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Ski School & Snowboard School

Both the El Tarter and Soldeu ski schools are renowned for the excellent level of tuition they provide from absolute beginner right through to advanced level.  Both schools offer a variety of expert tuition including group lessons, private lessons, adaptive lessons and specialised workshops. This page will focus on the popular group lessons category, to find out more about private lessons click here

The Soldeu and El Tarter ski schools are run by Grandvalira, who operate all the ski and snowboard schools in the valley. In Soldeu and El Tarter they are very lucky to have not only English speaking instructors but lots of instructors originating from the UK, which makes communication during lessons much easier for British and Irish visitors. Andorra in general has quickly become renowned as a leading destination for ski and snowboard instruction and Soldeu is no exception, it has some fantastic instructors qualified to the highest level, with a huge amount of experience and knowledge to help you improve.

The Soldeu ski school office can be found at the top of the Soldeu gondola, just over to the right as you step onto the slopes, and the El Tarter ski school office is located at the top of the El Tarter gondola, again just on the right hand side.


Why Take Ski or Snowboard Lessons?

Regardless of your level and ability on the slopes, there is always benefit to be had from receiving some professional tuition.  Building your confidence and perfecting your skills whether on skis or a snowboard will help you get that bit extra out of your winter holiday and will certainly help you enjoy the slopes much more. Here are just a few of the benefits . . .

  • You will learn new skills
  • Find out how to use equipment correctly & safely
  • Have qualified instructors guiding you
  • Meet new people & make friends
  • Develop your existing skills
  • Build up your confidence
  • Learn more about the mountain
  • Discover the mountains
  • Try new tricks & techniques
  • Have more fun!

How to Book Group Lessons

You can book your group lessons in advance here on, saving you time so you can take it easy when you arrive in resort. Just take your pre-booked voucher to the school office to collect your tickets when you arrive.

You can either book your group lessons on their own, or alternatively, book one of our full ski or snowboard packs which includes:

Pre-booking your ski extras as a package can save you a huge amount of money and is extremely convenient. You will find our full ski and snowboard packs in the special offers section of our online shop or read more about them here.

To get started with booking your group lessons just use the booking bar below to select your resort and dates...

Group Ski School & Snowboard School

Group Lesson Times

Group lessons start on Mondays and Saturdays with the following options:

In busy weeks classes run in both mornings and afternoons but in quieter weeks all the group lessons will be in the morning. In busy weeks the morning ski school is filled on a first come first served basis. Once you are assigned to the morning or afternoon ski school this will be your slot for the week.

Soldeu & El Tarter School Times
Day Morning Group Afternoon Group
Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 13:30-16:30
Saturday & Sunday TBC


Group Lesson Prices - 2015-16

Here are the official prices as published by Grandvalira. No responsibility is taken for any errors or for any changes made by Grandvalira.

Please note that the minimum age for group snowboard lessons is 12 years.

Group School Prices
Lesson Duration Main Season 21st Dec - 3rd Jan
Adults (12+ Years)
Ski or Snowboard
5 Days
15 Hours
€135.50 €148.50
4 Days
12 Hours
€122.50 €134.50
3 Days
9 Hours
€110 €117
Children (6-11 Years)
Ski Only
5 Days
15 Hours
€125.50 €138.50
4 Days
12 Hours
€113.50 €124.50
3 Days
9 Hours
€100 €110.50
Weekend (Adult/Child)
Ski Only
2 Days
6 Hours
€69.50 €76


Information About the Schools in Soldeu & El Tarter


There are four ability levels for skiers, and you should try to grade yourself before you go to your first lesson as when you check in at the ski school office you need to go to the appropriate window. Don't worry if you're not 100% sure as the instructors will make sure you get into a suitable group once the lessons start. Each of the four categories will be broken down into further levels at the beginning of the week so you will be in a group with people of a similar ability.

  • Beginners: Never skied before
  • Class 2: Able to turn right & left and use a drag lift
  • Class 3: Confident on all blue runs
  • Class 4: Able to ski red runs with confidence and control

Separate classes are arranged for children. If you have children you should check in at the families window so that you are all assigned to the same lesson times.

When you join group ski school in Soldeu or El Tarter you get the opportunity to enter a race at the end of the week! For a small fee you get entry into a timed race and a fantastic souvenir photograph and lanyard, plus if you win your category you receive a winners medal to take home with you!


There are three different categories for snowboarders. All snowboarders check in at the Surf Hut which is in a separate building to the ski school.

  • Beginners: Never riden before
  • Level 2: Not yet mastered turning - probably done one week before and able to turn down a blue slope
  • Level 3 Upwards: Able to turn in both directions - probably done more than one week and ridden red slopes

As with ski school groups, snowboard levels are split down further than these three groupings on Monday mornings so that all levels, including more advanced snowboarders, are catered for.

The minimum age for group snowboarding lessons is 12 years, as it is really important to be big enough to control a snowboard on the slopes.

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