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Best View in Grandvalira?

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Hi

So I'm going to Soldeu in January and learning to ski (I'm originally a boarder, but have been convinced to try skis).

I went to Pas a few years ago and can seem to remember that the Rosingol Run was pretty scenic and also quite quiet, but I couldn't remember if there were any other areas in particular where you get a great view out over the area. I'm planning something special and want to have a great view to do it. If it's an area that is only accessible by harder runs that's not an issue as I'll just jump on a board and crack on Smile

Thanks in advance for any tips.

P.S. I'm new to Snowheads so be kind!

Cheers
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It's not in resort but behind the town (walk up the road by the Hotel Soldeu Maistre) you can walk up into the hills and get to some quiet, scenic spots quite quickly. Easy to recce beforehand

Can't think of anywhere on the mountains but I don't know it well enough and I'm sure someone else with more knowledge will be along. Welcome to snowheads!
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There's a few lovely cat tracks around Grau Roig

That was my favourite part of Grandvalira
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Good luck with the something special you're planning.
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Cortals restaurant is nice.

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Inside the ski area, I think the nicest view is from the Pessons restaurant that overlooks the frozen lake, half way down the Camí de Pessons red piste in the Grau Roig sector. Probably followed by the top of the Montmalús part of Grau Roig (there's a red and black piste down from there, but a slightly awkward drag lift up, albeit a nice Grandvalira drag lift that has lots of elasticity in the perch, thus avoiding the jerk that comes with the old style drag lift that many other ski resorts have). Of course, the panoramic restaurant that sits between the Grau Roig and Soldeu sectors (above the "Pla de les Pedres" area) is also nice. Out of resort, and about a half-hour to an hour's walk away, you can get deep inside the Incles valley, which you enter from the sharp bend in the road that's about half way between Soldeu and El Tarter villages.


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^^ cross-post, Happy but yup, that's the panoramic one!
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I'd second the above posts - Cortals or Pessons.

Pessons restaurant is also a champagne bar I think so you could pop a cork as part of your something special).

The one warning I'd give about the Cortals restaurant - it's a genuinely gorgeous view, but usually really busy there so there'd be a bit of an audience...
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The view as you look over your shoulder on the way out .......
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I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, we are heading out there out to meet my stepD for Christmas week as she has been given Soldeu as her resort for this winter.
@BCjohnny, I've never skied in Andorra before, what is it about the area that makes you so aloof?
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Kingofthec wrote:

The one warning I'd give about the Cortals restaurant - it's a genuinely gorgeous view, but usually really busy there so there'd be a bit of an audience...


Just get there at non-lunchtime. I think we turned up for lunch - during a holiday week - at 11.40am, and it was nearly empty. An hour later is a whole different story.
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dode wrote:
...... what is it about the area that makes you so aloof?


Sorry baby ain't being aloof, don't know how to be, the whole deal is just really a bit gash in fairness, when all's said and done .......

There are so many better places to go, find yourself a nice understated area in the Alps ......... and the 'cheapness', all things considered, is most definitely overstated ......... AAJMO
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@BCjohnny, the op states he is planning something special, and is looking for a scenic spot. You chip in with "the view over your shoulder on the way out". Why bother, really.

There may be many better places to go that are nicer and more understated. But my stepD won't be there. We will be celebrating her promotion to resort manager with a family Xmas. It would be the same if she was in Zermatt or Bansko.

Ps. Why mention 'cheapness'
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Hell everyone,

Thank you for your suggestions so far, really appreciate it!! Keep them coming, I'm not going until January so plenty of time to finalise any locations.
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we are heading out there out to meet my stepD for Christmas week

@dode let me know if you see any other areas when you head out over Christmas Very Happy Very Happy
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@Aggerdoo, Will do.
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dode wrote:
@BCjohnny, the op states he is planning something special, and is looking for a scenic spot. You chip in with "the view over your shoulder on the way out". Why bother, really.


You know what, arr kid, I really love my views .........

Sitting atop Blackomb mountain watching the arc of the coastal range peel away ....... that's a view.

There is nothing, repeat nothing like it, around Grandvalira. Lunar comes pretty close ........
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'Baby' 'arr kid' learn to love your spelling.
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Yeah well ......

I can spake proppa ....... or I can use colloquialisms ......

But I don't tend to pick up others who choose either ....... wink

Regardless ..... the view's mostly crap.
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@Aggerdoo, hope she says yes!

Welcome to Snowheads, we’re not all dickheads on here, honestly...🙄
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@Aggerdoo, the girl arrived in resort yesterday. After a day of blizzard, she spent 45mins digging her car out of a foot of snow, at resort level, should be more up top Very Happy
3 weeks and counting.
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@dode, seriously? I’ve been watching various GV webcams over the last week, resort is open with snow but I didn’t think that much (I look at depth on roofs to guess if there was a recent dump).

Anyway, hope she enjoys it!
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@Orange200, here is her car...

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24174173_10156213584349131_3448898198927917663_n.jpg?oh=c49b45ead9a075d9f0f0e06f3ce2e6d2&oe=5A9BA052

Very Happy
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Where? Very Happy Very Happy
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Soldeu
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No I meant where in the picture. All I can see is a snowdrift Very Happy
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@Orange200, Laughing Laughing
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