St Lary

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Ye olde village, with some good learner terrain”

Freeriding

60%

Tree runs but little off-piste

Freestyle

65%

Park & pipe

Pistes

67%

Busy but easy cruiser terrain

Mountain stats

Top lift:2515m
Vertical drop:915m
Bottom lift:1600m

LiftsLift count : 2 x Cable-cars   9 x Chairlifts   22 x Drag-lifts  

Ride area 100km/1729 acres

Easy
57%
Intermediate
28%
Advanced
15%
Total Pistes:53
Longest Piste:3600m

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £24.12-29.84 Day, £120.19-151.26 Week

The main village of Saint Lary lies at 630 metres in the Aure Valley; above here there are two small villages, Saint Lary La Cabane at 1,600 metres and Saint Lary Pla D'Adret at 1,700 metres. All three are connected by a series of lifts, with the upper villages reachable by road or from Saint Lary by the cablecar which takes you to the slopes.

This relatively small resort lies in the French Pyrenees and goes back to the 1950's. If you think that French ski resorts are massive purpose-built shams, Saint Lary will make you think again. What you get is a resort that is very snowboard-friendly, with good terrain that can be tackled by novices and riders with only a few days under their belts.

It's also a popular resort, however, which results in a number of long lift queues, especially at weekends.

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World Ranking

18th

Overall in France

  • #23 best freeride
  • #12 best freestyle
  • #17 best piste riding

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