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Val Louron

Val Louron, a resort in the Hautes-Pyrénées.

Val Louron is a ski resort, located in a former glacial valley, in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. It is more precisely in the south-east end, on the heights of the village of Loundenvielle, at a few close to the Spanish border, as the crow flies. Thus Val louron is a altitude station at 1450m, but is attached to the wonderful town of Loudenvielle, which has a majestic lake of Génos, as well as a aquatic center Balnea.

The valley, which is a cul-de-sac, is relatively wildespecially on its heights, and is characterized by the richness of fauna and flora. The houses of the valley are built in local stones, with a lot of charm, except for the buildings of the station ofaltitude of Val Louron, where it is rather residences of tourismbuilt in the 70s.

The history of Val Louron

The ski resort was created in the years 1975 in the Louron valley, hence the birth of the name « Val Louron ». Moreover, tourism plays an important role in the development of theeconomy of the station.

Different cultural heritages can be visited in the valley for example: the prehistoric sites, the Gallo-Roman heritagethe pastoral heritage, the mills and many others. The valley has many farms to visit, with tastings that are offered.

The valley is known for its gastronomyof Pyrenean and Bearnaise inspiration. The local cheeses, its spit cake, its garbure béarnaise, as well as the honey of the valley will be dishes to be tasted.

The ski area in figures

In the massif of Pyreneesthe ski resort of Val Louron ranges from 1,465 meters of altitude at the bottom and 2,100 meters at the top. You can find 10 ski lifts including 3 chairlifts, 6 ski lifts and 1 carpet. The ski resort is composed of 20 slopes functional so that each category of skier can flourish.

The slopes are divided into 7 green, 6 blue, 6 red and 1 black. Not to mention 5 snowshoe circuits and 46 snow cannons. On the other hand, an environment majesticquiet, and surrounded by fir trees, make it a perfect setting for skiing.

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Val Louron
Commune Genos
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Mountain Pyrenees
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 20
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 20
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 3
Name of the ski area Val Louron
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 465
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 100
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 783
Total height of the domain (in m) 635
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 18
? Difficulty of the ski trails ?
Number of green runs 2
Number of blue trails 8
Number of red trails 8
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski runs 20
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 7
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 3
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 10
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 0
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 0
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 137
Slogan of the station The Spirit of Val Louron
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Lannemezan
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 837
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 21 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 97 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 350 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 550 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 724 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 111 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 600 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 450 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 96 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 145 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 7
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 9
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,1
? Ranking according to ? 107th position out of 232 stations in France

Val Louron in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Val Louron ?

The resort of val-louron is a very rich resort in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort and its surroundings. You can admire its landscapes and discover its fauna and flora.

Sledding This activity allows you to enjoy the unique sliding sensations offered by the sledging slopes of the resort. You will be able to spend moments of pleasure in family or between friends.

Fat Bike This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of mountain biking in winter. You will be able to hurtle down the slopes of the resort at full speed.

Sled dogs This activity gives you the opportunity to spend time with sled dogs on a walk around the resort.

  • What are the activities in summer in val-louron ?

The resort also offers many summer activities such as :

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

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity allows you to enjoy the relief of the resort in summer. You will have the opportunity to hurtle down its slopes at full speed and to get the full thrill.

Trial: This activity between races and hikes will give you the opportunity to go through the resort while doing your exercises. You will be able to admire its landscapes while running.

Mountain Kart : This activity allows you to enjoy mountain karting. You can discover all the sensations offered by the kart in the mountains.

  • What to visit in val-louron and its surroundings ?

Among the places that you must visit in Val-Louron, we can mention : val d’Europe shopping center, aquatonic paris val d’Europe, val-de-grâce church.

  • Where to eat well in val-louron ?

The resort of val-louron offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention : big Fernand val d’Europe, la boulangerie du val, Noura val d’Europe.

  • Where to sleep in val-louron ?

The resort of val-louron offers a number of different accommodations such as Hotel l’Elysée val d’Europe, residhome val d’Europe, aparthotel adagio Serris val d’Europe.

  • How big is the ski area of val-louron ?

The ski area of the resort of val-louron has a size of 20 kilometers, divided into 20 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures 3 kilometers. It also has 0 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of val-louron?

This area has an altitude between 1465 meters and 2100 meters high.

  • What is the price of the val-louron ski pass?

Their packages start from 21 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in val-louron?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 350 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 550 euros.

  • Is there a bike park in Val Louron ?

Yes, it has a Bike Park with a length of 30km and 13 trails, the longest of which is 15.4km.

  • How do I get to Val-Louron by train?

You can easily get there by being at the Lannemezan station. You will have to take a cab because it does not have a shuttle to reach the station.

  • What is the zip code of the resort of val-louron ?

The zip code of val-louron resort is 65240.

  • In which department is located the station of val-louron ?

The station of val-louron is located in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées.

  • Does the resort of val-louron have a tourist office ?

The resort of val-louron is part of the tourist office val louron It is located at 12 Chemin de Cazalis, 65510 Loudenvielle, France.

  • Are there any webcams in val-louron ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in val-louron ?

You can find the latest weather report from the val-louron station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in val-louron ?

At val-louron resort, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but everything depends on the snow cover of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in val-louron ?

Yes, it is at the address Val Louron 65240 Val Louron.

What is’s opinion on val-louron?

Bottom line, gives an average score of 7.14 to val-louron resort, which places it in the 107th position in France. Its strong points are : skiable domain 9/10, average snowfall 7/10, domain size vs price 7/10.

Map of the ski slopes of Val Louron

Val Louron - Ski slope map
Val Louron – Ski slopes map
Val Louron - Valley
Val Louron – Valley, close to Les Agudes and Peyresourde, of the Peyragudes domain.

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