Ski enthusiasts will need no introduction to this winter wonderland, but what can we tell those new to the sport about the delights of Andorra? As the largest ski region in southern Europe, this area has off-piste skiing to delight the experienced and beginner/intermediate slopes, with first class tuition for new skiers. Expect après ski in the village restaurants and bars and mountain spas in key ski areas. Some of these, such as the family-friendly Arinsal, are favoured by skiers in winter and hikers in the summer months. With skiing in areas such as Vallnord and Grandvalira, and popular mountain bike and trekking routes populated in the summer, it’s easy to see what the main attraction is, but there are other selling points. Whether you’re looking for upmarket tapas, duty-free shopping, or the natural hot springs of Escaldes-Engordany, it can be worth venturing away from the slopes.