Good central location & close to the lifts
- Self Catering
- Convenient central position, close to the lifts
- Sauna, steam room and kids' play area
- Wi-fi Available
Just 100m from the lifts that transport you up to the largest ski area in the Pyrenees, the Grandvalira, is the great-value Aparthotel Alaska. This 6-storey building houses a range of studios and apartments for all sizes of families and groups. All accommodations are comfortable and modern with sophisticated fixtures and décor, from the marble-style kitchen worktops to the large, sparkling bathrooms.
- in the centre of resort
- 1 minute's walk to the nearest lift
- less than 2 minutes' walk to the nursery slopes
- 3 minutes' walk to the ski school
- less than a minute away from the supermarket
All apartments are non-smoking and have a flatscreen TV with UK channels, free basic WiFi, a telephone, hairdryer, safe and air conditioning. There's also a kitchen with an oven, microwave, hobs, toaster, fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities and a dishwasher. Towels, linen and cleaning are included in the price. Cots are available to hire on request.
Type A Studio (28m²) - sleeps 1-2: living area with double sofa bed and one bathroom with bath or shower and WC.
Type B Studio (33m²) - sleeps 1-3: living area with one double sofa bed and one single sofa bed, and a bathroom with bath or shower and WC.
Type C Apartment (42m²) - sleeps 1-4: one double bedroom, living area with double sofa bed and a bathroom with bath or shower and WC.
- bar and lounge
- free basic WiFi
- steam room
- fitness room
- kids' play area
- lift to all floors
- laundry facilities
- ski room with lockers
Offered on a self catered basis, guests will be able to collect provisions from the nearby supermarkets or enjoy sampling the regional and internationally inspired cuisine in one of the many local restaurants
About Pas de la Casa
Set high on the border into France, Pas de la Casa really does feel like a frontier town. Loads of French and British descend, looking for tax-free bargains and plenty of cheap booze, and this makes the après-ski extremely lively. It's tacky and rather ugly, but serves a purpose, while the snow record in the Grandvalira ski area is excellent. Pas de la Casa is an ideal winter package holiday for 16-25 year olds on a tight budget. The skiing itself, which covers the linked areas of Grau Roig and Soldeu, is the largest in the Pyrenees, with 150km of pistes. It caters mostly to easy cruising, while boarders are much in evidence on the slopes.
There are all sorts of accommodation, from apartments to hotels, most of which you can ski to. These serve the various clientele, the young in the former, families in the latter. On-piste restaurants are better in Grau Roig, but most are no more than snack bars. The resort eateries are generally Spanish in cuisine and are largely cheap and cheerful.
Pas de la Casa is easy to knock if you are looking for bags of Alpine charm. But, if you want to have effortless skiing and lots of nightlife, it makes a cheap and understandably popular destination. It is, however, a long transfer from Barcelona or Toulouse.