Archive for month: January, 2013

Pyrenees for family friendly skiing

The closest ski resort to our holiday home in the south of France is Les Mont d’Olmes in the stunning Massif de Tabe region of the Pyrenees (40km). A small, perfectly formed resort with lots to offer, ideal for families. 21 km of slopes for all abilities, toboggan runs for smaller children while the Snow Park guarantees thrills for teens. A new chairlift has improved access to the mountains and 80 snow cannons complement what is currently, excellent fresh snow. It’s not the Alps of course but the Pyrenees offer very good value for families – a family ski pass at Les Mont d’Olmes is 360 euros for a week compared to 950 euros at Belle Plagne (source Igluski). The excellent Ski School Francais offers 2hr lessons for 4-7 yr olds (25 euros) older kids 28 euros. Steaming hot chocolate and homemade cakes by the log fire waiting for you on your return. Now, who can resist that? Interactive piste map

Family friendly skiing in the French Pyrenees