantastic locations, as well as some catered chalets and apartments on offer at some outstanding prices. Please call our sales team on 02037780123, to see if we can find you the perfect ski holiday in Soldeu.
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Soldeu is a high ski resort on the middle of the Pyrenees mountain range. Situated at 1800m it is one of the highest resorts around and is part of the giant Grandvalira ski area, a 205km playground to explore. The Grandvalira ski area links Soldeu to other great resorts such as Pas de la Casa, Canillo and the Grau Roig. The Grau Roig offers some exceptional skiing, breath-taking and tree-lined routes down to Lake Pessons, which is perfectly suited for intermediates.
Both Soldeu and El Tarter have their own English-speaking ski schools and have an excellent reputation, which have won awards for been the best in Europe. There are 2 large beginner specific areas at Els Espiolet in Soldeu and Riba Escorada in El Tarter. Combined both have over 160 multi-lingual ski instructors so it is the perfect place to learn. Once the basics have been mastered beginners will soon progress on to the gentle slopes of the Solana del Forn, which is just above the resort.
In the 2003 – 04 winter season, the Grandvalira ski area was created giving 127 miles of diverse terrain that is ideal for intermediates. There are 38 blue and 32 red runs to improve your technique on.
There are a total of 22 black runs that are suitable to test any ability in the ski area. The legendary off piste arena of the Pic d’Encampadana is accessed by a free snocat that dives you to untouched powder fields perfect for off piste junkies, this feature is unique to the world.
Soldeu is a natural choice for snowboarders, besides its fantastic après ski the Grandvalira has some great free riding routes, with natural kickers and some great tracks through the trees. There is a good snow park with well-groomed kickers and rails and lets not forget the half pipe called “Coma 111”. For “Park Rats” who like to spend all day in the park, you can buy a park only lift pass for 35 Euros.
Après ski in Soldeu is lively and kicks off as soon as the slopes are closed and runs until the early hours. There is a free bus service that runs until 1am around the resort that is a perfect way to get home after taking advantage of the cheap duty free drinks.
Popular bars include Aspen Bar that has a “proper pub feel” which plays live music and shows major sporting events. Fat Albert’s is a converted 300-year-old barn and is the most popular après bar and is open till 4 am. The Pussy Cat cocktail bar and nightclub is a 500-year-old converted barn that is open till 5am and has a good happy hour from 3pm – 7pm every day.