Andorra - Pas De la Casa Resort Review

Overview for Grandvalira ski area

Overall Rating:   4 star rating
Breakdown of Runs:
Green
16%
Blue
35%
Red
29%
Black
20%

Lifts: 66  Runs: 110  Parks: 2   Boarder Cross: 2

 Season: Early December to early April

  • Lifts from Pas village centre
  • Large resort made up of 6 sectors
  • Duty Free shopping
  • Long transfer time from the airport
  • Long lift queues at Pas
  • Pas and Soldeu are noisy at night

The Slopes

The Grandvalira ski area is made up of the following sectors: Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, Grau Roig, Pas De La Casa and Porte des Neiges.

Beginners will be happy with the slopes and facilities in both Pas and Porte des Neiges. The learning areas here are large and there is plenty of opportunity for a gentle progression to intermediate.

Intermediate riders will be happy in any of the 6 sectors as they all have good intermediate areas. Pas is a good place to base yourself for moving up to the more advanced runs.

Advanced riders will probably be happiest in Grau Roig, Soldeu or El Tarter as these sectors house the more challenging terrain. The terrain parks can be found in Pas, El Tarter and Grau Roig and the 2 Border cross courses are in Pas and Soldeu.

Accommodation

The hotel and apartment accommodation in Pas is all located within walking distance of the ski lifts. No buses are allowed in the village of Pas so most people walk to the lifts each day. There are a number of ski in ski out hotels and apartments around the base of the ski resort which are very convenient for access to both the ski resort and the resort center. For a list of hotels and apartments in Pas see our Pas Accommodation page

The Nightlife

Pas is a party town with plenty of fun to be had in the evening. There are restaurants, pubs and clubs galore, with all tastes in food, drink and music covered. Soldeu is also a party town with a wide variety of nightlife available.

For quieter nights that still have plenty of choice it may be worth considering staying at Encamp, Canillo or El Tarter. If you're after very quiet, the nightlife in Grau Roig is very tame. However, it's close proximity to Pas de la Casa means that evening trips for drinks or meals are possible.

General

Pas is Andorra’s highest resort with elevations between 2100m & 2640m. It is situated right on Andorra’s boarder with France, only a couple of miles in from the customs post, but be warned it is still a 4 hour transfer from Toulouse.

Buses are not allowed into the centre of Pas so be prepared to walk to your hotel, most organisers will arrange a vehicle to take your luggage. There are plenty of shops off slope activities and facilities in Encamp, Canillo, El Tarter, Soldeu, and Pas. You will have no problems entertaining yourself if you decide to take some time out from the snowboarding.

Related Links

More info on Pas - www.andorra-pas-de-la-casa.com
Ski Resort site - www.grandvalira.com
More Reviews & Information - www.tripadvisor.co.uk

Pictures

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View of Pas de la Casa Village View at Pas de la Casa Mountain peak at Pas de la Casa Lift queue at Pas de la Casa