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Skiing at Astun

Skiing at Astun

With the perfect snow conditions we've got in the Pyrenees at the moment we've headed to the ski resort of Astun a couple of times in January - once on my own and once with the kids. Astun is in the Valle de Aragon, north of Jaca, right on the French/Spanish border. I've never skied there before and have always wanted to. It's got a reputation for being steeper and harder than Formigal and was...

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Snow in the Pyrenees

Snow in the Pyrenees

Since Christmas, we've had a huge amount of snow in the Pyrenees and even down at Biescas, we had huge falls of snow every day between Christmas and New Year. It made everything look very Christmassy which was nice as this has been a holiday without as much Christmas...

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Ski touring at Panticosa

Ski touring at Panticosa

Last weekend, I got the skis out for the first time this season. We've had some really heavy snow here in the Pyrenees over the last ten days, but Sunday was one of the first clear days to get out and enjoy it. The first winter outing of the season - whether on skis...

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Two great snowshoeing holidays

Two great snowshoeing holidays

It's hard to believe with the current chaos in the world that only a few weeks ago we were out snowshoeing in the mountains and enjoying two great snowshoeing weeks! We had every weather condition imaginable from artic blizzards and whiteouts, to beautiful sunshine...

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Extra snowshoeing holiday dates

Extra snowshoeing holiday dates

Snowshoeing holiday: 7-14 March I’m delighted to say that our first snowshoeing holiday dates have been really popular and already full. We’ve several other people that would like to come, so we’re running a second holiday on the 7-14 March. The holiday will be based...

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First skiing and snowshoeing trips of the winter

First skiing and snowshoeing trips of the winter

Winter has arrived early in the Pyrenees and it’s been snowing for most of November in the mountains, right down to village level. Formigal and Astun ski stations both opened last Saturday (16th Nov) – I’ve never known them to open that early before. From today...

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