Tag: Pyrenees

Pontoon in the Sky

Pic du Midi: Walking in the clouds on the Pontoon in the Sky

The Pontoon in the Sky is the latest attraction at the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrenees. Anyone who has been to the Step into the Void – the glass box high above Chamonix – at The Aiguille du Midi will know the drill. Whereas you are indoors and wearing […]

Val Louron ski resort

Pyrenees ski resorts reporting ‘excellent’ snow conditions

The Pyrenees2vallees ski area in the south of France is reporting excellent snow conditions. The area – which includes Saint Lary, Peyragudes, Piau Engaly and Val Louron – saw up to 60cm of new snow over the weekend. Peyragudes saw the most snow with over 60cm, while St Lary (50cm+), Piau Engaly […]

Cauterets: Sport and relaxation in the French Pyrenees

It’s 10pm on a Thursday night and the Bouledrome in Cauterets is alive. About 100 men, women and children are packed into the rugged, floodlight patch of land the size of half a football pitch for the weekly boules tournament. It’s not a sport for the energetic – France’s national […]

La Massana in Andorra

La Massana: Good value skiing in Andorra

“We aren’t the Alps,” says Marta Rotés, director of Ski Andorra. “But we aren’t Bulgaria either. We are trying to position ourselves somewhere in the middle.” We are having dinner in Moli dels Fanals in the hamlet of Sispony above the town of La Massana, our base for a few […]