Thursday, April 2, 2009
It's raining, it's pouring.. It's snowing!!!
It doesn't often rain here in the Pyrenees Orientales , but when it does at this time of the year, it generally means that it is snowing in the mountains. How blessed are we? In about an hours drive from the med, we can be clicking on our skis in the Pyrennean ski resorts.
There are 8 ski resorts , all within a short drive from each other, so it is possible to go for a weeks ski-ing and try out a different resort every day.
Font Romeu is the biggest and closest to Perpignan. It is perfect for the beginner skier, with 16 green runs and 9 blues - it has 9 reds and 6 blacks as well for the more experienced! Les Angles has 32 slopes in total and a busy little town you can ski into. Formigueres is my personal fave , a real authentic french village with a friendly local crowd and a great bar! There is also La Llagonne with just three slopes, perfect for first timers or if you are travelling with small children and want to keep an eye on them.
Another hour further along the road and you can ski ( & shop!) in Andorra ... wooo hooooo, now where are my skis??
( Photo is Les Angles web cam today , 2/4/9)