Ski holiday in the Pyrenees: Top 10 stations

The Pyrenees, second highest mountain in France after the Alps, he also attracts large numbers of tourists fond of skiing and various and varied winter sports. Situated between France and Spain, not to mention the small principality of Andorra, the Pyrenees have a major ski offers, through quality stations: large field, snowy slopes in season, beautiful mountain scenery, pretty villages and friendly atmosphere.

Another advantage of the Pyrenees ski resorts are less than stormed Savoie or Haute-Savoie for example, and the soaring prices of accommodation here less sensitive, resulting in price stays interesting. The Pyrenees are courted by athletes like skiers by families, who gather level budget.

For those who are not familiar with the Pyrenees and its stations on either side of the massif, here is a top 10 resorts to spend your next ski holiday:

1.Font Romeu Pyrénées 2000

In the Pyrenees-Orientales, Font-Romeu Pyrénées 2000 is actually the combination of two stations, and Font Romeu Bolquère - Pyrénées 2000, that share a beautiful ski area consists of almost 60km of slopes, small green slopes the black runs much more difficult. In other words, there is something for everyone and all levels in one of the most popular resorts in the mountains.

2.Ax 3 Domaines

We are this time in Ariege: the large resort of the department, and one of the largest resorts in the Pyrenees at the same time, it is Ax 3 Domaines. With an area established between 1400m and 2400m above sea level, Ax brings together more than 35 tracks totaling 80km to ski. Added to this is the snow park and cross-country ski tracks, and all forms of slips are filled

3.Cauterets

In the Hautes Pyrenees Cauterets is certainly not the largest resort of the massif, but its ski area will delight sports enthusiasts despite its modest dimensions. There are almost 36km of track on the area of ​​Cauterets, which also allows to go skiing on the Cirque du Lys, between 1730m and 2430m above sea level, recognized by its orientation, for its great quality snow. < / p>

4.Grand Tourmalet

Also in the Hautes Pyrénées department, the area of ​​the Tourmalet is simply the largest of all the Pyrenees. Between 1400m and 2500m, a hundred kilometers of slopes for all levels, facilities slips and quality equipment. The area of ​​the Grand Tourmalet is shared by two ski resorts, La Mongie Barèges on one side and the other.

5.Grandvalira

The winter is the peak tourist season in Adorre, including tourism based primarily on winter sports. The tiny principality has two stations, the most famous Grandvalira remains: what is the biggest southern resort of Europe and therefore, in the Pyrenees. 210km of tracks in total, an area renowned for its freestyle potential, an atmosphere both animated and family, and of course, lots of people in season.

6.Piau Engaly

Known as the highest of the Pyrenees ski resort, at 1850m above sea level, no wonder Piau Engaly is in the Hautes Pyrenees, near the National Park beauty of scenery guaranteed! The snow also is excellent, which made the reputation of the resort: beautiful trails, guarantees gliding sensations, the pleasure of a pedestrian resort, Piau Engaly widely deserves to be known !

7.Formigal

We spend this time border, to make us the Spanish Pyrenees side, Aragon. Here lies Formigal, modern, well equipped, accessible to all levels, close to France, Spain's largest resort combines a lot of advantages. With bonuses, the expatriation tip offered by the language change!

8.Vallnord

This is the second ski area in Andorra. Vallnord has a large area, addressing all levels of skiers. Fitted from the 70s, the area offers a modern face and attracts many people every winter. Two stations to stay on Vallnord, Pal-Arinsal and Ordino Arcalis, with direct access to the slopes.

9.Luchon Superbagnères

Major Station Haute Garonne department, is connected to Luchon Superbagnères Bagnères de Luchon by road as well as by cable car. Originally a spa resort since the early twentieth century, Bagnères de Luchon does not lack charm, and his station is progressing constantly at its facilities. A pleasant family resort, beautiful tracks from black to green, the Pyrenean scenery ... to test.

10.Porté-Puymorens

nice and pleasant resort of Pyrenees-Orientales, Porte-Puymorens is located close to the major areas of the Principality of Andorra. With approximately 45km of slopes, the resort allows to satisfy his needs glides through a big score of green, blue, red and black, but also interesting routes for cross country skiing.