There are very few places in the world where you can practice golf in the summer and ski in the winter, all in the same place.
The Principality of Andorra has great hidden surprises waiting to be discovered, in this case, by those who give in to the pleasures of slipping down the long white slopes of Grandvalira or enjoying entire days of golf.
A paradise in the mountains
The town of Soldeu, in the Parish of Canillo, offers enticing settings and places. This is a unique destination in the world, not just for its history, nature and great peace and quiet, but also because it is one of the world’s leading places for snow activities of all types.
Specifically, the valley area of Vall de Soldeu brings two very different sports together in perfect harmony: in the winter, an impeccable network of ski slopes for all levels (including world events and elite athletes); in the summer, the highest 9-hole par-34 course in southern Europe.
Soldeu and golf in the summer
The magic of the changing seasons in Andorra is unlike that of no other place in the world. After the winter, the white of the snow gives way to the bright hues of green that come with the arrival of spring, and the mountains are completely transformed.
In Soldeu the snow that covers the ski slopes gives way to a majestic green: the Golf Soldeu, a 9-hole, par-34 (1 500-metre-long par-5, 5 par-4s and 3 par-3s) golf course, which sits in a unique and privileged location at an altitude of 2,250 metres, with breathtaking views of the mountains.
Designed by British architect Jeremy Pern (hailed by the “Peugeot Golf Guide” as one of the best architects in the world and a passionate lover of this sport), the Golf Soldeu is a constant challenge for those who aim for total precision at every hole. The facilities moreover include an exclusive Club House, a golf school, shops with all the top luxury golf brands, hotel services and restaurants.
Soldeu and skiing in winter
The town of Soldeu is a genuine ski destination. Its exceptional slopes boast the signature of Grandvalira, the largest ski area in southern Europe. A new ski resort concept in constant innovation, from season to season.
In the Soldeu Sector of the ski area, visitors will not only find impeccable slopes and routes, but also all the fine lodging, restaurant and entertainment services of an exclusive, top-notch destination.
Two lifestyles, one destination
The Principality of Andorra offers an infinite array of possibilities for residents and visitors alike.
Rather than becoming an obstacle for the growth and development of the country, the striking mountains of the Pyrenees have become a great opportunity for those who seek a destination for rest and relaxation, a highly competitive economic system in terms of both taxes and finances, and a safe country with a quality of life that would not be what it is without the immense beauty that surrounds every city and town of Andorra.
To those who are looking for a place that will enable them to enjoy their favourite sports, skiing and golf, we invite them to allow Andorra to surprise them. Without a doubt, this is one of the best places in the world to combine both of these lifestyles to absolute perfection.