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Located in the heart of the Pyrenees, Saint-Lary is the jewel of the Aure valley. It is the leading ski resort in the French Pyrenees, with a vast ski area spread over a variety of different slope types, fabulous panoramic views over the Pyrenees and the National Park. Saint-Lary itself is a resort village, connected directly to the ski slopes by two ski lifts. The spirit and atmosphere in the village is authentic and festive, and is one of the keys to the success of the resort. The Sensoria spa centre, its water canyon and its quality individual care and numerous activities is a major attraction. There are special services for families, events throughout the season and of course plenty of accommodation, restaurants and shops!

The ski domain has more than a hundred kilometres of slopes for all abilities, and snow cover is guaranteed by a fleet of over 270 ultra modern snow-making machines. A cable car, and a new gondola, link the village to the slopes in less than eight minutes. With the diversity of their orientations in relation to sun, wind and weather, the slopes offer a wide range of landscapes and types of piste. There is a large beginners and children area in the Pla d'Adet sector which has two indoor artificial slopes and a play piste, the “Kidpark.” Services nearby include ski lessons, a day care centre, kids club, a toboggan run and games.

Higher up, the Saint-Lary 2400 domain offers panoramic views of the entire mountain chain, most especially of the Neouvielle massif, the highest peaks in the Pyrenees National Park. This area welcomes fans of newer snow sports especially at the Col du Portet Snowpark, a freestyle area much admired by the élite in the field. Why not try boardercross, a sport created by the De Le Rue brothers, snowboard champions of the resort, on a blue piste open to all, known as "De Le Rue's Line". This high altitude sector, a feature of Saint-Lary, is also accessible to non-skiers. You can join the skiers in your party on one of the terraces, while hikers can use the ski lifts to access the Néouvielle Nature Reserve for a snowshoe trek. Universal acclaim for this facility where the high altitude areas can be equally enjoyed without skis!

The highlight of the stay is definitely a trip to the Oule skiing refuge either on foot or using the lifts. The refuge is at the edge of the ski domain and at the gates of the Pyrenees National Park, near Lake Oule. Convivial meals are served on the sunny terrace.

Something for skiers and non-skiers alike!