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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 13-03-20 14:29
Replies: 168
Andorra has closed all ski resorts ;( I’ve just heard, gutted as my son works in Soldeu. It’s the right decision, but tough for season workers.
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Fri 13-03-20 14:25
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All Andorran resorts close from 14/03/20
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Tue 3-03-20 10:50
Replies: 10
My son went when he was 17, with 3 friends who were 16. He had been going to the resort several times a season since he was 12, and knew people in resort if he had a problem. He flew into Barcelona airport, which he had also flown too many times, and knew where to catch the bus from, I rented an apartment which we had used many times before. He was considered the sensible one, the biggest problems he had, was 2 of the others thinking they should be waited on, and shouldn’t have to keep the apartment clean. I think I would have been more concerned if he hadn’t known the resort.
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Sat 30-11-19 14:03
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No, they stayed together and the Grandvalira pass now also covers Arcalis
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Thu 21-11-19 18:11
Replies: 14
Try https://andorratravelservice.com/ they can arrange shuttle and private transfers, and I have always found them very helpful. The shuttle is very reliable, but be aware it doesn’t stop until it reaches Andorra la Vella, about 3 1/2 hours.
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Sun 20-10-19 18:55
Replies: 20
I went from cloud 9’s to saloman s/max w10’s last season, found them far more responsive and stiffer than the cloud 9’s, I’m a similar weight, and enjoy fast short turns. I tried the the superjoys but not for me. Although I now have a torn ACL, so no skiing this season ☹️
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Sun 31-03-19 13:39
Replies: 23
22 Dropout Thanks for the info, I thought that may be the case regarding the fracture healing prior to surgery, I was very relieved my meniscus was ok. As for flying I was fine, being 5ft tall occasionally has its advantages!
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Sat 30-03-19 11:57
Replies: 23
I’ve finally got the results of my MRI, which were a little unexpected, I have a grade 3 tear to my ACL, a grade 1 to the MCL, my meniscus are fine, but I also have a fractured tibial condyle. I’m not sure if this is a better outcome or not, fortunately the fracture is not displaced. Has anyone had this type of fracture, is it likely to cause problems in the future? At least I now have a plan after 4 weeks in limbo, intensive physio, I’m booked in with a colleague who is very experienced in trauma, and then surgery on the ACL.
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Wed 6-03-19 16:09
Replies: 23
Thanks for all the advice, I decided to return home for surgery, I have seen the consultant today (who came highly recommended by a specialist physio colleague) , and he believes I have torn my ACL, torn my meniscus and partially torn my MCL, the damage is rather more than I hoped. I now need an MRI, and then surgery. It’s still quite swollen, and now I can understand why it was recommended to wait for surgery, and I know I can access excellent physio input here. Thanks again, now it’s just a waiting game.
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Tue 26-02-19 20:05
Replies: 23
I’m going to ask lots of questions when I’m back at the hospital tomorrow, got to weigh up the options. The advice about physio is a good one, and as an occupational therapist I know I can get a referral to physio fast tracked where I work. Hopefully can make a more informed decision tomorrow. Thanks again
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Tue 26-02-19 14:03
Replies: 23
Its more the risk of thrombosis I’m concerned about, I’m already using the anti coagulants jabs. I’m happy to be here for a short time, but don’t really want to be here for weeks. Although there are 3 seasonaires I know in resort, that have had ACL surgery here in the last few weeks, and are doing OK. I’m going to the hospital again tomorrow, so should know more. Thanks for the advice.
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Tue 26-02-19 13:06
Replies: 23
Hi I have a ruptured my ACL, and damaged my LCL (not sure how badly the LCL is effected), I have the option to have surgery in Andorra, covered by the insurance with my season pass, which I know would be quicker than the UK. If I have the surgery here, does anyone know how long after surgery, it would be before I can fly. My travel insurance from home have already said they will arrange flights etc, whenever I need them. I don’t need to worry about accommodation etc, as we have just bought an apartment here, and my son also works here, but am concerned how long I will have to stay here if I go ahead with the surgery here. Any advice would be welcome.
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Fri 23-11-18 10:39
Replies: 18
Smith I/OS work for me, I’ve got a small face, they are a bit of a faff to change lenses, but do fit well.
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Sun 28-10-18 13:41
Replies: 10
We go to Soldeu quite often, which is part of the same ski area as Pas. We always use Andorra Travel Service to book transfers, passes etc, Kathy there is always really helpful. The drive from Barcelona is fine, it take about 3 hours, but I'm always wary of booking Toulouse as when it snows heavily it can make the journey difficult, it took me 6 hours last season rather than the usual 2 1/2 hours.
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 10-02-18 13:26
Replies: 13
Hi It was closed the day before I travelled a few weeks ago, but it opened on the day I travelled, the bus was late, and it took longer, but got there OK. If you contact Andbus, they are usually very helpful, sometimes they change the route. Contact telephone +376 803 789 | +34 973 984 016 Email info@andbus.net
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Mon 11-12-17 17:46
Replies: 6
Try Andorra Travel Service, I usually book our tansfers through them, they use Andorra by bus, they have plenty of room for ski's etc. Car hire prices tend to vary from Barcelona, and some companies won't let you take a hire car into Andorra.
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Sun 8-01-17 8:52
Replies: 6
I've never had a problem claiming for accidents in Andorra, both times we have had to pay the bill, and claim it back from the insurance company on our return home.
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Sat 7-01-17 19:11
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I'm a skier, and have been injured twice by out of control snowboarders, but also I see considerably more out of control skiers, and got took out by one yesteday, my son can ski and board, and always considers others. I think it's very sad that a thread about a fatality, ends up as a blame game based on limited knowledge.
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Fri 9-12-16 9:52
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I'm aware it's unlikely, but just wanted an idea of the route to take if he does need to drive into Spain.
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Wed 7-12-16 15:49
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He's not concerned about being the only driver, he's travelling over 3 days, and has driven to the Alps many times, just if the French border into Andorra is closed, which it does occasionally. Just wondered if anyone knew of an alternative route, in case of a problem.
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Wed 7-12-16 12:16
Replies: 8
Hi Just a couple of questions, any advice woud be very much appreciated. We wil be staying in soldeu for 7-8 weeks, I am flying out, but OH will be driving to Soldeu from the UK on the 28th December, he will go via the French border in to Andorra, but from previous experience we know the French border can close due to the avalanche risk etc. Does anyone know an alternative route if this happens, we've only driven from the UK to Andorra in summer, or by hire car from Barcelona Airport in winter, from Barcelona we've always used the spanish border. Also can anyone recommend a company for European breakdown cover, which includes Andorra, and is vald for ths length of time. Many thanks
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Thu 13-10-16 10:07
Replies: 5
I've skied in Andorra for the last 10 years, for 3 weeks each seaon, I have had knee deep powder everyday at Christmas & New Year, and easter! Also skied early December, along some Russian people in bikini's & speedos, as it was so warm. Conditions vary every season, as they do most places, but I have always managed to ski. We spent a week in Andorra, January 2013/14 season, had a great week, flew from there to France, and it was more suitable for golf than skiing, for the 1st few days. I learned to ski in 2006/7 and have never had conditions like that since.
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Thu 6-10-16 16:48
Replies: 13
We usually stay in Soldeu, but last season we stayed in El Tarter, the buses run until 9pm, but after 7pm they are unreliable, taxi's can be ordered but have to come from Andorra La Vella, and cost around 20 euro one way.
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Fri 23-09-16 12:56
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Hi We are planning to spend approximately 10-12 weeks in Andorra this coming season, we are currently awaiting information from a couple of letting agents, but don't know what is usually included in the rent, is electricity etc extra. We are trying to plan how much money to budget. Does anyone have any experience of season let's in Andorra, is there anything else we need to budget for? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks
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Thu 28-07-16 22:10
Replies: 15
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Fri 18-03-16 11:13
Replies: 11
@Tubaski, very tempted to go on the EoSB, but we've already had 3 weeks of skiing this season.
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Fri 18-03-16 9:25
Replies: 11
Hi, hopefully this is in the right place, my husband and I are hoping to attend a bash next season, as none of our friends ski, and our approaches to skiing are very different, I like to be in control & ski at a speed I am comfortable with, happy on reds, not keen on blacks, whist my husband likes to ski faster, and will ski anything. Does the there tend to be a mix of different levels of skiers, who are happy not to ski with their partners, ans ski in groups. Thanks
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Mon 15-02-16 16:16
Replies: 54
My son flew with Easyjet last summer, Gatwick to Geneva, and took a full face helmet, just carried it, and didn't put it in his hand luggage, and didn't have any problems. He in to downhill mountain biking!
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 30-01-16 14:22
Replies: 90
Definitely lessons. I have been to Arinsal a few time, excellent Instruction, most of the instructors are British, they have an advanced beginners group, for people who have only skied on dry slopes or indoor slopes. The lessons are 9 till 12.
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Sun 17-01-16 9:30
Replies: 9
Good idea, but I need it for phoning home more than anything, as my husbands not going with us as he has to work.
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Sat 16-01-16 16:21
Replies: 9
Hi Does anyone know if you an buy pre-paid sim cards in Soldeu, following our December trip, I returned home to a rather hefty phone bill. Thanks
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Mon 21-12-15 12:21
Replies: 35
Got back last night from 5 nights in Pas, spring like conditions, but all links open, and skied from Pas to Soldeu and back, lower slopes suffering a little, but still skiable. We always fly to Barcelona, as the French border tends to close more often. We usually stay in Soldeu, Novatel transfers usually takes 3 1/2 hours to there, driving about 3 hours including stopping at a supermarket on the way up. Sixt and Avis let you take their cars into Andorra, as they have Offices there. Will be back to Soldeu in January. :D
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Fri 27-11-15 8:50
Replies: 7
Hi We are hoping to get a sneaky weeks, sking in before Christmas, does anyone have any suggestions on where to go, I have found cheap lights to Geneva, so somewhere near there would be good. We like mainly blue & red slopes, don't mind the type of accommodation , happy to go budget accomodation, as already got a weeks skiing in January & February booked. Woud like to book ASAP before husband changes his mind, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Sat 21-11-15 14:25
Replies: 41
Soldeu in Andorra is great. Lots of easy wide blues, and you can ski to El tarter & Canillo staying on blue runs all the way. 2 blue runs back to resort, Great place for confidence building with an excellent ski school. Lots of different accomodation, and a good value resort compared to many others.
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Sat 21-11-15 14:25
Replies: 41
Soldeu in Andorra is great. Lots of easy wide blues, and you can ski to El tarter & Canillo staying on blue runs all the way. 2 blue runs back to resort, Great place for confidence building with an excellent ski school. Lots of different accomodation, and a good value resort compared to many others.
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Fri 20-11-15 10:09
Replies: 600
Bought the book yesterday, kindle edition. Half way through it already, fanatic read. I enjoyed sharing your thoughts on Mutzig & Opera with my 18 year son. Who discovered both in the past year, But I fear he has many years before he sees the error of his ways :)
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Sun 29-03-15 16:35
Replies: 33
I use factor 50 lip salve on the slopes, and Vaseline the rest of the time, but wearing a snood/neck tube, and keeping my mouth covered is the only thing that stops me getting blisters. Sometimes can be a bit warm, but I have had quite painful blisters in the past whilst skiing, so it's worth it.
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Wed 25-03-15 9:46
Replies: 32
They do a vegetarian sandwich with roast veg, egg & goats cheese, which is quite nice but does get a little monotonous after a few days. For non vegetarians you can also have the hot sandwiches, bacon, burgers etc, and chicken wings. We have used the deal a few times over the past few years, have usually found it best to eat lunch after 2 pm, after the ski cool rush, big queues otherwise.
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Sat 28-02-15 12:40
Replies: 67
I'm not sensitive or aggressive, but yesterday I did swear at the snowboarder who put me in hospital with a suspected broken rib, thankfully not broken, but very painful, and can't ski today. I think it's about knowing your limitations, if you can't ski/ board well, don't go ridiculously fast. Nothing against boarders, quite a few dangerous skiers as well yesterday. I did accept his apology though, always polite!
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