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21st May 2013
Opening Day 2013-14
Weather permitting, the 2013-14 season opening date has been confirmed as November 30th.
28th April 2013
Unfortunately the extra three weeks of season have now ended and so the mountain has closed today. This year has been fantastic and we can't wait until the snow comes back in November!
27th March 2013
Season Extended Further
Fantastic snow conditions have meant the season has now been extended until April 28th, so loads more time to visit Pas for a ski or snowboard trip!
20th March 2013
The season is still going strong here in Pas with just over three weeks left, so plenty of time to come and enjoy the best snow we've had in several years!
15th February 2013
Win a HD Helmet Camera!
Head to our Facebook page to enter our great competition to win a top-of-the-range HD helmet camera!
2nd February 2013
Kids Ski Free in April
We've a fantastic offer now that the season has been extended... kids ski free in April - a free lift pass and free skis & boots! Find out more >>
23rd January 2013
Due to the fantastic snow and great base already built up the season has now been extended until April 14th, weather permitting, giving you an extra week to enjoy the snow!
14th January 2013
Loads of Powder!
The forecasts were correct and loads of snow has arrived - around a metre has fallen so far, and still snowing heavily!
24th December 2012
From all of us here at the Pasdelacasa-andorra.com team, we'd love to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we hope you enjoy a fantastic new Year!
22nd December 2012
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
On Christmas Eve, Santa is paying a visit to Pas de la Casa at 8pm! He's arriving by the slopes and will head around town on his sleigh.
14th December 2012
We're working hard to bring you some new discount vouchers for this season. We've just added the first ones, so you can now save 15% off accessories at Rentaski. You'll find our discount vouchers here >>
5th December 2012
Non-stop snow all day with at least half a metre in the town, and plenty more up the mountain!
1st December 2012
Pas de la Casa is Open!
After a much anticipation, Pas de la Casa is back open for the winter with beautiful snow and gorgeous blue skies! It's freezing cold too so snow cannons are working hard and more snow forecast for this week.
15th October 2012
More Early Snow
Some more early snow has fallen all across Andorra! Although it won't stick around for long, it's gettign everyone excited about the winter, with only 47 days left until the season starts!
30th September 2012
Winter is Coming!!
The snow has started to arrive with some snow right down to the town!
20th September 2012
We've teamed up with Simply Piste to give away £200 of ski clothing, plus two PortaSkis to transport your skis, and five pairs of tickets to the Ski & Snowboard Show in London. Enter here >>
3rd July 2012
The season dates have been confirmed as December 1st 2012 until April 7th 2013, subject to weather conditions.
2nd April 2012
You can now book your accommodation online on our new booking page here >>
24th March 2012
Massive New Snowfall!
Grandvalira - Pas de la Casa are in for a great end to the season after more than a metre of fresh snow fell in 24 hours this week! Conditions on the mountain are currently the best they have been all season with plenty of fresh new powder to enjoy, the slopes are fairly quiet at the moment and the resort is basking under blue skies and sunshine. It´s going to be a fantastic finish to the winter! See photos from yesterday here
20th March 2012
More New Snow!
We've had another 5 or 6cm of fresh snow last night and it's cold enough for the snow cannons again!
3rd March 2012
We've got new snow which is fantastic news to start March!
22nd February 2012
Grau Roig hosts Speed Skiing World Cup this weekend!
This weekend (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February) Grandvalira-Grau Roig will be hosting the KM Speed Skiing World Cup on the Antenes slope in Grau Roig. The Italian Simone Origone, who holds the world speed record of 251.40km/h (!!) has entered and will be participating against approx 60 other athletes from 9 countries.
18th February 2012
It is Carnival across Andorra this weekend, look out for a few strange outfits up on the slopes in Pas as the locals tend to rock the fancy dress for carnival!
04th February 2012
Igloo Hotel set to open
The Grandvalira Igloo Hotel in Grau Roig is set to welcome it´s first guests of the season this weekend. This unusual hotel made entirely of ice and snow gives guests the exciting opportunity to sleep like real inuits! There is also a restautant, bar and lounge terrace to enjoy at the hotel.
29th December 2011
Grandvalira Opens Peretol Freestyle Park
Grandvalira has opened the Sunset Park Peretol -the first and only night time freestyle park in Andorra. Sunset Park Peretol will be open from 14:00 to 21:00 every Tuesday to Sunday and is covered under your Grandvalira lift pass!
28th December 2011
New Video Added
We've just added a video of the slopes taken on Christmas Eve. Watch it here >>
24th December 2011
Merry Christmas to everyone!! Here's to a festive season full of joy and lots of snow!!
17th December 2011
It has been snowing heavily all day with at least 30cm of snow at village level now and much more up on the slopes. Keep up to date with all the latest weather news and snow reports here: www.pasdelacasa-andorra.com/weather.php
11 December 2011
Grandvalia opens more slopes
Grandvalira are continuing to open up more of the ski area as the consistently cold tempertaures have allowed for snow making to take place. Keep up to date with the latest snow reports here: http://www.pasdelacasa-andorra.com/weather.php
08th December 2011
Grandvalira partially opens!
Grandvalira Pas de la Casa and Grandvalira Encamp have both partially opened today with a total of 6 lifts and 7 slopes open.
13th October 2011
You've probably noticed by now, but we've got a brand new logo! We hope you like it!
12th October 2011
Family Holiday Association
We're really pleased to let you know we're now supporting the Family Holiday Association who provide breaks for deserving families. Find out more >>
2nd July 2011
Non-Consecutive Lift Passes
Something new to our offering for 2011-12 is the ability to pre-book non-consecutive lift passes. This means you can book '5 days from 7' and '7 days from 10' on our online shop. This is great if you want to take a day or two off from skiing during your week away.
1st July 2011
Lift Passes, Lessons & Rentals Now Available
We're looking forward to winter so are extremely excited to put 2011-12 lift passes, lessons and rentals on sale, and as usual with some excellent discounts! Visit the online shop to book.
25th April 2011
Closed For Summer
After an excellent long winter of snow, Pas has now closed for the summer and will open again for skiing and snowboarding at the end of November.
15th April 2011
Soldeu & El Tarter Closing
From tomorrow Soldeu & El Tarter will be closed leaving Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig and Encamp open until April 25th. Lift passes have now been reduced to reflect this - adults are €30 per day, juniors €26, and children are free. Book here >>
3rd March 2011
With all the new snow that has fallen in the past week Grandvalira hope to open the remaining two slopes by the weekend which would mean the whole of Grandvalira is open offering 193km of runs!
1st February 2011
Ice Driving Championship
This Saturday the 5th of February sees round four of the G-Series ice driving championship come to Pas de la Casa.
10th January 2011
New Photos added
Check out the new photos taken yesterday in Grau Roig.
7th January 2011
New Discount Vouchers
New discount vouchers for La Perla Negro restaurant have just been added, with more to follow soon.Click here to get them
5th January 2011
Welcome The Three Kings
The Three Kings will be arriving in Pas de la Casa with a torchlight decent at 19:00. There's also a Freestyle and Demo Team exhibition from 17:30.
Pas de la Casa Information
We offer up to date travel, resort and accommodation information for Pas de la Casa in Grandvalira, Andorra, and hope to save you money too! If you are an independent traveller, get to the Travel pages for information about flights plus times for your transfers from Toulouse, Barcelona & Girona to Andorra la Vella, and a route planner if you're thinking of driving to Pas de la Casa either from the UK, or rent a car from the airport.
All winter, we'll bring you a regularly updated snow report and weather forecast. Also, have a look at the forum and photos, so you can find out what to expect and share your holiday memories and experiences!
Build Your Own Holiday With Us!
It is now possible to build your own Pas de la Casa ski holidays right here as we arrange both shared and private airport transfers, hotels and apartments, plus a tool to search for your flights so that you can organise your whole Pas de la Casa holiday from just one website!
Like previous seasons we are still offering snowboard rental and ski rental with excellent discounts, plus lift passes and group lessons. You can book as much or as little of your holiday through us to tailor it to meet your requirements.
Save Money Whilst You're Here!
Our website doesn't just give you loads of up-to-date information about Pas, it's here to help you save time and money too! You'll save a massive 25% on all your snowboard hire and ski hire, plus we can arrange your lift passes and group lessons so you are all organised when you get here. If this isn't enough, then make sure that you download our discount vouchers for Pas de la Casa bars and restaurants to save you money on food and drinks!
Information About Pas de la Casa
This lively resort (referred to locally as Pas) is situated just a few hundred metres from the French border in the parish of Encamp. The resort sits at an altitude of 2050m with the highest lift at 2640m making Pas the highest resort in the Pyrenees. Due to its superb location (and heavy investment in artificial snow making) Pas enjoys an excellent snow record complimented by plenty of blue skies and sunshine.
The first mechanical ski lift in Andorra was opened at Coll Blanc, Pas de la Casa in 1957 by the Andorran ski pioneer rancesc Viladomat, this is where the first Andorran ski resort Pas de la Casa – Grau Roig was born. The area was developed rapidly over the years, most notably in recent years being the link up of Pas de la Casa – Grau Roig with the neighbouring resorts of Soldeu, El Tarter, Canillo and Encamp during the 2003-04 season to create the impressive Grandvalira ski area, which now offers 210km of pistes, forming the largest skiable domain in the Pyrenees. Grandvalira has a very modern and efficient lift system to transport skiers and snowboarders around the large variety of slopes it has to offer.
The slopes at Grandvalira - Pas de la Casa cater very well for aspiring intermediates with plenty of top to bottom red and blue runs. There is also a beginner area with some more gentle slopes, endorsed by an excellent ski school with lots of English speaking instructors. For those of you looking for more of a challenge there are also a few feisty black runs to be found. Snowboarding is very popular amongst the young crowds that descend upon Grandvalira each year, with a small board park and half pipe located on the Grau Roig side of the mountain.
Après ski is another thing that Pas does very well, with the resort being famous for it's youth orientated nightlife. Some refer to it as the Ibiza of the Pyrenees, although we're not quite sure that this is the most appropriate comparison! There is a huge array of bars, nightclubs and restaurants in the resort and you will find many places open until the early hours. Many find it difficult to resist the temptation of the bars and nightclubs and end up having to forego a day on the slopes to recover from the night before; although you should take it easy in order to be able to enjoy the fantastic skiing, snowboarding and scenery that the slopes of Grandvalira - Pas de la Casa enjoy, as well as heaps of other activities such as ice driving, skidoos, shopping and paintballing to name just a few. The are often special events happening, so have a look at the 'what's on' guide to see everything that's happening.
Information About Andorra
A tiny country nestled on the border between Spain and France, its official name is the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d'Andorra). There are seven parishes in Andorra, of which the parish of Encamp is where Pas de la Casa sits. The official language is Catalan, but French is widely spoken and English is usually understood. The Euro is used in Andorra as it does not have its own currency. For more information you can visit our guide to Andorra.
We have worked in Andorra for the last eight years, setting up Arinsal.co.uk in 2007. Following a successful first season we launched Pasdelacasa-andorra.com followed by Soldeu-andorra.com shortly afterwards, where we offer the same kind of information but specific to each resort. Take a look at the other sites to find out more about Andorra, and let your friends know about us so they can save money too!
We provide this independent website free of charge to offer an honest insight into the resort and the mountain, so if you're new to Pas, or if you're a regular visitor, you will hopefully find our website useful and come back regularly to catch up with the latest information, news and gossip from the slopes!
Don't forget, tell all your friends about Pasdelacasa-andorra.com, so they too can find out about the resort of Pas de la Casa - Grandvalira and save money on their ski rental & snowboard rental at discount prices!