Visitor reviews for Les Angles Ski Resort
November 11, 2011
Darren Papani from United Kingdom
I've visited Les Angles several times over the last 5 years. The mountain is great for a weekend trip with family. My boys aged 10 and 11 have both loved the slopes which are tree lined and easy cruising. The village centre is pretty with stone buildings, a dozen restaurants and bars. Within 30 mins drive are another 10 - 12 resorts. Choose Les Angles for a weekend trip which is a bit different from the norm.
Les Angles Ratings
Overall: 3.8. Based on 5 votes and 8 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Les Angles.
Public Transport: 2.6
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Les Angles, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Les Angles, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 4.0
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 3.0
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Les Angles.
Ski in/Ski out: 4.2
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Les Angles, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Les Angles is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Les Angles relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.6
(1) There are no snow groomers at Les Angles, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Les Angles are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Les Angles is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 3.7
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Les Angles, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.0
(1) Les Angles usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.5
(1) The staff at Les Angles are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Les Angles are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 5.0
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.0
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Les Angles has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Les Angles, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 3.7
(1) Not even a kicker at Les Angles, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Les Angles, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Les Angles has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 3.5
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 3.0
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 3.5
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.5
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.0
(1) Overall, Les Angles is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 4.2
(1) Overall, Les Angles is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
May 03, 2010
Tony Pembroke from Ireland
I reviewed Les Angles in 2007 and we returned there for the fourth time in March 2010 for 4 days skiing with a group of friends. The resort had just had a fall of snow and there was powder about so ski conditions were excellent. All the pistes were open, it was uncrowded and we really had a great time there again. We stayed at the Yaka Hotel right beside the piste and as ever we were treated like royalty. This is an excellent resort for beginners and intermediates and I would highly recommend it. It's great for families and mixed ability groups and is hard to beat in terms of friendliness and value. For those who want to ski something different the nearby resorts of Font Romeu and Formigueres are easily reachable from Les Angles and are within 20 minutes drive.
December 03, 2007
Tony Pembroke from Ireland
This is a wonderful resort for beginners and intermediates. The resort has well maintained slopes and snow cannons to provide snow sure conditions which is important in these days of 'climate change. The village of Les Angles is small with some excellent restaurants and bars, all within easy walking distance. My family spent a very pleasant week there in January 2007. We found the 'natives' very friendly, the cost of ski hire and passes very reasonable and the facilities for skiing excellent. There are a number of 'on slope' restaurants with good facilities and the slopes were not too busy even at weekends. We arrived via Ryanair to Carcassonne and hired a car for the easy 2 hour drive to Les Angles. We are already planning a return.
January 19, 2007
Rick Paris from United Kingdom
Excellent skiing for begineers and acvanced. Experts will be limited to a couple of runs. Carpark is very handy and large. Big main jumbo gondola plus other points into the mountain system. Snow was not good early in the season when I visited. Font Romeu had better snow. Village looked compact. Lift pass was good value. Use it as a central base to ski the 4/5 other local hills for a fun packed week. Handy for the airport too.
February 18, 2006
Richard Harris from United Kingdom
A friendly easy to use resort with excellent snow (mid Feb). Great for children and beginner/intermediate skiers. Often seems to be morning when the microclimate is at its nicest;sun! Easy parking next to resort. Lift pass 22E for pm and 27E for all day. Friendly, helpful staff. Quiet on the apres-ski front.
February 13, 2006
Bryan Halsey from United Kingdom
Great resort for the children. ESF instructors very friendly, but ensure that when you book lessons you state "English Speaking" required (unless your children speak French of course). Good connections from Stansted to Perpignan or Girona. Good Quality, Cheap accommodation is available, mostly self catering. Not as lively as the Alps resorts, but still has a number of bars and restaurants serving traditional Catalan cuisine.
April 01, 2005
Robert Hayhoe from United Kingdom
Wonderful resort for beginners and Intermediates, although a little lacking for Experts. The snow machines ensure plenty of snow on the Pistes even in late March. Quite on the slopes during mid week and not once during our 7 day stay did we have to Queue for any for the telecabins/draglifts. Restaurants where excellant and good valve for money.