Friendly Family Resort

by: frenchtraveller - Oct 27, 2008

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: easy access, cheap hotels, variety of runs, hot springs

    Cons: low-key night-life

    Recommended For: Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2008

Full review

If you have never skied the Pyrenees before this is a good place to start. Only 90 minutes from a number of lowcost airports it is very easy to access from UK and Ireland. The resort is based in a real village, largely unspoilt, which makes a pretty backdrop to some fairly interesting skiing. Hotels and apartment residences cluster around the foot of the pistes making 'ski to slope' possible in most cases. Après-ski is limited to a pizza, pint and sing-song in the local bars ... preceded by a trip to the hot springs at St Thomas-les-Bains where you can wallow in 36° thermal baths surrounded by snow in outdoor pools. Sublime! We went with local agent francealacarte but you could arrange your own trip on the internet if you have a few hours.