Grau Roig Ski Resort

Grau Roig Ski Resort

Situated between Soldeu and Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig is the most talked about sector in Grandvalria. The picture-perfect resort lends itself to some of the most scenic hiking spots complete with a 5-kilometer-long cross-country ski run that weaves through wooded forests.

With 36 alpine ski runs suitable for all skill levels and an approved speed skiing slope, Grau Roig should be on your itinerary during your next trip to Andorra.

Key Features

Riberal slope at Grau Roig

Grau Roig is best known for its involvement in FIS Speed Skiing World Cup events, especially the finals. Every year, for one week, locals and attendees get to watch the fastest skiers in the world on the Riberal slope — the only approved Speed skiing site in the Iberian Peninsula.

It’s the main adventure sector within the Grandvalira region where you can access a horde of ski and non-ski activities.

Connectivity and Locale

Located in the parish of Encamp, Grau Roig is connected to Pas de la Casa, Encamp, Peretol. It serves as an access point to these sectors, especially for day visitors arriving by road from central Andorra and Spain.

Quick Ski Stats

Here are some snow stats for keen beans and eager travellers:

Resort altitude: 2120 meters

Highest lift: 2604 meters

Longest run: 9 km

6 Chairlifts
  • TSD6 Coma Blanca
  • TSD4 Cubil
  • TSD4 Les Antenes
  • TSF4 Llac del Cubil
  • TSD6 Pic Blanc
  • TSF4 Xavi
9 Cable lifts
  • TK Clot
  • TK Coma III
  • TK Llac del Cubil
  • TK Montmalús
  • TK Moretó
  • TK Pessons
  • TK Pessons II
  • TK Pic Blanc
  • TK Valira
1 Magic carpet

Tapiz Jardí

Hiking at 2200m

Green and blue runs are ideal for beginners, red runs are perfect for intermediates, and black ones are for the experts. Grau Roig resort boasts a total of 36 slopes of the following difficulty classifications:

4 green
  • Pessons
  • Jardí de neu
  • Valira 1
  • Valira 2
11 blue
  • Tortuga
  • Pastora
  • L’Avi
  • Clot
  • Bosc
  • Portella
  • Fugida I
  • Fugida II
  • Bosquet
  • Tobogan
  • Pont de Grau
15 red
  • Serrat Pinós
  • Pista llarga
  • Perdiu Blanca
  • Pala Nova
  • Montmalús
  • Moretó
  • Menera
  • Grió
  • Camí dels Pessons
  • Aigüestortes
  • Grandalles
  • Pala central
  • Gençana
  • Diagonal
  • Refugi
6 black
  • Tamarro (Grau Roig)
  • Riberal – KL
  • Mirador
  • Granota
  • Antenes
  • Tub del Bosc

Activities

Because Grau Roig is a non-residential area, the ski runs here don’t see as much footfall (and hardpack) as other sectors of the Grandvalira region do. Other than skiing, you can indulge in the following activities:

  • Ice rink
  • Walking trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Dog sleds
  • Skidoo
  • Parapenting
  • Tubing

For learning freestyle tricks, Xavi Snowpark in Grau Roig is highly recommended. There’s one in El Tarter as well, but it’s too steep and more advanced. If you’re keen on experiencing freestyle skiing in the evening, Sunset Peretol Snowpark is nearby.

Activities for Children

Kids Forest at Grau Roig ski resort

For young guests over at Grau Roig, the resort has three dedicated children’s circuits and something called the Kids Forest, which is a very creative concept aimed at gamifying ski tuition.

These are ski areas decorated with friendly and colourful animal caricatures.

Although the Snow Forest in Encamp and Forest Pas at Pas de la Casa feature different characters, the Kids Forest at Grau Roig features four characters that symbolise different skill levels within the sport. These include:

Mona: A 4-year-old marmot who’s a complete beginner.

Bo: A 6-year-old capercaillie who’s starting to get the hang of how to ski.

Vulpi: A 9-year-old fox who is an intermediate.

Nae: An 11-year-old chamois who’s a total shredder.

Restaurants

Most à la carte restaurants in the Grau Roig area focus on traditional mountain cuisine for the most demanding palates and offer special one-off dishes from time to time — all of which are facilitated through the Alícia Foundation.

Many of these restaurants have even incorporated creative new desserts crafted by the legendary pastry chef Christian Escribà who is from an artisan family with a storied history.

Vodka Bar Restaurant interior

3 Estanys: Located smack dab in the heart of Grau Roig next to the Cubil chairlift, 3 Estanys is one of the few restaurants in this belt offering Mediterranean cuisine, with traditional dishes available only in the evenings. Expect great salads, charcuterie boards, and handmade pizzas.

Piolet Brasserie: A must-visit if you’re a steak-or-nothing type of person. It even has different menus for vegetarians and those looking for more traditional cuisine. Expect to be offered after-dinner activities such as mushing and snowmobile excursions.

Vodka Bar: Meticulously decorated by renowned interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, this restaurant redefines the rustic aesthetic. It focuses on traditional Andorran cuisine and boasts a selection of some of the world’s finest vodka and champagne.

Refugi del Llac de Pessons: A spectacular outdoor terrace overlooking Pessons Lake, Refugi del Llac de Pessons is among the most iconic restaurants in Andorra. The menu ranges from traditional dishes such as escudella and trinxat to char-grilled wagyu beef steaks.

Arrosseria Pi de Migdia: If you have a hankering for well-earned carbs after a long day at the slopes but also have a refined palette, this is where you should eat dinner. Arrosseria offers gourmet rice dishes and appetisers such as Oléron Fine de Claire Oysters and Joselito Ham, with expertly curated wine pairings.

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