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 guide for a half or full day. All equipment provided. Count 220€ for the guide and about 20€pp for equipment hire.

¤ 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.

¤ 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.

¤ Winter skills

Snow shovel probe ARVALearn about safety in the mountains in winter. Learn to use an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. Half day 110€ for the guide + 20€pp equipment, or full day 220€ for the guide + 20€pp equipment hire.

¤ Ski touring

Take a half day or full day introductory session. Off the groomed slopes and into the wilderness! Count 180€ for the guide for half day + 45€pp equipment hire, 300€ for full day guiding + 45€pp equipment hire.

¤ Off piste skiing

Intro Ski making tracksHalf day or full day with a guide who will take you off the pistes and into the powder.

¤ Over-night stay in a refuge

From February onwards a guide can take you for two days snowshoeing or ski touring up to Refuge Wallon to sleep overnight and return the next day.

¤ Paragliding

parapente-hiverWinter is the perfect time for an initiation when the atmosphere is stable and the air crystal clear.

¤ 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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