Ski / snowboard The highly underrated Pyrenees mountains provide excellent skiing. Significant investment in the lift systems and improved accommodation mean the gap between the Alps and the Pyrenees continues to diminish. Snowboarding is also well catered for here
Cross country The Pyrenees has a vast array of cross country skiing tracks for you to explore. The largest area provides over 100km of marked tracks or you can follow an old smugglers route between France and Spain for that added sense of adventure
Telemark A type of skiing developed by Sondre Norheim and named after the Telemark region in Norway. Connecting the ski boot to the ski at the toes only allows turns that are led with the heel flat on the outside ski and the heel raised and knee bent on the inside ski.
Off piste If your ideal skiing or snowboarding experience involves powder and previously untouched snow then it is worth hiring a guide, not only for safety reasons but also to ensure you find the best off piste action
Snow shoeing They may look like tennis rackets but they certainly do the job in snow! Equipment and guides can be hired in a number of resorts to discover a peaceful winter wonderland. The most ecologically sound way of exploring the mountains