Ski Holidays In Pas de la Casa

Pas de la Casa is a lively ski resort that is located in the Grandvalira ski area of Andorra. It offers a wide range of snow and ski activities as well as fantastic nightlife and other entertainment. Unsurprisingly, this resort is a top choice for young skiers, looking for an low cost, exciting holiday with great skiing.

There is plenty of affordable accommodation, with all tastes and budgets catered for. The standards in this resort are high, several hotels have won international travel awards. Its location right on the French and Spanish borders means that you get to enjoy the culture and food of both countries. There are good facilities for non-skiers to enjoy too, so it is also the perfect destination for a mixed group.

Skiing In Pas de la Casa

The Grandvalira ski area is impressive with 210kms of well groomed runs, which are kept open with the help of 1000+ snow cannons. At 2,080 meters, it is the highest ski resort in Andorra, this means that the snow conditions are generally good throughout the season. Snow cannons cover 65% of the runs, so, provided the weather conditions are not dangerous, you can ski every day.

There are plenty of great runs for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. The full area ski passes give you access to the six valleys of the Grandvalira area. There are 43 blue, 30 red, 24 black and 15 green runs, as well as 3 snow parks, a boardercross track and a half pipe. These runs are spread across the resorts of Pas de la Casa, Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu and Grau Roig. Most of the runs in the resort itself are red or blue runs, which makes this a great destination for intermediate skiers or snowboarders. Those looking for black runs just need to take the lift link to Grau Roig. From there the other resorts covered by the lift pass can be reached, giving you access to even more challenging skiing, including plenty of off-piste runs.

The resort also caters very well for beginners. There are several large nursery slopes located right in the centre of the resort, and a choice of ski schools including one that has been voted the best in Europe. Andorra’s patient, friendly, English speaking ski instructors have a reputation for being great with kids. Understandably, most families stay on the edge of the town, so that the nightlife does not disturb the children.

Nordic skiers find Pas de la Casa as a convenient base to access the 12kms of permanent cross-country skiing tracks across the Grandvalira skiing area. The larger cross-country ski resort of Sant Julia de Loria, where there is 35kms of runs is just 15kms away. There are also four snowshoe trails, which are great fun for adult and children alike. You can also try night skiing at Pas de la Casa, twice a week they turn on the floodlights and light up one of the gentler slopes near the edge of town.

Accomodation In Pas de la Casa

There is a great selection of both self-catering apartments and hotel accommodation in Pas de la Casa. The resort offers mainly two to four star hotels, but the fact that there is so much competition means that standards are kept high. Whether you are looking for a large multi-room hotel or a smaller family one you can find it in this resort. Frontera Blanc is a good example of what customers can expect to find in these types of accommodation.

A lot of the accommodation is just a few minutes’ walk from the slopes, therefore, many rooms have spectacular views of the mountains. Some of the four star hotels, like the Hotel Sporting, have luxury facilities like saunas. Others offer excursions to enable their guests to enjoy more of what the resort has to offer.

There is a wide range of cheaper apartment accommodation available. For a couple, studio style apartments are a great choice, whereas, for families and larger groups separate bedrooms are a better option. There are plenty of both types of apartment available in Pas de la Casa.

The Facts

  • Village Height:2080m
  • Highest Point:2640m
  • Longest Run:9.6km
  • Largest Vertical Drop:1060m
  • Total ski area:210km
  • Cost Indicator: 3

Recommended Bars and Restaurants

  • Milwaukee
  • Paddy’s
  • Underground
  • Costa
  • Rodona
  • The Igloo Bar
  • Coll Blanc KSB

Other Activities

  • Archery/Rifle Range
  • Igloo Building
  • Dog Sledding
  • Paintballing
  • Winter hiking
  • Snowshoeing

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