Luchon Town is a 30 minute drive from La Vieille Ferme. SuperBagneres is perched high above Luchon at 1860m on a sun-drenched mountain balcony surrounded by breathtaking vistas of the Haute Pyrenees. From here you can see a number of the highest mountains in the Pyrenees range incuding the Maladeta and Aneto peaks.
SuperBagneres is accessed by a 10min gondola ride from the town centre or by a 20 minute drive if you want your car nearby. The gondola is the quickest and easiest option.
Superbagneres is a compact family ski resort providing 35km of pistes and is very easy to navigate for those less experienced skiers. The skiing is divided up into several sectors with the Techous sector offering easy green and blue runs that will quickly build beginner’s confidence. Directly below the imposing and venerable Grand Hotel, the runs become a little steeper with some interesting red and blue descents through the trees to the Lac d’Arbesquens. From here an access chair takes the rider over a valley to the Cecire sector where the Hount-Estrete chairlift opens up some challenging high mountain terrain.
The top station at 2260m offers a number of steep black runs, including the Gouron which follows a steep and narrow line down a powder chute to the bottom of the chair. Intermediates will enjoy the long sweeping blue Marmottes run that provides an 810m vertical descent back to the lake at 1450m.
Overall, Superbagneres offers something for all levels of rider and is a great station for families and groups of differing abilities.
In keeping with Luchon’s long tradition make sure you visit the thermal baths. There is no better way to soothe those aching muscles than in the warm waters fed from local hot springs.