Pas de la Casa Ski School & Snowboard School
Pas de la Casa ski school is run by Grandvalira, who run all the schools in the area. They have lots of English speaking instructors, and you will find the office on Avinguda d'Encamp, close to the Rentaski rental shop.
Why Should You Take Lessons?
By going to ski school or snowboard school during your holiday to Pas de la Casa, or anywhere else for that matter, it should help you enjoy your ski or snowboard holiday even more! Just a few of the numerous benefits include the following . . .
Having lessons isn't just for beginner skiers and snowboarders! Even the most advanced riders still have lessons. Pas de la Casa has some excellent instructors, who are qualified to the highest international levels, with a loads of experience to help you learn. There is also a more in depth course available, called "Top Class", is made up of smaller groups and also benefits from video analysis.
Group Lessons v Private Lessons
Pas de la Casa offers two choices for lessons with positives and negatives to both. Although private lessons are per hour more expensive, you get the full attention of your instructor. Taking group lessons is cheaper for the 15 hour package, however you share your instructor with the rest of your group. With group lessons, at the start of the week you'll be split into groups according to your ability, and yes, snowboarders and skiers have separate lessons!!!
If you're travelling as a group you could combine the two - book an instructor to just look after your party for a few hours or perhaps the whole week meaning you get to snowboard or ski with your friends, plus the instructor is dedicated the needs of your group!
So when you come to Pas de la Casa, deciding whether you want to take group ski school or private lessons is up to you and your personal circumstances. If you're undecided beforehand, chat to your holiday rep or the ski school when you get here, and they'll be able to advise you what is best option for you and your party.
Group Ski School & Snowboard School
Group Lesson Times
Group lessons start on Mondays and run for five days, three hours each day. The current timetable is as follows although the school reserve the right to make changes depending on how busy the school is:
|Monday to Friday|
|Skiers - Beginners||10:00 - 13:00|
|Skiers - Intermediates||14:00 - 17:00|
|Snowboarders - Beginners||10:00 - 13:00|
|Snowboarders - Intermediates||14:00 - 17:00|
You can book group ski school and snowboard school on Pasdelacasa-andorra.com. By pre-booking with us you'll be booked in advance, so you can take it easy and just take your voucher to the school office to collect your tickets when you arrive!
Group Lesson Prices - 2013-14
These are the prices as published by Grandvalira. We can't take any responsibility for any errors or changes.
|Lesson||Main Season||23rd Dec - 5th Jan|
|Adults (12+ Years - 15 hours) |
Ski or Snowboard
|Children (6-11 Year - 15 hours) |
Please note that for the 2013-14 season the minimum age for group snowboard lessons is now 12 years.
Beginner & Improver Packages
NEW FOR 2013-14: This year we now have some great value packages including your lift pass, lessons and equipment. You can read more on our packages information page - we have beginner and improver packages, both with and without lunch included.
Full Package Discount
When you book a complete package including your group lessons, Grandvalira area lift pass, and your rental equipment at the same time with Pasdelacasa-andorra.com, we will deduct a fantastic €20 discount from your equipment hire, in addition to the already massive 25% on offer! This discount will be applied to your shopping basket on our online shop.
Private Lesson Prices - 2013-14
If you decide to take private ski lessons or private snowboard lessons, you get to choose you start time so that it is convenient for you. The minimum booking is for two hours, and the prices for the 2013-14 season can be found below. Private lessons need to be booked directly with the ski and snowboard school, and their phone number is +376 871920.
|Lesson||Main Season||26th Dec - 6th Jan|
|NB: If there is more than one person in the private lesson, add a €4 supplement per person per hour.|
Maximum 6 people per lesson.
|1 person, 2 hours (09:00 - 10:00 & 14:00 - 17:00)||€88.50||€97.50|
|1 person, 2 hours (10:00 - 14:00)||€103.00||€113.50|
|1 person, 6 hours (09:00 - 10:00 & 14:00 - 17:00)||€265.00||€291.50|
|1 person, 6 hours (10:00 - 14:00)||€277.50||€305.50|
|1 person, 10 hours (09:00 - 15:00)||€441.50||€485.50|
Information About The School
Ski school and snowboard school times in Pas de la Casa are decided by ability. If you are a beginner, the instructors will take you right from the basics of how to put your skis or snowboard on, and if you have been before you will be asked to come down a gentle slope so that you can be graded and put in to an appropriate group. The different categories can be seen below.
- Beginners: First time skier
- Class 2: Can use a drag lift and can turn left & right
- Class 3: Is confident on all blue runs
- Class 4: Is able to ski red runs with control and confidence
There are different categories used for snowboarders, which are as follows ...
- Beginners: First time snowboarding
- Level 2: Can stand on a board although not mastered turning yet
- Level 3: Can turn in both directions
The school say the minimum age for group snowboarding lessons is 12 years, because it is very important to be big enough to control a snowboard on the slopes.
When you join group ski school in Pas you get the opportunity to enter a race at the end of the week for just €1! Adults receive a certificate on completion of the course, and children receive a medal and a certificate.