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Things to do in Pas de la Casa: skiing & shopping in Andorra’s largest ski area

Pas de la Casa is without a doubt the perfect ski, shopping and holiday destination! Located in the eastern part of Grandvalira ski resort. This famous village in the Principality has so many attractions! You probably already know that Andorra is a shopping lover’s paradise thanks to its almost tax-free prices, but did you know that Pas de la Casa is part of the largest ski area in the Pyrenees? Read on to get the full scoop!

Andorra’s largest ski area!

The winter sports capital of the Pyrenees with countless things to do

Pas de la Casa is located right over the French border not far from the summit of the Port of Envalira. Pas de la Casa ski resort is part of the Grandvalira ski area, which is the largest in the Pyrenees! It is composed of several sections connected by an expansive network of ski lifts.

Pas de la Casa: skiing for every level

- 55 slopes and 62 mi (100 km) of descent and an elevation between 6,725 ft (2,050 m) and 8,661 ft (2,640 m)
  • 8 green slopes
  • 11 blue slopes
  • 23 red slopes
  • 13 black slopes
  • 15 mi (12 km) of Nordic ski trails located between the entrance to the Envalira tunnel and Grau Roig parking lot.

A lively family-friendly Andorran ski resort

It is impossible to be bored during the winter season in Pas de la Casa whether you have booked a family holiday or a more entertainment-based vacation with friends.

Children and family first

Skiing in Pas de la Casa is designed for the entire family. Special packages are available for children aged 6 to 11 and 12 to 17. Children under 6 years old are admitted for free.

Fun, child-friendly trails are available, in addition to the Bababoom Circus loop. The ski and snowboard school welcomes children starting at age three and snow gardens are reserved for very young children who are being introduced to skiing and are not yet ready to tackle the other courses in this Andorran ski resort.

Nightlife and entertainment!

With around twenty restaurants, more than 50 bars and 6 dance clubs, the Pas de la Casa ski resort offers lively après-ski options that attract young people who want to have fun after an action-packed day on the snowy slopes! Taking a break at one of Grandvalira’s many terraced bars or restaurants provides you with a pleasant moment of relaxation, sun and music.

Pas de la Casa has everything from skiing to shopping!

Planning your stay

Lodging

There is a large selection of hotels in Andorra and in the Pas de la Casa ski resort, so you will be sure to find the right hotel to fit your budget and vacation schedule. For a magical night in the high mountains, check out the Igloo-Hôtel in Grandvalira, which is composed of 4 snow and ice igloos located at an elevation of 7,709 ft (2,350 m)! Don’t miss out! If you say in one of our partnering hotels or lodgings you will get a 15% discount in our 3 winter sports stores in Pas de la Casa.

Restaurants and shopping

The array of different food options seems never-ending and most establishments have inclusive menus that offer both traditional local delicacies and international dishes. In addition to being able to enjoy restaurants with attractive prices during your ski holiday, Pas de la Casa has a wide selection of shops that offer almost tax-free prices. You can find everything you need from clothing, luxury items, perfume, food, alcohol, cigarettes and the list goes on! Make sure to check the customs quotas so you don’t get stuck paying fines at the boarder when you leave!

What else does Pas de la Casa offer other than skiing and shopping?

Visiting the capitol of the Principality: Andorra la Vella

Andorra la Vella, the capital of the Principality, is only about 18 miles (30 km) away and 45 minutes by car from Pas de la Casa. Shopping, skiing and holidays in Andorra are great, but so is visiting the capital of the Principality! The famous Meritxell Avenue has countless shops and is considered to be the Mecca for finding unbelievable shopping deals in Andorra.

Le Palau de Gel

When you leave the Port of Envalira and head in the direction of Soldeu and El Tarter, you will quickly reach Canillo, which features an Olympic ice rink called Palau de Gel. This is a location that should not be missed during your holidays in Pas de la Casa. This magnificent sports complex offers an excellent selection of sporting activities all housed in a magnificent infrastructure. Palau de Gel offers the following:

- The Principality’s only Olympic-sized ice rink with a surface area of 19,375 ft² (1,800 m²) surrounded by bleachers that can accommodate 1,500 people. Many sports are offered here, including ice skating, curling and hockey.
  • An 82-foot swimming pool in air-conditioned facilities.
  • A gym with a mountain climbing wall, tennis and squash courts.
  • Indoor tanning, sauna, etc.

Caldea and Inuu spas

If you are looking for a unique experience and a wellness retreat, Caldea is the ideal place for relaxing with the family after a day in the snow or a good get-away location if there is bad weather on the Pas de la Casa ski slopes. Located in Escaldes-Engordany, near Andorra la Vella, this Disneyworld of spas welcomes you with its various fantastic bathing pools, wet and dry saunas and much more. Inuu, which is located in the same building, is a spa for adult use only.

Naturlandia adventure park

Children will be ecstatic when they visit the Adventure Park Naturlandia-La Rabassa, which is another ski resort in Andorra that is more oriented towards cross-country skiing. This location provides a unique blend of fun, attractions and nature. It is located in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria, in the south of Andorra, very close to the Spanish border. Naturlandia is approximately an hour from Pas de la Casa. Naturlandia features the longest slide in the world: the Tobotronc! An experience that should not be missed!