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Saint-Lary-Soulan is a charming ski resort located in the French Pyrenees, known for its picturesque setting and excellent skiing opportunities. Situated in the Hautes-Pyrénées department, the resort offers a unique blend of traditional village atmosphere and modern amenities, making it a popular destination for skiers of all levels.
Saint-Lary-Soulan has a rich history that dates back several centuries. It was originally a small mountain village with a strong agricultural heritage. In the 1960s, the resort underwent significant development to accommodate the growing interest in winter sports. Today, it is a purpose-built ski resort that seamlessly combines modern infrastructure with a rustic mountain ambiance.
Access to the ski area is convenient, with the resort located at the base of the slopes. Skiers can directly access the lifts from the resort, eliminating the need for ski buses or additional transportation. This proximity allows for maximum time on the slopes and easy access to the various ski runs and amenities, regardless of if you're staying in any of the 4 parts to the resort:
Saint Lary Village
Pla d'adet 1700
La Cabane 1600
Saint Lary Village is right at the base of the mountain at 830m, the biggest and orginial of the resort centres. There are 2 gondola available from the Centre Thermal district that take you up to Pla d'adet 1700 or La Cabane 1600, the 2 purpose built centres, from which you can then access the ski area by chair.
Pla d'adet is a sub-area of the wider ski area that is good for beginners, with a cheaper pass price, there's a beginners zone and plenty of Blue runs to progress to.
Saint Lary Espiaube 1600 sits on its own on a plateu above the Village, the smallest of the resort centres, it gives direct access to the other half of the ski area where the majority of the skiing is.
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Train + Bus Option
Lannemezan is the closest train station
From there you can catch the 963 bus to St Lary Soulan
or 45min taxi.
Lannemezan is a 1.5hr Train from Toulouse Matabiau central train station.
If you're flying into France to get to Saint Lary Soulan, and planning to take public transport, this is probably the easiest route.
Flying into Lourdes would require you get a bus to Tarbes, another bus or train to Lannemezan, to then get the final bus.
The easiest way to plan train travel is use The Trainline (click the logo below)
This is because it's the most comprehensive integration of all European train operators, so you can even plan cross-border travel.
On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel