Growing up between the game reserves in South Africa and the wilderness of the Australian outback, Ian Pendry discovered a love for nature early on in life. At university in Sheffield he met Angela, an international mountain bike racer and skilled ski mountaineer. The rest, as they say, is history.

Winter is here & it’s time to have fun… in the mountains. The Pyrenees Orientales are not just about beaches, wine and rugby. Winter brings a whole array of new activities and the mountains of the P.O. are the perfect playground.

Far from the hussle and bussle of the pistes we offer you the chance of a pure wilderness experience. Discover the real mountains, the wildlife and the adventure of exploring away from the trodden paths with an experienced and qualified guide.

It seems that the skiers who are the most at risk on the ski slopes are young females under the age of 25, who are 3.5 times more likely to have a fall leading to a sprained knee or ankle than the male of the species!

Snowshoe Walk Capcir Valley
Winter 2017 has arrived with a bank in the high valley of the Capcir. 4 days of storms and heavy snow has left the mountains with a high avalanche risk but in the forests there are perfect and safe conditions for exploring on snowshoes.

Ringed by mountains, Lake Matmale glistening in front of the village, Les Angles offers 32 downhill pistes catering for all levels, and an impressive Snowpark.

With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, skiers in the Pyrenees Orientales will often enjoy warm winter sunshine as they’re gliding down the slopes towards their Solaire d’Odeillo dinner!

Martin Fourcade, a 26 year-old, tall (184 cm) non-commissioned officer of the mountain infantry brigade at Chamonix, emerged from the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games as the new star of biathlon, with three medals, two gold and one silver.