Andorra has several resorts and each offers a distinct atmosphere, clientele, and price range. Arinsal, for example, is an excellent option for families, while Pas de la Casa is great for large groups and nightlife. But how do these resorts’ lift tickets stack up to other popular mountains around the world? As it turns out, an Andorra ski vacation is one of the cheaper destinations for avid skiers and riders. Below, we have listed one-day adult passes at Andorra resorts for reference.
Pal-Arinsal — €40
Ordino-Arcalis — €38.50
Grandvalira — €50
Chamonix Mont Blanc
Chamonix Mont Blanc, more commonly known as Chamonix, is one of France’s most popular ski destinations. The site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, Chamonix is popular with skiers. For adults, a one-day pass costs €65, roughly €15 more than a Pal-Arinsal day pass, which costs €40. However, when compared to other popular ski destinations, a Chamonix ticket isn’t exorbitantly priced. Still, you’ll get a better deal at an Andorra resort.
Lilehammer is home to several popular ski resorts, including Skeikampen–Gausdal, Hafjell, and Kvitfjell. While more expensive than most Andorra resorts, these mountains don’t include wallet-breaking rates. A day pass at Skeikampen-Gausdal costs around €40, while Hajfell costs €47. Kvitfjell day passes cost €47. Grandvalira is the only Andorra resort that commands a higher price at €50 per day.
While Vail might not have the prestige that comes with a European ski resort, Vail lift tickets are some of the most expensive in the world. A regular season adult ticket costs $215 (around €190), while seniors receive a generous $14 (€12) discount. Youth tickets are $148 (€130) per day. To compare, Andorra’s most expensive lift ticket, Grandvalira, costs €50, an absolute steal when compared to Vail’s prohibitive prices. Sometimes, it pays to ski in Europe. If you have your sights set on Vail, look ahead for deals and discounts.
By many measures, Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America. This Canadian resort has the greatest uphill capacity and is the busiest resort, often drawing more than 2 million visitors per year. This popularity, however, comes at a pretty significant price. A one-day adult ticket costs $148 CAD, or around €100. Twice as much as Andorra’s most expensive resort, Whistler Blackcomb is still cheaper than other North American resorts – and might just be worth the high price.
Les 3 Vallees
Another popular French ski area, Les Trois Vallees has been a popular ski destination since the mid-1970’s. Surprisingly, this world-class ski area has relatively affordable lift ticket rates. A one-day adult pass costs €62 for adults aged 13-65. While still more expensive than all Andorra resorts, Les Trois Vallees provides an affordable alternative.