Sitting in Northern Andorra, close to the French border, the ski resort of El Tarter is part of the huge Grandvalira ski area, the skiing capital of the Pyrenees. Across the six resorts in Grandvalira there are 110 marked slopes covering 193km, and all are accessible from El Tarter. Ideal for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, the area has some great ski schools for novices, seventy blue and red slopes for mid-level abilities, and fantastic chutes, powder bowls, and cliffs off-piste for the experts - the freeriding terrain in Grandvalira is particularly good as it's easy to access, with very little hiking involved, and the natural features and obstacles are perfect for the most advanced riders. The ski schools can also arrange heli-skiing trips for the adventurous.And El Tarter is the Andorran home for extreme sports, designed with freestylers in mind the resort has one of the best snowparks in Southern Europe which regularly holds events and competitions. And Grandvalira is unique in the Pyrenees as it's the only ski area to have four snowparks. Also exclusive to the Grandvalira area are the off-piste opportunities aided by grooming machines. In the El Tarter ski area the ratrac grooming machines pull expert skiers and snowboarders up to the Pic d’Encampadana so they can experience some of the best off-piste descents in the Pyrenees. And of course there are a wealth of other activities to enjoy from El Tarter, including dog sled rides, paragliding, snow buggy driving, and in nearby Soldeu the Sport Wellness Mountain Spa is the ideal place for relaxing activities. Covering 5,000m2 there are leisure pools, saunas, jacuzzis, spa treatments, and much more to enjoy after hard days on the slopes. As Soldeu has plenty of bars and clubs it's also a good resort to visit for lively après ski. The transport links between El Tarter and Soldeu are great, and allow you to enjoy the bigger busier resort of Soldeu from your tranquil base in El Tarter.