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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 some benefit to be had from receiving 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 ski area
  • Try new tricks & techniques
  • Have more fun!

How to Book Group Lessons

The easiest way to organise your group lessons is to pre-book them in advance on our online shop. Making a reservation in advance will save you time and make things easier when you arrive in resort.

The cheapest way to book your ski lessons in Soldeu / El Tarter is to pre-book them as part of a package which includes group lessons, lift pass and equipment hire, by combining all three you will benefit from our biggest available discounts. You can read more about our special offers and package discounts here.

If you would like to get started with your group lessons booking straight away then just click here to go straight to our online shop, or use the booking bar below.

Group Ski School & Snowboard School

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.

Group Lesson Times

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


Group Lesson Prices - 2016-17

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 24th Dec - 8th Jan
Adults (12+ Years)
Ski or Snowboard
5 Days
15 Hours
€140 €153
4 Days
12 Hours
€126.50 €139
3 Days
9 Hours
€114 €125
Children (6-11 Years)
Ski Only
5 Days
15 Hours
€129.50 €143
4 Days
12 Hours
€117 €128.50
3 Days
9 Hours
€103 €114
Weekend (Adult/Child)
Ski Only
2 Days
6 Hours
€76.50 €84

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 family 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 ridden 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 the first day, 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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