From the First Ski Lift until Now

Since the inauguration of the ski lifts of Pas de la Casa in 1957, Grandvalira has made many modifications and new openings. Today Grandvalira comprises several sectors and is the largest resort in southern Europe. Its 210 km of slopes, its unique pass and the 128 tracks that include the place, make this ski resort the most important of the Pyrenees.

Where it all began

In 1957, Francesc Viladomat 17 time’s champion of Spain ski opened the first ski lift in Pas de la Casa. With the help of a truck engine inaugurated the first ski resort of Andorra. This ski lift had 2 km of length and 480 meters of unevenness. After Coll Blanc, the ski lifts of Grau Roig, Costa Rodona, Font Negre and Solana were built. The Telesquís Viladomat Company operated until 1969, the year in which it merged with the Saetde Company.

The 80s, the Perfect Snow Production

The improvement desire of every season has been one of the highest values in Saetde. During the 1980s the first automatic snow guns were incorporated in Pas de la Casa – Grau Roig, which provided the station with the possibility of improving the quality of snow. During these years, Grandvalira’s economic effort to increase the distribution of automatic guns in its slopes has enabled us to enjoy snow in awful weather conditions.

There’s always room for 6 more

Many are the modifications that have been made each season in Grandvalira. In 1997, SAETDE, the operating company of Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig and Encamp, installed the first 6-seater lift in the Pyrenees. Nowadays and thanks to the union of the two physically connected stations, one can enjoy the whole domain of Grandvalira without leaving the station or taking off the skis.

Grandvalira is born

In 2003, the general management of Saetde (the operating company of the Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig and Encamp sectors) and Ensisa (the operating company of Soldeu – El Tarter) announced their merger. Thus, both Andorran stations became the largest ski area in southern Europe. After this merger, what we currently know as Grandvalira is born.

The Snow Domain

Today, Grandvalira completes the experience offering unique moments, adding a singular catering, off-track experiences, snow activities, après ski, etc. At PasGrau, you will discover all the options to make your visit something magical and unrepeatable. Formed by 210 km of slopes, Grandvalira becomes an incomparable framework for the enjoyment of snow and everything we have created around it.