Pas de la Casa
Andorra's liveliest nightlife can be found in Pas de la Casa, on the edge of the French and Andorran border. Cheap drinks in this tax-free haven draws the Brits annually in their droves. Part of the Grandvalira ski area, Pas de la Casa offers surprisingly good skiing considering its price tag. The ski resort is popular choice for groups and families for their exciting skiing holidays.
Skiing in Pas de la Casa
With 100km of local pistes, Pas de la Casa has the largest skiing area out of the 193km Grandvalira ski area. This makes the area comparable to big names such as Kitzbuhel and Les Deux Alpes. The treeless local slopes link over the pass to the varied terrain of Grau Roig and the more sheltered ski resort Soldeu. The area has seen €112 million of fresh investment into a state-of the art speedy lift system of chairs, gondolas and cable cars.
Beginners will get to grips on the excellent ‘Piso,’ ‘Pessons,’ and ‘Abelletes’ green slopes. Intermediates on their skiing holiday will find ample rip-roaring blues and reds to sweep down, Eclipse Ski’s hot tip is to try the scenic ‘Pic Negre D’Envalira’ for breathtaking views, at the highest point of Andorra at 2,822m. Advanced skiers can test their skills (and nerves!) on off-piste runs ‘Llebre’ and ‘Avet’ on the Grandvalira ski area.
Snowboarding in Pas de la Casa
Snowboarding terrain around Pas de la Casa may not be extremely challenging, but drags are usually avoidable hooning around the freeride areas. The main snowboard park, complete with half-pipe to spin tricks on, is found in the traditional El Tarter area which sits just below top ski resort Soldeu.
Apres in Pas de la Casa
You won’t break the bank going out in the countless lively bars and clubs in ‘Pas.’ With ample cheap drinks and cigarettes, it’s extremely popular for those looking for lively skiing holidays.
Accommodation in Pas de la Casa
Accommodation in Pas de la Casa is mainly hotels and apartments, with a few chalets. Eclipse Ski has many package skiing holidays for
|Resort altitude||2100m||Skiing altitude||1710m-2640m|
|Transfer time||3hrs||Longest run||8.2km|
|Total kms of piste:||193km||Cross country|
|Snow canons||1008||Slope direction||N, E|
|Nursery area||5||Number of lifts||63|
|Night skiing||Yes||Snow making||Yes|
|Season||Dec - Apr||Mountain restaurants||40|
|Ski bus||Yes||Linked resorts||Soldeu, El Tarter|
|Summer skiing||No||Terrain parks||Yes|
|Half pipe||Yes||Tree runs||3|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|