Soldeu Advanced

For those who fancy clocking up 193km in one day there is the new Explore Grandvalira tour itinerary which gives you the option to cover the whole ski area from Pas de la Casa to El Forn which passes through Soldeu.

Conditions permitting there are also good opportunities off-piste skiing from Pic D'Encampadana (black and red runs) but getting to this is an effort. From Tossal de la Lossada take the blue run Llosada to where the pistebasher will tow you across the saddle to the Pic D'Encampadana. The alternative is to take three lifts up from Canillo.

Three graded off-piste ski routes (2 red and 1 black) converge at Riba Escorxada from which there is a snowshoe route down to El Forn then take the TSD4 Portella ski lift back up to Portella and ski down the blue run "daina" to start over again.

The Grau Roig sector is noted for its scenic mountain landscapes and as one of the largest of the six sectors comprising Grandvalira offers extensive off-piste skiing and boarding opportunities.

To find the best snow and the best off-piste opportunities in Grandvalira, which is mostly given over to piste skiing, and to do so safely you'll need to hire a guide and be prepared to do some skinning to get away from the main ski runs.