Skiing in the French Pyrenees

Ski Pyrenees – 2009 prices - NO INCREASE FOR 2010 !!

Book Now
Date No of Nights Price per adult Price per child Local Payment**
14-21 February 2010 7 £795 £695 Adult €50, Child €35
19-26 December 2010
Christmas Skiing
7 £795 £695 Adult €50, Child €35

Price includes: flights, 7 nights half board accommodation, transfers and the services of a Mango co-ordinator.

Flights: Flights are available from Stansted to Lourdes. Flight supplements may apply depending on flight prices at the time of booking. Book early to avoid supplements.

Deposit: 50% of total cost is due at the time of booking. The final balance will be due by the 12th December 2009. (We do accept payments in installments).

Extras: Lunches and drinks.
Lift Passes: approx €158 adults 6 days, €130 child up to 17, ages 12-25 €135.
Ski lessons: are approx €20 for 2 hour group session (5-10 pers.) or €36 euro per hour private lesson, and Ski hire: is approx €45 for 6 days for children, €62 for 6 days beginner, €85 intermediate, €105 advanced.
Snowboards, helmets and sledges can also be hired.
All prices for extras are approximate and based on 2008 prices.

Flights: Flights are available from Bristol to Toulouse or Stansted to Biarritz. Flight supplements may apply depending on flight prices at the time of booking. Book early to avoid supplements.

**Please note the Local Payment is part of the Holiday Cost and payable to the Mango co-ordinator on arrival in resort. We have to make some payments in cash in resort and collecting this part of the holiday cost in this way enables us to keep our prices down.

Skiing in the French Pyrenees

Ski French PyreneesOur ski trips to Romania have proved to be very popular and in response to your many requests, we have found a second destination for skiing.

The Alpine ski resort of Barèges (1250m) in the impressive Tourmalet ski area is the largest ski resort in the French Pyrenees. There are around 100 kilometres of well-kept pistes set in beautiful unspoiled scenery, and because it is less well-known than the Alps, skiing is cheaper and less crowded. Barèges is a traditional French mountain ski village with friendly and welcoming residents and a lively but not rowdy atmosphere.

The village is set in a picturesque valley, bounded by meadows, wooded slopes and snow-capped mountains.

• Just4You ski holidays in the French Pyrenees just4yousinglesholidays

• Christmas in the French Pyrenees

I just wanted to say again how glad I am that I booked the holiday in Bareges with you - holidays as a single parent can be trying and tiring, but it was a pleasure to be part of the Mango group.

Stephen

We had a great time, Rhonan thought it was fab and can't wait to go again!

Peter

The thing we like about Mango is you can do as much or as little as you please, we really did enjoy ourselves.

Paul & Tom

The girls had a lovely time and are now addicted to the white stuff

Kind regards and hope to join you all again soon.

Paul

We both had a totally fantastic time! It was really wonderful. I really miss the beauty of those mountains and it was such a pretty quaint place. Another successful Mango holiday under our belts.

Sophie & Alex x

Skiing in the French Pyrenees

Ski French PyreneesSkiing in the French Pyrenees is relatively unknown in the UK, remaining a well kept secret by the French. There are no large Tour Operators here. The Pyrenees are wonderful for skiing with more snow annually than the Alps, because of their proximity to the Atlantic coast. Weather conditions are ideal with high pressure systems bringing clear blue skies, interspersed with heavy snowstorms to revive the slopes. As a result, the Tourmalet resort has a long season from the beginning of December through to the end of March. Recent large investments in snow-making equipment should guarantee snow. Pyrenean skiing, especially in the Tourmalet area, is excellent for beginners and intermediate skiers as well as more advanced skiers. There are gentle nursery slopes and beautiful, wide runs giving access to every area of the resort. The twin resorts of Barèges and the newer, La Mongie have 100km of runs, 42 ski lifts and 69 pistes. Beginner to intermediate skiers have 24 green and 20 blue runs, making it possible to visit all of the five inter-connected ski areas without straying onto anything too challenging. For advanced skiers there are 20 red runs, and 5 blacks, as well as huge off-piste potential. The local ski school is particularly good with children and adults alike.


Our Accommodation

Ski French PyreneesWe stay half board in a small comfortable 2 star hotel right in the centre of Barèges village. All rooms are en suite. For much of the ski season you can ski back to the village via a blue-run through deciduous woodland or a green run following the river. Barèges is just a ten minute ride on the free ski bus to the slopes. The ski bus stops regularly just metres from the hotel. There are several ski and sports shops, a bakery, a cash point, post office and small super-market all close-by. Barèges has plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants offering good local cuisine. The village is lively, but is not a rowdy ski resort, making it ideal for a Mango group. Many people ski here to get away from the crowds in the Alps and to experience the relative peace of this traditional mountain village.

Relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths in Barèges

Barèges was first established as a spa resort (the thermal waters were first discovered in the 15th century), and the recently-refurbished thermal baths are just a short walk away from the hotel, offering a range of options for invigorating, relaxing or pampering yourself.

Mango Holiday Fun

The trip will be accompanied by a Mango co-ordinator, who will be able to help you organise your ski hire, ski pass and book ski lessons. We will head off on the ski bus together and split into groups for skiing, ski lessons and arrange to meet up for lunch and later before dinner. Over dinner there will be a chance for us to exchange our days' experiences on the slopes.