5 sledge runs in the Pyrenees to make the most of the snow

The snow-capped Pyrenees are waiting for you! It's time for a holiday packed with snow sports and fun with our selection of toboggan runs.

Sledging Pyrenees family

More and more winter sports resorts are creating sledging runs. And Pyrenean resorts are no exception! Come and explore its stunning slopes for some invigorating family fun;

Bob Park in Valfréjus

2km of track with banked turns and tunnels, all in an entertaining Wild West theme, what more could you ask for? You can even enjoy an exhilarating downhill race on a ten-person snow snake! Excitement and thrills guaranteed.

Ages 7 and up

25 € for 4 rides

sledging Val Fréjus
Sledging Font Romeu

Sledging at Font Romeu Pyrenees 2000

In Font Romeu, there's something for sledging fans of all ages. There are three secure toboggan runs especially for kids, including a baby toboggan run for 0-6 year olds. But the excitement of snow sports doesn't stop there: every evening, when the slopes close, a sledge run on a Snake Gliss (a snake-like toboggan ride), led by a qualified ski instructor, is organised.

Free entry to the kids' sledge run

Three sledge runs

Baby sledging 0-6 years old

Snake Gliss rides from 12.50 €

The Sagette sector in Artouste

At the cable car exit, you'll find Kidpark. The perfect play park for young sledging fans! With a conveyor belt up the slope and a special kids' sledge run, it's the perfect place for little ones to have fun in complete safety.

Free entry

Ski lift

 

Sagette sledging
Sledging Saint Lary

Saint-Lary 

Saint-Lary offers three secure sledge runs. There are two slopes located in Pla d'Adet (Saint-Lary 1700), one for little ones and one for older riders. And another run dedicated to sledging for grown-ups, located in Espiaube (Saint-Lary 1900).

Free entry

Snowtubing from age 3 and up 6 euros for 5 rides

Sledging at the Grand Tourmalet

Forget cycling! Grand Tourmalet resort has started sledging, with two sites dedicated to this exhilarating sport. First is Payolle, an “open space” for rediscovering the pleasure of sliding across the snow - or even into it!

Then La Mongie, which offers a dedicated and secure sledging area.

Free entry

Ages 3 and up 

 

Tourmalet sledging

A bonus tip!

 

If you fancy going sledging in the evening or even on the ski slopes, check with the tourist office in your resort: "night sledging" events, generally reserved for adults, are sometimes organised.

Please note that access to all these slopes naturally depends on the snow conditions. 

 

And that's it! Now you know all our favourite spots for sledging to your heart's content in the Pyrenees! 

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How about a recap of the equipment you need?

It's really quite straightforward: take your ski stuff and a pair of good après boots, and you're good to go!

The hands are used a lot in sledging, to brake as well as to steer, and they're positioned quite close to the snow, so make sure you have a good pair of waterproof ski gloves/mittens.

We really can't say it enough: for you as well as your children, it's essential to wear a helmet for all winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, sledging, etc.).

You should also take a ski mask, to protect your eyes from UV rays and maintain good vision even when you gain speed.

And of course it is important to adhere to the following safety rules: 

- Never set off on the run when another sledge is on the track in front of you, to avoid any risk of collision.

- Walk up the sides of the track so as not to get in the way of other sledgers.

It is forbidden to sledge on ski slopes and mountain roads, even snowy ones.

In our series of video tutorials, our in-house sledger gives you all her top tips for safe and smooth sledging in the snow. Here is our step-by-step guide to driving your sledge (wooden, tray or snow shovel). 

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