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Highest ski resort in the French Pyrenees
An exhilarating 1100m drop from the 2528m top station

Close to
The Pyrenees National Park
The Néouvielle Nature Reserve
The Mont Perdu massif
The GR10 coast to coast walking route

Skiing from 1420m to 2520m
45km of downhill skiing
5 green
20 blue
9 red
6 black
Exhilarating Night skiing

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At an Altitude of 1860m Piau is the highest resort in the French Pyrenees and with an abundance of north facing slopes the snow quality is good and long-lasting. In fact, Piau Engaly guarantees snow by contract. You either love or hate this futuristic looking ski station that simultaneously blends into the background whilst projecting an avant-garde image.

The resort caters well for beginners right up to expert skiers. Its centrepiece is the exhilarating 1100m drop from the 2528m top station on the Pic de Piau, the greatest altitude descent in the French Pyrenees. There is also some excellent off piste, which like most of the Pyrenees resorts, benefits from the lower density of skiers. When the powder falls it’s not skied out within hours.

For children the centre of the station is well designed and provides a sheltered beginner’s area with facilities to ensure that your children, and therefore you, enjoy their stay. Even down to the car free environment, Piau is designed for pedestrians. Large free car parks are provided and a reception team ensures that the short shuttle-service to your accommodation is hassle free. For hardy travellers there is also a dedicated camping-car area.

Investment continues to ensure that access to the slopes remains a pleasure and your time is devoted to skiing not queuing. Recent additions to the resort include another 6 seater chairlift enabling access to the high skiing area of l'Engaly within 4 minutes. As a result the area has been improved with the creation of 2 new blue runs providing a further 2.5 km of blue rated piste.

Although primarily a winter ski station this is excellent walking territory in the summer. Marmots and Isards ramble at the foot of the resort under the gaze of cows grazing in the meadows. The Pyrenees National Park surrounds the resort, The Néouvielle Nature Reserve with its magnificent lakes and The Mont Perdu massif with the Cirque de Barroude, classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO can all be explored from here.
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