Part of Andorra's huge Grandvalira ski area, Pas de la Casa is the ideal option for a budget ski break that doesn't skimp on quality.
Known as Pas for short, it's located over 2000m above sea level, making it a great shout if you're after snow-sure skiing on a shoe-string. Its affordability is partly down to Andorra's low taxes which make everything just a fraction cheaper than more mainstream European resorts. Once there, you'll have over 200km of pistes to play on, plus the craziest selection of après ski bars in the Pyrenees.
Pas de la Casa ski holidays are particularly great for big groups thanks to the ski area's size and sheer range of off-piste activities. While you won't find many Pas de la Casa chalets, the resort's hotels and self-catered apartments are of a high standard and sometimes even ski-in, ski-out.
Pas may not be quite as pretty as some of the resorts in the Alps, but it more than makes up for it with its awesome après ski scene, great prices and handily pedestrianised town centre.
The entire resort is positioned at 2100m, meaning there's not only awesome high altitude runs to tackle, but also some insane mountain views! You'll find a huge choice of bars and restaurants to keep you sated and entertained off the slopes, with most staying open well into the small hours.
The majority of the accommodation in Pas de la Casa is conveniently placed near the gondolas, so you won't have to go far to hit the powder in the mornings. If you're in need of some retail therapy, Andorra's low duty makes it a great place for a shopping spree. You'll find stores in Pas selling discounted ski gear, booze and electronics, as well as a wider choice of shops in the nearby capital Andorra La Vella.
Pas' après ski is undoubtedly one of its biggest draws. You'll find a myriad of bars and party venues with buzzing vibes and affordable drinks (plus some epic happy hours).
It's impossible not to notice futuristic Coll Blanc at the top of the TS26 lift thanks to the fact it looks like a spaceship. By day it's a restaurant, but come 4pm it transforms into one of Pas' busiest après venues complete with live DJ sets and decently priced pints.
Another quirky drinking hole is Pas 83 next to the TSF4 Solana lift. 80% of the time it's your typical ski hire shop. Head there in the afternoon, though, and you'll find it pumping out some great tunes and serving drinks out on their terrace.
If you're craving a taste of home, stop off at London-themed Underground Bar & Grill in the centre of Pas for some cool pints and tasty pub grub. Olimpiades Restaurant in the Aparthotel Olimpiades is also a great shout for food and they have a brilliant daily happy hour.
You'll be able to satisfy any craving in Pas thanks to the excellent selection of restaurants. The local cuisine is similar to Spanish tapas, although you'll find plenty of international options too.
For burgers as big as your face and juicy barbecued steaks, you can't beat Underground Bar & Grill's pub-style menu. They also have a nice range of veggie dishes if you have any vegetarians in your group. La Perla Negra (which features quirky Pirates of the Caribbean decor) is another decent option, especially after you've had a few drinks. Their speciality is hanging kebabs, but they also offer all-you-can-eat ribs in the evenings.
If it's cheesy slices of pizza you're after, Restaurant Pizzeria is your best bet. The menu also includes traditional, melt-in-your-mouth raclette with bread, potatoes and meat to dip. And if you're keen to treat yourself, El Capa is a pricier pick, but they do serve up amazing steaks which are grilled on a wood burner for added smokiness.
Pas is by far Andorra's liveliest ski resort, making it a go-to pick for party animals.
Irish-themed Paddy's Bar is a solid option for a top night out thanks to their drinks selection (including Guinness), cheesy music and classic bar games. Smaller (but still Irish) The Dubliner is a little more laidback - think whisky cocktails and live music. Alternatively, The Red Lion pub screens all the latest sports matches and even hosts a weekly quiz night if you're feeling competitive.
Finally, for the more hardcore members of your group, Bilbord nightclub is the place to be after 10pm. It's found at the bottom of the TSF4 Solana lift and has a huge dancefloor, plus they regularly host buzzing Hed Kandi music events.
If hunger pangs strike while you're skiing, Pas has you covered with its excellent range of mountain restaurants.
Cala Basa Beach Club (formerly Costa Rodona) has a sister venue in Ibiza and brings serious island vibes to Pas with their stylish restaurant and moreish Mediterranean menu. For something a little more authentic, Refugi del Llac de Pessons serves up rustic local stews and chargrilled meats at their cosy venue near the Camí de Pessons slope.
If you're skiing near Grau Roig, consider booking a table for lunch at Vodka Bar Restaurant. Despite the name, they don't exclusively serve the heady Russian tipple. In fact, it's one of the classiest dining spots in the Grandvalira and whips up delicious tapas to accompany their wine, vodka and champagne tastings.
Also in Grau Roig, Restaurant 3 Estanys is ideal for a quick plate of tasty tapas or a pizza. Skiers sticking to the blues at Soldeu might want to treat themselves to a slap-up lunch at Wine & Meat Bar by Jean Leon. The slick bistro serves up gourmet grub alongside one of the best selections of wine in Andorra.
If some members of your group don't fancy strapping on skis, Pas has more than enough to keep them busy off the slopes.
They can enjoy the powder without hurtling downhill while snowshoeing, dog sledding or snowmobiling. Nearby Grau Roig is home to the Grandvalira Mountain Park where you can compete against each other at paintball or try out snow tubing. It also has a special kids' zone if you're on a family Pas de la Casa ski holiday and need something to keep the little ones busy.
Back in Pas, the town's Leisure Centre is home to a 25-metre indoor pool, a jacuzzi and a sauna. And, of course, there's always the option of browsing around 2000 low tax shops during a day trip to Andorra la Vella.
While typical mountain chalets aren't a big thing in Andorra, you will find a deluge of other awesome Pas de la Casa accommodation.
Pas de la Casa hotels are popular and there are various options to suit your needs and budget. If you'd rather have your own space, check out the resort's self-catered apartments. Residence Pas de la Casa Princesa sleeps up to eight guests and has direct access to the slopes, while Aparthotel Alaska has a luxurious sauna and steam room.