WEsayLively ski resort, great value for money and part of the extensive GrandValira ski area
Set in the spectacular Andorran Pyréneés, Pas de la Casa is right on the border between Andorra and France and is the highest resort in Andorra within the extensive Grandvalira ski area.
Pas de la Casa is renowned for its thriving nightlife and there are numerous bars and clubs to choose from. For a great value week of skiing or boarding and partying - check out 'Pas Rocks' taking place in Pas de la Casa from 11-18 March 2012, with a week long après programme including Ibiza DJs, club nights and plenty of FREE or discounted drinks.
The combination of height and lots of snowmaking means good snow reliability and a season that often lasts until late April. The newly developed area known as the Sunset Park Peretol, between Grau Roig (pronounced 'Rosh') and Soldeu, was openned a couple of years ago - the terrain park and the beginner slopes here are served by draglifts.
Pas is also excellent value for money as children aged 6-11 yrs receive a FREE lift pass. Helmets are compulsory for children under 12 years of age.
A major factor in the appeal of the resort is the provision for beginners; over half of the instructors are native English speakers and have received excellent reviews and the wide gentle nursery slopes are set apart from the main runs, with long easy runs to progress up to - perfect for the beginner!
Please note: As coaches are not allowed in the centre of Pas de la Casa, there will be a short walk through the village to your hotel upon arrival. Luggage will be transported separately.
New for 2015/16
A new 10-person gondola was built to take beginners from resort level to the beginner slopes, removing out the need to catch a bus.
New for 2013/14
New jibs were added to Snowpark El Tarter, and new lines of kickers and rails plus a sound system were added to Snowpark Xavi at Grau Roig. Snowmaking was increased by 5%.
New for 2012/13
The Aliga slope at El Tarter was revamped, and FIS-approved as a downhill race course. The El Tarter terrain park was expanded. More snow-guns were installed. In the Grau Roig sector, the El Clot lift and the cross-country circuit were improved. Two freeride areas were designated, and snowcat lifts were restored to the bowl below Encampadana. The beginner area at the top of the Encamp gondola got a new slope and lift.
- Grandvalira area including Soldeu rivals major Alpine resorts for size
- Some conveniently placed hotels
- Andorras most vibrant nightlife
- Charming hotel at Grau Roig