- Access to over 100km of slopes via around 30 lifts.
- A guaranteed snow resort with over 270 new snow machines to give them great coverage for when nature won’t!
- Saint-Lary is spread across 3 main ski areas – Saint-Lary 1700 (Pla d’Adet), St Lary 1900 (Espiaube) and Saint-Lary 2400 (Vallon du Portet).
- Dedicated beginner and kids’ areas down in Saint-Lary 1700 so you can learn the basics.?
- Superb views and varied terrain makes Saint-Lary a popular destination for many – so be sure to take it all in when you are there!
This is one of those areas which feels much bigger than it is, spread over three different ski areas – largely known as Saint-Lary 1700, 1900 and 2400 – they each have something special to offer, which makes this a great resort for all levels whether you are a beginner, or an advanced skier/snowboarder looking for a change of scenery – which also happens to be pretty incredible here as well!
Saint-Lary 1700 is also known as Pla d’Adet and is where you will find the historical part of Saint-Lary. From here there plenty of lifts that take you out and about into the 100km of slopes available to you! Coming from Saint-Lary Village 830, Pla d’Adet is the first place you will arrive on the slopes. Access to here is provided by separate cable car stations in the village – beginners are best taking the ‘Pic Lumiere’ straight into the heart of 1700. This area is known as the beginner/kid’s area and has some great terrain to learn on!
Saint-Lary 1900 or ‘Espiaube’ as it is also known as, is more of an intermediate area – it has some great red and blue runs that sweep into the valley which are also fairly long and amongst some of the more popular runs in the resort such as the red run ‘Mirabelle’. For those more confident, there are a few black runs if you are up for the challenge!
The final area is Saint-Lary 2400 or the ‘Vallon du Portet’. This area is up on the ridge and offers spectacular views all round of the surrounding Pyrenees – so for those able to ski over there, this is a must for your trip, and for those non-skiers, don’t feel like you will be missing out as there are restaurants that are accessible for all!
Take a look below at our breakdown to find out more information relevant to your ability:
Saint-Lary has some great opportunities for advanced riders, with several black runs and some challenging reds which will be well worth exploring. The resort would be best suited to a short ski break for advanced skiers and snowboarders, however, it is not caked in challenging runs if that is what you are looking for, but it does offer a great chance to do some exploring and enjoy your surroundings!
This is a great resort for intermediates – there is plenty of skiing to be had by high end and low-end intermediate skiers. St Lary 1900 has got the most variety of runs ranging from some easy blue runs all the way through to the black runs such as Sarrats. For the less confident skiers, there is still plenty to do over at Saint-Lary 1700 with some nice blue runs, it lends itself well to developing skiers with progressively steeper terrain and nice wide runs throughout the resort.
The main beginner area is in Saint-Lary 1700 (Pla d’Adet) where they have dedicated beginner facilities for both adults and children. The area offers great scope for progression with the easier green beginner runs then heading into the easier blue runs – from here, the mountain is your oyster! There are also some nice green runs over at Vallon du Portet for those looking for a change in scenery.
For snowboarders, there isn’t too much to worry about in terms of flat spots/runs with lots of alternatives to get yourselves around the pistes. You will find the snowpark located in between the Vallon and Espiaube areas and with some good areas for off piste in that area, you are sure to have a lot of fun! The runs are nice and wide and lend themselves well to some cruisy riding, though if you are looking for a challenge you will find it with the black runs in the area.
There is some good off piste skiing about for those willing to find it – with the expansive bowls up in the Vallon and Espiaube areas, with the right conditions you will be grinning from ear to ear for the whole trip! As always, we recommend finding yourself a guide or an instructor to find the best spots on the mountain using their local knowledge!
* Ski Weekends strongly advise that off-piste skiing should only be undertaken when in the company of a professional ski instructor or guide.
To find out more about skiing in Saint-Lary feel free to contact one of our friendly Ski Experts on 023 8020 6971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org