If we go to the Aure Valley in the Hautes-Pyrénées, we will find Saint Lary, a ski resort that was created in 1957. This station has wonderful ski slopes located in the French Pyrenees and a charming town situated at an altitude of 800 meters. This year, due to the proper weather for skiing, they have just announced that they are opening this November 30.

Saint-Lary has more than 100 kilometers of ski slopes in which we can find different levels, from those that are perfect for a beginner to those that are designed for the most expert and daring.

If you are in Saint-Lary you can access the town centre thanks to a cable car and a funicular that connect the ski area with the town, in the valley. Once you are there, you will have at your disposal all kinds of shops and services, among which you can find ski schools if you need them.

Saint-Lairy has ideal snow levels for its opening

Without even being in December, the Saint-Lary ski resort already has snow levels similar to the ones in January.

With these weather conditions, it is understandable that the station will open its ski slopes ahead of time. For this reason, all those snow enthusiasts will be able to start their ski season enjoying the incredible slopes found at the Saint-Lary station.

The Saint-Lary ski resort will open this year on November 30 and on December 1. After these dates, you can find it open to the public from December 6 to April 13, 2020 on an ongoing basis.

Ski passes perfect for you

In this ski resort you can find different types of ski pass. Find the offer that best suits you.

If you are thinking of going on a trip to the snow with your family, you can enjoy a family ski pass where adults will pay the same price as children. This offer will be applied only according to certain conditions:

  • 1, 2 or 6 day passes,
  • You can buy this pass if you are: 1 adult + 2 to 5 kids or 2 adults + 1 to 4 kids

However, the dates of the passes must be the same for everyone.

Nevertheless, if what you are looking for is to enjoy the snow with your friends, the Tribe offer is at your disposal, where you will have a discounted price for one-day passes applicable from 3 to 7 people.

Furthermore, if you are also a student (from 18 to 27 years old), the discount per student will be applied and you can also enjoy this discount and the Tribe offer.

Ski domain of Saint-Lary

Saint-Lary has a division of 3 different zones. Each of these areas are prepared for different levels of skiing. So, depending on your level it is advisable to go to one area or another. The access to these 3 areas is very simple thanks to the chair lifts and ski lifts that you can find in the more than 100 kilometers of the ski slopes. Next, we will explain which of these zones is the ideal for you according to what you are looking for:

  • Pla d’Adet

The first zones of the Saint-Lary station is Pla d’Adet. This area is ideal to start in the world of the ski, since it has special areas where you can start to learn the basics. If you are traveling with the little ones, this area is also ideal for them as it has a sled track and recreational spaces designed for children.

In this first area of ​​Saint-Lary, besides of ideal slopes to start skiing, you will find shops and activities at the foot of the track. It is possible to access this area of ​​the station through the cable car, the chair lift or using the road.

  • Espiaube

In this sector you will find a great variety of tracks, from the serene ones where we will be able to ski calmly and enjoying the wonderful views that the French Pyrenees provide, to those that will make us enjoy a more sporting experience and only suitable for the most expert.

It is in this sector where we can access to the Vallon du Portet section using the Portet cable car and chairlifts.

  • Vallon du Portet

If snowboarding is your passion, we recommend you to go to this section. In Vallon du Portet you will find one of the best snowparks in the French Pyrenees.

However, if you want to get lost in its mountains, this area is also ideal for you. You can go cross-country skiing, go snowshoeing and access the lake of L’Oule using the ski lift. If you are a hiking enthusiast, you will love Vallon du Portet.


So, remember, the ski resort of Saint-Lary will open its ski slopes for the first time this year on November 30 and on December 1. After these dates, you can find it open to the public from December 6 to April 13, 2020 on an ongoing basis.