Vallnord

Vallnord
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Federacio Andorrana d'Esqui Av. Dr. Mitjavila 17 Edf El Pasturé bloc 2-1er AD500 Andorra la Vella

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  • Vallnord is the first ever Andorran ski resort to host a FIS Snowboard World Cup (snowboard cross race on January 12, 2014).

     

    And for good many good reasons; not only because the organizers have some experience in hosting a mountain bike World Cup stop in the summer time.

    It's more that the resort basically has everything you could ask for.

    There are tons of possibilities to enjoy your time on the snow due to various types of slopes separated into different sectors.

     

    VENUE DESCRIPTION

    Vallnord Aracalís is the most alpine sector offering some wild nature and exclusive freeride areas for the most experienced riders.

    This Mecca of backcountry fun covers a total of 300 hectares of virgin land with the Creussans chairlift providing a direct access to this area and the DVA-Park where you can practise the use of avalanche victim detectors.

    Vallnord Arinsal is the comfort zone as you have the chance to easily return to your hotel without strapping out. Once in the village, there is everything from pubs, restaurants as well as a fast gondola and chair lift which bring you right back on the hill.

    The peak of the Alt de la Capa offers pure snowboarding. Arinsal also includes the resort biggest Snowpark with a huge variety of features making Vallnord the leading freestyle resort in Andorra.

    Vallnord Pal defines the family sector with some gentle mountain slopes and wooded areas offering some nice runs for beginners as well as a baby club.

     

    TECHNICAL DATA

     

    ARCALÍS

    ARINSAL ET PAL

    Location

    14 km from Ordino, 22 km from Andorra la Vella

    5 km from Andorra la Vella, 3 km from Escaldes-Engordany

    Elevation

    From 1,940 m to 2,625 m

    From 1,550 m to 2,560 m

    Incline

    685 m

    1,010 m

    Facilities

    15 mechanical ski lifts:
    1 six-seat detachable chairlift
    1 four-seat detachable chairlift
    2 four-seat fixed chairlifts
    5 platter lifts
    1 carpet lift
    4 rope lifts
    1 rotondo for children
    89 artificial snow cannons

    31 mechanical ski lifts:
    1 cable car
    1 sixteen seat gondola lift 2S
    1 gondola lift 6 plazas
    3 six-seat detachable chairlifts
    2 four-seat detachable chairlifts
    5 four-seat fixed chairlifts
    2 two-seat fixed chairlifts
    9 platter lifts
    2 rope lifts
    5 carpet lifts
    296 artificial snow cannons

    Capacity

    16.510 skiers/hour

    39.180 skiers/hour

    Trails

    30 km - 442 Ha
    5 International Ski Federation trails
    7 green trails
    6 blue trails
    10 red trails
    2 black trails
    1Snowpark
    1 Boarder cross
    1 Woodpark
    2 Freeride Area

    63 km - 707 Ha
    5 International Ski Federation trails
    7 green trails
    15 blue trails
    16 red trails
    4 black trails
    1 Snowpark
    2 Freeride Area
    1 Slalom Area

    Skiable Area

    15 km

    25 km

     

    VENUE MAP

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  • Nate Hollands shoulder before and after the surgery

    Injury list is getting bigger

    The Olympic winter has always been a crucial one. However, the 2014 season seems to be a very painful for a lot of riders, too.

    12:09
  • Ladies' podium at 2nd SBX World Cup Vallnord-Arcalís with 2nd Dominique Maltais (CAN), 1st Eva Samkova (CZE) and 3rd Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)

    Samkova and Visintin triumph in Vallnord-Arcalís

    Eva Samkova (CZE) and Omar Visintin (ITA) won the second race of the double snowboard cross event at Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra, today.

    18:59
  • Podium Men of the first SBX at Vallnord-Arcalís with 3rd Omar Visintin (ITA), 1st Trevor Jacob (USA) and 2nd Stian Sivertzen (NOR)

    Maltais and Jacob clinch snowboard cross at Vallnord-Arcalís

    Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Trevor Jacob (USA) have triumphed in the first of two snowboard cross races at the debut of Vallnord-Arcalís as FIS Snowboard World Cup host.

    17:16
  • Shaun Palmer is focused on finally making the Olympic team after missing his spot closely in 2010

    Maltais and Sivertzen fastest in qualifiers

    What was ushering in yesterday during the training finally came true today. A true snowboard legend is back on the World Cup circuit and ready to give it a shot in the fight for an Olympic team spot.

    19:00
  • Reigning Olympic Champion Seth Wescott (USA) is finally back to racing mode

    Rider update for Vallnord-Arcalís

    There have been a few crashes in the past events of the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup tour and with the 2014 Olympic Winter Games around the corner, it is time for a brief update on the injured athletes and other names who are coming back to business this weekend in Andorra – or not.

    12:58
  • Course drawing Vallnord-Arcalís

    Welcome to the country of Andorra

    An ideal setting for snowboard cross has been found. Vallnord-Arcalís is a hidden gem of free ride, tucked into the Pyrenees mountains of Andorra.

    14:55

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