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Pas de la Casa
Pas de la Casa is a cozy resort located in the eastern part of the largest microstate of Europe: Andorra. Partly due to the high elevation and the many snow cannons in this area, Pas de la Casa will have a lot of snow. Until late in the season you can enjoy beautiful sunny and snowy slopes, and in addition there is also a exuberant après-ski.
What makes Pas de la Casa particularly attractive is that everything is within walking distance. Snowboarders can also fully enjoy the half pipe and there is even a ski slope where you can ski in the evening.
Ibiza of the Pyrenees:
Due to the wide range of bars, nightclubs and restaurants, Pas de la Casa is also known as the Ibiza of the Pyrenees. Pas de la Casa features lively clubs and atmospheric bars on almost every street. The après-ski in Pas de la Casa speaks both to the young and old, and goes on until the wee hours.
Besides beautiful slopes, an exuberant après-ski, Pas de la Casa is also a true shopping paradise. In Andorra, you can duty-free shop, especially for electronics, alcohol and tobacco, which are very cheap here. There are also many nice boutiques where you can buy beautiful winter clothing and ski equipment.
During a ski holiday in Pas de la Casa, there is more than just skiing. With other forms of winter here, you can create sensational snowmobile rides, enjoy extraordinary experiences on snowshoes, with skibikes down the incline or pulling through the valleys with sled dogs. Of course we can not forget the incredible Tobotronc on the longest slide in the world, where you can create a dizzying descent. This makes an extensive range of the Andorra white destination.
Grandvalira is a real paradise for enthusiasts. There are peaks that reach above 2800 meters and have 210 kilometers of slopes. The ski resorts of Grau Roig and Soldeu are interconnected, making the Grandvalira area the largest ski area in Southern Europe. With 300 sunny days a year Grandvalira is also of the sunniest areas in Europe.
Beginners and children are fond of Canillo, where there is mostly peaceful, blue runs. El Tarter other hand, is a true paradise for the real cracks. After a few hours on the slopes will you still not be confident? Choose the wide slopes in Soldeu where you will have the space. This does not mean that this part of the ski area is only suitable for beginners, because some of the most extreme sections of Grandvalira are also found here. Grau Roig is the most unspoilt part of the ski area. The views are truly spectacular here. The slopes offer something for everyone, and for children there is a nice snow track in the woods. Pas de la Casa has a high altitude (almost as high as Val Thorens in the French Alps). With a wide variety of wide blue, red and black runs, you should not skip this section. Whether you are a novice or an advanced skier, you will sure find something in Grandvalira, judging by the quality of the snow and the wide, varied pistes! The experienced skiers can really enjoy themselves here. The lowest point of this area is actually not low, at about 1700 meters.
Is there more to do in Grandvalira something? Yes! A drink in a very special place is highly recommended: the Igloo Bar Grandvalira Pla de les Pedres at Grau Roig. Rent a dog sled, take a thrilling ride on a snowmobile or take a beautiful walk on snowshoes. Tubing, snow buggies, four fun parks and helicopter skiing, all of these activities are within your reach!
After a long day out in the snow, there is still plenty to do. There are several restaurants, bars and cafes in which to find the beautiful slopes directly. You can even enjoy tapas on the slopes in the Red Chill Out & Tapas Bar in El Tarter. On the lounge terrace, you can relax in a hammock and listen to the DJs.
The capital is Andorra la Vella.
The official language is Catalan. Besides Catalan, Spanish and French is widely spoken.
There is no difference with the UK.
The official currency is the euro .
The voltage is 230 volts.
You must have a valid passport or a valid ID.
UK mobile phones work in Andorra. To call from UK to Andorra, first dial the country code 00376 and then the area code without zero and then the phone number. From Andorra to the UK the country code 0044.
The national emergency number is 112.
Traveling by car:
The national roads are passable. The highways in Andorra have tolls. In France, the majority of motorways have tolls. Andorra has no general duty to winter tires. However, on some routes snow chains or snowtires are required. This is indicated by signs. Information about the use of snow chains and snow tires can be obtained from the ANWB.
In a breakdown or accident, it is mandatory that all road users wear a reflective vest. The warning triangle should be placed no more than 1 metre from the edge of the road. Make sure the warning triangle is placed behind the vehicle that has broken down or behind the accident, it is also required that you put on your hazard lights.
Food and drink:
In Andorra there is something for everyone. There is a lot of fish eaten and both Spanish and French dishes are served here often.
Giving a tip of around 5% in bars and restaurants is common practice.
The shops are open from 09:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday. On Sunday the shops are open until 19:00. Some shops are closed in the afternoon between 13:00 and 15:00. Stores in smaller towns close before the afternoon and are closed on Sundays .
- Mary Immaculate Conception: December
- Christmas: 25 and December 26
- New Year: January 1
- Epiphany: January 6
- Carnival Sunday: March
- Constitution Day: March
Wearing a helmet in Andorra is not mandatory but is strongly recommended (especially for children). In a ski class wearing a helmet is mandatory.
Lift pass, lessons and material
Your booking will indicate the days for which the lift pass is valid (eg Sunday to Friday). If you want to enter the lift pass on a different day than indicated in the booking steps, you must contact our contact centre by telephone and the booking can be adjusted. Once at the location, it is not possible to enter the lift pass on another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked extra; the price for this can be found in the further course of the booking steps. The discount for "no lift pass" can also be found in the booking process.
The ski pass for children up to and including the age of 11 is free (on presentation of a proof of identity). Children from 12 to 17 years receive a discount on the ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum.
For bookings made before 15 October 2018 you will receive €21.50 early booking discount on the 6-day lift pass.
For seniors from 65 to 69 years old there are reduced rates once at the location, for seniors aged 70 and over the lift pass is free (on presentation of a proof of identity). We recommend that you buy your ski pass at your destination and select 'no lift pass' when booking. For everyone up to 65 years old it is cheaper to purchase the lift pass when making the booking.
Children under the age of 3 are not allowed to travel with the Funicamp gondola. This restriction does not apply to the other lifts.
The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking via Sunweb. Different rates are applied once at the location.
- If you have booked ski lessons and you want to switch on the spot to snowboard lessons (or vice versa), € 13, - will be charged. This amount must be paid immediately (before the lesson begins).
- Lessons start on Monday
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