Ski area: Val Louron
Resort height: 1450m
Resort top height: 2100m
Km piste: 22
Snow cannons: 46
Snow parks: 0
No. of slopes: 19
Driving distance from Calais:
693 miles (approx. 10hrs 30mins)
The Col d'Azet (of Tour de France fame) is used as the access road up to the resort from the valley village of Loudenvielle. The drive up to the ski resort actually takes in a large stretch of the climb turning off to the resort just before the “Col” shows on the horizon. There are also other winter activities and amenities down in the valley, at Loudenvielle such as the famed Balnea Spa and Wellness Centre.
In the heart of a nature reserve, with east-west facing slopes the ski area of Val Louron allows you to constantly ski in the sunshine, offering stunning views at the same time. It offers high quality snow coverage, including one of the most wonderful beginner areas of the Pyrenees, surrounded by fir trees, perfect for the novice. This is the perfect place to introduce the whole family to the joys of skiing on snow. The resort of Val Louron is much more relaxed than the 'snow factories' of the Alps - here you learn to ski at your own pace on uncluttered slopes that are free from the 'super-skiers' who speed down the slopes!
The Louron Valley is equally remarkable for its stunning landscape as it is for its architectural treasures. The unspoilt valley encompasses numerous picture perfect villages such as Avajan, Bareilles and Vielle-Louron, constructed from stone, wood and the local valley slate. Romaneque churches perch precariously on mountainsides and further enhance the valley's rich architectural heritage; many displaying frescos dating back to the 16th century.
Watch towers dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries pepper the landscape - a lasting reminder of conflicts past and when the valley was pludered by the Saracens. Further towers were built to protect the valley inhabitants from Moors who would cross from the nearby border with Spain.
Gastronomy is of significant importance to the valley locals. A wide range of restaurants and farmers' markets using and selling local fair allows you to sample the delights of the region. The hearty Garbure soup is a must, along with the succulent slow roasted lamb all washed down with a refreshing local cider. Why not try a Kir Breton which is a delightful mix of crème de cassis and scrumpy? If you still have room for desert then you should try the Gateau a la Broche - a layered cake cooked on a skewer!
For those who prefer a more traditional village feel to their stay, the pretty village of Loudenvielle is just 12 km from Peyragudes ski area. It is a real haven of peace and is situated close to the famed “Balnea” Spa and Wellness Centre and the pretty Loudenvielle Lake. It has everything you need for your ski holiday from its own Tourist Office and ski hire shops to a pharmacy, newsagents, bakery and a handful of restaurants and bars.
For those who prefer a real “Getaway” destination, this small village with its old narrow streets and and small lake is picture perfect. The small church of Saint Blaise with its 16th century clock tower and the chapel of Saint Christau are all reminiscent of the history of this ancient village. It is just 6 km from Loudenvielle and 11km from Peyragudes ski area. This small hamlet has a couple of restaurants and a bar and is in the heart of the Louron Valley in an idyllic location.
The small village of Bordères-Louron sits on the “Neste de Louron” a pretty little river that flows through the valley. It has a 19th century church with an 18th century altar piece by the famous sculptor Marc Ferrère. Just 9 km from Loudenvielle and 13km from Peyragudes ski area, it has a couple of restaurants and a bar and is in the heart of the Louron Valley just 5 km from the beautiful gateway town of Arreau.
The Tourist Information in Loudenvielle is open every day during the season from 09:00 – 18:00 and their comprehensive website is full of useful information, tips and suggestions:
Office de Tourisme Loudenvielle
Chemin de Cazalis,
Val Louron ski area open: TBA for winter 15/16.
The Louron valley offers many outdoor and cultural activities for adults and children alike, of all abilities, and has a rich rural heritage. Val Louron resort itself offers a wide range of additional winter activities: the “Balnea” Spa and Well-being Centre, dog sleigh rides, snow shoeing, paragliding, nature trails and a museum and cinema.
Thermal spas are typical of most of the Pyrenean ski resorts and are one of the must try experiences. Open all year, the “Balnea” Spa and Well-being Centre, with its famed natural spa water which is rich in minerals, also offers a range of beauty treatments and massage from ayurvedic to hot stones and Tibetan bowls. The themed baths are a sensory delight – from the American Indian baths with its totems, bubble beds and geysers to the Japanese baths with their onson-like heated outdoor relaxing areas and zen gardens. Finally the Roman baths with their Greco-Roman pool, saunas, hammams and Jacuzzis as well as a musical bath! A great place to unwind after a hard day on the slopes!
There is a free ski bus from Peyragudes to “Balnéa” during the French school holidays of December and February (see Ski area section below).
Opening times: Mon – Fri: 14:00 – 19:30; Weekends & Easter school holidays: 10:30 – 20:00; Christmas, New Year and French February school holidays: 10:00 – 21:00
Val-Louron has marked snowshoe routes in the Lapadé forest which gives the walker plenty of opportunities to discover the mountain and its nature. The walks are easy to navigate and there is a brochure available and the Tourist Information and Lift Ticket Offices.
Alternatively, if you are not that confident walking on the mountain or if you would like to be shown some of its hidden treasures, then you could always use the services of a guide. The ESF Val Louron offers guided snowshoe walks from the ski resort.
All tastes and budgets are catered for and itineraries can last for as little as half a day or for up to several days including eating fondue in a shepherd's hut!
EPVL - Ecole Parapente Val Louron, Village - 65240 Adervielle. Tel: +33 (0)688 528599 / +33 (0)562 996332
The skies above the Louron Valley are renowned as some of the most attractive of the Pyrenees. The mountain pastures atop the Col d'Azet, with their rounded and gentle profiles are perfect for easy take-offs. The pastures offer numerous take-off points at varying altitudes so there's always a good chance you will find the required wind and thermals. The landing strip down in the valleyy near the lake is so long that a glider could land on it!
A truly unique experience as you fly high above the snow covered resort on warm thermals that are usually the preserve of the mountain birds of prey surrounded by pointed Pyrenean peaks and deep valleys! Thrill-seekers might want to have the exhilaration of experiencing some tricks such as wing-overs and spirals while others can relax and enjoy the solitude of gentle flight. Paragliding is available to anyone from the age of 5 years old.
Price: From € 80 for a Tandem Discovery
Tel: +33 (0)681 960758 / +33 (0)687 437257. www.laforetauxtraces.fr
In the Lapadé forest close to the beginners area, children and adults can discover and learn about animal footprints, plants and fungi of the mountains through several fun trails.
Here you can learn all about logging, mycology (study of fungi), osteology (study of bones), the wildlife and fauna at the expo cottage and you can even visit the workshop and make molds of the animal footprints.
Visit time: 2 hours
Winter opening: Christmas and Spring holidays 11:00 - 16:00 (last entry is two hours before the park closes)
Base Sherpa, Grange Meadow, Balestas. Tel: +33 (0)562 393308 / +33 (0)689 443904. http://www.sherpa-chien-traineau.fr/?lang=en
Enjoy the thrill of the ‘Mush’ as you drive your pack of huskies around the Nordic trails set in the wonderful Balestas snow covered meadows. Get back to nature and the good old days with these ‘old fashioned snowmobiles’ as you live out your Scott of the Antartic fantasy safe in the knowledge that a warm bed is never too far away. Options abound with activities to suit all abilities.
Cinema Arixo, Rue des Gourgs Blancs, 65510 Loudenvielle. Tel: +33 (0)562 999535
A high-tech cinema, Arixo (3D), is open all year round in Loudenvielle. Films are advertised on the boards outside and range from mainstream blockbusters to art house films. Many of the films are subtitled. Ticket office opens 30 min before the film starts. Evening showings on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 6 or 9pm.
For listings please check: http://www.premiere.fr/horaire/cine/10147
RoadDriving distance from Calais1: 1,115km / 693 miles, 10hrs 30mins
International Airport Tarbes – Lourdes
Tel: +33(0)562 329222. Website: http://www.tlp.aeroport.fr/
Distance to Val Louron: 85km / 54 miles, 1hr 15mins
Air France operates flights from Paris-Orly. 3 flights daily from Monday to Friday, 2 flights on weekends.
Ryanair operate 2 weekly flights from London Stansted on Monday and Friday.
Tarbes Lourdes Airport shuttle Bus transfer
Shuttle buses run from Tarbes-Lourdes Airport to Val Louron direct. If you are travelling from Stansted airport or Paris Orly on the Ryanair flight to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport on Friday or Tuesday. From 5 December to 17 April you can reserve your ticket for a single or return journey or purchase at the information desk at the airport at arrivals level. In resort, payments can be made on the bus to the driver in cash. Be aware though that places are limited so a reservation is advisable. If no reservations are made for the shuttle – it may not run.
Reservations: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel +33(0)562 329222
Pick up /Drop off point: Tourist Office
Price: Single/15€; Return/30€.
Departures days: Mondays and Fridays (Ryanair) Daily (Paris Orly)
Departure Tarbes-Lourdes Airport: TBA – Arrival Val Louron: TBA
Depart Val Louron: TBA- Arrival Airport: TBA
International Airport Pau – Pyrenees
Tel: +33(0)559 333300. Website: http://www.pau.aeroport.fr/
Distance to Val Louron: 128km / 80 miles, approx. 1hr 35mins
Air France operates flights from Paris-Orly. 10 daily flights from Sunday – Friday, 2 flights on Saturday.
Air France operates flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. 10 daily flights from Sunday – Friday, 3 flights on Saturday.
International Airport Toulouse - Blagnac
Tel: +33(0)561 424441. Website: http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/
Distance to Val Louron: 161km/ 100 miles, 1hrs 55mins.
Easyjet operates flights from London Gatwick. 2 flights (Sunday, Monday, Thursday Friday) 1 flight (Wednesday, Tuesday, Saturday)
Easyjet operates 3 weekly flights from Bristol on Sunday, Monday & Friday and daily flights during holiday periods.
British Airways operates flights from London Heathrow. 2 flights (Wednesday – Friday), 3 flights (Sunday – Tuesday), 1 flight (Saturdays).
International Airport Carcassonne
Tel: +33(0)468 719646. Website: www.aeroport-carcassonne.com.
Distance to Val Louron: 242km / 150 miles, 2hr 35mins
Ryanair operates 3 weekly flights from London Stansted on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
Ryanair operates 2 weekly flights from Liverpool John Lennon airport on Tuesday & Saturday.
International Airport Biarritz
Tel: +33(0)559 438383. Website: http://www.biarritz.aeroport.fr/
Distance to Val Louron: 232km/144 miles, approx. 2hr 25mins
Ryanair operates 3 weekly flights from London Stansted on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.
Private taxi transfers from airports to Cauterets are pre-bookable via Pyrenees Collection. See our Airport Transfer page for more information.
Voyages SNCF Reservation number: 0844 848 5848
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 09:00- 19:00 and Saturday 09:00-18:00
Nearest Rail stations: Arreau, 19km, 28mins
Access: Then bus to Val Louron approx. 19km / 12miles.
PARIS AUSTERLITZ - TARBES - LANNEMEZAN - ARREAU 11hrs 22mins
TARBES - LANNEMEZAN - ARREAU 2hrs 58mins
TOULOUSE MATABIAU - LANNEMEZAN - ARREAU 4hrs 14mins
Pyrenees Collection can arrange very competitive car hire at all airports, train stations and other town locations. Any hire duration is possible at competitive prices. Contact our reservations team or see our car hire pages for more information.
Leave your car in the valley during your stay and take the local bus that operated during the weeks of Christmas and New Year and the French school holidays. The Bus starts in Arreau and finishes in Peyragudes at the foot of the ski slopes (and vice versa) and the price is for any length of journey take. It stops at the following locations (not an extensive list).
Single journey price: Adult/2€; Child (4 – 12)/1€; Book of 10 tickets/15€
Journey time: (Loudenvielle – Peyragudes): 35 minutes
Daily except Wednesday Daily except Wednesday
Wednesday Bordères-Louron (La Grave)
13:25 Avajan Town Hall
13:29 “Balnea” thermal spa at Loudenvielle
13:34 Loudenvielle centre (Jardins de Balnea Residence)
13:35 Loudervielle village
13:43 Peyragudes Tourist Office
13:44 Peyragudes ski slopes
Wednesday Peyragudes ski slopes
17:15 Peyragudes Tourist Office
17:16 Loudervielle village
17:29 Loudenvielle centre (Jardins de Balnea Residence)
17:35 “Balnea” thermal spa at Loudenvielle
17:36 Avajan Town Hall
17:41 Bordères-Louron (La Grave)
Daily except Wednesday
Daily except Wednesday
Skiers can now take advantage of the slopes of the sister resort of Peyragudes which is part of the new 'Neiges Louronnaises' ski area which offers an amazing 82km of slopes and a wide variety of terrain served by a modern high-speed lift system! See Ski Passes section for more information.
Situated in the Pyrenees National Park, not far from the Spanish border, the ski resort of Val Louron sits atop the Col d'Azet mountain whose slopes roll down into the valley of Louron. Located in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées, in the Midi-Pyrénées, its altitude is between 1450m at the bottom of the station, and 2100m at the top.
The ski area is positioned in such a way so that it benefits from exposure to the sun throughout the day – this is probably something that harks back to the days when the villages were simple mountain pastures in the summer months. In the early morning the sun hits the slopes of the Louron valley side of the resort before moving round to Aure valley side in the afternoon.
Val Louron offers a modest amount of varied skiing in a truly sensational setting, the surrounding panoramas are punctuated with peaks that rise to in excess of 3000m. It offers high quality snow coverage, including one of the most wonderful beginner areas of the Pyrenees, surrounded by fir trees, perfect for the novice. There is even a kindergarten on the slopes where parents can watch their little ones progress on the slopes while they relax in comfort on the terrace. Five progressive slopes, bordered by pines, means that everyone advance at their own pace.
For those that choose to stay in one of the valley villages such as Loudenvielle, Val Louron can be accessed from the famous road that leads up to the Col d'Azet (used in the Tour de France as recently as 2014). There is plenty of parking at the base of the slopes when you arrive.
Val Louron is ideal for families and beginner/progressing intermediate skiers who appreciate a relaxed experience in pretty sensational, away-from-it-all surroundings. In addition to its relaxed, friendly environment and safe areas for beginners and children, Val Louron also offers enjoyable, uncluttered blue runs and some challenging red runs with a long black and some good off-piste possibilities. A great place for a mixed ability family or group of friends who may have some complete novices in their ranks.
The snow record at Val Louron is also reassuring which is part in thanks to the precipitation and combined snow making facilities. The well-groomed pistes amongst the fir trees offer sheltered skiing when the weather takes a turn for the worse and some of the most amazing 360 panoramas.
Of course, those who would like a break from the skiing can partake in some relaxed snow shoeing on the marked trails in the resort. The scenic trails at Val Louron offer some fantastic views down the Louron Valley towards Lac Genos.
We have a conveniently located hire shop in Val Louron for all your ski and snowboard equipment needs. We offer competitive prices and special offers are also available. Pre-booking your equipment hire will allow you to save precious skiing time once in the resort and means you can budget for your ski holiday, knowing that it is already book and paid for.
We ensure only the highest standard of equipment and service will be provided for all levels of skiers: regularly waxed and edged skis, boots disinfection between each rental and bindings adjusted by a qualified technician in the resort. We are confident that most adequate equipment will be provided and adjusted when you arrive at the shop. However, the shop technicians will be happy to re-adjust the bindings, swap your boots or skis if you require after a few hours or days skiing. If you wish to exchange skis against snowboard mid-week, this will be possible, at a supplement, payable locally. Please note that during peak periods, it may be difficult to exchange equipment, but the staff on site will be happy to assist you the best they can, so please do not hesitate to ask.
We provide skis, boots & poles, skis & poles only, snowboard & boots, snowboard only, boots only snowblades, cross-country skis & helmets for first time & recreational skiers (blue); good to intermediate skiers & boarders (red); excellent skiers, boarders & free-riders (black); expert skiers & special techniques (prestige) for adults & children aged 0-6 years & 7-12 years for a minimum duration of 3 days. Please note that we do not offer the basic ‘Green’ category as we feel these are generally inadequate skis even for beginners.
EQUIPMENT HIRE Price is for 6/7 days Pyrenees Collection Price 7 days = 6 Resort 6 days Ski Types Pyrenees Collection Price 7 days = 6 Resort 6 days B-Red SKIS (intermediate to good skiers) RSB Skis, poles & Boots RSO Skis & poles only £54 115 euros 96 euros B-Red SNOWBOARD RBB Snowboard & Boots RBO Snowboard only £54 129 euros 111 euros C-Black SKIS (expert skiers & free-riders)
NSB Skis, poles & Boots £88 £66 C-Black SNOWBOARD NBB Snowboard & Boots NBO Snowboard only £66 129 euros 111 euros D-Diamant SKIS (expert skiers & special techniques)
PSB Skis, poles & Boots
£82 120 euros Child Beginner - SKIS (2-6yrs)
CBSB Skis, poles & Boots £27 52 euros 39 euros Junior - SKIS (7-13 yrs) JSB Skis, poles & Boots JSO Skis & poles Only £33 65 euros 54 euros Child Advanced - (Black) Skis (7-13yrs) or Snowboards (9-13 yrs)
CNSB/CNBB Skis/Sboard & Boots £43 79 euros 68 euros Helmets 19 euros Snowblades are charged as per Red adult skis - Resort price is when not pre-booked via Pyrenees Collection Special offers: 7 days for the price of 6. Free skis.snowboard & boots (blue/red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more, all taking equipment. 1 free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.
Price is for 6/7 days
Pyrenees Collection Price
7 days = 6
Pyrenees Collection Price
7 days = 6
B-Red SKIS (intermediate to good skiers)
RSB Skis, poles & Boots
RSO Skis & poles only
RBB Snowboard & Boots
RBO Snowboard only
C-Black SKIS (expert skiers & free-riders)
NSB Skis, poles & Boots
NSB Skis, poles & BootsNSO Skis & poles only
NBB Snowboard & Boots
NBO Snowboard only
D-Diamant SKIS (expert skiers & special techniques)
PSB Skis, poles & Boots
PSB Skis, poles & BootsPSO Skis & poles only
Child Beginner - SKIS (2-6yrs)
CBSB Skis, poles & Boots
CBSB Skis, poles & BootsCBSO Skis & poles only
Junior - SKIS (7-13 yrs)
JSB Skis, poles & Boots
JSO Skis & poles Only
Child Advanced - (Black) Skis (7-13yrs) or Snowboards (9-13 yrs)
CNSB/CNBB Skis/Sboard & Boots
CNSB/CNBB Skis/Sboard & BootsCNSO/CNBO Skis/Sboard only
Snowblades are charged as per Red adult skis - Resort price is when not pre-booked via Pyrenees Collection
7 days for the price of 6. Free skis.snowboard & boots (blue/red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more, all taking equipment. 1 free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above).
Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.
Please note: General: We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply when the brochure is published. You can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.
The ski resorts of Peyragudes and Val Louron have joined forces to offer a combined ski pass, the 'Neiges Louronnaises.'
Skiers can now take advantage of the slopes of both Peyragudes and Val Louron which offers an amazing 82km of slopes and a wide variety of terrain served by a modern, high-speed lift system!
Weekend Pass (one day in Val Louron and one day in Peyragudes)
6 Day Week Pass (5 days in either Val Louron/Peyragudes with a discovery day at either Val Louron/Peyragudes)
Val Louron 5 days + 1 day discovery Peyragudes
Peyragudes 5 days + 1 day discovery Val Louron
Season Pass (unlimited skiing at both resorts)
LIFT PASS VAL LOURON
22km of pistes
Under 6 / Over 70
|NOTE: hands-free pass is included in the price. Proof of age is compulsory; please bring ID when collecting lift-passes.|
|If you require a lift pass for any other duration please enquire with a member of the Pyrenees Collection Team for costs.|
NEW THIS WINTER: 6 DAYS VAL LOURON
This lift pass give you acces to both Peyragudes & Val Louron ski areas during your stay
ESF Val Louron and its instructors welcome you in the beautiful family resort of Val Louron upon the Col d’Azet overlooking the beautiful Louron valley! With one of the largest beginner areas in the Pyrenees, Val Louron is proud to invite you to sample its beautiful beginner’s area and slopes with stunning views. The white circus as it is often called offers the possibility for ski and snowboard lessons and the team at ESF Val Louron look forward to introducing to the world of ski.
As well as group and private lessons for adults and children they also offer a snow crèche for children aged 3-11 years old who do not want to ski, they can just have fun in the snow, play games and make friends (half or whole days).
Note: a valid lift pass is necessary for all group lessons.
The group lessons last 2 hours per lesson and are available on a daily basis or a 6 consecutive day’s basis beginning on Sunday. Levels are below:
Beginner Class: I have never skied before and at the end I will take the 1 Ski test.
Level 1: I have passed the 1 Ski test and I can do snowplough turns and control my speed on green or blue slopes. At the end I will take the Level 1 test.
Level 2: I have passed the level 1 test – I can make large parallel turns and side-slip smoothly. I am on blue and red runs. I am an Intermediate skier. At the end I will take the Level 2 test.
Level 3: I have passed the Level 2 test – I make parallel turns with ease on all types of runs and at speed. I am a confirmed red run skier. At the end I will take the Level 3 test.
Expert Level: I have passed the level 3 test – I can ski on all types of terrain in all snow conditions. At the end I will take the Chamois test.
Class Times: Monday to Friday: 15:15 – 17:15.
Note: a valid lift pass is necessary for all group lessons.
The 2 hour group lessons which are available for both children (aged 9 years and over) available on a daily basis or 6 consecutive day’s basis beginning on Sunday. Levels are below:
Beginner Snowboard Class: I have never snowboarded before and at the end I will take the Snowboard welcome test.
Snowboard Class 1: I have passed the Snowboard welcome test and I can change direction and side-slip. I also know how to get up off the slope. At the end I will take the Snowboard Level 1 test.
Snowboard Class 2: I have passed the Class 1 test – I can link front side and back side turns on green runs, I know how to stop when side-slipping, I know how to leaf down the slope and can take a drag lift. At the end I will take the Snowboard Level 2 test.
Snowboard Class 3: I have passed the Class 2 test – I can snowboard on blue and red runs and also in the snow board park. I easily link turns on blue runs by sliding a little. At the end I will take the Level 3 test.
Snowboard Class 4: I have passed the Class 3 test – I can snowboard on all run types and am looking to improve my style and technique and try tricks. At the end I will take the Level 4 / Expert test.
Class Times: Monday to Friday; 11:15 – 13:15.
This Children’s skiing club caters for children from 6 – 12 years of age. The group lessons last 2 hours per lesson and are available on a daily basis or a 6 consecutive day’s basis beginning on Sunday. Note: a valid lift pass is necessary for all group lessons. Levels are below:
Beginner Teddy: I have never skied before and this is my first time on snow. At the end I will take the Snowflake test.
Beginner Snowflake: I have passed the Teddy test – I can do snowplough turns control my speed and know how to stop. At the end I will take the 1 Star test.
1 Star: I can take the lift without falling off, I am linking up my snowplough turns and am starting to side-slip. . I can side-slip and am starting on the green and blue slopes. At the end I will take the 2 Star test.
2 Star: I have passed the 2 Star test – I turn with my skis parallel and side-slip on a slope. I am progressing to a moderate speed on blue and red slopes. At the end I will take the 3 star test.
3 Star: I have passed the 3 Star test – I link up my parallel turns (short and medium radius) and take into account external factors whilst skiing. At the end I will take the Bronze Star test.
Bronze Star: I have passed the Bronze Star test – I am starting to make wide turns, elementary sculls and wide turns, I control my balance when making a “schuss” or in a varied terrain such as ski-cross. At the end I will take the Gold Star test.
Competition Class: I have passed the Gold Star test – I can ski without stopping on tracks, I can ski on all types of snow, I take into account the external factors and respect the rules and conduct of skiers. I have an idea about slalom skiing. At the end I will take the Chamois test.
Note: Lift passes are obligatory for under 6 year olds – it is free of charge and is available at the lift ticket office with proof of ID. For over six year old, they will not need a lift pass on the first day but will probably need it after day one of lessons.
Class Times: Monday to Friday; 09:00 – 10:55 & 11:15 – 13:15 (for levels up to 2* only) & 13:15 - 15:15 (all levels).
This Children’s skiing club caters for children from 4 – 5 years of age. The children learn to ski through playing and enjoyment and use specially equipped tow ropes to take them up the small baby slopes. The classes last 2 hours per lesson and are available on a daily. The levels are shown below:
Piou Piou: With Piou Piou I will discover the snow. I can walk or move around on snow and just like grown-ups, I can put on and take off my skis alone. Snowmen, sledding first steps in the snow and I get my own ski equipment too.
Blanchot: With Blanchot I will start to ski on snow. I will train to walk up the slope and gently slide down the slope.
Sifflote: With Sifflote I can start to ski and control my speed. I learn to snow plough down a slope and can avoid obstacles. Some runs and little jumps and then I join Sifflote to make an igloo.
Garolou: So as to avoid Garalou, I learn how to change direction. With my skis I learn how to make a turn to the left and the right. Like this, I can avoid Garolou when I am skiing.
Titourson: Now I am with Titourson I am doing just fine – just like a grown-up. Now I know how to do lots of things, use the lifts. Control my speed, snow-plough downhill, make turns and stop. I can even follow my parents on green slopes!
Note: Lift passes are obligatory for under 6 year olds – it is free of charge and is available at the lift ticket office with proof of ID.
Class Times: Monday to Friday; 09:00 – 10:55; 11:15– 13:15; 13:15 - 15:15 & 15:15 – 17:15 (dependant on availability).
Available daily from 09.00 – 17.00 with a ski instructor of your choice (availability dependant) private lessons give a one to one experience for personalised tuition at whichever level you choose. Private lessons are available in all disciplines and are the only form of lesson for cross country skiing. You can also take a private lesson for a group of up to 5 people, however you must all be at a similar level of skiing for this option to function.
During the February school holiday’s private lessons are available for 1 hour and 1.5 hours can be booked as 6 x 1 hour lessons.