4 ENCOUNTERS THAT WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

FRÉDÉRIC VIARD IN LA PIERRE SAINT-MARTIN

The ski guide with a big heart

With his generous smile, Frédéric and his team in Pierre Saint-Martin offer fantastic dual skiing, tandem or wheelchair descents to those beset by life’s challenges, as well as anyone who doesn’t feel brave enough to set off on skis alone.

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PAUL DIXON IN LUZ SAINT-SAUVEUR

From police officer to brewer, an amazing career change

Paul will show you around the Pays Toy brewery near Luz Ardiden and teach you how to brew your own beer step by step. You can also taste a selection of artisanal English-style beers, made using mountain water and the best hops and malts.

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JEAN-PIERRE OUSTALET IN LUCHON-SUPERBAGNÈRES

A man of many talents

Farmer, cattle breeder, ski instructor and mayor of his village, he’s also the owner of the Auberge les Spijeoles. There, you can sample his pistachios or locally prepared tripe, the recipe for which was passed down in his family through the generations.

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MICHEL CASTILLON IN FORMIGUÈRES, LES ANGLES, CAPCIR

Ski touring guide

If you dream of being at one with nature, then go skiing with Michel for guaranteed immersion in a white, natural world. This nature lover aims to infect you with his own love of ski touring, a bug he contracted many years ago. At his side, you won’t even notice the effort it takes to climb.

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