Pyrenees Skiing

It was the winters in the Pyrenees which first attracted us to Luz and the mountains of the Hautes Pyrenees.  You can ski in some  great resorts, find untracked off-piste skiing more or less all my yourselves or head out on day or multi day ski tours through the Pyrenees National Park. Email Simon for recommendations.  There is usually snow from early December through to mid April.

The Pyrenees Skiing

Our House is a short drive from four of the best ski resorts in the Pyrenees.

Bareges La Mongie: first opened in 1913. Bareges La Mongie (or the Grand Tourmalet as it sometimes known) is one of the largest ski areas in the Pyrenees and has masses of intermediate skiing, good ski schools, lovely restaurants and great off piste from the Pic Du Midi. It is a 10 minutes drive to the ski lifts from the house.

 

Luz Ardiden:  although closer to Luz than Bareges as the crow flies Luz Ardiden is a 30 minutes drive up a series of hairpin bends. The snow can be great up here but there is really only enough skiing to keep you busy for a day or two.

Gavarnie: up near the Spanish border. A small and very pretty ski station with great North facing slopes and spectacular views over the Cirque of Gavarnie and the Breche de Roland.

Cauterets: very different again – the skiing in Cauterets is accessible by gondola from the old 18th Century town centre.  Good place to go for a different change of pace and atmosphere.

Keep your eye on the snow forescasts for the Pyrenees here. 

Ski Touring

As some of you may know, Jessica and Simon founded and ran Pyrenean Mountain Tours for many years. We don’t manage it on the ground any more but Richard, Remi and Sian still run the extensive PMT Ski Touring programme. And the Pyrenees really do have some fantastic off-piste and back country skiing.  To see what we offer check the PMT website: www.pyrenees.co.uk

 

Snowshoeing

Not into skiing but love walking and getting out in the mountains? We recommend the you try some snowshoeing with Mandy at Pyrenean Odysseys – a small, locally run, co-operative of guides and hoteliers.

Warm and Cosy

The House is great in winter. We make sure the garden is well stocked with logs so that you can keep the wood burning stove running all night if you like… the garden is magical after a snowfall too.

Pyrenees Winter Photo Gallery

As well as our gallery below see the Google photos of the Pyrenees in Winter.