Ski Touring in the Pyrenees

Stunning mountains, uncrowded routes, the perfect ski touring destination...

Combine Fitness with Adventure

Combine Fitness with the Adventure of Exploring Complete Wilderness...

Looking for a different Ski Holiday? Ski touring is wonderful combination of fitness and off piste skiing or snowboarding, allowing us to access some of the most beautiful and remote wilderness that the Pyrenean mountains have to offer.

There is no better way to escape the bustle of the resorts and completely submerge yourself into a mountain wilderness, with only the sound of your own breath to disturb your thoughts. For those seeking escape in the mountains, ski touring is a must.

With not a chairlift in sight you will soon realise the true meaning of complete wilderness, however you do as they say “have to earn your turns” so be prepared for a work-out!

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The Pyrenees - a Ski Touring Paradise

For All Levels - Introduction to Expert

The Pyrenean mountains truly are a majestic setting in which to practice this increasingly popular sport, with incredible varied terrain ranging from simple easy day tours, right up to the longer more technical routes, and for those seasoned skiers or boarders looking for serious adventure, multiple day tours staying overnight in mountain huts are available.

With ski touring equipment ever evolving, and the use of new super strong light weight materials being used, it has become more accessible to all levels of fitness, however a good level of off piste technique is a must.

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The Next Level of Winter Adventure

If your looking for the next step into the world of off piste adventure then ski touring is it. No prior experience of ski-touring? Fear-not, James your in-house guide runs initiation to ski touring courses, taking you through every aspect of equipment and technique required for a real Pyrenean winter adventure.

  • All Safety equipment provided.
  • Ski touring equipment available for rent from our local hire shop.
  • Initiation to Ski touring courses.
  • Multiple day tours available.
  • Full day excursions.
  • Max group size of 6.
  • Splitboards are available for Snowboarders.
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Hearty Food at l'Ancienne Poste

Pyrenean mountain food, after a good day's ski touring...

Food served with love.

At l'Ancienne Poste, we know what you need after a day hiking and skiing. We serve locally sourced ingredients, adjusting menus according to the seasonal availability of local produce.

Healthy, delicious, filling Pyrenean food, it's a simple but successful formula.

Our Gastronomy...
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Ancienne Poste Avajan has a 5 Star Tripadvisor Rating and is Ranked #1 for Speciality Lodging in Avajan

  • schenewerk - Washington DC. July 9, 2018.

    Perfection in the Pyrenees

    We enjoyed the perfect Pyrenees summer vacation at L'Ancienne Poste thanks to James' genuine hospitality, beautiful accommodations, delicious food, ever-flowing wine and Bode. The inn was an excellent home base for exploring mountain hikes and local villages.

  • Nick W. February 19, 2018


    Just amazing! Superb chalet with beautiful main room complete with roaring wood burner! Incredible hosts with superb food offering. James, the owner is the most hospitable and friendly guy you could wish to meet. Nothing is too much trouble and you will immediately feel at home.

  • Robert W. February 19, 2018


    James and his team make you welcome from the outset. Great food and hospitality all round. From the immaculately cleaned wood-burner to the eagle-eyed team who can spot your glass needs a top up from 100 yards, you couldn't ask for more from your mountain break! I'll certainly be returning.

  • vivandleo. January 11, 2018

    Holiday of a lifetime!

    Our family had always dreamed of travelling from Australia to share a white Christmas and while we were confident we would have a lovely time in Avajan, none of us could have begun to imagine what a magical experience we would have staying with James at L'Ancienne Poste.

  • bairstow_boys - Nottingham, UK. July 31, 2017

    Well exceeded our highest expectations

    James, Dan and Zoe made us feel amazingly welcome. They were fantastic company and helped us get the most from our summer activity experiences whilst going the extra mile to make us feel pampered. There is so much to do in the area, and James certainly ensures you get the most out of your time

The Lodge

Located in the tranquil village of Avajan and the stunning Louron Valley of the Pyrenees, you will find our lovingly restored old village post lodge.

The perfect base from which to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities immediately available in the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Fantastic accommodation to match the unrivalled road biking, mountain biking and skiing terrain of the French Pyrenees.

4 star award french tourism board

Our accommodation is rated 4 stars by the French Ministry of Tourism.

Find out more about our accommodation...

The Avajan Lodge
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We're Taking Bookings for Winter 2022/23 and Summer 2023