- Grand Tourmalet
The easy way to learn to ski
This winter you can combine skiing and well-being... Cathy Breyton is an ex-member of the French speed ski team and is now an instructor, she has invented the Tai Ski. Totally unique, she will soon have you feeling comfortable on your skis with a better balance, so much easier to make the turns, it makes for a more pleasurable ski experience. The exercises developed by Cathy are very easy to follow.On the map
From 445 € /person Based on 2 persons
- 3 days/3 nights B&B in a charming chambre d’hotes
- 3 day ski pass for the Grand Tourmalet
- Taï-Ski with Cathy Breyton, ski instructor (3 hrs/per day)
- 1 pass (2 hrs) for Spa Thermal Aquensis
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- A new pleasure in skiing
- Better balance and spatial awareness
- An easier ski adapted for good skiers too fluid effortless skiing
Try Tai Ski, an innovative blend of Tai-Chi and ski, the two disciplines have numerous similarities. Cathy Breyton is an ex-member of the French speed skiing team and ex-world champion! "Tai-Chi allowed me to set the female speed world record". Together with Henri Mathon from the French Tai-Chi Federation specific exercises were developed. This Chinese martial art aims to mobilise one's energy for a better overall coordination. Exercises are used to improve balance and better one's natural skiing. The benefits are enormous, skiing becomes more pleasurable as one relaxes, this applies to both beginner and expert skiers.
Cathy is now an instructor at the Grand Tourmalet resort and offers this unique experience. Though the Tai Ski is particularly well suited for beginners it is also very beneficial for those wishing to eliminate fear, improving your style and skiing more fluidly.
Charming chambre d’hotes
In an ancient Bagneraise style house Chantal wants to offer a home from home. The façade is ‘Lourdes’ red complemented by green shutters, her arbour has ancient rose bushes and leads into her four luminous rooms, each quite different, all comfortable and welcoming. And just a few paces away are the Magnificent Aquensis Spa baths, offering relaxation and wellbeing, perfect after a walk in the surrounding mountains. The nights are quiet and soft, Chantal will wake you with her copious breakfast.
Your chambre d'hotes:
Has 4 rooms, each for 2 persons, a reading room, TV, a terrace.
Your 'Asphodele' room for 2 persons:
Light and spacious, it has:
160 cms double bed
The Grand Tourmalet, your ski resort
The Grand Tourmalet ski resort has the largest ski area in the French Pyrenees.
On the Bareges side the ambience is of a typical Pyrenean village, on the La Mongie side you will find all the services of a 'foot of the slopes' resort in a high mountain setting. The Pic du Midi with its spectacular freeride descent forms part of the ski area. The Grand Tourmalet guarantees a grand skiing experience.
Aquensis, your spa centre
Situated at the very centre of the town, the Aquenis Spa is a veritable cathedral of wood, glass, and marble, pure pleasure and wellbeing.
A large thermal water pool with massage jets, currents to swim against, music, waves, curtains of water, the oriental area with an amazing hamman - a succession of alcoves, vaulted ceilings and a tea room, finnish saunas and jacuzzis on the outdoor terrace..
Moments of pure pleasure with its range of water treatments, beauty treatments for the face and body, slimming (CelluM6® latest generation), massages … and its own unique range (baths in asses’ milk), essential oils from local mountain plants
Gymnastics, weight-training, pilates, fitness, water gym, all with the help of qualified instructors.
The Chic and Spa area
A magnificent space, C19th renovated rooms, supplementary cabins, a rest area with a south facing terrace.
- From 445 € /person -
- Based on 2 persons
The price includes
3 nights B&B in charming chambre d’hotes - 3 day ski pass for the Grand Tourmalet - Taï-Ski with Cathy Breyton, ski instructor (3 hrs/per day) - 1 pass (2 hrs) for Spa Thermal Aquensis - Booking fee.
The price does not include
Local taxes - Security deposit - Skiing insurance - Lunches.
Try Taï-Ski on the Panoramic run:
The largest ski area in the French Pyrenees offers brilliant varied skiing. Try the Tai Ski on the fabulous panoramic run, 50 meters wide, it follows the ridge down to the Col du Tourmalet with breathtaking panoramic views over both sides of the Col du Tourmalet, the Pic du Midi, the Neouvielle...
Take lunch at the Etape du Berger restaurant :
Situated literally on the ski slopes above La Mongie at 2146 m, the chalet style restaurant has fabulous views from its sunny terrace. All the produce comes from the patron's farm, we recommend his leg of lamb for a real treat amongst friends. The Etape has a fine reputation for the quality of the food and the lively character of Eric the owner.