Ski Lifts in Soldeu

All the ski lifts in Grandvalira have both a code and a name. There are 64 ski lifts – a Funitel (twin cable car), 3 cable cars, 14 detachable high-speed chair lifts, 16 fixed grip chair lifts, 16 ski lifts, 9 overhead cable lifts and 5 magic carpets with a combined transport capacity of the 99,600 skiers per hour.

Ski Lifts in Soldeu

Each ski lift has a numeric code as well as a name which is marked on the piste map in capitals. The ski pistes themselves just have names, not numbers, some of which sound curious to Anglophones (“Clot”, “Muflo”, “llop”, “Cucut”, “Fagina” and “Tubs”) but you quickly get used to them. The TSD6 Soldeu is a new 6-seater detachable chairlift that starts on the far side of the Valira River (crossed by a new bridge) and allows skiers to arrive at Pla d’Espiolets with their skis on.

The TC8 Soldeu is an 8-person cable car from the village side of the river just behind The Villager pub. From Espiolets, several runs will take you down to either TSF4 Assaladors or TSD 6 Llosada. Both of these lifts will get you on to Tossal de la Llosada from where it’s possible to join the Grandvalira. You can either head south towards El Tarter and Canillo or north towards Grau Roig. All the ski lifts are shown on the piste map in capital letters while the ski runs are in lower case.

From Tossal de la Llosada there is a lift simply known as Cortals which takes you up onto the Solanells ridge. Because it is a button lift, it isn’t prefixed by a number.

The cartel which runs Grandvalira is putting a lot of money into developing the lift system (spurred on by its rivalry with Vallnord in the west of the country) so things are likely only to get better. There’s a lot of money in Andorra and ski tourism is a major priority for the locals.

Lifts open at 9 am and officially close at 5 pm although some (two above Grau, two above Soldeu, one above Canillo and one above Encamp) start closing from 4:15 pm onwards. There will be signs on the lifts in question warning you, but check in advance so as not to be caught out.

Ski Lift Passes in Soldeu

Ski passes in Soldeu as for the rest of Grandvalira, are reasonably priced in high season and are only marginally (10%) cheaper in low season. Beginner ski passes are available for Soldeu only, and prices for these are the same in high and low seasons and for all ages.


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