The Pyrenean resort of Formigal is giving away free lift passes on all new bookings until the end of the season.

Formigal, part of the Aramon Group, is now Spain's largest winter resort with 137km (85 miles) of slopes, and has had a spectacular winter season so far with huge snowfalls continuing since the end of November, building a healthy base of over two metres (seven feet). That should see the resort comfortably through to the end of the season in April, even if no more snow falls, and there's no sign of it stopping yet. Reports are that this is the heaviest snowfall the area has received in 15 years.

Yolanda Julian, commercial manager at Formigal, said: "The quality of the snow is exceptional both on and off-piste. It's just fantastic!"

The resort is offering Brits a Spanish ray of sunshine to celebrate the launch of their new look Web site. Simply go to the site and click on the banner saying ‘Free Lift Passes' to book your free lift pass.

New to the UK this season, Formigal is easy to get to from London with a direct flight from London Gatwick which takes two hours to reach the regional airport of Huesca. From there you get straight on to the snow bus for the 75-minute transfer to the uncrowded slopes of Formigal.

Going out in Formigal won't break the bank either as beers start at two euros and a good three-course meal will set you back 25 euros.