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Our major sites in winter

around Saint-Lary

All of our major sites are located in the Pyrenees National Park

The Nature Reserve of Néouvielle

Between granite landscapes and emerald-colored lakes, this magical place delivers an incomparable beauty.
During the winter, the reserve is accessible from the ski resort of Saint-Lary by snowshoes or ski touring. Beware, these practices require a good physical shape and a good level of skiing and of course a good knowledge of the winter mountain environment. It is therefore advised to be accompanied by a professional, guide or mountain leader in order to enjoy and discover its grandiose landscapes.

The refuge of OREDON as well as le refuge de l’Oule are open in winter and can accommodate you.

For the less athletic know that you can reach the lac de L’Oule from the resort either by following the ski slopes or via a chairlift for the less athletic.



The Valley of Moudang and the Forest of Couéou

The Moudang

Wild valley, populated by many isards (hunting reserve) and a ferruginous spring, the Moudang takes you to a remarkable set of high altitude barns (1521m), once the seat of an intense pastoral activity.

If the snow level allows it, you can venture on the trail that leads to the barns of the Moudang with snowshoes.It is always advisable to call on the services of a mountain guide. However, you can also plan to spend a pleasant time with your family and enjoy the joys of snow in a forest environment.

After the Eget factory (direction Spain), place called Pont du Moudang, cross the bridge to the right bank and leave the car. A wide track will lead you to the barns (2h) out of snow.


La Couéou

If you continue on your way to Spain you will find access to the Coueou forest on the second switchback after the village of Aragnouet.

Beware, special equipment for your vehicle is often recommended, as access is via a track.
You will find an area to park your vehicle and then simply drive onto the track that winds along the majestic pine forest.

The Badet Valley

This valley has many attractions in the winter season. Very easy to access from the resort of Piau-Engaly (35 minutes, 18 kilometers), you can practice snowshoeing and why not also initiate to ski touring.

To get there take the direction of Spain, then Piau Engaly resort. Park on the P1 parking lot, go down the beginner trail and access the Badet valley at the bottom of the trail.

Rules: No dogs, even on a leash in the Pyrenees National Park. Bivouacking is allowed there, more than an hour’s walk from the boundaries of it or from a road axis, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 am.

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