Dancing Between Snow and Mountains – Après-Ski at L’Abarset
Captivating electronic sounds and cheering crowds echoing through an epic Andorran mountain landscape while snow falls on the white-crowned Pyrenees – these are the incomparable vibrations of L’Abarset.
As a leading après-ski location in Europe, L’Abarset can look back at an exceptional season that lasted from December 2nd to April 10th, celebrating its second edition with more than 100,000 ski and party enthusiasts.
In the heart of Grandvalira El Tarter, attendees experienced a combination of the highest quality electronic music programming of the European winter season and finest cuisine, creating an immaculate energy. Therefore, the team at L’Abarset put their words into action, establishing themselves as a leader both locally and internationally while providing new value to Andorra as a tourist destination.
The highly acclaimed artist lineup featured a wide variation of electronic sounds, such as Solardo’s and Marco Faraone’s unique takes on tech-house, Anna Tur’s own groovy and melodic twist on the genre, as well as genre-rich influences from 2manydjs and deep tech to techno from Dennis Cruz.
For the full electronic music experience the team of L’Abarset also collaborated with some of the industry’s leading brands to introduce high-profile events in Andorra, marking a milestone in the country’s event scene. These included Brunch Elektronik, GreenWorld, Family Piknik, and the Argentinian party Bresh, which all expressed their surprise at the high level of demand that the L’Abarset team set for itself every day.
We really value the time we have spent with L’Abarset and Grandvalira. We did five events and were sold out for four of them. We believe that the combination of L’Abarset, Grandvalira, and Brunch Electronik works perfectly and has a great future ahead of it. In fact, we are already considering repeating the same format next year.
Loic from Brunch Elektronik
Especially the performances by Fatboy Slim at a Brunch Electronik event and Wade during the World Cup were among the wildest!
Eventually, L’Abarsets program during Easter week marked its final parties of the season. Over the last weekend alone, a crowd of 4,000 revelers enjoyed the après-ski experience with sets by Marco Carola, Hernan Cattaneo, Nicole Moudaber, and Wally López.
Closing has been a reward for all of us who have been part of it. After months of hard work and a lot of effort from all teams, we were able to count ourselves amongst the biggest names in the industry and proudly sold out. However, what really gives meaning to all this is being able to offer the public the possibility to enjoy this experience. The enthusiasm and passion that we have all put into it are what truly makes it possible.
Alex Orué, Director of Hospitality and Corporate
Next to the outstanding DJ performances, attendees mostly appreciated A great atmosphere both from customers and the waitstaff, as well as the stunning location and excellent cuisine: The food is very good and the prices are not as high as you might think. Don’t miss trying the grilled edamame, asparagus with parmesan cream, and lamb tacos with yogurt and eggplant, as one guest reflects.
New experience in a new world within the mountains. Excellent live music, gastronomy, and services. A pleasure, thank you!
From its diverse lineup of high-end electronic music to exquisite cuisine, all accompanied by impressive mountain scenery – L’Abarset has achieved its goals and exceeded expectations. Providing attendants an exceptional all-round après-ski experience, it has proven to be a leader in the industry and set the bar high for future seasons. As the team continues to strive for excellence and innovation, visitors can look forward to another experience of L’Abarset.
Although this second season has been a new success, we continue to learn so that the next ones will be even better.
Bruna Sedó Molina, Brand Manager of L’Abarset
Written by Thore Damwerth