Winter Months Saint Lary

The family ski village of Saint Lary Soulan is situated in the Aure valley of the central French Pyrénées. The village has long been a popular four-season destination for English, French and Spanish visitors.

St Lary's skiing is spread across three sectors totalling 100km (63 miles) of runs over 700 hectares with and an altitude range of 1700 to 2515m. Nearly 200 snow cannon cover large areas of the lopes with machine made snow when required.

You can get to the slopes directly from Saint-Lary Soulan village in either the cable car or the ski lift. If you are a non-skier, or need to hire ski's once up on the mountain, it is best to take the cable car, but if you want to reach the slopes and ski strait away, the ski lift if best for you.

Saint-Lary is a dynamic winter sports destination and the skiing is tremendous. The domain has been excellently planned to suit the needs of skiers of different abilities. (This was a key issue in our decision to set up a skiing holiday base here). It spreads over a total area of 700ha. It is divided into three distinct areas, Saint-Lary 1700, 1900 and 2400. These areas interconnect and are linked by a variety of ski lifts. Navigation from one to the other is easy.

Saint-Lary Soulan Season Dates

Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Late March.

Saint Lary 1700 Pla d'Adet at the base of the slopes is dedicated to family and beginner skiing with the Snow Garden, toboggan run and Kidpark, a fun snow sports park for budding skiers aged six to twelve years old.

At Saint Lary 1900 Espiaube there is a greater emphasis with longer and tougher runs. These include the famous Mirabelle piste, at 3.6 km (2.25 miles), it's one of the longest runs in the Pyrenees with a vertical drop of 700 metres.

The highest skiing is at Saint Lary 2400 where there's mogul and slalom stadiums, a snowpark complete with PA system and a halfpipe.

Top features of St Lary’s skiing

Moguls, Slalom, Snow Park, Free ride area and tree skiing.

Huge variety of red and blue pistes for intermediates to cruise and enjoy lunch in a choice of great restaurants and cafes.
The Chalet de l’Oule, by the side of the lake will provide you with an unforgettable backdrop of the Neouvielle Nature reserve.
Sledging track for the little ones and a weekly snowman competition.
La Mirabelle at 3.6 km and a vertical drop of over 700 metres - one of the longest ski runs in the Pyrenees.
The Glacier Lift which carries 800 people an hour finishes at a final altitude of 2515 metres.
A ‘jardin de neige’ and a piste de luge as well as the aptly named ‘Kidpark’. This area is directly linked with the cable car from the village.

Saint-Lary Soulan Ski Area

  • 9  Black Pistes
  • 14 Red Pistes
  • 26 Blue Pistes
  • 7  Green Pistes
  • 56 Pistes
  • 100km Downhill Pistes
  • 10km Cross Country Pistes
  • There are 31 ski lifts.



SKI REGION MAP Saint-Lary Soulan Season Dates

  •  Open from : December 6, 2014.
  •  Closes : April 6, 2015.
  • Usual opening - Early Dec.
  • Usual closing - Late March.


Snowboarding in Saint-Lary Soulan

The Quicksilver Snowpark has its own website and has won awards for its quality. It is maintained by a crew of four professional park shapers, all riders. The venue is busy throughout the season and hosts numerous events and contests.

There are several snow sports arenas around St Lary including the FamilyPark, which is safe and fun for beginners; the slide park with its different handrails and modules; the snowskatepark for snow skaters; the halfpipe and the main Quicksilver Snowpark itself complete with tables, hips and big-air.

Children’s' Snowboard Hire

Adult Snowboards  £130 approx

Kids Snowboards  £75 approx

The above prices are an average cost. If you shop around the many hire  shops available you will find a better deal, especially in large groups.

Lift Passes

Prices 2013-2014 (will vary)

Day 38 euros, 1/2 Day 34 euros, 6 days 195 euros

Prices above would be reduced : 5 - 11 ans years, student under 28 years, senior 65 à 74 years.
Family pack from 3 persons, student pack, senior pack :
Packs offered for children under 5 years and seniors from 75 years. All packs include cable-car and telecabine

Ski Hire Prices (approx)

Adults [14 years +]

Prices in EUR 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days
****** 6 stars skis + boots + poles 54.00 81.00 108.00 135.00 147.60 147.60
****** 6 stars skis + poles 40.50 61.20 81.00 101.70 110.70 110.70
**** 4 stars skis + boots + poles 40.50 61.20 81.90 102.60 111.60 111.60
**** 4 stars skis + poles 30.60 45.90 61.20 76.50 83.70 83.70
*** 3 stars skis + boots + poles 35.10 53.10 70.20 88.20 96.30 96.30

Teenagers [7-13 years]

Prices in EUR

2 days

3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days
**** ski pack [boots, poles + helmet incl.] 20.70 31.50 41.40 52.20 56.70 56.70

Kids [up to 6 years]

Prices in EUR 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days
**** ski pack [boots, poles + helmet incl.] 16.20 23.40 31.50 39.60 43.20 43.20


Saint-Lary Soulan Aprés Ski

Saint Lary Village has the lion's share of spots for après ski. Of the nine dedicated bars, eight are down in St Lary Village, the other, L Avalanche in the Galerie Armazan, is in 1700.

Immediately after the ski day ends the crowds tend to congregate in bars around the base of the cable car, including the originally name Bar du Telepherique and the nearby Carre Blanc. Rue Vincent Mir is also lively with Le Kinito, Le Desman L'ICC and Bar l'Igloo a few steps apart.

There are two late night spots - La Luna in the village and Xtra Dance in the Residence Armazan at 1700.


You can get cheap flights to Toulouse or Pau from most UK airports including Bristol, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow or Edinburgh etc.

Flight providers to either Pau Pyrénées (puf) or Toulouse:

  • - flights from Gatwick and Bristol
  • - flights from Birmingham and Bristol
  • - flights from Gatwick
  • - flights from Stansted

Transfer Times: 1.30 hrs drive from Toulouse, 1.20hr from Pau , where you can find cheap car rental from Hertz, eurocar etc.