The Andorran ski resort Grandvalira has opened the ski platform that connects the ski slopes with the town of Soldeu above the Valira river and has opened the Avet de Soldeu car park, with 450 parking spaces that extend the free parking capacity with the ski pass of the station and at the foot of the slopes.
As reported by the company in a press release, the platform meets the objective of providing Soldeu with a snow front for customers similar to many stations in the Alps, with a new area of debutants, a wide arrival of the World Cup Avet track and a space to organize all kinds of cultural or social events, among others.
The project, funded by Ensisa, has been designed so that Soldeu «reaches its maximum potential as an international ski resort and strengthens the Grandvalira brand as a benchmark in constant innovation,» they explained from the company.
The architectural and engineering work, which began in August 2017 and has lasted 27 months, has been carried out by Lluís Viuz (Max de Cusa Arquitectos) and Michel Virlogeux (Pongio Ingenieros).
Thus, the platform surface consists of 14,000 square meters with six openings and the parking structure is formed by four floors that represent 22,500 square meters.
The inauguration took place this Tuesday at the foot of the Avet track and had the interventions of the head of Government, Xavier Espot; the consul general of Canillo and president of Ensisa, Josep Mandicó; the executive director and general director of Crèdit Andorrà, Xavier Cornella; the director of strategic projects of Ensisa, Conrad Blanch, and the coordinating architect of the optional direction of the project, Lluís Viu. The event was also attended by the co-prince of Andorra and archbishop of the Seu d’Urgell, Joan Enric Vives.