Grand TourmaletBarèges - La Mongie
Le Grand Tourmalet is the biggest area in the Pyrenees, with 11km from La Mongie to Barèges, its pine valleys, its mythical "Col du Tourmalet", its various sectors and the Pic du Midi of Bigorre… It offers an infinite variety of sceneries !
A ski area combining tradition with exhilaration
The ski resort of Grand Tourmalet is the biggest in the French Pyrenees. During your skiing holiday or weekend at the Grand Tourmalet, enjoy the ski slopes, extending over 100 kilometres with 69 pistes and 28 ski lifts, peaking at an altitude of 2,500 metres.
Pistes to suit all levels
For beginners, the Grand Tourmalet ski station is well-suited to learners, with no less than 17 green pistes, including the ‘piste des quatre thermes’, the highest point of the resort, facing the Pic du Midi.
The Grand Tourmalet also has 17 green pistes, 21 red, 7 black and the « nouvelle glisse » area, on the peaks of Tourmalet. This is a completely off-piste area, supervised by mountain professionals, extending down the three sides of the Pic du Midi; Barèges, Artigues-Campan or Taoulet. Take your pick!
Choose your activities
Your Grand Tourmalet skiing holiday is also about relaxing in one of the five high altitude restaurants, or memorable family moments ; a ride in a snow tamping machine, tobogganing from Le Tourmalet, a torchlight descent, snowmobile riding…Finally, to unwind, take some time out in the warm waters of one of the fitness centres. Aquensis in La Mongie, or Cieléo in Barèges.
Barèges and La Mongie, two different approaches to skiing
Barèges is a typical Pyrenean village, offering the perfect getaway. Here you ski in the heart of a pine forest with charming slopes. Barèges is one of the leading resorts of the Pyrenees. That is what gives it authenticity. You will also find it pleasurable and friendly with three high altitude restaurants.
The atmosphere at La Mongie is 100% fun, 100% snow! La Mongie is the paradise of freeriding, especially because of its proximity to the Pic du midi station. Numerous lodgings at the foot of the pistes let you enjoy your holiday skiing all the way!
A summer resort for lovers of hiking
In addition to being a legendary stage of the Tour de France, Le Grand Tourmalet is also an exceptional destination for summer tourism. The area becomes a magnificent place of discovery and offers many walks. Explore the Néouvielle and its enchanting lakes, the green valley of Campan and its barns, the « balcony » of the Plateau de Lumière with its magnificent viewpoint. Savour the charm of typical Pyrenean houses with their slate roofs and enjoy the experience of the thermal springs during your summer holiday in Le Grand Tourmalet.