Have you heard of Andorra? It’s a tiny nation nestled in the Pyrenees mountain range between France and Spain, where glamorous Europeans go for tax-free shopping and Europe’s most shreddable slopes. Thanks to its altitude and numerous snow cannons, the resorts of Andorra guarantee powdery slopes even when runs elsewhere in Europe have turned to icy slush. But the best thing about Andorra? it's only a hop, skip and jump from Barca and you can join the snow bunnies even if you’re on a budget.
If sitting around in a drizzly concrete jungle has left you with the winter sads, join Stoke in Andorra for skiing, snowboarding, shots, apres-skis and scenic hot tub soaks. Whether you’re a powder hound who likes to play off-piste, or as green as the beginner runs you falling-leaf all the way down, there’s kilometers of runs to suit every level.
Only three hours from Barcelona, Andorra is the perfect location for a winter weekend getaway. In 2017 Stoke will be running their Andorra Snow Weekender every weekend between January 13 and March 26, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities for you to get your adrenaline fix. The €250 price-tag is all-inclusive - it covers return transport from Barcelona, accommodation in a 3-star hotel, breakfasts, one dinner and all equipment hire and lift passes. You’ll hit-up Pal-Arinsal and Ordino-Arcalis, meaning over the course of the weekend you’ll have access to almost 100km of runs, a slalom course, a snow park, two freestyle areas and a half-pipe. Don’t sit on your arse staring wistfully at ‘Grams of the Swiss Alps all winter, brighten the colder months with a snow weekend that won’t break the budget!
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