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Pas de la Casa

Find the information you need to plan Pas de la Casa ski vacation. Travelers to this region of the Pyrenees can find basic resort and ski area information as well as details about the surrounding mega ski area, Grandvalira. This includes hotels, instructors, transportation, lift passes, equipment rental, piste maps, and more. We are also looking to provide regular snow reports and weather forecasts for Pas de la Casa.

Official Resort Website

 

 

RESORT INFORMATION

Altitude

Pas de la Casa: 2100m – 2640m

Grau Roig: 2120m – 2640m

 

Lifts

12 in the immediate area, 66 total serving 205km of piste.

 

Pistes

Pas de la Casa: Green Runs – 2 Blue Runs – 3 Red Runs – 5 Black Runs – 4

Grandvalira: Green Runs – 19 Blue Runs – 44 Red Runs – 30 Black Runs – 24

 

About Pas de la Casa

The resort sits at an altitude of 2050m with the highest lift at 2640m making Pas the highest resort in the Pyrenees. Pas de la Casa shows its true colors as a skiing town in the winter months, where it’s quite the social and recreation destination. The height and excellent snow making capability ensure good snow conditions and a long season ensure the perfect conditions for ski holidays in Pas de la Casa.

Pas de la Casa is the highest and sunniest resort in Andorra, perched right on the French border within the Grandvalira ski area, the largest in the Pyrenees. Grandvalira now offers 193km of piste, forming the largest skiable domain in the Pyrenees, with a very modern and efficient lift system to transport skiers around the large variety of slopes it has to offer.

Pas de la Casa or Pas as it is commonly known, shares the Grandvalira lift pass with neighboring resorts. Pas, however, boasts an excellent snow record, a state of the art lift system, and an excellent selection of slopes. Ski holidays in Pas de la Casa offers something for all abilities, although intermediates and beginners are probably best catered for. Snowboarding is particularly popular and there is a board park and half pipe. Ski school as in neighboring ski resorts, is dominated by English speaking instructors, so ski holidays in Pas de la Casa are excellent for beginners. Bars and restaurants abound to suit all tastes and pockets.

 

History of Pas de la Casa

In 1956, the businessman and ski champion Francesc Viladomat installed the first ski lift on the peak of Coll Blanc in Pas de la Casa. Powered by a lorry engine, the lift could carry up to 450 skiers per hour. From then on, the resort grew at an average one new lift per year. The first automatic snow cannons were installed at Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig during the 1980s. The first 8-seater cable car in the Pyrenees began to operate in 1996, and a new sector, Canillo, opened. Meanwhile, the first six-seater detachable chairlift in the region entered into service at Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig, operated by SAETDE, in 1997.

Soldeu

Find the information you need to plan the perfect Soldeu ski vacation getaway. Travelers can find the basic resort and ski area information as well as data about the surrounding mega ski area, Grandvalira. This includes mountain snow reports, weather forecasts, hotels, instructors, transportation, lift passes, equipment rental, piste maps, and more.

Official Resort Website

 

RESORT INFORMATION

Altitude

Soldeu: 1800m – 2560m

El Tarter: 1700m – 2560m

 

Lifts

27 in the immediate area, 66 total serving 205km of piste.

 

Pistes

Soldeu, El Tarter: Green Runs – 9 Blue Runs – 20 Red Runs – 13 Black Runs – 9

Grandvalira: Green Runs – 19 Blue Runs – 44 Red Runs – 30 Black Runs – 24

 

About Soldeu

Soldeu comes alive in the winter months as a skiing town. The gondola from the village rises to 2250m where you will find restaurants and ski and snowboard school. The area has rapidly developed over the years, with the most notable recent development being the link up of Soldeu – El Tarter with the neighboring resorts of Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, Canillo and Encamp during the 2003-04 season to create the impressive Grandvalira ski area. Grandvalira now offers 193km of piste, forming the largest skiable domain in the Pyrenees, with a very modern and efficient lift system to transport skiers around the large variety of slopes it has to offer.

 

History of Soldeu

In 1956, the businessman and ski champion Francesc Viladomat installed the first ski lift on the peak of Coll Blanc in Pas de la Casa. Powered by a lorry engine, the lift could carry up to 450 skiers per hour. From then on, the resort grew at an average one new lift per year. Seven years later, the first ski lift for Soldeu – El Tarter was first formed by three Andorran families. The first automatic snow cannons were installed at Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig during the 1980s, whilst the Riba Escorxada sector, accessible from El Tarter opened at neighboring Soldeu. In 1993, the Comu (local council) of Canillo became the majority shareholder in ENSISA (the company set up to operate Soldeu El Tarter), whilst Credit Andorra became the second-largest stakeholder in the enterprise. The first 8-seater cable car in the Pyrenees began to operate in 1996, and a new sector, Canillo, opened. Meanwhile, the first six-seater detachable chairlift in the region entered into service at Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig, operated by SAETDE, in 1997.

Arinsal

If you are an independent traveler, we can help you in your travels to Arinsal, Andorra. Get all the basic information you need to plan your trip including hotels, instructors, transportation, lift passes, equipment rental, piste maps, and more. We are also looking to provide regular snow reports and weather forecasts for Arinsal.

Official Resort Website

 

RESORT INFORMATION

Altitude

1550m – 2560m

 

Lifts

31 serving 63km of piste for Pal & Arinsal.

 

Pistes

Green Runs – 5 Blue Runs – 16 Red Runs – 16 Black Runs – 5

 

More About Arinsal

Although many people have heard of Andorra and it’s tax-free shopping and ski resorts, few have actually ventured further than Andorra la Vella, the capital city, just beyond which lies the village of Arinsal , one of the most up and coming ski resorts in Europe which is now linked to the neighboring resorts of Pal and a short bus ride to Arcalis.

It’s the friendliest place ever, has some excellent bars, cheap and luxury accommodation to suit all budgets and the fact that 40% of visitors return says it all. It’s a popular resort with the British and Irish, which guarantees you will have a good time on and off the slopes.

The Arinsal sector has the largest vertical drop of just over 1000m (3,300ft) and stands in the shadow of Andorra’s highest mountain peak-‘Coma Pedrosa’ which is 2,842m (9,708ft). Winter is the best time of year. From beginners to the most advanced, the mountains are covered with snow and are just waiting for you to have a fabulous time.

Welcome

Skiing in Andorra Arinsal, Soldeu & Pas de la Casa

If you are interested in skiing in Andorra, the Skiriderexp website will provide you with all the information you need to organise your own ski holiday in the small but busy villages of Arinsal, Soldeu & Pas de la Casa Andorra.

Andorra is wedged between France and Spain and offers the best skiing in the Pyrenees.
Andorra’s is structured into seven parishes of Canillo, Encamp, Ordino, La Massana, Andorra la Vella, Sant Juli de Lria, Escaldes-Engordany.
The three main ski towns are Soldeu & Pas de la Casa for the ski area of Grandvalira and Arinsal Pal & Arcalis for Vallnord.

Andorra Ski Resorts

Andorra has 300km of ski runs or 187 miles.
Total number of slopes 177, 15% green being the easiest followed 35% intermediate blue and 35% difficult red 15% expert Black.
It has 6 Freestyle areas, 4 freeride areas, and 2 boarder cross.
112 lifts, 1482 snow canons which cover 40% of the skiable are of Andorra.
Its lowest altitude is 1550m in Arinsal and the highest altitude of 2640m in Pas de la Casa.

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