At the foot of the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, with 2,877 meters one of the highest mountains in the French Pyrenees, the Tourmalet ski area extends. The largest winter sports area in the French Pyrenees 1400-2500 meters combines the skiing areas of the stations La Mongie and Barèges, which are joined together since 1973.
More than 80 kilometeres of slopes are devided amongst 70 runs of all difficulty levels. These are perfectly connected by 37 lifts. Starting at the Col du Tourmalet - at 2106 meteres the pistes on two mountain slopes lead to La Mongie towards the east and to Barèges towards the west.
The offer of prepared slopes is completed by numerous challenging off-piste slopes. These can be found below the Pic du Midi and are best explored with a local mountain guide.
Even fans of the Nordic wintersport diciplines get their moneys worth in Tourmalet, where they can savour the Pyrenees beautiful landscape.
|Length of ski slopes||100km|
|Number of ski slopes||68|
From green to black - Pistes of all difficulty levels can be found on each side of the Col du Tourmalet. Thanks to the blue ski slope even beginners can enjoy the descent from the highest point of 2500m and the incomparable panorama from the top. There are easy slopes available for the descents into the valley leading to both stations. Whereas more experienced skiers can explore attractive red slopes through the lush forests or even venture to tackle one of the black slopes above the La Mongie.