PAS DE LA CASA-GRAU ROIG: VISITOR SERVICES & FACILITIES
Cash Machines (ATMs)
Cash machines are available throughout Pas de la Casa town: the closest to the slopes are located beside the lift pass kiosks on Avinguda d'Encamp, and at the Costa Rodona restaurant building by the roadside on the Envalira Pass.
At Grau Roig, there is one at the main services building, which is easily accessible from the pistes.
Please note that debit/credit cards are only accepted at the larger restaurants in the main services areas; smaller on-mountain venues accept cash only.
You're never far away from food & refreshments anywhere in the ski area: there are a total of 40 venues at 19 different sites spread throughout the Grandvalira domain, ranging from simple snack kiosks to full-service à la carte restaurants, although the majority are fast food & self-service canteens.
There are a couple of private enterprises at Grau Roig's main services building, but all of the on-mountain bars & restaurants are run by the Grandvalira ski-stations operating company itself. These Grandvalira establishments are branded according to size and type of fare on offer:
Xirixuca snack kiosks, (pronounced CHEEREE-CHEWKA);
Espress'Oh! cafés; and
Fun Food fast-food canteens.
There are also various large self-service restaurants;
plus six very good à la carte Restaurants d'Encant (‘Restaurants with Charm’).
Prices are consistent throughout the domain, and are less expensive than you would expect to pay in similar standard venues in the Alps. Most offer a bar service and snack menu all day; more extensive lunch menus are served 12:30–15:30hrs.
Please read our Mountain Restaurants chapter for specific venue reviews.
The only official facility is a picnic saloon housed on the lower ground floor of the main services building at Grau Roig: although very plain, it is roomy & bright, with plenty of natural daylight in the interior, and has access to a small exterior terrace overlooking the beginners' zone.
Otherwise, anywhere safely off the pistes is fine.
NB: it is forbidden to picnic on any of the restaurant terraces.
To help protect this beautiful environment, please take all your leftovers and/or packaging waste (plus any that you find nearby) to one of the litter bins provided.
The main base-area slopes in Pas de la Casa are surrounded by a plethora of retail outlets, and there are plenty of food shops & supermarkets in the town, many just a short stroll from the pistes.
At Grau Roig, there are just a couple of ski rental shops, but these also stock some handy last-minute accessories: such as disposable cameras & photographic film, sunblock, fleeces, ski hats, gloves, backpacks, sunglasses, goggles, etc.
Other than a couple of small Grandvalira-branded souvenir boutiques at the main services hubs, there are no other shops within the ski area itself.
Phonecard-operated telephone boxes are sited at all base stations and at all major mid-altitude services buildings.
Phonecards are available from most shops & supermarkets.
GSM/GPRS mobile phone signal coverage is virtually 100 per cent throughout the Grandvalira ski area.
There are public WCs on the [upper] Avinguda d'Encamp in Pas de la Casa (close to the Font Negre chairlift), and at the roadside Costa Rodona services area on the Envalira Pass. Out in the ski area, public WCs are provided at all major mountain bars/restaurants; there are also some no-flush ‘eco-toilets’ located at some of the high-altitude link areas. All are free-of-charge.
Visitor Services & Facilities