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Where to actually BUY lift passes?

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Hemel Hempstead
posts: 9
Where to actually BUY lift passes?

Hello,

I've in the process of booking a trip for some friends and myself and have just booked flights and accomodation.

Its only going to be a short trip from 28/01/09 to 01/02/09. I will be using worldski.com to book boards and boots, but I cannot find anywhere to actually buy the lift passes online.

I seem to find many references to the prices, but no indication of where to buy. Can you just buy when you are there? And will that be more expensive?

If anyone can help I would be most grateful!

Cheers

Jonny

Essex
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reviews: 71
1. Re: Where to actually BUY lift passes?

You can find out all about Pas on this great website:

http://www.grandvalira.com/

copied from the website, there are 3 areas you can by lift passes as follows:

TICKET OFFICES; Three sales points. One in the Costa Rodona building, on the road that comes down from the Envalira pass; recommended for those who don't want to go into the town. Another in Font Negre, next to the TSD6 Font Negre, and the last in the services building, at the foot of the resort, where there is also the medical centre, information point and shops.

The services building is really obvious!

It also looks as though you can buy some lift passes from this site:

worldski.com/Pas-de-la-Casa-introduction.aspx

Hemel Hempstead
posts: 9
2. Re: Where to actually BUY lift passes?

Thanks - I have been to that site before, and have seen prices there, but never where to buy. Do you think that you could post a direct link, or maybe a description of how you navigated to the info.

I will be using worldski for equipment, and tried to book passes for the trip (End of Jan 09 for a few days) but I guess they only do a minimum of so many nights.

None of us have ever been before, so we dont know the normal procedure, is it okay to just turn up and get passes there on the day? Its not something that they will run out of right? And I guess you just have to pay - or do you usually need to bring any documents or anything before getting them.

I'd rather pre-book, as with 9 of us, its going to a hassle to co-ordintate everyone!

If you could send that link, that would be awesome.

Thanks in advance

Jonny

Essex
posts: 21,872
reviews: 71
3. Re: Where to actually BUY lift passes?

Of COURSE you can just buy passes each day, in resort, from the lift stations. These days they will take a card, so you can pay direct out of your own account at home with Debit Card, or, if you want a bit more reassurance, Credit card. Like anywhere else in the world, CASH is always acceptable!!

You MIGHT need passport sized photo's, it makes sense to have some with you just-in-case.

I HAVE experimented with both the sites I posted (as you can also buy passes on the Grandvalira site) but like you, can't seem to be able to purchase any. Don't panic though, it may just be that they have not set up to sell passes for this season so early, so it might pay you to keep trying.

Here's the link to the pass buying page on Workdski, anyway:

worldski.com/Pas-de-la-Casa-lift-passes.aspx

I'm going to give a bit of a WARNING though:

The past few years, snow conditions in the Pyrenees have been quite variable, you might get to resort, and find that there's no snow, so you can't ski anyway!! (Although it has usually improved after Christmas!). IF you have already bought you passes & paid for ski hire etc, you will be well out of pocket, as it's a good bet that none of this will be refundable. SO I suggest that you wait for a while anyway, and see what snow conditions are like in Pas over Christmas, before you wade in and buy a load of stuff. Alternatively, you could just buy in resort, there's not a massive deal of difference in price anyway. (Unlike the Alpine resorts, where you can get massive discounts on ski hire & lift prices on-line)

UK
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reviews: 3
4. Re: Where to actually BUY lift passes?

I'm pretty sure you don't need photo's for Pas ski passes any more because they're RF ones i.e. you stick them in your pocket (left side!) and get through the gates to the lifts that way.

Essex
posts: 21,872
reviews: 71
5. Re: Where to actually BUY lift passes?

weeangel, you are right, I remember now!!

6. Re: Where to actually BUY lift passes?

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