There are loads of ski resorts in the French Pyrenees, and from Pyrenees Holiday Gites you can reach 8 of them within 1 1/2 hours, the closest only 25 minutes away.

Skiing in the Pyrenees is a pleasure due to the wide choice of easily accessible ski resorts, and the weather is mainly excellent, coupled with the fact that skiing in the Pyrenees is relatively cheap and the queues are short.

Welcome to the Pyrenees, a true winter wonderland.

Only a 25 minute drive from Pyrenees Holiday Gites – Laroca, is the ski resort of Le Mourtis. Nestled amid the trees that offer protection from inclement weather, Le Mourtis provides skiing for all abilities, from beginner to advanced. It is especially good for beginners and we have a great rapport with the ESF instructors, ski-hire shops and cafes.

The ski resort of Luchon Superbagneres, above Luchon is a mere 30 minute drive from us. Here you have the choice to take the gondola (4 person bubble lift) to the top of the mountain, or you can drive up (20 minutes). At a higher altitude than Le Mourtis, Superbagneres offers a good range of skiing with some nice long pistes.

At just 45 minutes drive from us is the ski resort of Peyragudes. Here you can ski both sides of the mountain on wide open slopes. Again a great range of skiing available for all abilities, and a bit of a boarders paradise, nice wide open slopes.

Possibly the largest ski resort in the French Pyrenees, La Mongie is a 2 hour drive from us. The road above is closed and becomes part of the ski runs; otherwise it would lead to the Col du Tourmalet.

St.Lary Soulan is a fabulous resort with something for everyone and takes about 1 hour to get to.

Baquiera, in Spain, 1 1/2 hours from us. A huge open bowl provides some great skiing. The King of Spain likes to ski here and so everything is tip-top.

Snowboarding is available to do at all the resorts, and also Nordic skiing.

Cross-Country Skiing.

Many of the ski resorts in the Pyrenees also provide an area for Cross-Country (Nordic) skiing, as the French say, Ski de Fond. Although it is a sport more assosciated with Scandinavian countries in particular Norway; not far from us (a drive of 1 hour) is an area called Nistos in the Haute Pyrenees which is purely for Cross-Country skiing, offering over 50Km of tracks. The tracks are laid for classic and freestyle skiing techniques.