El Tarter ski & snowboard holidays take you to the Grandvalira area of Andorra. El Tarter is a relaxed, low key resort that benefits from its close proximity to its lively neighbour, Soldeu. There are regular buses between the the resorts. Lying at an altitude of a little over seventeen hundred metres, El Tarter has access to over two hundred kilometres of runs, with a total of one hundred and ten well groomed pistes. There are also many opportunities for off-piste skiing. With almost seventy lifts, access to the slopes is both quick and easy. Beginners have a great variety of gentle slopes where, with the help of instruction, they can gain in confidence and in skills. Intermediates have the greatest choice of slopes with over sixty percent of them being graded as easy or of medium difficulty. These blue and red runs give access to the whole Grandvalira area as they are linked to Pas de la Casa, Canillo and Grau Roig. Although only twenty percent of the slopes are rated difficult, the off-piste skiing can be challenging. Being only a mile from Soldeu, boarders in El Tarter can make use of the snow park which has a half pipe and a variety of rails and jumps. If you are new to the sport, you'll find English speaking instructers who will soon have you mastering the basics and will move you on to more demanding terrain.
Cheap El Tarter ski & snowboard holidays are very popular with families. It is a pleasantly low key resort that has good facilities for children. From the age of two until four, there are creche facilities. There is also a ski kindergarten for children fron three to six, with ski schools catering for those from six to eleven. An added benefit is a ski area dedicated to children from five to twelve. Baby sitting services are also available.
El Tarter ski season opens just before Christmas and closes at the end of March. The snow is usually good but if it should be in short supply, sixty percent of the pistes have snow making facilities. You can find direct flights to Toulouse from many regional airports. Use the Cheekytrip website to discover if there are ski & snowboard holidays local airport. Tranfers from Toulouse take a little over three hours. El Tarter also has a summer following and sees many visitors who wish to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the challenges of climbing, cycling and walking in strenuous terrain.
El Tarter, in common with other Andorra resorts, provides excellent value as prices are considerably lower than those found in Alpine resorts. If you are skiing on a budget, El Tarter is a great choice. Standards of accommodation are high and service is very good. Restaurants, both in the village, on the mountain and in neighbouring Soldeu, provide for all tastes and pockets. Although nightlife in El Tarter is generally relaxed, if you want to party, take the bus to Soldeu where you'll find plenty of lively bars, discos and clubs.
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