Winter Activities in the Pyrenees

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

Skiing and Snowboarding

There's something for everyone...

We have four ski resorts all within a short drive providing some easy family skiing right through to challenging black slopes and off piste terrain. James your guide will acompany you for a two day free guided tour of the two larger resorts in the area whilst giving advice and tips.

Private lessons and small group ski clinics are also available, from beginners to advanced technique.

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Off-Piste and Ski Touring


From initiation to off-piste right through to full day excursions for experienced skiers, whatever the level we offer access to some amazing back country skiing.

Ski Touring

With some of the best ski touring right on our doorstep we organise initiation courses with one and two day tours available, spending the night in a local refuge high on the mountain.

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Snow Shoe Trekking

It's not just about the skiing..

Guided walks in this winter wonderland from short to full day treks available exploring forests and valleys.

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Ice Skating

By day or night...

Available in all of the local resorts with flood light sessions available.

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Ice Climbing

Climb the frozen waterfalls

Initiation lessons into this very physical but exhilarating sport, as well as private one on one lessons.

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Dog Sledding

Lead the pack...

Enjoy racing along snowy plains whilst in command of your own dog sled team for 14 to 16 km adventures.

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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