Always the highest
At Luz the visitor enjoys the refinements of a mountain resort complete with modern amenities cobined with the charm of an authentic village. Ski runs, rejuvenation of mind and body at the Luzea centre for that feeling of well-being and relaxation, set off by evening of festivities in the village.
Resort height: 1680 to 2500 m
No. of lift: 14
No. of slopes: 28
Total pistes length: 65kms (about 40 miles)
Snow canons: 116
Purpose built: No
Snow : ***
Beginners’ Area : ***
Off piste : ***
Non skiers : ***
Luz Ardiden: at the crossing of the valleys
Luz is both a modern high altitude resort and a traditional village. The typical Pyrenean 'Montagnard' style of architecture is everywhere, restored barns, facades in natural stone and timbered beams.
Here you are at the crossing of two major valleys: Barèges, the Pic du Midi and the Domaine du Tourmalet resort; and Gavarnie a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Skiing in Luz Ardiden
The Luz Ardiden ski area has a total area of 100 hectares (about 2.6 acres) for all levels, beginners' area and snowpark with the AFS label (animated snowpark with public address system, half-pipe, natural modules with bosses and jump, jib area, slalom stadium, mini boardercross).
Two of the blue runs have a fabulous panorama overlooking the local peaks. Luz has an excellent snow record and has a modern lift system with high speed chairlifts and comprehensive snow-making.
For skiing fanatic the off-piste descent of Bernazaou accompanied with a mountain guide will be unforgettable
In Luz and the surrounding villages: apartments, chalets, 1* to 3* hotels, bed-and-breakfast, holiday centres, gites and snow caravanning.
Spa bath and the Après-ski
You will find the Luzea Spa centre perfect for relaxing those tired muscles after a hard day's skiing! Turkish bath, jacuzzi, … and customised treatment: massages with heated stones, chocolate or Siam herbal massages…
After your day on the slopes the pretty village of Luz always has something going on, a merry-go-round, a wealth of bars for your mulled wine or tapas.
The resort overview
In the village there is a lot on offer: discothèque, night club bars, bowling, artificial climbing wall, via ferrata, adventure park, tennis. For those interested in nature, visit to the Maison du Parc National des Pyrénées...
To meet the soul of this mountain village visit the Knight Templar church, and have a walk in the typical alleyways.
On the ski area, children will have fun in the Beginners' space equipped with a ski lift and a marked out and secured toboggan run.
Kindergartens and snow gardens in the village and in the ski area, welcome children from 18 months old to 12 years old.
The resort strong point
A young and vibrant resort and a typical Pyrenean village, at the crossroads of two valleys.
From Lourdes Pyrenees airport: About 50mns drive
Take N21 towards Lourdes. In Lourdes, continue towards Argelès-Gazost on D821.
Then continue towards Luz-St-Sauveur/Gavarnie on D913 and D921
Relaxation and leisure
A la carte airport and station transfers: this transport service is made to measure and adapted to your wishes. Air conditioned minibus can carry 1 - 7 persons in complete comfort, with your baggage to any destination in the south west. Information: 00 33 562 56 70 00