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Luchon Superbagnères

The Luchon Superbagnères ski resort opens the doors to the Pyrenees and offers you the chance to discover a magnificent ski area located on a “mountain balcony”. A sunny spot where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Luchon valley and the Maladeta massif, including the immeasurable Aneto, the highest point of the Pyrenees. The last fall at Luchon, dated the 3rd of February, left more than 70 cm (27 in) of powder snow in the Céciré. Great snows over the last days have allowed that the Luchon-Superbagnères ski resort, located on the French Pyrenees, offers very nice conditions for opening. And it hosts amazing festivals like the “Jazz en Cordée” or the “festival of audiovisual creations“!

A pioneering resort in the Pyrenees, accessible from Toulouse by hydrogen-powered train. The Luchon Superbagnères ski resort is accessible from Luchon. It only takes 8 minutes by cable car to reach the ski area.

Luchon is very close to the border with Spain, to the extent that they have often requested a cross-border tunnel link to gain direct access to Benasque.

The Luchon Superbagnères ski resort

Luchon Superbagnères: a village with direct access to the snow

You will have all the benefits of sleeping in a mountain village, with many services in a village that is alive all year round and you will have quick access to the slopes from a convenient gondola lift avoiding taking the car for the whole skiing holiday. The resort of Superbagnères is divided into three sectors and offers a varied skiing experience for all levels.

The resort is made up of 125 hectares of alpine skiing and snowboarding area, with 32 kilometres of pistes and 30 slopes of varying difficulty. Its 180 snow cannons ensure that the ski area is properly snowed. Not to be forgotten is the prepared toboggan run, where children can enjoy sliding in their own way and get their first rewarding sensations in the snow.

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Luchon ski resort – Source: Facebook Luchon Superbagneres

The Luchon Superbagneres ski resort has a total of 15 ski lifts, making it easy to discover its domains and snow-capped mountains. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will find a 3 km piste, an ideal place to spend a skiing holiday in total tranquility and in harmony with nature and the mountain environment.

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Man skiing in the resort of Luchon – Source: Facebook Luchon Superbagneres

If, on the other hand, you want activities and a bit of entertainment, this village is full of life during the summer, with electronic music festivals. If you prefer something quieter and more relaxing, you should get to know the water of Luchon in all its forms. Also, you cannot miss the Christmas at the resort, they are full of magic! In addition, you can check the updated info of the resort in their app, where they even tell you the weather conditions!

Sustainable development of the Luchon Superbagnères ski resort

The Luchon Superbagnères resort has a pastoral hut equipped with photovoltaic panels for lighting and powering the water pumping system.

In the same way,

thermostats and clocks have been installed for heating the lift cabins,

Project to modernise the ski lifts by replacing 4 old ones with 2 new ones in accordance with the HQE standard in order to improve the resort’s environment.
In addition, 90% of the power lines are underground.

The Luchon Superbagnères area has the privilege of being a ZICO zone (Important Bird Conservation Area).

Schoolchildren in the area can also enjoy environmental educational outings with the schools through the programme: “Opération Esprit Montagne” (Operation Mountain Spirit), which is based on mountain safety and environmental workshops for young people of school age.

Finally, the old snow cannons are being replaced by new ones that consume less electricity.

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Girls enjoying themselves in the resort of Luchon – Source: Facebook Luchon Superbagneres

Unforgettable experiences in Luchon Superbagnères

Tandem paragliding at Bagneres-de-Luchon

Do you want to experience thrilling sensations and discover the Pyrenees in a different way? Let yourself be tempted by a paragliding flight in the Luchon valley.

This is an ideal leisure activity accessible to all. Paragliding is a fun and ecological way to discover the Pyrenees and the Luchon Superbagneres resort is one of the favourite places for all paragliders!

Depending on the weather and wind, flights can last from 15 to 25 minutes. Once you’ve found the right wind window to take off, it’s pure bliss!

You will fly from an altitude of 1800 metres and descend 1200 metres… Relax and enjoy the magnificent views over the town of Luchon and the surrounding valley.

Paragliding at the Luchon Superbagneres ski resort – Source – Manawa.com

Luchon Superbagnères mountain resort in summer

Cascade D’enfer

When all the snow of the ski season melts, there is a waterfall near the resort of Luchon that will leave more than a few mouths agape.

The Cascade D’enfer is one of the most remarkable waterfalls in the area and we can’t miss this majestic body of water.

Cascade d’Enfer – Source: Tripadvisor


In the vicinity of the Luchon Superbagnères resort, it is also possible to go on medium mountain hikes for adults and accompanied children from the age of 12 (depending on the level of the hike), for a day or half a day with the accompaniment of mountain guides. One of the best known and best adapted sites for hiking is the “Départ de l’Hospice de France“.

The Hospice de France is situated at an altitude of 1,385 metres, at the end of the Pique valley, 10 km south-east of the centre of Luchon.

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Départ de l’Hospice de France – Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hotels in Luchon Superbagnères

Vacancéole – Illixon Residence ***

Ideal for couples, Vacancéole – Residence Illixon is located in the heart of the historic centre of Luchon, 500 metres from the thermal baths and a few metres from the ski lifts to the ski slopes. Free WiFi access is available.

The Illixon is an accommodation comprising 2 buildings and offers well-equipped studios and flats with a kitchenette and a TV. Most of the bathrooms have a bathtub except for the rooms adapted for guests with reduced mobility, which have a shower.

Don’t worry if you don’t speak French, as several languages such as English and Spanish are spoken here.

Vacancéole – Résidence Illixon – Source: Booking.com

Hotel Le Floreal

In the heart of the Pyrenees, discover the hotel in Bagnères de Luchon, a spa town par excellence, a famous ski resort and a leading destination for green tourism.

Ideally located in the town centre, in a quiet and sunny street, close to the shops, the hotel will also seduce you with the quality of its services.

The 18 comfortable rooms are at your disposal for a relaxing and well-being stay in Bagnères de Luchon.

Tea room and bar open during the day.

Vacancéole – Illixon Residence- ource: Booking.com

Gite Le Lutin

Le Lutin is a guesthouse in a quiet neighbourhood. This converted village house on 3 levels offers rooms for 2 or 3 persons. Standard rooms (2nd floor, shared showers and toilets) or comfort rooms (1st floor, private bathrooms). Living room, dining room, kitchen, garage for bikes and skis.

In a quiet part of the village, a few minutes from the slopes, it is ideal for couples or a group of friends.

Gite Le Lutin – Source: Gites de France

Skiing in Luchon Superbagnères : the main strengths of the resort

✅ It has 125 hectares of alpine skiing and snowboarding area, with 32 kilometres of pistes and 30 slopes of varying difficulty.

✅ Its 180 snow cannons ensure that the ski area is properly snowed.

✅ It has 15 ski lifts.

✅ The resort is located 1h 45m from Toulouse and just over 2 hours by car from Andorra.