TRANSFER TIME (approx): Toulouse 3 hours
LIFT PASS (2010/11): £205 (high season)
£178 (low season)
PISTE FACTS: Longest Run: 8.2km
Soldeu and El Tarter are neighbouring villages in the impressive Grandvalira area of the Pyrenees. There is nearly 200 km of piste, ranging from wide open, confidence building blues to more testing treelined reds. For the freestyle minded, there is a brilliant Nike ACG sponsored park with a good variety of kickers and rails, as well as a halfpipe.
These are family friendly resorts offering so many runs that there is something for all abilities and riding tastes. You will also find good English speaking ski schools, and a selection of accomodation in the lively, cosmopolitan village of Soldeu. It really has everything from budget self-catering to luxurious 5 star hotels and a state of the art mountain spa centre.
Soldeu has a relaxed but lively apres ski scene. There is a good choice of bars and restaurants so you can keep things going into the early hours - you can always sleep when you get home!! El Tarter is a little less lively but still has a small selection of bars and restaurants.