Generally speaking, the Pyrenees are lot cheaper and less crowded than the slopes of the Alps in winter (the lift passes are also much cheaper!).
The itinerary commences with the 9am flight on Thursday from London City Airport to Pau (the flight has to be self-purchased)
Following a ski-equipment fitting, the afternoon will be spent relaxing in the local Balnea Spa (www.balnea.fr)
Later on, pre-dinner welcome drinks will be served in the lodge, followed by a four course meal with wine.
The next three days will be spent skiing at three different resorts, Peyragudes (www.peyragudes.com)
The resorts are all under ten minutes’ drive from the lodge and you will be accompanied by James Dealtry, the owner of the lodge and a fully-qualified ski instructor (and mountain guide).
Following breakfast on the Monday, you will be transferred back to Pau for the 12.50pm City Jet flight back to the UK.
The long ski weekend break costs from €499 pp (two sharing) which includes airport transfers, 4-nights’ half-board including a four-course evening meal with wine and coffee, Thursday afternoon session in Local Spa Balnea and three days’ ski guiding (not teaching)
Call 00 33 (0)6 09 49 73 80 (www.ancienneposteavajan.com)