Pal Arinsal will invest 3 million euros in improvements for the 2019-20 season
The Comú de la Massana will make a contribution of 1.4 million euros to EMAP (Pal-Arinsal). This amount, added to the 1.6 contributed by the same resort, will be used for snowmaking and the improvement of the pistes.
Of the 3 million that will be invested this summer, 1.6 are contributed by the EMAP company and 1.4 are contributed by Comú de La Massana.
The Andorran domain has been ending the ski season with profit for seven years, so it can carry out an investment plan, in conjunction with the contribution made by the parish of La Massana, the sole owner of the company.
Ordino leaves Vallnord to integrate fully with Grandvalira
Chronicle of an announced separation, the Andorran stations of Arcalis and Pal Arinsal separate
Ordino Arcalís separates from Pal Arinsal, so that the Vallnord brand that grouped both Andorran centres will disappear. In fact, it was an announced separation. And since last June 76% of the shares of Secnoa (Ordino) were acquired by Saetde, the company that manages Pas de la Casa Grau Roig, and part of Grandvalira.
Ordino divorces his neighbor Pal Arinsal
The station of the commune of Ordino announced on Wednesday the separation of the stations that until now have gone under the same umbrella known as Vallnord. Neither has it transcended what will be the future of the brand. Arcalís owns 34% of the shares, while Pal Arinsal has 66. Among the possibilities, it is considered that the latter could continue operating as Vallnord after an agreement after the divorce.
Vallnord Pal Arinsal is ranked as one of the top 9 bike parks in the world by Red Bull.
In a ranking put by Red Bull about 9 bike parks that are worth to ride in the world we find Vallnord Pal Arinsal that has been recognised as one of the top bike parks, thanks to its Annual World Cup downhill and cross-country races. This adding to the fact that the small state of Andorra is a tax-heaven and it has drawn mountain tourism lovers with the pristine Pyrenean peaks. Commencal is also based here. Vallnord offers also numerous downhill and freesytle tracks, endure options, pumptrack, 4x track and kids’ ride area making it a fantastic destination for all gravity-centric riders. Accommodation is very good and good quality for money, and the favourable weather gives Pal Arinsal a long season. The season goes from May to October.
The other parks in the Red Bull list are Whistler, Canada; Portes du Soleil, France; Åre, Sweden; Queenstown, New Zealand; Sölden, Austria, Bike Park, Wales, UK; Coast Gravity Park, Canada; and Evo Bike Park, France.
This year’s World Cup will take place from the 2nd to the 7th of July in Vallnord, Pal Arinsal. Last year’s World Cup gathered 63,000 visitors during 9 days of MTB in Vallnord Bike Park La Massana with the last category of DHI and the categories of M30 and M40 of XCO. The Sunday of the event, the resort hosted 22,000 viewers.
The director of the Vallnord-Pal Arinsal (Andorra) ski resort, Josep Marticella, has assured that these degradations will not affect the station’s opening forecast, set for December 1st. He denounced, however, an attempt to “sabotage”.
The Andorran police opened an investigation after an alleged “sabotage” attempt against ski lifts at the Pal ski resort in Vallnord, in the parish of La Massana, one of the seven in the principality, it was reported Tuesday with the police.
The police were required Monday by the station officials for “a cable cut” on a chairlift while the station has not yet opened.
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