Nestled in the heart of a naturally preserved environment, the ski resort of Val Louron proudly dominates the Aure and Louron Valleys from the top of its 2100m. Dominated by the Sarrouyes and Estos peaks, the resort of Val Louron overlooks the Azet pass, the link between the Aure Valley with Saint Lary to the west, and the Louron Valley with Génos Loudenvielle to the east. They have also the best Freeride initiation. The Val Louron is also the perfect station to learn to ski.
The Val Louron ski domain
Located at the foot of the slopes, it opens onto an area largely dedicated to the pleasures of skiing, with in particular one of the most remarkable beginners’ areas in the Pyrenees, fun and safe, where 7 progressive slopes in the middle of the fir trees allow the very youngest to learn about the pleasures of skiing under the amazed eyes of their parents. A learning resort par excellence, Val Louron is also a paradise for freeriders and all those who love nature skiing, when snow conditions allow it.
At the top of the slopes, at an altitude of 2,100 metres, the unobstructed views of Lake Génos Loudenvielle and the Louron Valley, the Néouvielle and Abeillé peaks, are sure to delight skiers. In Val Louron, the pleasure of skiing remains more important than the search for performance. Much more than a ski resort, Val Louron is the ideal place to recharge your batteries as a family, with, in particular, one of the most wonderful beginners’ areas in the Pyrenees, in the middle of the fir trees, ideal for the very youngest skiers’ first runs.
There are also panoramic slopes with a 360° view for the older children, a wide choice of accommodation at the foot of the slopes or in the Louron Valley, and a lot of conviviality for all! A car-free resort, Val Louron la familiale guarantees a peaceful stay; travel is short, easy and safe.
Children reign supreme in this ski area. Val Louron is designed for the youngest with a recognised beginners’ area, surrounded by fir trees, allowing the first runs to be made without too many problems.
Val Louron, a paradise for families and children
Children’s paradise, Val Louron is :
- A playful, colourful and snowy kindergarten at the foot of the slopes, where parents can marvel at their little one’s progress while sipping a drink on a café terrace.
- Seven progressive slopes in the fir trees, for a safe introduction to skiing, and conveyor belt lifts to discover skiing in all simplicity.
- Beautiful red and blue slopes at the top of the domain, to combine the joy of skiing with the pleasure of the panorama.
- Winter nature discovery activities, because the mountains in winter are not just about skiing!
- Staff who are particularly sensitive to the needs of young children.
The ski resort of Val Louron is committed to sustainable development
In 2018, after 2 years of study and consideration, an ambitious €30m development project was drawn up for the next 10 years. Its objective is to propose a total transformation of the business model.
MOVE FROM A VALLEY HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON SKIING TO A 4-SEASON OFFER, SUMMER AND WINTER, BY DIVERSIFYING ACTIVITIES. IN OTHER WORDS, A DESEASONALISATION.
This was motivated, among other things, by the climate change issues.
The first achievement that changed the resort was the Skyvall gondola lift, which opened in 2019. It connects Peyragudes to the village of Loudenvielle in less than 10 minutes, thus contributing to the development of sustainable and harmonious tourism. By facilitating mobility between the resort and the valley, Skyvall has reinforced the existing sports offer.
and positions the valley for mountain sports which are now popular in both summer and winter.
This tourism development plan takes into account the issue of accommodation. This creates very interesting investment opportunities in a rapidly developing tourist resort.
Finally, in June 2019, the MMA Foundation of Entrepreneurs of the Future recognised the dynamism of the valley. It awarded the Louron Valley in the “Territorial Ecosystem” category. In 30 years, it has created an economic model based on tourism, which benefits the whole territory with an increase of 30% in population and 80% in employment.
Unforgettable experiences in Val Louron
A special moment to share with family or friends is the Doggy-Kart. This activity offers you to take part in a karting tour with the resort’s dogs (Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog or Samoyed). Half a day in the daily life of a musher during which you will be able to enjoy the Pyrenean landscape. What’s more, when you return from the walk, you can feed and water the dogs! A unique experience not to be missed.
Finally, when you have enjoyed the snow and need to relax and unwind, you can try the spas. They are part of the culture of this region. The contrast between the cold temperatures of the mountains and the warmth of the waters of the spas. In addition, in the Louron Valley you will find one of these large thermal and recreational centres, which offers many indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. An activity not to be missed on your itinerary.
The mountain resort of Val Louron in summer
The resort of Val Louron will allow you to enjoy 365 days a year so that there is no time to get bored.
Hiking, paragliding and hang-gliding activities allow you to fully enjoy the Pyrenean mountains in summer. Moreover, the Louron Valley is reputed to be one of the most attractive in the Pyrenees for this type of activity. Similarly, the rivers and lakes around the villages also allow trout fishing.
Starting from the ski resort of Val Louron, an instructor-guide will accompany you on the trails specially dedicated to mountain biking. You will enjoy a ride on the Azet ridges with magnificent views of the Aure and Louron valleys. A fun excursion for the whole family. A must-see if you are a two-wheeler enthusiast.
Hotels in Val Louron
Villages clubs du soleil & Le Nabias ***
Quality accommodation designed for your well-being at the foot of the Val Louron ski resort. They have cosy and warm spaces that will welcome you and make you share good times.
They also have a reception that will inform you about the entertainment and activities programme, as well as the resort’s holiday programme. There is also a restaurant, where you can eat on the terrace or, if you prefer, bring your own food for a day out.
Regional meals prepared by the hotel’s chefs are available. The Val Louron ski resort is just 150 metres away, offering both winter and summer sports.
Les Jardins de Balnea ***
Les Jardins De Balnéa is located in the village of Loudenvielle, in the Louron Valley. It offers contemporary-style flats with a balcony and a terrace.
Each flat is equipped with a private bathroom, a kitchenette and a seating area. The Balnea thermal centre and Ludeo Aquaspace are 100 metres from the property.
The wellness centres offer swimming pools and whirlpools. Activities in the area include fishing, horse riding, tennis and kayaking. Lake Génos-Loudenvielle is 200 metres away and the Val Louron ski resorts are 8.5 km away.
Les Hauts Saint-Lary ****
Les Hauts de Saint-Lary is located in the Midi-Pyrénées region, 10 km from the Val Louron ski resort. It offers a spa centre and a ski pass sales point. The accommodation provides a seating area.
Some units also have a terrace and/or balcony with mountain views. All accommodation includes a private bathroom. Les Hauts de Saint-Lary also offers a sauna and barbecue facilities.
Information on activities in the area and restaurants to visit is available at the booking centre. There are many activities available in the area, including skiing and cycling – not to be missed!
Skiing in Val Louron: the main strengths of the resort
✅ A multitude of family-friendly services. 365 days of the year.
✅ It also has accommodation close to the ski slopes. Even on the same slopes, you can enjoy accommodation.
✅ Beginner slopes accessible from the lower part of the resort.
✅ In addition, they have ski and snowboard schools with experienced teachers.