The leading ski resort in the French Pyrenees, St Lary is a vast ski area spread over a variety of different slope types, with 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!A holiday station of four seasons, Saint-Lary is the ideal place to enjoy 100% of the Pyrenees and all their different facets. Admire the beautiful landscape and protected wide open spaces all year round. The Pyrenees National Park, to which Saint-Lary is one gateway, via the Natural Reserve of Néouvielle, as well as the preserved valleys of Rioumajou, the Moudang and Aulon, are all classified as Natura 2000 protected areas, as are the Ordesa, Monte Perdido and Sierra de Guara national parks on the Spanish side. As the seasons pass, an explosion of colours that constantly renews landscapes!
Besides the GR10 hiking trail, which runs through St-Lary, many walks or hiking routes are open to you. There are lots of other ways to discover the mountain too... by bike, on horseback or from the air in a paraglider!
The Pla d'Adet, foot of the skiing piste in winter affords an unrivalled viewpoint over the Pyrenees where you can try out downhill mountain biking at the Bike-Park or discover paragliding: The Pi Lumière cable car ideal for getting up to altitude from the town centre!
It is also a legendary stage on the Tour de France, ideally placed in the centre of the most beautiful Pyrenean passes. It's possible to discover a new col or pass near St Lary every day you spend here. Nearby are Azet, Peyresourde, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Aspin, Route des Lacs, Tourmalet and others...
In the valley the list of possible activities is almost endless... whitewater rafting & canoeing, adventure trails, fishing, archery and canyoning, starting from the Spanish border.
The Aure valley has been blessed with an exceptional natural heritage, being on both the trade routes to Spain and the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
In short, a place to enjoy life right in the heart of the Pyrenees!