Some say that skiing is for the rich. Nothing is further from reality in the ski resort of Val Louron.
The rates of the ski resort were conceived to allow that the great public can have access to ski. After an important reflection with a specialized cabinet (Cabinet Evelyne Mathelet), the Val Louron complex has turned around the snow market in the Pyrenees, with very competitive prices that are allowing it to break records again this season. Beyond the day pass for adults, less than € 30 (29 euros exactly), the resort has chosen to maintain the mythical half-day pass (€ 25, from 9am to 1pm or from 1pm to 5pm) that allows the clients of proximity skiing at a very competitive price, those days that the conditions are idyllic and want to make a few turns without having to face a disproportionate cost.
The ski resort of Val Louron delivers special offers to develop skiing during periods when there is less traffic: from Monday to Friday, except for school holidays, the price of the day pass costs only € 19.
Not to mention the pass for beginners who start on the snow cover for € 14.50 per day. If the proposal does not seem interesting enough, do not miss the next one. The youngest, between 5 and 18 years, can ski on Wednesday for only € 11 (excluding the school holiday period).
Not to mention the “tribe package” at € 88 per day for 2 adults and 2 children (from 5 to 18 years inclusive) or € 440 6 days for the four people. “A real success this season,” said Anne Delignac, Director of the ski resort of Val Louron.
It is not easy to practice this ambitious policy of “low rates” when we know the operating costs of lifts, the amount of power bills and gasoil, as well as possible breakdowns or expenses that arise in the day to day.
Especially because the years of heavy snow are also synonymous with extraordinary expenses: moving and treating the snow, hours of machinery to fix the ski area, reinforcement of personnel, ensuring the area of the avalanches that so many lives are being charged in the Pyrenees and Alps, the prevention of avalanches… In short, a series of costs, often forgotten by the skier, who considers that skiing is too expensive, always demanding a service of the highest quality.
But this “Low Cost” policy seems to work: “This is an extraordinary season, we have already achieved the turnover of last season, which we remember, was a record season for the season,” said Director Anne Delignac, and still there are three weeks to close the ski resort. Especially since the average price of the complex is increasing considerably this winter, and reaches € 19. An action that contributes a little more every day to the maintenance of the economic activity of the valley and the 8 people permanently hired as well as the 47 stations of the ski resort.
A collective approach in favor of the Val Louron complex
This strategic choice and this commercial policy make the town of Val Louron one of the most competitive in the French Pyrenees.
Tourists staying nearby, in Saint-Lary, Arreau or the Louron valley, increasingly decide to spend a day in the charming resort of Val Louron. The union of the skiable areas makes the force: the two valleys have united to create a common package, the “Pyrenees 2 Valleys” ski pass that allows skiing in the ski resorts of Peyragudes, Val Louron, Saint Lary and Piau Engaly with advantageous discounts. A blessing for the ski resort of Val Louron that is projected on the front of the stage and that becomes the reference, within the French Pyrenees, as the “best season to learn to ski at low cost”.
We can only remind you that the winter season is coming to an end on the other side of the Pyrenees, which normally does not take into account the Easter holidays (March 25 to April 1) and that they have planned the closing date on March 25, 2018.