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Soldeu is a winter sports village in the northeastern part of Andorra. It is located in the community of Canillo at an altitude of 1,800 meters and has about 800 inhabitants.
The ski resort of Soldeu-el Tarter is also known as a venue for international ski racing: female Alpine skiing World Cup races are held on the “Avet slope” in Soldeu each year, along with various European Cup races. Moreover, Soldeu offers a wide range of alternative winter activities from snowshoeing and igloo building to paragliding and helicopter flights to the extensive spa facilities at the Hotel Sport Wellness Mountain Spa.
The first ski lift in Espiolets in Soldeu was built in 1963, seven years after construction of the first ski lift in the Pyrenees in Pas de la Casa. This was the start of another ski resort in Andorra next to region of Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig. In the 1980s, expansion of the Riba Escorxada area took place, which can be reached from the village of El Tarter. With the first 8-seater gondola in the Pyrenees, the ski resort of Canillo was expanded by a third area in 1996.
In 2003, the long-awaited joining of the two ski resorts of Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig und Soldeu-el Tarter took place. This resulted in Grandvalira, the largest ski network in the Pyrenees. The region now consists of a total of 6 ski areas with 65 lifts, 118 runs totaling 210 km, 4 snow parks, a freestyle academy, a family park, 6 free-ride zones, 9 à la carte restaurants, 40 self-serve restaurants, bars and much more. Over 1,000 snow cannons provide optimal snow conditions, covering 43 % of the total ski network, and perfect connections between the ski areas.