Resort Profile
Arinsal is a well spread out resort. Skiing and boarding is quite limited with just over 28kms runs and 18 lifts. There are only 4 short black runs including a limited choice of reasonably challenging off piste up off the Pic Alt de La Capa. The main village is small and traditionally Catalan, but it has grown over recent years, but most of the accomodation is not that close to the original chair lift station, but a new six person gondola built in 1998-99 takes you to mid station level from the village in about 4 minutes. Snowmaking on the lower runs keeps it relatively snowsure.

Resort Statistics

 

Resort Height Resort Height 1550m
Top Station Altitude Top Station 2592m
Bottom Station Altitude Bottom Station 1500m
Vertical Descent Vertical Descent 1092m
Drag Lifts Drag Lifts 9
Chair Lifts Chair lifts 4
High Capacity Lifts High Capacity 1
Resort Opens Opens Mid Dec-Mid April
Expert Rating Expert Rating 3
Intermediate Rating Intermediate Rating 7
Beginner Rating Beginner Rating 8
Apres-Ski Rating Apres-Ski Rating 3
Snow Reliability Snow Reliability 7

Mountain Info

Limited choice comprising an assortment of red, green or blue runs, fanning out up a big relatively flat valley between to ridges. Nursery slopes are quite high on the mountain so are pretty snowsure and stay in good shape. Recently they have started expanding the Prat de La Cama area with a series of new green runs. There is now a half pipe and funpark. Runs and lifts do get crowded peak season, particularly during Spanish holidays and peak weekends. Mountain cafes are cheap enough; burgers, pizzes, chips the staple fayre. Ski school is reported to be excellent, particularly for children.


Accommodation & Apres Ski

There are a good choice of small hotels and plenty of choice of reasonably priced family accomodation. Apres ski is lively.