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Lessons/Equipment Recommendation for Pyrenees Orientales

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Had another great week with my 9 year old son who managed to to gain his ESF third star. If you are not too keen on larger resorts that may be packed to the brim with UK visitors during the Feb half term, highly recommend staying in a base (either in or near resorts) and trying out the smaller resorts in the near vicinity, a few days in each for variety (Font Romeu/Les Angles/Espace c'Ambre d'Aze). Plenty of flights into Barcelona all year round and the tree lined nature and favourable weather conditions of the south west is always conducive to keeping morale up!

We find usually 3-4 private lessons is enough in a week to advance to the next level, and means no rush to get up really early to make a manditory start time for a group lesson. For example you could arrive lateish to beat the early morning queues, ski during lunchtime when it is quiet, have a late lunch and a lesson at 3 or 4pm. There are plenty of English speaking ESF instructors available in all 3 resorts. Robin G, a recent arrival to Les Angles, was a particular hit with my son.

With regards to hiring equipment, I particularly recommend the Cariboo sports outlet in Eyne. They seem well stocked and hired out some great quality Fischer skis and boots to my son for a reasonable price that seemed to grip the hard pack like a razor!
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