Here’s a new little gem that’s probably not on your snow trip radar. Andorra, nestled snuggly in between Spain and France, in the heart of the Pyrenees ranks as one of the world's smallest countries. So small, in fact, that you can see the whole thing from the top of a mountain in the middle of it. But don’t be fooled by Andorra’s tiny area, because in the world of skiing and snowboarding, it’s huge! Oh yeah, and like many small countries, it happens to be tax free. You’ll find out the great thing about this little bonus in a bit.
The good news is that traveling to Andorra is really easy from many European cities, and our friends at Stoke Travel have put together an awesome little weekend skiing and snowboarding trip heading out from Barcelona this winter.
Once uni and work is over on Friday, you jump on a private coach and a few hours’ drive later, you´ll find yourself in the tax-free snowbunny haven. You’ll get to know your fellow powder shredders on the bus ride, then once you arrive, you check in to the hotel and see where the evening takes you. Stoke Travel organize everything for you so you can shred the mountain all weekend to your heart’s content.
First thing on Saturday they'll get you geared up to ski or snowboard and let you loose on 42 tracks on 60 kilometres of pistes. There's something for everyone, from beginners, to plenty of black runs, off-piste, back-country and a park to snowboot.
Be brave and strip down for the naked dash in the snow. The winner takes the spoils, and becomes the hero of the mountain.
Now, for the bonus, you’ve been waiting for. Tax-free means you can go shopping and get drunk to your heart's content without busting the back of your snow pants. Stoke Travel take you on a pub-crawl for apres-ski on Saturday night, then you have one more day of shredding all Sunday before you head back on the bus to be home in time for uni or work on Monday.
The trip includes accommodation in a 3 star hotel, 2 breakfasts on the Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday, plus your lift pass and skiing and snowboarding equipment rental, all included in the €245 trip price.
The place is beautiful and the snow is consistently awesome. A wicked weekend getaway for you Thrillseekers with Stoke Travel.
Stoke are your passport to all the good times in Europe. They look after you at Europe´s biggest festivals, most unique roadtrips, pumping surf spots, and for snowy wicked weekenders. Like you, Stoke is about having fun, chasing the good times and living in the moment. Getting Stoked is about travelling, surfing, snowfun, backpacking, and it´s definitely about partying.
See you there!