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MTB & Trial UCI World Champs 2015 Vallnord Bike Park, Andorra

By Caio

Countdown to World Championship Mountain Bike and Trials 2015 has begun!

As you know, the World Cup is decided in a single test for each specialty and we can guarantee that we will count on the international elite during a week full of adrenaline and emotions.

Hurry up! Last rooms and apartments available at Hostel Micolau and Sant Moritz Apartments!

And remember we are a Bikefriendly accommodation, we are a specially adapted to allocate cyclists guests, certified with the internationally recognized Bikefriendly stamp.

To check the World Champs Schedule, you can click here!

 

 

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Skyrace Comapedrosa Arinsal Andorra 2015

By Caio

On Sunday 26 July La Massana (Andorra) will host the Skyrace Comapedrosa, one of the most spectacular racing events in the Pyrenees mountains. Scree, meadows and the mountain scenery make it a unique race that accumulates 21km with a positive ascent of 2,300 meters and crowns the top flagship peak in Andorra, the Comapedrosa peak. TheSkyrace Comapedrosa program is completed with the Skyrace Arinsal of 15 km and an elevation gain of 1,415 meters.

The circuit demands a remarkable technical and physical habilities, with Arinsal as a point of departure and arrival. The race begins with a path that leads to high mountain terrain and then off-road ways that goes careening Percanela peak, Clot peak and Horse Fontspeak, before lowering to the mountain shelter of Plain of the lake, where begins the ascent to the top of Comapedrosa and then the descent to the Black lake, and back to Arinsal.

The Comapedrosa Skyrace winners will be awarded the Inverse Grand Prize, which is part of the "Skyrunner National Series: Spain, Portugal & Andorra" of the Skyrunning International Federation, the circuit's most prestigious mountain races.

 

Accommodation

From 54 €/night accommodation packages are available in St. Moritz Apartments and Hotel Micolau, including a special athletes breakfast, indoor parking and unlimited wifi.

For any queries, please send us an email to santmoritz@santmoritz.com, call us +376 737 878 or directly book through our websites www.hotel-micolau.com and www.santmoritz.com.

 

Best Regards from the St. Moritz Group team.

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St Moritz & Dronair proudly present...

By Caio

NEW PROMO VIDEO: SUMMER 2015

Andorra is not just about snow. We want to show you all that Andorra can offer you, and that is nature, adventure, trekking, mountain bike, bike trial and lots of fun.

So why not try this summer with Sant Moritz Group?

Come to Arinsal and book your holiday this spring & summer at Apartments Sant Moritz: free tours daily for all bookings made directly in santmoritz.com and hotel-micolau.com.

Meanwhile, please enjoy our new promotional video for this upcoming 2015 summer season in #Arinsal by Sant Moritz Group and our friends Droanair.

Sant Moritz Group, Arinsal - Summer promo video from Sant Moritz Group on Vimeo.

Andorra is not just about snow. We want to show you a different Andorra - nature, adventure, trekking, mountain bike, moto trial and lots of fun.

Why not to try the summer with Sant Moritz Group?

Come to Arinsal and book your spring/summer holiday with Sant Moritz apartments.

WE RIDE ARINSAL!

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End of Winter Season 14-15

By Caio

Vallnord closes the 2014-2015 season with 681,000 ski days

 

Vallnord closed on Sunday the 2014-2015 winter season, after 130 days opened, with 681,000 ski days, a figure that represents approximately 8% less compared to ski days accumulated last season. But it must be said that with a considerable improvement in the results of the operating companies, and EMAP SECNOA.
The fall in the number of ski days due mainly to having open later than planned and to adverse weather conditions. During the "Immaculate Holiday" only the Arcalis sector remained partially opened while Arinsal and Pal delayed their opening until 12 December. During this period, it was lost more than 50% of ski days. The fact that the season accumulated 10% less operating day, 130 days before the 143 last year, has also been a factor.
Despite the drop in the number of ski days, the results of the companies foresee better than last season. The investments made in improving infrastructure and services, as well as managing the sales process and customer service, have increased the benefits in restoration and the ski school.

SECNOA: Ordino-Arcalis
The Arcalis station has had this season 170,000 ski days (175,000 last season). The sector, despite being forced to close eight days of the season because of the weather, lost only 3% of days of skiing. Meanwhile, income from catering sector remain almost the same with respect to last year, while the ski school grow 12%. The director of Arcalis, Xabier Ajona, who joined SECNOA last September, made a highly positive evaluation of the season given the circumstances: "The team has worked highly motivated and customer benefit has emerged. We are on the right track". Ajona also highlighted "the events organized during this last season, especially the World Cup of Mountain Ski and the Freeride World Tour have contributed to vindicate our station as one of the best natural areas to practice skiing and other disciplines".

EMAP: Pal-Arinsal
Meanwhile, the sectors of La Massana: Pal and Arinsal, close to 511,000 ski days, 9% less than last season, was especially affected by the delay in the opening and the decline of Russian customers. However, revenue from the sale of services as well as catering and ski school, grew at Pal. Investments carried out, including the new restaurant Pla de la Cot Ski & Lounge, among others, have satisfied customers and have generated a higher average spending per customer.
"Focus on the customer and firm commitment to quality will pay off in the medium term. The results we achieve, closing with profits for the second consecutive year, despite having experienced a difficult season, confirm that the decisions taken in the company EMAP will allow us to ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of our stations", says CEO of EMAP, Josep Marticella. "We are now fully immersed in the summer campaign when there will be many exciting events and we are also planning the next winter season," sentence.

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
International markets have shown both sides of the coin. The Russian market has fallen more than 60% as a result of the devaluation of the Ruble and the problems arising from the war in Crimea. British and Irish markets are stable as to traditional tour operators but with growing independent clients, which use the routes offered by low cost aviation companies. Related to customer proximity, the Spanish visitors are stable or grow slightly, while the French continue to respond positively to the promotional efforts undertaken by Tourism of Andorra, stations and other stakeholders in the tourism sector of Andorra.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
The most prominent test has been the Freeride World Tour, which was held for the first time in Andorra and will remain, according to the contract, for two more years. Recall that, finally, this year they played two rounds of the FWT, that of Andorra and the one that was canceled in Fieberbrunn • hosted and attended by both Andorran riders Dani Fornell and Lorelei Torres. Other important events were the World Cup ski and White Fountain Cup celebrated in Arinsal and Arcalis, both ended with a double victory for the Catalan runner Kilian Jornet. In addition, the traditional Buff Epic Snow or Snow Festival, among others, have also successfully completed the schedule of events this last winter.

SUMMER
Recall that this summer season will begin on May 1 with the partial opening of Vallnord Bike Park La Massana. This week was also put on sale the new annual pass Bike & Ski. This happens only 1 euro worth more than the price proposed Vallnord for the winter season 2014-2015 and can be obtained at the tourist offices of La Massana and Ordino, as well as the virtual store Vallnord.


More information at www.vallnord.com

Press Department of Vallnord

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FREERIDE WORLD TOUR 2015

By CaioFREERIDE WORLD TOUR 2015

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR 2015

FREECOMIENZA MAÑANA EN ANDORRA (VALLNORD, ARCALIS) LA 8VA EDICION DEL "Swatch Freeride World Tour by the North Face (FWT)". LA CUAL SE LLEVARA A CABO LOS DIAS VIERNES 13 Y SABADO 14 DE FEBRERO A PARTIR DE LAS 10 AM

Podras mirarlo en directo atraves de: freerideworldtour.com

AQUÍ TE DEJAMOS ENTREVISTA A JOAQUIN VENA

RIDER #BLACKCROWS

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