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Luz Ardiden

Luz Ardiden Ski Resort Guide

Luz Ardiden, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length60km37 miles
Highest Lift2,500m8,202ft
Resort Height1,730m5,676ft
 Nearest AirportsLourdes and Pau
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Luz Ardiden

Established as a ski resort in 1974, Luz Ardiden has grown to offer 32 pistes and also has snowmaking back-up. The resort has a history of thermal health treatment and tourist beds for over 6000 visitors.

Summary

The French ski resort of Luz Ardiden is in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,730m5,676ft, with 60km37 miles of marked runs.

Luz Ardiden has direct access to 60km37 miles of downhill skiing, with 26 marked pistes, served by a total of 15 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,730m5,676ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,500m8,202ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Luz Ardiden offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Luz Ardiden.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Luz Ardiden?

The next notable snow forecast is 6cm2in, expected on 2 December, with around 31cm12in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Luz Ardiden Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
14
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
10
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 
Downhill
Total Length
60km37 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
5km3 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
15

Altitudes

Luz Ardiden Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,500m8,202ft
Resort Altitude (Luz Ardiden)1,730m5,676ft
Lowest Piste1,680m5,512ft
Max Vertical820m2,690ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Luz Ardiden
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Luz Ardiden Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Luz Ardiden is 9km6 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'La Pique'.

Location and Map

Where is Luz Ardiden?

This ski resort is in the French Pyrenees in Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Luz Ardiden is Lourdes, 70 minutes drive away.

Pau and Biarritz airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 15 ski lifts are able to uplift 20,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 20km12 miles of ski runs, with 75 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Luz Ardiden open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Luz Ardiden, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Luz Ardiden Tourist Office for the latest.

Luz Ardiden Webcams

The Webcams in Luz Ardiden are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.

Luz Ardiden