Winter Multi-Activity

So much more than just skiing…

Winter Luz St Sauveur

Our winter activity week has you out and about taking advantage of the snow and Pyrenean winter sun participating in a whole host of fun activities (as well as cosy accommodation with a warm fire and good food).  Have you ever wanted to try ski touring but not for a whole week? Same with snowshoeing? Or dog sledding?  Luz, in the heart of a valley with three ski stations and surrounded by mountains, is the perfect place to test a whole host of winter activities. Our taster week is perfect for those who would like to get off the groomed slopes and out into the wilderness, either on foot or on skis. Activities are on an ‘a la carte’ basis: we organise the week that suits you with the activities you’d like to try. All activities can be booked when you arrive.

Activities on Offer

¤ Winter walking and Snowshoeing

happy snowshoers1Head out with a mountain leader for a half or full day of discovery of the winter mountains. All equipment provided. If you can walk you can snowshoe and it is wonderful to experience the mountains in their winter coat.

¤ Tobogganing

There are plenty of great slopes to test. Simply rent some toboggans and we’ll point you in the right direction to have a blast!

¤ Dog sledding

Chien de traineauAn unbeatable winter experience through the forest behind the dogs.

¤ Fat Bike

Dream of mountain biking in winter? On the ski slopes?! It can be done and we’ll point you in the direction of the bikes and the guide.

¤ Downhill skiing

With a beginners pass you have unlimited access to the moving carpets at Luz Ardiden. You can then try the longest green run in the Pyrenees in Gavarnie – 5kms. If you fancy having a go, this is a great place to test it out without breaking the bank.

¤ Winter skills

Learn about safety in the mountains in winter. Learn to use an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe, and build an igloo if you fancy. We’ll plan an outing to take advantage of the conditions and improve your skills at the same time.

¤ Ski touring

Snow shovel probe ARVATake a half day or full day introductory session. Off the groomed slopes and into the wilderness! Learn the basics of using an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, and the basics of ski touring. If you are relatively comfortable off the pistes then this is the next step.

¤ Off piste skiing

Half day or full day with a guide who will take you off the pistes and into the powder. Improve your technique, find new routes, Intro Ski making trackslearn the basics of off-piste technique so you are more confident in future.

¤ Over-night stay in a refuge on snowshoes or skis

From February onwards a mountain leader or guide can take you for two days snowshoeing or ski touring up to Refuge Wallon in the Marcadau Valley or Refuge Glere above Barèges to sleep overnight and return the next day. An exciting winter adventure…

¤ Paragliding

parapente-hiverWinter is the perfect time for an initiation when the atmosphere is stable and the air crystal clear. The flight from Luz Ardiden to Luz is a 1000m descent and simply perfect!

¤ Igloo building

Learn how to build an igloo. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

¤ Cable car ride up Pic du Midi

Pic du Midi de BigorreAt 2877m you have the Pyrenean panorama laid out in front of you.

Contact: Sian to book your room now at Hotel Les Templiers in the heart of Luz St Sauveur (centrally located for activities in Barèges, Gavarnie and Luz Ardiden), or ask us about self catering apartment/house rentals.

Check Availability in Hotel Les Templiers

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