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Val d’Azun

Val d’Azun, a Pyrenean resort in altitude

It is in the department of Hautes-Pyrénéesin the Occitanie region that the ski resort of Val d’Azun. Perched at an altitude of 1600 m, Val d’Azun is the largest Nordic destination in department. Moreover, its 100 km of track offer a immense natural spacefor soft practices, from hiking to cross-country skiing.

An environment of natural charmof impressive discovery and a natural setting of beauty make the resort a unique destination. Indeed, the stone and slate villages of Val d’Azun, preserved by its authentic nature, are real vestiges to discover.

Summer and winter activities

Val d’Azun proposes many sports activitiesin summer and winter:

In winterBiathlon and Nordic Park for children are also present in the resort. Moreover, in order to discover the immense conviviality linked to the pleasures of the snowCross-country skiing and snowshoeing tours are organized. In addition, the 12 cross-country ski trails, 4 snowshoe trails and 3 sleds will make your moments in family unforgettable moments.

In summerSeveral outdoor sports activities are waiting for you in Val d’Azun. Discover indeed some grounds playground for all kinds of sportsmen. Indeed, activities such as Trail, Mountain bike, Gravel Bike are waiting for the nature and sport lovers in Val d’Azun. Rides to feetYou will never forget the great landscapes of the area. And to spice up your stay, why not do some paragliding.

Services in Arrens – Marsous

Several services ofhome are available on site. Indeed, the resort offers you an area of picnic areaThere are also equipment rentals, bars and restaurants, and a parking lot.

During your stay, you also have the choice of sleep camping, in a hotel, or in a room of host. Regarding the restoration, you will discover the famous cheese Val d’Azun Pyrenees, received from an ancestral tradition. To be found on the tables of restaurants of the Val d’Azun.

The ski area of Val d’Azun in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Val d’Azun
Commune Arrens-Marsous
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Mountain Pyrenees
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 5
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 5
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 3
Name of the ski area Val d’Azun
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 350
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 600
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 475
Total height of the domain (in m) 250
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 1
Number of blue runs 2
Number of red trails 3
Number of black runs 3
Total number of downhill ski trails 9
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 2
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 2
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 9
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 90
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes (summer)
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 727
Slogan of the station Nature sport resort
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Lourdes
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 867
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 10 €
Price of the weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 51 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 320 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 582 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 888 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 450 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 800 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 87 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 180 000 €
? 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 stay rate / 10 5
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 3
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
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 6,6
? Ranking according to ? 164th position out of 232 stations in France

Val d’Azun in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Val d’Azun ?

The resort of Val d’Azun is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Luge : This activity accessible to all is perfect to enjoy unique moments of sliding with family or friends. You will be able to slide safely on the reserved slopes of the resort.

Snowboarding: This activity allows you to take full advantage of the relief of the resort in winter. You will have the opportunity to ride through the station and enjoy unique sensations of sliding.

Dogsledding : This activity gives you the opportunity to take a ride on a sled pulled by dogs. You will be able to admire the resort while enjoying unique sliding sensations.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort at your own pace. You will be able to admire its snowy landscapes, its fauna and its winter flora.

  • What are the summer activities in Val d’Azun ?

The resort of Val d’Azun also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the different trails that the resort offers to fill up on thrills. You can ride through the resort at full speed.

Trial : This activity between running and hiking gives you the opportunity to admire the landscapes of the resort in summer while enjoying its relief.

Paragliding : This activity will allow you to enjoy the thrill of flying high. You can enjoy unique views of the resort and its surroundings.

Hiking This activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort at your own pace. You will have the opportunity to discover its nature in summer and admire its landscapes.

  • What to visit in Val d’Azun and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Val d’Azun, we can mention : the Tech dam, Tourist Office of Val d’Azun, the Chapel of Our Lady of Pouey-Laun, the Church of Saint-Martin of Marsous.

  • Where to eat in Val d’Azun ?

The resort of Val d’Azun offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention : l’Auberge du Pic de Pan, The Apistomachus, Le Bistro Tech.

  • Where to sleep in Val d’Azun ?

Val d’Azun offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Chalet du Soulor, The Salamander Vacation Center, The Aubeberge du Mont de Gez.

  • What is the size of the Val d’Azun ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Val d’Azun has a size of 5 kilometers, divided into 9 tracks. Among these slopes, the longest measures 31 kilometers. It also has 90 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Val d’Azun?

This domain has an altitude between 1350 meters and 1600 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Val d’Azun ski pass?

Their packages start at 10 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Val d’Azun?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 320 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 500 euros.

  • Does the resort of Val d’Azun have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Val d’Azun by train ?

You can easily get there from the Lourdes train station. Then you will have to take a cab because there are no shuttles to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Val d’Azun ?

The zip code of Val d’Azun is 65400.

  • In which department is located the resort of Val d’Azun ?

The Val d’Azun ski resort is located in the department of Hautes Pyrénées.

  • Does the resort of Val d’Azun have a tourist office ?

The resort of Val d’Azun is part of the Val d’Azun tourist office. It is located at Maison du Val d’Azun, Place du Val d’Azun, 65400 Arrens-Marsous, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Val d’Azun ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Val d’Azun ?

You can find the latest weather report for the Val d’Azun station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Val d’Azun ?

In Val d’Azun, 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 Val d’Azun ?

Yes, it is at Quatier La Herrere 65500 Ferrieres.

What is’s opinion about Val d’Azun ?

In the end, gives an average rating of 6.57 to Val d’Azun resort, which places it in the 167th position in France. Its strong points are: the cost of a stay, the charm of the station, the evaluation of the Internet users.

Map of the ski slopes of the Soulor and Couraduque areas

Val d'Azun - Nordic ski area map (cross-country skiing)
Val d’Azun – Map of the Nordic area (cross-country skiing) with the Couraduque and Soulor areas
Soulor - Couraduque - Nordic domain
Soulor – Couraduque – Nordic Area


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