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Andorra

Set in the Pyrenees, Andorra is nestled between France and Spain. While the Principality of Andorra may be small, it contains 280 miles of pistes. Ski holidays in Andorra offer a particularly good quality of snow as the majority of slopes are located above 1900 metres and are complemented by numerous snow canons. After a day on the slopes, many resorts offer a lively après ski scene. Also, don't forget to make use of Andorra's duty-free shopping facilities.

Ski holidays in Andorra are often based in the resorts of Arinsal, Pal, Encamp, Pas de las Casa and Soldeu El Tarter. Set at 1500 metres, Arinsal has recently benefited from links to neighbouring Pal, and as a result now boasts access to 40 miles of pistes, mainly comprised of red and blue runs. Arinsal is also known for its abundance of après ski action, with its numerous bars clustered round the bottom of the slopes. Neighbouring Pal, 780 metres, is particularly popular with families and beginners, but there is also excellent off-piste for the more advanced.

Another favourite with families is the resort of Encamp, with its low-key, relaxed atmosphere. At 2050 metres, Pas de las Casa is one of the highest ski resorts in Europe and is particularly popular with intermediate and advanced skiers. It also features a half pipe and snow park for snow boarders. Pas de las Casa is renowned for its lively après ski scene, with its 12 bars and three nightclubs. The resort of Soldeu El Tarter is popular with beginners and boasts an excellent ski school.