Advantages Wide range of skiing
Disadvantages Long transfere time
Pas de la Casa, known to most as 'Pas', situated in Andorra a principality on the French/Spanish border. With no airport all holiday makers must fly to Toulouse and then endure a 3 hour coach ride to Andorra, but it's well worth it. Pas is the first resort you arrive at, being just 100 yards from the border crossing.
The main town itself, consisting of shops, bars and some hotels, is situated at the bottom of the main slope, other hotels spread out either side of the valley, where skiing to your front door is easily possible.
Buying a lift pass for Pas will also allow you to ski in the neighbouring resort of Grau Roig, all chair lifts and drag lifts close at 5:30 pm so ensure you are not in Grau Roig when they close as it will be an expensive taxi ride back to Pas. The two resorts spread over 3 valleys, with plenty of varying types of skiing, the two main slopes are big wide expanses very good for beginning just moving off the learner slopes of which there are two, one in each resort centre. Moving into the second and third valleys from Pas there is some excellent cross county routes, where you can do your James Bond impression dodging trees and making jumps.
The lifts are plentyful and there is plenty of chairs lifts, with no big queues.
Pas is renown for it nightlife, and is popular with younger skiers, but if your with a family its easy to avoid the noiseier places with some excellent restaurants. Although it's totally against my beliefs, I recommend joining one of the tour operators organised pub crawls, for about £10 you get free drinks in each pub, but more importantly you get to know about all the smaller clubs that could be easily missed. Check out the 'KYU club', and 'the underground'.
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