As one of the highest ski resorts in Europe, Pas de la Casa is also one of its most lively and popular. It’s earned its reputation as a vibrant, great value destination with a long season and excellent high-altitude ski opportunities, and a major part of its charm also lies in its very distinctive French ambience.
Aside from its undeniable French style and outstanding ski opportunities across the linked high altitude Grandvalira ski area, it’s the après ski entertainment that makes Pas a little town that packs a big party punch!
Party at Pas!
Once the sun goes down, La Pas comes out to play, with a huge selection of bars, cafes and restaurants offering everything from live music and DJs, to themed party nights, non-stop happy hours and sophisticated cocktail evenings.
But its love of showing visitors a good time doesn’t mean Pas loses its sense of French style after dark. It’s blessed with a relaxed vibe and the emphasis is more on casual drinking and dining rather than a raucous drink ’til you drop scene. There are plenty of quieter places to grab a casual meal and a quiet drink if you need to catch your breath.
Bringing Ibiza to Andorra
The latest piece de resistance to arrive in Pas is the Cala Bassa Beach Club, which is a sister club to the famous Ibiza one of the same name. Unlike anything ever seen before in the Pyrenees, the CBBC provides its fashionable ‘après crowd’ with an achingly cool indoor/outdoor space and top quality international entertainment to go with it. Big name DJs, excusive ‘chill out’ terrace enclaves and a world-class menu of food and drinks has made this the go-to place to see and be seen after a day on the slopes.
Pas de la Casa’s renown as one of the most exciting places in the Pyrenees for après ski is backed up by its youthful, friendly and inclusive ambience. But even the hippest bars, the liveliest happy hours and the most inventive cuisine can’t overshadow the fact that it’s also simply one of the best places in Europe to ski. Full marks all round!
How to Get to Pas de la Casa
Pas de la Casa‘s popularity and snow-sureness means that there’s a good infrastructure in place. From the UK you can fly into several airports that will put you within easy reach, including Perpignan, Toulouse, Barcelona or Reus. Transfers from any of these airports can be arranged online with Shuttle Direct. Our convenient private or shared services will get you and any ski equipment to Pas de la Casa in the quickest way – and you’ll be able to take in the magnificent mountain views at your leisure.
If you’re arriving in to Spain and plan on hiring a rental car to drive yourself to Pas de la Casa, you’ll be able to get a vehicle at Barcelona or Reus airport, where all the major companies have kiosks. You can pick up the main C14 motorway heading north, then transfer to the N145 to Andorra. Remember you’ll be passing through customs and passport checks at the border and, if it’s winter, note that snow chains are necessary and obligatory on the route into Andorra.
If you fancy incorporating a road trip into your travel plans, you can drive from the UK (London) to Pas de la Casa via France. It’s best to break your journey up, especially in bad weather, so you should plan for two days and one night travel time. It’s a picturesque drive and you may want to stop and explore Perpignan or Toulouse, but there are plenty of smaller towns along the way to spend the night. Once you pass over to Andorra, to get to Pas de la Casa you’ll travel along the highest pass in the Pyrenees – an experience in itself!
Where to Stay:
Apartamentos Borruscall – If you’re looking for somewhere clean and well-located to hang your hat on a relaxing, self-catered ski break, Apartamentos Borruscall fits the bill perfectly. With ski storage facilities, ski equipment hire and the option of one and two bedroom apartments, the well-appointed accommodation in Apartamentos Borruscall includes a kitchen, living room, and a balcony to take in the mountain views with a cup of coffee in the morning.
Hotel Meta – Set within picturesque-perfect mountain surrounds, the seasonal Hotel Meta is a delightful family establishment with great facilities and excellent access to the ski slopes. With the incredible service of in-house massages available, the Hotel Meta is perfect for a relaxing, hassle free ski break.
Hotel Kandahar – With a spectacular location directly accessing the ski slopes of Pas de la Casa, the superb Hotel Kandahar offers the perfect home away from home and then some. With private terraces and mountain views (on request) and fabulous onsite leisure facilities including spectacularly lit sauna and Turkish baths and a gourmet restaurant, the Hotel Kandahar comes highly rated by past guests.