Andorra

BASI is delighted to be heading back to this beautiful part of Europe. There has been heavy investment in both tourism infrastructure and snowsports facilities in Andorra. With direct flights to both Toulouse and Barcelona and a range of affordable accommodation options in both Soldeu and Arinsal, we hope that Members will enjoy returning to the Principality.

Email the Andorran Snowsports Association using this email: aame@andorra.ad

The Skiing in Andorra is the best in the Pyrenees. Toulouse in the south of France lies 140kms to the north while Barcelona, on Spain's east coast, is 180kms to the east. This tiny mountain state boasts over 60 peaks of 2500m or more and has 5 main snowsport areas, of which Pas de la Casa, on its eastern border with France, is the largest; the neighbouring resort of Soldeu-El Tarter is where our course will be based.

For foreign travel advice for Andorra click here

Arinsal

The Vallnord area consists of 2 resorts in the tax free principality of Andorra. These are Pal, and Arinsal. Arcalis is another resort in this side of the valley but since 2019 is on a separate pass from Vallnord. However please note that no training for the instructor courses will take place in Arcalis, you will be training in Arinsal and Pal.  The main village where everyone will be based is Arinsal.  The low tax and duty free status of Andorra has always made it an affordable destination where you can still have a pint after a day on the hill without breaking the bank. Arinsal is no exception and is the most cost effective resort in Andorra.

COVID UPDATE: Please note that when walking around on the streets in Andorra, masks are compulsory and not just in shops, bars or restaurants.  


Welcome Meeting

The Welcome Meeting will be held online, the evening before your course is due to start.

Your Trainer will contact you directly to arrange a time.

NB: The welcome meeting is an integral part of your course which we strongly recommend you attend. It is a chance to get to know your Trainer and fellow students as well as gain valuable knowledge about the weekly programme including timings, weather and piste information. The meeting will explain the course material and you may be asked to prepare something for the next day (possibly a short teaching session or further reading depending on the course). It is also a chance for you to speak to the Trainer about any issues, worries or questions you may have. 

Off Snow Lectures

The Evening lectures will be held online.  Your trainer will give you further information with regards this on the 1st day of your course.

If you cannot make the welcome meeting then you should meet your BASI Trainer at 08.45 am on the morning of the first day at the BOTTOM of the main gondola in town.

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Soldeu

Between France and Spain, the pocket-sized principality of Andorra comprises over 60 mountain peaks. Andorra covers an area of just under 500 sq.kms and has a population of around 70,000. The resort of Soldeu-El Tarter (in the Grandvalira area) is where BASI courses are based. Soldeu has great skiing, good lifts, tree skiing, chutes, 193 km (120 miles) of pistes and the best snow park in the Pyrenees. Visit the Grandvalira web site for more info'.

Welcome Meetings & Evening Lectures

Your Welcome Meeting information will be confirmed in your pre-course information, if/when your Soldeu course is confirmed. We strongly recommend that you attend.

Your Trainer will advise you of your lecture time/venue at the Welcome Meeting.

NB: The BASI Office telephone number is 01479 861717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. In case of emergencies outwith these times, please call the BASI emergency number on 01479 780011.

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