Arinsal & Pal

Arinsal is the perfect choice for families and couples especially beginners and once you find your feet you can head over on the cable car to Pal to test some of the scenic tree lined runs Pal has to offer.

Arinsal & Pal are two ski areas which are now connected together after heavy investment in the lift system giving a total of 93 kms of pistes including the resort of Arcalis.  The resort of Arinsal is the more famous and popular place to stay due to it’s level of accommodation, restaurants and bars.  It is a superb resort for beginners and low intermediates featuring gentle slopes and a fantastic ski school.  The Arinsal/Pal lift pass also allows you to ski in Arcalis giving you an extra 30km of pistes to enjoy.  If  you book a lift pass for 4 days or more, you can also ski in Grandvalira should you wish.   The ski pass is the Nord Pass.

At a glance

Nord Pass ski area covers 63 km of ski area + Arcalis 30km
Resort Altitude 1550m
Skiing from 1550m to 2560m
Pistes –  7 green slopes/16 blue slopes/17 red slopes/4 black slopes
Lifts 31 in total +15 Arcalis
Snow Cannon coverage: 45%
Reliable snowfall
Relaxed atmosphere and good nightlife
High quality & budget ski accommodation available
Slopes perfect for beginners & intermediates
Flights from most major UK & Irish airports
Regular transfers available from Barcelona & Toulouse

Accommodation in Arinsal – click for photos

Arinsal has a great range of accommodation ranging from 2 star hotels to 4 & 5 star luxury.  Why not try the Ushuaia hotel which has been completely refurbished to a high 4 star standard during the summer of 2018 and a new wellness area added during summer 2020, or maybe the superb Princesa Parc Hotel.   Arinsal also has a good range of apartments which would suit both families and groups of friends. For a full list of available accommodation, enter the dates in the search box on our home page.  Remember you will get more availability if you stay Sunday to Sunday (7 nights) as well as discounted ski packs.


Learning to ski in Arinsal

Arinsal is one of the most famous places in Europe to learn to ski in as it has a superb English speaking ski school.  You will also find child care facilities on the slopes too making for a relaxing family holiday knowing that little ones are being well cared for.

The ski school will quickly teach you the basics so that by the end of the week you can try some of the other pistes Arinsal has to offer or maybe take a trip on the cable car over to Pal.  If you have been on the slopes before, Arinsal Ski School also offer some great intermediate and Improver courses.

To see the prices and options for ski & snowboard lessons click here – Arinsal & Pal Ski School


Arinsal Bars and Restaurants

Arinsal has a great reputation for its wide variety of bars and restaurants and you will be spoiled for choice here when it comes to food.  From local catalan specialities to Tex Mex, Asian, Argentinian Steak Houses and whole hearty pub grub,  it really has it all.  On the slopes too, you have a choice of a number of mountain restaurants so whether you are looking for a coffee stop, some lunch or some apres ski drinks you have it all.   The nightlife is pretty great too and all at a reasonable price when it comes to drinks;  Apres starts late afternoon until late in the evening.  Arinsal get’s quite lively late on and is especially popular with young first time skiers from the UK & Ireland

For more information on the bars and restaurants in Arinsal click here  Arinsal bars and restaurants



Arinsal Snow Forecast