The ski resorts of the Pyrenees offer some fantastic skiing to rival the best of the Alpine resorts without the disadvantages of the crowds and the elevated prices. This is skiing on a smaller, friendlier scale, where the views and the overall experience of being in the mountains matter as much as the length of runs and extent of the resort. The resorts tend to be smaller and more family friendly but there is still plenty of challenging skiing for all levels and massive investment over recent years has resulted in fast and efficient lift systems.

Most of the Pyrenean resorts have snow canons, so snow is guaranteed during the season, but the best of the natural snowfall is from early New Year onwards, usually lasting through until the end of March. And even in the most popular Pyrenean ski stations, the pistes and lift queues are relatively quiet, and except in the school holidays, the slopes are un-crowded.

  • Superbagneres  – accessible from cable car from the middle of Luchon or 15 minutes by car
  • Peyragudes – approximately 20 minute drive from the apartment, 15 kilometres
  • Nistos – 45 kilometres from the apartment
  • Baqueira – 55 kilometres from the apartment