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Purpose built ski in, ski out resort

Largest ski resort on the French side of the Pyrenees
Skiing from 1400m to 2500m
100km downhill slopes
23 green
19 blue
21 red
6 black
Snowpark: boardercross, tables, big air, rails
Floodlit run for night skiing

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Slope Info
Piste Map
Lift Pass Tariff

Ideal base for
Cycling – take on the Col du Tourmalet
38km of mountain bike trails

Trips to the Pic du Midi observatory

Near the GR10 coat to coast walking route
Walking in the Néouvielle nature reserve
The purpose built ski station of La Mongie contrasts well with the village of Barèges in servicing the vast Tourmalet ski domain. The ski in, ski out resort stands at 1800m and the pistes rise majestically all around. This is the largest ski resort on the French side of the Pyrenees with over 100km of runs set between 1400 and 2500m. The domain provides an excellent combination of vast open bowls, tree lined runs and some exceptional off piste. It even hosted the downhill world skiing championships in 1986.

For fans of fresh snow and exhilarating descents, Tourmalet’s signature run is the much heralded, guided off piste descent from the Pic du Midi. For decades this classic cable car was reserved for privileged scientists making their way to and from the exploratory perched at the top of the Pic. However the cable car is now open for skiers and snowboarders who can hire the services of a local ski guide and tackle a memorable off piste descent.

In the summer, as well as the base station for trips to the Pic du Midi, La Mongie is only 4km from the famous Col du Tourmalet which ranks as the highest driveable mountain pass in the French Pyrenees. Possibly one of the most gruelling stages on the Tour de France this is an excellent destination for cyclists looking for the ultimate road cycle challenge. This is also superb mountain biking country with numerous routes ranging from leisurely tracks to steep technical descents.

A trip to La Mongie can never be complete until the Pic du Midi has been experienced. Climb aboard the cable car in the heart of the resort and prepare to straddle the sky in a 15 minute ride to the observatory of the Pic du Midi. The stunning and unforgettable panorama seen from the 600m² of terraces at an altitude of 2,877 metres includes the Pyrenean chain, the great Southern plains and the foothills of the Massif Central.
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