Best Canillo Snowboarding

The 2nd most popular snowboarding destination in Andorra.

  Grandvalira, Andorra


  January 21, 2020

North of Barcelona and Les Escaldes, the Canillo ski area has six pistes served by six lifts with a maximum descent of 560m. From the village of Canillo, there is a lift up to the pistes since there are no runs back to town. The pistes are best suited to strong intermediate snowboarders. There are freeride zones located on both sides of the Portella lift. The best Canillo snowoboarding can always be found during the months of January and February.

The Canillo ski area is part of the Grandvalira ski region where one lift pass provides access to the Soldeu ski area, the Pas de la Casa ski area, the Grau Roig ski area, the El Tarter ski area, the Canillo ski area and the Encamp ski area. Overall, the Grandvalira ski arena provides access to over 60 pistes totaling 210km that are served by 32 lifts with a maximum descent of 800m. All the ski areas are popular with beginners and families. The most challenge you will find here is to try starting at one end of the resort complex and interconnect lifts in the ski area to get from end to end and back in one day. The best apres ski can be found in Pas de la Casa, while the best nightlife can be found in Soldeu such as at Fat Alberts, the Pussycat Disco or the Aspen. The village of Canillo is situated along a busy road and its known to be particularly charming.

Overall, Canillo is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 9 snowboarding resorts in Andorra. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Canillo including Soldeu, Grau Roig, Encamp, Pas de la Casa and El Tarter.

Local Contacts:  Grandvalira Reservation Centre +376 891 800; Tourism Office 801060

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

PDF Map:  click here

GPS:  42.566309, 1.599648

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  1/21/2020

ID:  22201

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