Tired of the slopes? Here are 5 unusual, even completely frosted snow activities!

Tired of the slopes?  ...

It's not just skiing in life! The Pyrenees offer you a multitude of winter sport activities , so why not take advantage of it? To help you choose, here is a small selection of the wildest mountain outings : enough to fill your head with frozen memories!

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1. Practice Ski Joëring

This sport of Scandinavian origin combines sliding sports and harnessing . On the cross-country trail of the Guzet station , you let yourself be towed by a horse , skis on. Hello sensations ! Ideal for nature and animal lovers who enjoy board sports . No minimum level in riding is required, but it is advisable to be comfortable on the blue slopes to get started.


2. Disconnect for a snowshoe-yoga trip in Saint-Lary.

Raise your mind to the top of the mountains , and take advantage of the tranquility of these peaks to find your inner peace by practicing yoga and meditation , this is what the resort of Saint-Lary offers ! The adage “a healthy mind in a healthy body” has never been more true!

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3. Learn Biathlon on the beautiful Nordic ski area of Beille

Whatever your ski level, discover this discipline of military origin combining cross-country skiing and rifle shooting in one of the most beautiful Nordic ski areas in the Pyrenees . You will need to master endurance and skill to know the pleasure of whitewashing your target !


4. Climb an icefall

"The Couloir de Gaube is a fascinating and provocative chimney of snow and ice , open in the north wall of Vignemale , vertiginous and 600 meters high " described Henri Brulle , the first man to have climbed this gigantic fault located on the north face of the Vignemale massif . Reserved for experienced mountaineers , this spectacular ascent ends with a waterfall of ice.
INFO : Ascent over two days - Bring mountaineering equipment

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5. Live osmosis with sled dogs

Located at 1450 meters above sea level , a few kilometers from the Peyragudes station , the Nordic base “Sherpa” offers sled baptisms and initiations to harness driving ; let yourself be guided by the Musher and enjoy the thrills from the basket towed by 10 to 12 huskies , or take the reins of 4 huskies to become in turn “ coureur des bois ”, for a snowy ride .


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Article written by Léa Dürr for the Toulouse Pyrénées Guide

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