Andorra’s ski areas have done well for themselves over the years, developing from a fairly basic set-up 30 and 50 years ago into some of the world’s top ski destinations today. But none has done better than Soldeu, which has managed to maintain its wide-ranging appeal, whilst moving to offer some very swanky options, including some very nice four and five-star hotels, complete with luxurious spas and gourmet restaurants. Soldeu has also been at the heart of a drive to dramatically improve the ski experience available in Andorra, by inter-connecting the ski areas above Soldeu with those of five adjacent villages to form the country’s and indeed the entire region’s biggest ski area, Grandvalira. But whilst it may now cater for the most sophisticated ski clientele, Soldeu hasn’t forgotten its roots and there’s still plenty of affordable family-friendly dining and lots of great duty-free apres ski spots in the village. It’s still the super-friendly, fun and affordable ski destination it always was.