Ski hire shop Saint Lary Village
‘Sarrat Sport’, is one of the leading ski agencies in the Saint Lary ski resort in the heart of the Pyrenees. Sarrat Sport opened in 1968 and fifty-five years later this local agency continues to offer its unmatched experience of skiing in the Aure valley in the Haute-Pyrenees to skiers of all abilities.
Sarrat Sport has two rental facilities, the main one at the entrance to the village of Saint Lary and the second at the Pla d’Adet - also known as St Lary 1700 (metres height). There are at least 20 staff covering these two shops, between them speaking French, Spanish and English. The tradition of Sarrat Sport is to provide excellent customer service, which fits perfectly with our thinking at Simply Gascony.
Sarrat Sport is a highly professional operation, offering ski-hire with 7 categories of skis suitable for all levels from beginners to very good skiers, and suitable for all budgets. You can also rent snowboards, touring skis, snowshoes, sledges, and electric mountain bikes. There is a range of other facilities and services available on request, including sale of ski passes (at resort prices) and sale of skiing equipment and accessories.
Sarrat Sport is conveniently located on the main road at the entrance to Saint Lary village, with plenty of car parking and easy access to the lifts to the ski stations.
The Pla d'Adet station at Saint Lary is above and directly connected to the historic village centre by cable car and gondola. This area has recently been refurbished and redesigned with beginners, families and children particularly in mind. It includes ski schools, the PiouPiou club (a snow garden), with tobogganing and snow games. A fun piste is open for kids at the Kidpark, which is served by rolling carpet lifts, as are the ski school slopes, for the comfort and confidence of children. The green Piste de l'Echarpe is an easy, meandering run down to the “Cabane” sector, along the snow front. This piste is bordered by a walkway that parents and carers can use to monitor beginners' progress.
One of the big advantages of Saint-Lary is the way it was designed so that the whole family, whatever their skiing ability, can enjoy everything in the whole resort - for example having lunch in one of the restaurants at high altitude. In addition to being served by numerous lifts open to pedestrians, the resort offers plenty of "blue" alternatives to the more challenging pistes preferred by really good skiers, so anyone of any level can enjoy all the beautiful sights of Saint-Lary. The ski lifts from Pla d'Adet (1700 m) take skiers up to 2300 m altitude, either to enjoy long ski runs on the blue piste back to the starting point, or to go higher, up to Saint Lary 1900m and Saint Lary 2400m.
Saint Lary is only 30 minutes’ drive to Piau Engaly, where the modern, purpose-built ski station at 1800 m is the highest in the French Pyrenees with lifts to 2500 m and a vertical skiing drop of over 1000m.
Simply Gascony & Sarrat Sport
Here’s how it all works. When you rent one of our warm, comfortable, well-equipped country houses this winter or spring, we will also introduce you to our ‘Working Partner’, the ‘Sarrat Sport’ ski agency. We have an arrangement with this agency that means you can decide to take a break for a day or two from your country house rental and drive up into the Pyrenees to Saint Lary**.
Sarrat Sport will be expecting you (with coffee and croissant waiting!) and will have all the equipment you need ready for you. They will also guide you to the most suitable lifts and slopes for your party. This means you will not waste any time and you could have up to 5 hours of great skiing, followed by a delicious, leisurely lunch in Saint Lary. Then you drive back to your country house for warm fires, hot baths and, if you wish, dinner prepared for you by a local chef.
Between us, Simply Gascony and Sarrat Sport will organise everything you need to make this ‘double holiday’ work for you and your family. You will deal directly with Sarrat Sport – we will simply provide you with the introduction to:
Manager, Sarrat Sport
65170 Saint Lary Soulan
Tél +33 5 62 400 300
**You will need snow chains for your car**