Pas De La Casa Arinsal in Andorra Resort Guide
One of Europe's, highest ski areas, Pas de La Casa's lift system has now extended to cover half the width of Andorra, stretching from the French border to the town of Encamp, only 5km3 miles from the capital, La Vella. The resort is also now linked to the skiing of Soldeu and it seems only a matter of time that all five of Andorra's ski areas, already participating in a joint lift ticket, will be physically linked by ski lifts too. The link back to Pas de la Casa from Soldeu was upgraded for the 1999 - 2000 season with two new six-seater chairs aiding the return effort. The mood is more French than elsewhere in Andorra and even if the resort is slightly bland and uninteresting accomodation is usually plentiful and fairly cheap. Apartments are mostly convenient for the slopes and are generally pretty well served with shops and bars nearby. An increasingly popular package destination. So far Pas de La Casa has not yet become as Brit dominated as Soldeu or Arinsal, but it does get very busy and is more international during the high seasons. The resort's snow record is good both in real terms and compared with Andorra's healthy reputation gained over recent seasons.
Accomodation & Après Ski
No shortage of entertainment, restaurants and pubs. Drink remains cheap compared with the rest of Europe and consequently the nightlife is prolonged and lively. There is a good choice of French, English, Spanish and Catalan food served in the cafes and restaurants. Five half decent nightclubs with dancing in many of the bigger bars also. The Discoteca Billboard, Millwakee and KYU are among recent recommendations for late night action. Families may prefer to choose to stay in the quieter, outlying areas and avoid some of the noisy, late night revelry.
|RESORT HEIGHT||2050||VERTICAL DESCENT||590||OPENS||Mid Dec - Mid April|
|TOP STATION||2640||DRAG LIFTS||20||EXPERT RATING||5|
|BOTTOM STATION||2050||CHAIR LIFTS||12||INTERMEDIATE RATING||8|
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