Ski Holidays in Saint Lary Soulan

If you still do not know the Saint-Lary ski resort, what are you waiting for? It is one of the most historic and recognized in the French Pyrenees. You will not have to do many miles to get there and it's an affordable luxury for beginners and veterans. Take note of these ski offers in Saint-Lary and prepare your bags for your trip to the snow.

Saint Lary Soulan, the most beautiful ski resort in the French Pyrenees

We travel to the French Pyrenees to discover one of its most beautiful ski resorts: Saint Lary, in the Aure valley, very close to the Spanish border (they are linked by the Bielsa tunnel). It has the magical figure of 100 skiable kilometres, where you can enjoy a total of 58 slopes: 7 green, 26 blue, 14 red and 11 black, making it a perfect destination for families and groups with skiers of different levels. There is also a snowpark, Kidpark, sledging area... The ski resort of Saint Lary is divided into three sectors:
  • Saint Lary 1700 "Pla d'Adet". This is the most family-oriented sector and the historic part of the domain, where the ski lifts leave the village. Here you will find the ski schools, the snow garden to leave the little ones in the best hands (Club Piou Piou), games in the snow and luge slopes. There is also a playful slope (Kidpark) with covered conveyor belts. A slope recommended for beginners is the green l'Echarpe, which meanders and offers easy access through the built-up area.
  • Saint Lary 1900 "Espiaube". The sector where the most experienced skiers will have a great time, with a combination of blue and red pistes, as well as a more sporty part with red and black pistes in the woods in the northern part. Here you can glide down the famous Mirabelle piste, one of the longest in the Pyrenees at 3.6 kilometres long and with a 700-metre vertical drop; another must is the Terranère piste.
  • Saint Lary 2400 "Vallon du Portet". Are you one of those who are looking for new trends and to practice jumps and impossible tricks? This is the sector for you, as this is where the Saint Lary snowpark is located. Apart from that, it is an area with beautiful views, as it is over 2,000 metres above sea level. There is also a 3-kilometre Nordic ski slope.
As for accommodation in Saint Lary, the closest and most comfortable option for skiing is the village of Saint Lary itself. With authentic Pyrenean aesthetics and Aragonese style, it is next to the resort, at an altitude of 830 metres. From there you can go up to the slopes by car, cable car or chairlift (the use of which is included in the ski pass). There is also accommodation at altitude, hotels, flats, chalets and rural houses. Almost all of them in the built-up area are served by free shuttles that will take you to the ski slopes of Saint Lary.
What is après-ski in Saint Lary like? After skiing in Saint Lary, there is still a long day ahead of you. Among the many things to do is to explore the village of Saint Lary, which has its own identity and atmosphere. There are shopping streets with shops, bars, restaurants and even a play area for ice skating and a wide range of spas to pamper your body after a hard day's skiing. For dinner, two top restaurants are the ICC and La Pérgola, with local products and local wines. For those looking to party on the slopes, don't miss the Top Ski Bar.
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When is the best time to ski in Saint Lary?

The ski resort of Saint Lary in the French Pyrenees opens in early December and closes in April. The best time to go is Christmas, January and February, when it's high season and snow conditions are optimal. If you are looking for good prices and less overcrowding, a good time to ski is the long weekend in December, which is not a public holiday in France.

How many kilometres and slopes does the Saint Lary ski resort have?

In Saint Lary you can enjoy one of the largest ski areas in the French Pyrenees: 100 kilometres of pistes. In total, there are 58 ski runs with a fairly even balance of difficulty levels: 7 green, 26 blue, 14 red and 11 black. There is also a snowpark and a Kidpark specially designed for the youngest members of the family who are just starting out on skis.

What is the price of a ski package in Saint Lary including hotel and ski pass?

Skiing in the French Pyrenees is closer than ever due to its proximity and the offers in Saint Lary that include accommodation plus ski pass. Check our list of packages with hotels in Saint Lary, save money and stop wasting time comparing prices on your own. Specialised agencies get special prices for buying hotel and ski pass packages in Saint Lary in large quantities.