Created in 1983 thanks to its northerly orientation which means that the resort can open early and have a longer season, Ordino Arcalís continues to surprise with its exceptional conditions for mountain sports. The Ordino resort offers 442 hectares of ski area with 30 km of pistes, 14 lifts capable of transporting 16,500 people an hour, 101 artificial snow cannons, 5 in-house catering establishments, car parks with a capacity for 1,500 vehicles, 2 ski hire centres, 1 ski and snowboard school and its prestigious Freeride School. The difference in altitude at Ordino Arcalís ranges from 1,940 m to 2,650 m and visitors can enter the resort at two different points. The driving force of the resort is undoubtedly its winter season. Work is constant. Each year new products and new ways to have fun and relax are developed, as well as preparing and organising a large number of events and competitions, both national and international. The most outstanding are the Freeride World Tour, the Ski Mountaineering World Cup, the SBX European Cup, the Borrufa Trophy and FIS downhill ski trials.