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From the ski resort to the nature reserve of the Etang de Lers

The station overhangs the lake of Etang de Lers. In winter as well as in summer, this atypical environment offers abreathtaking view Located in a preserved area, the ski resort has kept its remarkable charm. Indeed, it is located in the Natural Park of the Ariegean Pyrenees. This status allows it to keep an intact vegetation and an environment of the purest, and little tourist.

Technical characteristics

At the top of its 1570 m ofaltitudeThe ski resort has kept its authenticity through time. Also, there are 4 cross-country ski trails spread over a distance of 25 km, the longest of which measures 9.5 km.

Apart from its 25 km of dedicated trails to cross-country skiing, it also has 24 km of snowshoe trails. Similar to ski touring, walking in the heart of a park or nature reserve is a must for those who love peace and quiet. The snowshoe trail is divided into 3 different routes, each about 5 km long.

As the tone is to the rusticitythe station did not forget to dedicate a place for the sled. Young and old alike can play freely and relive the moments unforgettable moments, from the very first slide.

Other activities at thePond of Lers

After passing the day at the ski resort or to make walks through the area, there are restaurants near the frozen lake which offers a view panoramic view of the whole pond. It is a terraceThe terrace is ideal for enjoying the view with a drink or just for taking a break. Children can also learn to ski via a ski school in the resort. There is also an orienteering course. This activity initiates and helps with orientation in forest, no matter what the conditions are.

The Etang de Lers station in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Etang de Lers
Commune Aulus-les-Bains
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Ariege
Mountain Pyrenees
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 25
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 25
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 5
Name of the ski area Etang de Lers
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 300
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 570
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 435
Total height of the domain (in m) 270
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 0
Number of blue trails 1
Number of red trails 1
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski runs 4
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 0
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 0
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 4
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 24
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 154
Slogan of the station In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Ariegean Pyrenees
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Tarascon sur Ariège, Toulouse Matabiau
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 808
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 8 €
Weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 48 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 280 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 420 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 536 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 799 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 000 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 200 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 60 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 120 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 7
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 3
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 4
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 10
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,4
? Ranking according to ? 171st position out of 232 stations in France

the Etang de Lers in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter at Etang de Lers ?

The resort of Etang-de-lers is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as:

Ski The pond of lers through its many kilometers of tracks will provide you a special experience concerning the ski, you will have only one desire to do it again.

Luge The resort has trails dedicated to sledding, so you can spend a pleasant time with your family and friends by sliding down the slopes for many kilometers.

Snowshoeing If you don’t ski and prefer to discover the area in small steps, the resort has a network of snowshoeing trails marked out on about twenty kilometers.

Hiking Hiking: hikes are organized to cover the mountains that make up the area, you will discover all the flora of the station of Etang-de-lers.

  • What are the activities in summer in the resort of Etang-de-lers ?

Etang-de-lers resort also offers many summer activities such as:

Fishing: from may to october the pond of lers welcomes fishermen from dawn to 7 pm, it’s a fisherman’s paradise, so if you like this activity you are at the right place.

Hiking: Hiking is one of the most popular activities around the Etang de Lers, as this area is full of mountains in its vicinity.

Orienteering course: The orienteering courses of the pond will allow you to practice orientation in the mountains and at the same time to discover enchanting landscapes.

Climbing : a climbing site is equipped in courtal de lers by the french alpine club and the french federation of mountain and climbing.

  • What to visit in l’étang-de-lers and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in l’étang-de-lers we can mention : the park of the bouvaque, the pond of saint stone, red cloister park, wood of the cambre, castle of the hulpe

  • Where to eat well in pond-de-lers ?

The resort of Etang-de-lers offers more than 100 restaurants among which we can mention : the ponds of the abbey, the gourmet ponds, the ponds Avesnellois …

  • Where to sleep in étang-de-lers ?

L’étang-de-lers offers a number of different accommodations such as the hotel the ponds of the mill, the ponds of the couartes, the lodgings of the pond…

What is the size of the ski area of l »étang-de-lers ?

The ski area of the resort of Etang-de-lers has a size of 25 kilometers, divided into 4 tracks. Among these tracks, the longest is 9.5 kilometers and a Nordic ski track of 24 kilometers.

What is the altitude of étang-de-lers?

This area has an altitude between 1300 meters and 1570 meters high.

What is the price of the etang-de-lers package?

Their packages start from 8 euros per day, and 48 euros per week

What is the average price of a rental apartment in Etang-de-lers?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 280 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 420 euros.

Does the resort of Etang-de-lers have a bike park ?

No The Etang-de-lers resort does not have a bike park.

How to get to Etang-de-lers by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Tarascon sur Ariège, Toulouse Matabiau station, no shuttle bus leads to this station.

What is the postal code of Etang-de-lers ?

The postal code of étang-de-lers is 09320

In which department is located the station of étang-de-lers ?

The station of Etang-de-lers is located in the department of Ariège.

Does the resort of Etang-de-lers have a tourist office ?

The resort of Etang-de-lers is part of the Couserans Pyrenees office. It is located in Aulus-les-bains, France.

Are there any webcams on the étang-de-lers ?

There are no webcams

Where to find information about the weather in l’étang-de-lers ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Etang-de-lers station atétang-de-lers/09320

What is the opening date of the lifts in Etang-de-lers ?

In l’étang-de-lers, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

Is there an ESF school in l’Etang-de-lers?

Yes, it is at the address étang de Lers 09320 le port, France.

What is’s opinion on étang-de-lers?

Bottom line, gives the average rating of 6.42/10 to the station d’étang-de-lers, which places it at number 182 in France. Its strong points are: cost of the stay 9/10, the evaluations of the Net surfers 7/10 and skiable field 6/10.

Map of the Etang de Lers slopes

Etang de Lers - Map of the cross-country ski trails
Etang de Lers – Cross country ski trail map
Map of the Lers pond
Plan of the pond of Lers




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