Not only is Pas de la Casa the highest ski resort in the Pyrenees (it sits at a lofty 2100m), but it’s also the sunniest. The après ski scene is arguably one of the best in Europe, and the resort is also home to some of the best shopping in the country… so far, so good!
The first lift was installed by ski legend Francesc Viladomat in 1956, and the resort has been growing ever since. The village of Grau Roig was soon incorporated into the ski area, and when the resorts joined forces (and linked lifts) with Soldeu-el Tarter in 2003, they became known as Grandvalira, and formed the largest ski area in the Pyrenees.
Pas itself is physically very close knit- the main bars, restaurants and hotels are all located around a central strip making everything incredibly accessible. With low drinks prices, an abundance of free shots and late opening times throughout the resort, the après ski alone is enough to justify a visit.
In fact, the town’s architecture is one of the only areas in which Pas de La Casa is lacking, and appears to have been inspired by an art deco housing project. However, after a few free shots (which are often handed out like confetti) the visual appeal of your hotel is likely to become much less of an issue...
With such focus on the off slope attractions, it’s easy to forget about the skiing you’ll have access to. There’s a great selection of runs for all abilities - 210km in total served by 64 modern lifts which can whisk 100,700 snow lovers up the mountain every hour. The area includes Soldeu-El Tarter, Encamp, Grau Roig and Canillo as well as Pas alongside some fantastic freeriding, 3 well maintained snow parks, a permanent boarder cross course and 3 snow circuits for the kids.