Skiing in the French Pyrenees
Ski Pyrenees – 2009 prices - NO INCREASE FOR 2010 !!
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.
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.
Our 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.
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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.
We had a great time, Rhonan thought it was fab and can't wait to go again!
The thing we like about Mango is you can do as much or as little as you please, we really did enjoy ourselves.
The girls had a lovely time and are now addicted to the white stuff
Kind regards and hope to join you all again soon.
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.
Skiing in the French Pyrenees
Skiing 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.
Mango Holidays sometimes referred to as MangoKids run holidays for single parents with their children. Small families with just one or two children are often penalised by the big tour operators who charge for two adults. Mango is the only tour operator to offer a discount to these small families for all children up to the age of 16 travelling with just one adult. Going on a Mango Holiday is an opportunity for single parents to meet other single parents and many single parents become friends and stay in touch after their holiday. Mango is not a single parent dating organisation. If you are interested in single parent dating you should check out our links page, which recommends a few organisations helping single parents meet. Being single with kids can be a daunting experience but it can be fun and we have designed a programme of holidays and weekend breaks for solo travellers with children to make sure they have some fun. Our solo holidays for single parents with children consist of adventure and activity breaks, ski holidays and holidays in the sun. Mango single parent holidays take place in the UK and overseas. In the UK we have holidays in Devon, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire and we have a Christmas Party weekend in Warwickshire at the end of November. Mango holidays for single parent families overseas travel to Mallorca, Malta, Cyprus, Jersey, Morocco and Lapland to see Santa.