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Pas De La Casa

Probably best known for its après ski culture and long sunny days, Pas is the liveliest ski village in Andorra and with boundless opportunities both on and off the slopes, you may well be in need of another holiday when you get back. As part of the largest ski domain in the Pyrenees, the skiing is not to be sniffed at - and with cut price heli-skiing on the cards it’s a brilliant choice as a second trip for snowsports aficionados.

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At a glance: • Largest ski area in Andorra • Great place to learn • Varied terrain for all

Great for: • Après Ski • Cheap • Tax free shopping

Probably best known for its après ski culture and long sunny days, Pas is the liveliest ski village in Andorra and with boundless opportunities both on and off the slopes, you may well be in need of another holiday when you get back. As part of the largest ski domain in the Pyrenees, the skiing is not to be sniffed at - and with cut price heli-skiing on the cards it’s a brilliant choice as a second trip for snowsports aficionados.

Pas De La Casa Resort

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.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Andorra, Pyrenees.

Established: 1956

Open: December - April

Downhill: 210 km

View our detailed Pas De La Casa snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Pas De La Casa snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Lleida-Alguaire Airport - Spain150km, 3 hours
Toulouse Blagnac Airport - France195km, 70 minutes
  • Beginner
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  • Advanced
  • 63runs 53%

  • 30runs 25%

  • 25runs 21%

Top Altitude:2600m
Bottom Altitude:1710m
Resort Altitude:2100m
Longest run:5 km
Slope Orientation:NE, NW, E
Vertical Drop:890m
Skiable Vertical:890m
Night Skiing:Yes
Glacier:No

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Downhill Runs:210 km
Beginner slopes:53%
Intermediate:25%
Advanced slopes:21%
Lift Pass Price: 240 € (adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Soldeu & El Tarter

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Pas De La Casa

The variety of terrain is apparent as soon as you leave the village- from the six seater Font Negre or the smaller Costa Rodonda you’ll be able to access one of the regions snowparks, the boardercross track, beginners zone and a freeriding area.

The beginners area at the base of the valley has a few incredibly gentle lifts and approachable nursery slopes and at the end of the day all levels of skier can ski right down into the village – the red/blue Tubs will take you virtually to the door of your hotel.

There’s more advanced terrain just over the mountain at Grau Roig- most of the runs here are red and black – though the gentle blue Pastora, which takes you down into the centre is the route favoured by the many intermediates on the way over to Soldeu.

Here, the two six-seater Pla de les Pedres lifts are amongst the most popular in resort and open up both sides of the mountain. The surrounding areas are an intermediates paradise, with a massive selection of red and blue runs- if you’re adept at reading piste maps you’ll be able to pick a route that starts at the peak of the Collada D’Enradort and winds its way all the way down to the village of Soldeu.

Advanced skiers and boarders will also feel at home over here, and will find the Snowpark El Tarter (expertly maintained by the staff at Coliflor freestyle), some technical mogul runs, and more designated freeriding areas. Overall there are four snowparks in the vicinity, and with some of the longest riding hours around (the parks are often open until well into the evening), unprecedented amounts of sunshine and fantastic park grooming, Grandvalira is a brilliant location for budding park skiers.

Pas De La Casa Apres Ski

Pas de La Casa really comes into its own when it comes to the après scene, with locals and tourists alike taking liberal advantage of the duty free drink prices and late opening times.

Eating out is much cheaper than you’d expect in a ski resort as well- most of the restaurants serve a selection of family friendly European food, though you’ll be able to find some local Andorran specialties (such as the warming escudella stew) at Costa Rodona. There’s a McDonalds and a Burger King for the unadventurous, whilst El Gargantua is the place to go if you’re feeling like a fondue and at La Copa you’ll be able to enjoy steaks cooked over an open fire.

It’s the pubs and clubs that really set Pas apart from the competition. The Kamikaze Surf Bar is the first port of call for many- located on the slopes a short ski from town, the party gets going when the slopes close, and often doesn’t end till well into the night… you might want to regress to a snowplough to get home!

The pirate themed Perla Negra is a sure crowd pleaser. With decent pub grub served all day, live sports on the big screens (often with English commentary) and a nightly DJ, it never disappoints. At Deja Beer you can pull your own pints- there’s a different beer on tap at each table- and the nightly and weekly league tables on the big screens can often lead to things getting a wee bit out of hand… luckily they also serve some great tapas and delicious pizzas!

Underground is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a London Underground themed bar and is one of the oldest and most popular in resort. The party gets started here as soon as the slopes close and carries on well into the night- it’s often the reason you’ll see people still dressed for the slopes wandering the streets in the early hours!

Best time to go

Best time to ski Pas De La Casa

When is the best time to ski Pas De La Casa?

Whilst the snow here isn’t as guaranteed as in some of the larger European resorts, it is the best in the Pyrenees, and off the slopes you’re assured of a great time year round. Visiting over peak dates is a lot less stressful, expensive and crowded than you’d expect, and the resorts infrastructure easily keeps up with an increase in the crowds. The main holiday dates are always enjoyable in Andorra- New Year is especially well celebrated- so a visit during these times is highly recommended. The best snow conditions are during February and early March, so a cheap half term trip is certainly on the cards. Late season snow isn’t always the best, but with so many al fresco restaurants and bars you’re almost guaranteed to come home with a suntan.

Peak Dates

Christmas in Pas de La Casa will see you celebrating with Spanish, French and Catalan locals, as well as the great expat crowd. Browse Pas De La Casa Christmas ski holidays ‣

Spend New Years in Pas de La Casa and you’ll be partying all week. There’ll be a truly international vibe from the locals, and tourists are made to real right at home. Browse Pas De La Casa New Year ski holidays ‣

February half term in Pas de La Casa will undoubtedly exceed your expectations. With great skiing, unbeatable après and far less crowds than you’d expect, it’ll be a relaxing week for the whole family. Browse Pas De La Casa Half Term ski holidays ‣

You’ll see so much sun over Easter in Pas de La Casa that your friends will think you’ve been on the beach! Good snowmaking should ensure there’s still enough snow, but if not just head to a terrace for some sunny après. Browse Pas De La Casa Easter ski holidays ‣

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Average Rating 4 out of 5
We’ve come back to Pas a lot, mainly because it’s really cheap but also just because it has everything you want. It’s VAT free - you can get beer for 1.50 Euros and if you smoke you could probably smoke yourself to death for 20 Euros. I brought a litre bottle of Disaronno and Jack Daniels for 8 Euros… G... + more
Steve Warren, Essex
5 out of 5
I’d definitely go back! Pas is quite lively if you’re a young group who want pub crawls, drinks, music etc. In terms of skiing these days, the packages here are very reasonable in terms of budget when you factor in travel, accommodation, ski hire, pass etc. Going out to eat and drink is also very reasonable... + more
Sean Crilly, Broadstairs
4 out of 5
It isn’t the 3 Valleys but there’s plenty to do - it’s definitely underrated and ticks all the boxes for me. If you’re 20-40 and like beer and eating, you’re going to have a good time. We usually go late in the season and the last couple of years I’ve been there I’ve had great snow. There are no blac... + more
Paolo, London
4 out of 5
I love Andorra and like Pas de La Casa because there’s always snow and the slopes are really good. You’ve got blue ones, red ones and black ones. This year the transfer from Lleida was so much better than the one from Toulouse. I always prefer the Spanish side rather than the French side, as if you land on th... + more
Mark, Milton Keynes
4 out of 5
Pas de la Casa has a really good ski area with loads of terrain and lots of lifts, which meant there was hardly any queues. The weather was fantastic and all in all the whole experience was really good – we are planning to go back next season! The younger ones went to a really good steak house one evening that... + more
Janey, Leeds
4 out of 5
I hadn’t been to Pas de la Casa or Andorra before but I found it really nice. It’s a reasonable resort and wasn’t too busy; there are plenty of slopes available and the lifts have been updated and are really efficient. We were here in March and the snow was pretty good. There aren’t a huge amount of d... + more
Phil Reynolds, Norwich
4 out of 5
We’ve been going to Andorra for 7 years, and while it’s definitely risen in price, it’s still great value. Nothing like French prices. There are some good bars in Pas, especially the Underground bar and grill – it’s not very big but the food is great and the staff are friendly. Another good restaurant I’d... + more
Coline Adair, Larne
4 out of 5
The snow was good (we always book late to get the best conditions) and we had more than enough to ski, all the runs are linked up so you can ski over to Soldeu (when we visited Soldeu before there was nothing there, just a winding road but now it’s a mega resort!). There aren’t any gondolas though, the area... + more
R. Newton, Stockport
3 out of 5
Pas de la casa is a great resort for all levels with plenty of nursery and beginner runs close to the resort whilst intermediates have plenty of reds to keep themselves entertained. Andorra is VAT free and so the resort benefits from lower food and drink costs than French Alps (you can get a pint for about ... + more
Jonnie, Kingston
5 out of 5
Would probably go back to Pas de la Casa again, it’s not as good as the alps (2 Alpes last year was amazing) but we still had a brilliant time. The slopes are good for beginners, two of our group were learning and they picked it up really well. The instructors were some of the best I’ve seen. Everything is a ... + more
Ben, Bristol
4 out of 5
I’ve skied here since I was a kid and the skiing is fine, it’s always decent in Andorra. Pas de la Casa is more like intermediates and above but if you go over to Soldeu there’s more for beginners. Everything is quite cheap compared to places like France, there’s a rib shack where you just pay 15 euros fo... + more
Thomas Mann, Hove
4 out of 5
Our first visit to Pas de la Casa and we got quite lucky with the weather. It was snowing on the first couple of days then warmed up with some sunshine, so with sun and snow it was ideal! People were talking before about it being a bit ugly compared to the Alps but I didn’t really think that. The nightlife is ... + more
Steven, Conwy
4 out of 5
Pas de la Casa is alright, it’s quite rowdy. We went out in the evening a couple of times. The skiing is pretty good, it’s a fairly big ski area. Some of the lifts were closed on a few days but that was just because of the weather, that’s normal. It’s maybe not best for beginners, more of a middle level res... + more
Tom Pace, Devon
4 out of 5
I’ve skied all over France and done a bit of Italy and thought I’d give Andorra a go as my brother recommended it. As a ski resort it’s not bad at all. The snow was good and the overall weather wasn’t too bad. You have to be a good skier to go over to the other resorts and enjoy the whole area. To ski fr... + more
Allan, Newcastle upon Tyne
4 out of 5
We’d been to Pas de la Casa before and this time was 6 years since our last visit. We returned because it has the highest altitudes in the area and whilst other resorts were suffering at the beginning of the 14/15 season, we had good conditions with 4-5 days of sunshine and heavy snow on the day we left. The w... + more
Mrs Hatano,
4 out of 5
I’d been to Arinsol and Soldeu before but this was my first time in Pas – it’s a pretty big area and you can go over all of it with the pass. Andorra used to be cheap but it’s not so much now as it was when I first went. We were snowboarding and I would definitely recommend Pas to boarders as it’s quite bi... + more
Stephen Marshall, Consett
3 out of 5
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Families in Pas De La Casa

Despite the sometimes raucous après ski scene within resort, there’s a lot to be said for a family trip to Pas de La Casa. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place for a first time family trip, and with costs much lower than a more mainstream destination it’ll be much friendlier on the pocket as well.

Ski passes, equipment hire and tuition are all less expensive than many of the larger resorts, so if you’re not too sure how the kids will take to the snow it’s a safe choice of destination. There are plenty of family friendly restaurants to try out in the evenings as well, with most serving a range of European favourites, from fondue and raclettes at the La Gratinada to the more traditional Andorran delicacies on offer at Costa Rodonda.

The range of slopes is also ideal for families, especially mixed ability runs. The beginner area at the base of Pas de La Casa is perfect for anyone taking their first steps on snow, intermediates will have the whole of the mountain at their disposal thanks to a great network of blue and red runs, and any adventurous youngsters will soon be at home in one of the four snow parks or many freeriding areas.

Even during peak dates the airports aren’t usually too crowded, as don’t serve too many ski resorts so pick one of our packages including flights and transfers for the ultimate convenience. Though if you fancy adding a few days to the holiday, why not pick a self drive package? You’ll save a few pennies for when you get to the resort, and you’ll be able to make the journey itself part of the adventure!

GroupsGroup Holidays Pas De La Casa

Pas de La Casa is without a doubt one of the best destinations in Europe for an all singing, all dancing group trip. There’s a fantastic amount of terrain to cover in the days- Grandvalira is the largest ski area in the Pyrenees- and off the pistes there’s enough entertainment to keep the party going for hours.

Any beginners will be heartened by the gentle blues just outside of the resort area, and those who have never skied before can easily find their feet on the beginner areas. Tuition and hire are relatively inexpensive as well, which makes it a great location for any first time skiers. Intermediates will be able to ski the whole area with ease- the routes from Pas de La Casa to Soldeu, via Grau Roig are packed with long blues and reds- whilst the group’s experts will enjoy the four snowparks and freeriding areas, not to mention the many groomed black runs.

There’s even more fun to be had off the slopes. The duty free drinks prices and late opening hours of the bars give you an idea of what to expect- the Kamikaze Surf Bar is often open until 3am and is actually on the slopes above the resort (!)- and many of the resorts visitors spend more time in the bars than on the slopes. You’ll be sure to end up in the Underground bar at least once or twice, though if you’re after a quieter night then you’ll feel right at home in Paddy’s Irish bar.

Which are the best ski holidays in Pas De La Casa?

Accommodation Number of nights Price (per person) from
Apart Hotel Alaska 7 £ 439
Hotel Himalaia Pas 7 £ 517
Hotel Màgic 7 £ 539
Hotel Font D’Argent 7 £ 599
Hotel Magic Pas 7 £ 608
Hotel Catalunya 7 £ 499

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