Skiing Holidays in the Pyrenees

So much to do, you'd need a lifetime here...

The Pyrenees - the Perfect Ski Holiday Destination

Be Seduced by the Charm of the Pyrenees, a Hidden Skiing Gem...

Skiing Holidays in the Pyrenees are often overlooked, but those prepared to venture from the increasingly expensive and crowded Alps never fail to be seduced by the authentic charm and character of the Pyrenees.

It doesn't take long to understand why the Pyrenees are refered to as an unspoilt paradise, a hidden gem in the world of snow sports, people only wish they'd discovered it sooner...

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Great Value, Affordable Ski Holidays

Why Would you Want to Ski Anywhere Else?

Often boasting more snow than the Alps, perfectly groomed slopes, a warm friendly atmosphere, why would you want to ski anywhere else?

With four excellent ski resorts all within a short drive from the lodge (max 10 Mins), there truly is something for every age and every ability level. With the arrival of our brand new high speed Gondola taking us directly from the valley floor up to one of our favourite resorts Peyragudes, getting to the slopes couldn’t be easier.

More for less...

Combined with the exceptional quality of the region, are the competitive costs of a ski holiday here. Lift passes, equipment hire and lunchtime stops all contribute to an affordable and great value ski and snowboard holiday destination.

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Family Ski Holidays

The Pyrenees - Perfect for the Kids...

Uncrowded slopes, friendly locals, affordable lunches, tree lined runs for all weather conditions.

The Pyrenees boasts everything from gentle family skiing right through to serious black pistes, coupled with some great snowparks for budding freestylers, we have everything to keep even the most energetic of boarders and skiers happy!

The Pyrenees are the ideal ski holiday destination for the whole family.

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Equipment Hire

VIP Service for Ancienne Poste Guests...

We have a wonderful relationship with our local ski hire shop, who not only offer all guests staying at the L’Ancienne Poste a discount on the latest rental equipment, but who also provide us with an invaluable service of storing all our equipment in the shop at the end of the day, to be dried, waxed and ready to go for the next morning.

The shop is located right on the snow front aprox 30m from the nearest lift, so no lugging equipment around when the fatigue kicks in at the end of the day, which is especially useful for our younger guests.

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Ski Instruction and Guiding

Over 20 Years of Experience...

James your host, has over 20 years of teaching and guiding experience and endless patience, will be on hand to personally guide you through every aspect of your skiing holiday. Even if you are a seasoned skier or its your first winter holiday, it couldn’t be easier.

James offers his guests complimentary (morning) private ski or snowboard tuition, helping you to get the most out of your time on the slopes whilst constantly improving your technique and mountain awareness.

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See for Yourselves...


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 2023/24 and Summer 2024