Pierrefitte-Nestalas, right in the middle of 6 different ski resorts
From Pierrefitte-Nestalas you will have a choice of no less than 6 ski-ing fields and snow pleasures resorts, and will undoubtedly find the one that will best meet your wishes, ski-ing abilities and needs. All kinds of snow-activities, snowshoe-ing, snowboarding, snow-biking, sledge-ing… Alpine skiing, crosscountry skiing, downhill skiing, short ski monoski…
To end the day, relax in the thermal establishments :
For all ! Families, children, friends or couples… Telemark, monoski, snowscooter, sledge-ing… Accessible from the village of Cauterets, by cable-car.
- Altitude : 1850 – 2450 m
- 21 pistes, totalizing 36 km
- 3 green
- 7 blue
- 7 red
- 2 black
Exceptional views on the mountains. The Cirque du Lys, in preserved surroundings, enjoys very good snow conditions due to its general exposition. From there can most of the famous peaks be admired, such as Mount Vignemale, Ardiden, and of course the Pic du Midi from the Lys ridge.
Hautacam, the largest balcony overlooking the Gave valley. Ideal slopes and trails for all ages, whatever their ski-ing level.
Specially planned for families and beginners, all kinds of activities and services are available in the Cardouet Sector : mountain sledge, ski lessons, skis for hire, restaurant…
In the Naouit sector pistes take you ski-ing through fir-tree forests and upon ridges for exceptional views.
Pleasure for everyone guaranteed !
- Altitude : 1500 – 1813 m
- 5 ski pistes
- totalizing 20 km
Accessible from December 22nd to March 10th, daily during school-holiday periods, wednesdays, saturdays and sundays out of the school holidays.
Right above the little town of Luz Saint-Sauveur is the resort of Luz-Ardiden, offering three vast sides of slopes for ski-ing without having to wait and queue, and where to enjoy all various kinds of gliding.
From 1680m to 2500m, Aulian, Béderet and Cloze sites will bring happiness to beginners as well as to confirmed skiers. Free shuttle buses fom the village to the resort during all of the ski-ing season – car parks at the bottom of the slopes – ski lockers – children care…
- Altitude : from 1680m to 2500m
- 28 pistes (65km) :
- 3 green
- 4 blue
- 18 red
- 3 black
- 1 practice field for beginners
- 1 snow-shoe round-trip
Accessible from 6.12.2018 to 1.4.2019
The Grand Tourmalet is the largest ski-ing territory in the French Pyrénées. Ski slopes of La Mongie on one side, and on the other side the forests of Barèges and the atmosphere of an authentic pyrenean village.
Easy-going skiers can easily take their families and children, along the 11 km trails of pistes graded “blue or green” that link both extremities of the ski-ing range, with the mythic Tourmalet Pass in its middle, discovering on their way the many sides of this exceptional region.
Skilled skiers can enjoy practising the “black-graded” slopes, or try free-ride on multiple zones around the ski slopes domain or even on the slopes of Pic du Midi itself – the latter for their exclusive use.
- Altitude ranging from 1400 to 2877 M
- 61 pistes, 100 km
- 16 green
- 22 blue
- 17 red
- 6 black. Freeride down-slope from Pic du Midi (1700 m in altitude)
- Snow-shoes trail.
An enchanting and magical site in exceptional mountain scapes, Cirque de Gavarnie, with Roland’s Gap, offering magnificent views and fields with plenty of generous natural snow falls due to its exposure, and will make of your stay a most memorable one !
There families and beginners will be treated with the longest green piste in the Pyrenees, with playing places for children, and a protected area for first beginners ! Also red and black pistes for the mores skilled ones !
- Altitude ranging from 1850 to 2350 meters
- 28 pistes – 52 km
- 7 graded green
- 8 blue
- 5 black
- Snow-shoes trail.
Accessible from December 22nd, 2018 to March 17th, 2019, included.
Pont d’Espagne is particularly fit for the practise of Nordic Ski-ing.
Only 7 km from Cauterets, in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, Pont d’Espagne offers 36 km of ski-ing pistes, 5 Nordic Ski trails, among fir-trees and waterfalls, on both plateaus of Clot and Cayan. A unique site for Nordic Ski.1500 m high, in wild and preserved surroundings.
It is also renowned as an ideal site for learning how to ski down gentle slopes along its 4 ski pistes ( 2 green ones, 1 blue one and 1 red one), with one chairlift and two ski lifts.
Sledging, and snow-shoeing.
With children or among adults, enjoy the sledge piste, preserved and secure, for the greatest joy of all. In the same way, enjoy the beauties of the magical mountain-scapes from the 6 km long snow paths, walking on foot or on snow- shoes.
Nordic ski Val d’Azun
Accessible via :
- The col du Soulor road, from thevillage of Arrens-Marsous,
- The col du Couraduque road, from Aucun.
Restaurants, and equipment hire, available on both sides.
90 km of pistes and round-trips for nordic ski (classical – and skating) 3 graded green , 3 graded blue , 3 red and 1 black , between col du Soulor and Col de Couraduque.
6 packed and marked trails for snow-shoes, 5 starting from Col de Couraduque and one from Col du Soulor. Everyone at one’s own personal pace, a complete immersion in unspoilt nature and forest.
And For children only !
In an ideal place for families, children of all ages can discover the pleasures of ski-ing in utmost security. At their disposal, and for their fun, you will find :
- two travelators
- 1 “cross-type” ski trail with elevated bends and bumps
- 2 down-slope pistes (alpine, and crosscountry ski)
- 1… “Pitou Park” : for young learners with the help of instructors
- 1 downhill sledge trail
- 1 babysledge track for toddlers…
Val d’Azun is also equipped with 2 firing points in Biathlon (with laser rifles).
Skating, as well as classical crosscountry, can be practised on Hautacam 15 km long range of slopes. Situated in middle altitude, Hautacam is above all a place of quietness and tranquillity with wonderful panoramas, lots of sunshine, particularly recommended for a family stay.
It is also locally known as a starting point for snow-shoe walking trips towards the lakes, or the ridges.