A tailor made winter multi activity family adventure holiday
|INCLUDED||Accommodation of your choice|
A tailor made itinerary
Local information and advice
|9 activity points per person|
A personal welcome on site
Personal attention during your stay
|NOT INCLUDED||Flights||Car hire|
Skiing is not the only sport that you can enjoy on your hard-earned winter holiday.
Here in the Pyrenees mountains we give you the opportunity to create your very own stress free, action-packed, winter adventure holiday incorporating a whole host of alternative snow-based activities. Many are sure to surprise you!
Whether you’re a family looking for a winter adventure holiday in France or a group of mates looking for a fun snowy time away together, this fully flexible and tailor made week of fun will tick all your boxes.
A week’s winter adventure holiday in the Pyrenees includes 9 activity points which you can exchange for an exciting variety of activities, creating a cocktail of fun for your week in the mountains. You can of course purchase extra points if you really want to have a non-stop winter adventure holiday!
Pulk & Fondue
|Cross country skiing|
Husky Dog Sledding
Skiing and Snowboarding
Winter Fat biking
In addition to complete flexibility in the activities, we also give you complete flexibility when it comes to accommodation on this multi activity holiday.
Self-catering properties and apartments, warm and welcoming bed and breakfasts or comfortable hotels, we have access to the full range of accommodation. Let us know your budget and the facilities you require and we’ll give you some personally selected options to choose from.
Once we have your activity choices we will create your own personal itinerary of snowy adventures. We’ll put everything in place so that you can enjoy all of the fun and none of the hassle.
We’ll even come and meet you when you arrive to present your activity programme to you in person and answer any questions you may have. Then let your fun-packed winter adventures begin!
Below is a summary of the activities you can take enjoy on this winter multi activity holiday, along with their respective points.
You don’t need to choose your activities straight away. Take your time and let us know your choices 4 weeks before your holiday.
You don’t even have to all choose the same activities. Pool your points and decide how you’d like to split them up between your family/group members. How’s that for flexibility!
Airboard is a fantastic fun activity for groups of friends or families with active children.
Lying face down on a kevlar coated inflatable cushion, descend the ski slope at whatever speed you choose.
Hold on tight to the handles and use your bodyweight and feet to steer. Fantastic fun!
|Intro to Airboarding||1.5 Points||The introduction to air-boarding option consists of around 1h30 of fun on slopes that are closed to skiers either at the small but perfectly formed Le Mourtis ski station or at the Peyragudes resort.|
At le Mourtis, even more spice can be added to the activity with mini slalom challenges and jumps too.
Air-boarding at le Mourtis is open to children of 8+.
|Full Ski Slope Airboard Descent||1.5 Points||At the Peyragudes ski resort, adults and children aged of 12+ will enjoy a full descent of a ski slope with your instructor at the end of the day once the slopes are closed to skiers.|
You’ll require a certain level of fitness and endurance, but what a spectacular way to round off the day!
Cross Country Skiing
Cross country or XC skiing is known as ski nordique in France. You wear short supple ski boots of which just the toe clips into the skinny skis. The heel remains free as you ski.
With the classic style of XC skiing you ski in pisted tracks whereas the skating style can be a full-on cardio workout. A brilliant cross-training activity for sports requiring strong cardiac skills.
XC Ski Pass & Equipment Hire
|1.5 Points||A one day pass to the Nistos cross country ski station and the hire of cross country skis, boots and poles|
Freeride airboard is a physically demanding alternative winter sport for the fit sporting enthusiast wanting a change from skiing.
In the company of an expert guide, you’ll snowshoe up to a high point near the Baqueira Beret ski resort before enjoying an action-packed and fun-filled descent on the airboard. Hold on tight!
|2.5 Points||This outing is suitable for adults and fit children over the age of 14.|
Your guide will accompany you first on the snowshoe climb up a hillside near the Baqueira Beret ski resort to a point from which your air-board descent will begin
After a bite to eat and drink, you’ll pack away the snowshoes in your rucksack (you’ll need to provide your own), have a comprehensive briefing on how to handle the airboard and then the fun descent back down the hillside can begin.
The descent will take up to 2h. Be prepared for thrills and spills along the way!
Husky Dog Sledding
Husky dog sledding in the Pyrenees is a fun and unique way to enjoy the beauty of the mountains in winter.
Take it easy in the sledge or drive your own small team of huskies!
Huskie sledding captures the imagination of children.
|Adult 20 Mins Husky Dog Sledding||2.5 Points||On a sled pulled by a team of 12 dogs, you will cross the frozen river, leaving the Baqueira Beret ski resort behind and drive to the entrance of the stunning Dossau forest. The trip covers 3.5 km and takes around 20 mins.|
|Intro to Driving Huskies||5 Points||Learn to drive huskies in this 1 hour fun-filled session with the musher. You’ll receive a brief training course and introduction to mushing from the expert guides followed by a trip in the Beret area near the Baqueira ski resort.|
Ice climbing in the French Pyrenees provides a mental and physical challenge in a beautiful winter environment.
Ice climbing is naturally very much conditions dependant so is often booked as a last minute activity.
Your expert guide will teach you how to safely progress up the ice fall using your ice axe and crampons. A good workout is guaranteed!
Guided Ice Climbing
|4.5 Points||Based on a minimum of 4 people in the group (not necessarily your own group), you will be introduced to the art of ice climbing in the company of an experienced and qualified high mountain guide. You will need a good level of physical fitness to enjoy this activity.|
Once you are kitted out with helmet, harness, ice axe and crampons you will receive instruction on the techniques required to make your way up a frozen waterfall.
Note that minimum numbers may be required for these points to apply
Building an igloo is fab fun for all the family.
There’s a certain technique to it which your guide will show you. You’ll cut slabs of snow which you’ll use to create the walls and roof of your igloo.
Once you’ve laid that last slab of snow on the roof, stand back and admire your handiwork!
|Igloo Building Experience||1 Point||Learn the techniques to construct an igloo at the Peyragudes ski resort|
Pulk and Fondue Experience
With a small pulk in tow, fully supplied with yummy goodies (chocolate, fruit, cake, drinks and a rug to sit on), you’ll depart with snowshoes on your feet to explore a snowy winter wonderland.
At a designated place you’ll stop for a break to prepare your own delicious chocolate fondue with the family! Yum!
Pulk and Choc Fondue Experience
|1 Point||This activity is open to all ages. Snowshoes are available for children as young as 6 years and you’ll only be snowshoeing for around 1 hour.|
This is an afternoon activity which takes place around the little le Mourtis ski station.
You’ll be provided with details for your snowshoeing route so don’t worry about heading out on your own. You won’t get lost!
Rock climbing in the Pyrenees is a year round activity which takes place down in the valleys which are often snow-free in the winter.
In the company of an expert guide, first-timers will learn belaying techniques as well as how to move safely up the rock using just the natural hand and foot holds.
|Guided Rock Climbing||2 Points||Based on a group of 4 people or more, this 1/2 day guided rock climbing experience is a great introduction to the sport.|
You’ll learn all about the equipment needed to climb up a rock face and how to tie the specific knots that will attach the rope to your harness.
Your guide will then belay you as you make your way up the warm rock face, using natural hand and foot holds in the rock.
You’ll get a real sense of achievement when you reach the top and your guide lowers you down using the rope!
Note that minimum numbers may be required for these points to apply
Ski touring is a sport open to any skier who is comfortable skiing in all conditions.
As a change from DH resort skiing, let an experienced local guide take you into the wild and beautiful back country for an unforgettable skiing experience.
If you’ve never ski toured before, our introduction to ski touring experience is a great way to learn the basics.
|Introduction to Ski Touring||6.5 Points||If you’re over 15 years and are confident skiing in all conditions and are interested in taking the first steps towards exploring the back-country, the area around the le Mourtis ski resort provides the perfect, safe environment for learning the basic.|
On this full day and before heading out, your expert high mountain guide will teach you how to use essential safety equipment such as the Arva, probe and shovel.
Next, you’ll learn the technique for skinning up the slopes and discover just how physically demanding this activity can be.
Then comes the fun part as you remove the skins from your skis and tackle that fun off-piste descent.
Guided Ski Touring (equipment not included)
|4 Points||A day’s guided ski touring in a group of at least 4 people|
Guided Ski Touring (equipment included)
|5 Points||A day’s guided ski touring in a group of a min of 4 people, including equipment hire|
Skiing and Snowboarding
Put some of your activity points towards a day or two on the slopes of one of the local ski stations.
The resorts of Luchon Superbagneres, le Mourtis and Peyragudes are family friendly and with runs for all abilities.
Lift Pass & Equipment Hire Superbagneres
|5.5 Points||A 2 day lift pass plus ski or snowboard hire (skis or snowboard, boots and poles) for Intermediate skiers at Luchon Superbagneres. Points are based on a family of 4|
Lift Pass & Equipment Hire Peyragudes
|6.5 Points||The 2 day lift pass gives you access to the extensive network of slopes on both sides of the Peyragudes ski resort.|
The points are based on 2 days of ski or snowboard hire for intermediate skiers. Boots and poles are included. Points will vary should you require just a 1 day pass or additional days on the slopes
Lift pass & Equipment Hire le Mourtis
|2 Points||The small and very family friendly le Mourtis ski resort is great value for a family day on the slopes.|
Skis, boots and poles are included in the points. Points are based on a family of 4
A fantastic fun winter activity for all the family.
This is a rollercoaster ride in which a series of up to 10 sledges are connected together to form a snake sledge.
You’ll hurtle down the slope with the people at the rear enjoying the most exciting ride.
|1 Point||Join up to 12 individual sledges together with articulating joints, put yourself in the hands of the instructor and enjoy an action-packed descent down the ski piste!|
Great fun for all the family, this activity is open to children from 5 years of age
The snow scooter is a fab fun alternative means by which to descend the ski slopes.
It’s open to children over the age of 10 years as the scooter is easy to handle and stable once you get the hang of the technique.
|Snow Scooter||2.5 Points||The 2h morning or afternoon snow scooter experience takes place at the little le Mourtis ski station and includes of course a briefing on how to handle the scooter.|
The points include a lift pass too.
Snowshoeing, one of the best ways to explore the pristine winter wonderland of the Pyrenees mountains in winter.
Your snowshoeing guide will take you off the beaten track, up into the mountains where you may see the tracks of some of the special Pyrenees wildlife.
A grand day out for all.
|2 Points||This a great opportunity to explore off the beaten path and discover the stunning Pyrenees in winter conditions.|
Snowshoes and poles will be provided by your guide. The outing will be tailored to your ability.
Points are based on 4 people.
Treat the family to this unique and very special experience in a wild and unspoilt winter environment.
With snowshoes on your feet you’ll make your way down a forest track to eventually emerge at an isolated mountain hut where you’ll be immersed in Nature.
There, the experience will unfold in the company of an expert wilderness guide. Points include snowshoe hire, hot lunch and guided activities.
|1 Day Wilderness Experience||1.5 Points||Start the day with a self-guided 1.5h snowshoe to the hut where a hot drink awaits you.|
Then, you’ll enjoy an hour or so of wilderness activities such as making and starting a fire and then enjoy a comprehensive and filling hot lunch of local products cooked over an open fire.
In the afternoon you’ll enjoy a snowshoe outing around the cabane before making your way back to the le Mourtis ski resort at the end of the day
|Evening Wilderness Experience||3 Points||As this experience won’t end until maybe 23h00 it’s reserved for adults and older children. It follows the same formula as the day experience except it will be in the dark and accompanied by our local guide for safety reasons.|
Starting at 17h30 you’ll snowshoe down to the cabane using head torches to light your way. You’ll enjoy a 4 course meal cooked over the open fire with plenty of wine for the adults!
Your return will be lit by flaming torches. Be sure to look out for deer and other wildlife that you may surprise along the way!
|Wilderness Full Monty||4 Points||The full monty is a 24h-36h guided experience which includes all of the above plus spending the night under the stars in a tee-pee.|
You’ll sleep on camp beds and everything you need for a comfortable night will be provided.
Lunch on the first day, the evening meal and also breakfast as well as drinks are all provided.
Experience canyoning in a winter environment from the comfort of an insulated dry suit. There’s nothing like it!
Jump into icy pools, slide down natural toboggans and abseil down waterfalls charged with snow-melt.
Winter canyoning is an exciting activity for anybody over the age of 15 years that’s looking for a unique experience on their winter holiday.
|Guided Winter Canyoning Descent||3 Points||Descent of a level 2 canyon in winter conditions with all equipment provided.|
For safety reasons, winter canyoning outings are limited to 4 people.
Winter Fat Biking
Mountain biking in the winter is fantastic fun on a fat tyred bike!
Explore the Pyrenees tracks and trails in the company of a local guide on these fun wide-tyred bikes.
Take the uplift and have a fun guided fat-biking descent after the skiers have vacated the slopes at the end of the day.
Fat Bike Hire
|1 Point||Fatbike hire (available for children as young as 8 years) along with GPS tracks, maps and advice on the local trails around the le Mourtis ski station.|
The routes range from gently undulating tracks to others that are more technical.
Descend to the village of Boutx from where you can get a shuttle uplift back to the ski resort.
Guided Fat Biking
|3 Points||Hire a fat bike for half a day and, in the company of an expert local guide, explore the tracks and trails that meander the hillsides around the Peyragudes and le Mourtis ski stations.|
Points include bike hire and guide.
|Fat Bike Ski Slope Descent and Bike Hire||2.5 Points||At 16h30, once the lifts have closed at the little le Mourtis ski resort, your expert local guide will accompany you on a descent of the ski slopes on the fat bikes, from the top station all the way down to the bottom.|
The descent will be physically demanding and so is available to adults and children over 12 years of ages only.
|Night Time Guided Fat Bike Outing||2.5 Points||Enjoy a meal at one of the great value restaurants at the le Mourtis ski resort and then, at around 20h30, let our local expert be your guide as you head out into the dark on your fat bikes.|
Head torches will be provided although the light of the moon reflecting off the snow may be all you need to see your way.
The outing will last around 1h30 and is open to all over the age of 8 years. Points includes bike hire and guide.
Enjoy a breathtaking tandem paragliding experience in the Pyrenees mountains.
There is no better perspective from which to take in the full majesty of the snow-covered peaks, but be sure to wrap up warm for your paragliding experience!
|Tandem Paragliding Flight||4 Points||For the 15-20 minute tandem winter paragliding experience you’ll be in the safe hands of an experienced paragliding instructor.|
You’ll be taken through the techniques that are required for a safe flight and, most importantly, a safe landing, before you launch yourselves off the high point either high above the Louron Valley or from the Luchon Superbagneres ski resort.