[This message has been edited by johnfmh (edited 12-25-2002).]
I can't seem to locate any decent UPDATED Web site on the snow.
And, anybody been there before??
Tips would be appreciated. (EG I'm traveling 2 weeks afterward so can't take my skis and need to rent. Do they have same models over there as here? -- I have new K2 Axis X)
You may want to check out this link for snow conditions:
If you don't speak spanish, the headers read:
Resort | Open lifts/total | Total skiable kilometers | Open trails/total | Snow cover in cm. | Type of snow | Access to Resort | Observations
Type of snow will tell you:
"Polvo" means powder
"Dura" means hard
"Humeda" means humid
This webpage has links to all ski resorts in andorra.
I've been to Arinsal and Soldeu. In general, the higher a ski resort in the mountains, the better the snow conditions.
Most spaniards and frenchmen who go to Andorra to ski stay at the resort or close to the resort. If you rent a car you'll be able to try out different resorts each day, provided you feel comfortable with driving in mountain roads where the conditions can be quite tricky (you will need snow chains some days).
With regards to equipment, they will surely have lots of variety, esp. european brands like Rosignol, Technica, Fischer, Salomon, etc. You may have to rent "High performance" equipment, though, to get a choice of brands and models.
Also renting tends to be a little more expensive than in the US.
Hope this helps. Enjoy !!
I can't wait - a week until Barcelona. Then a few days later we'll be in the mountains!!