Porté Puymorens is a small Catalan village known as the ‘resort of three nations’ due to its location tucked in France between Spain and Andorra. Walking through the small streets the village has preserved its natural charms. There are only a few hotels here as the resort has been overlooked by skiers heading for the better known slopes in Andorra. However it does attract a considerable number of day-trippers who arrive particularly for the vast snow park and the stunning landscapes surrounding the resort; forests of dark, deciduous pines and glacial lakes.
The resort of three nations
At an altitude of 1600m
Ideal base for
Porté Puymorens Canyon
Hot sulphur springs at Llo and Dorres
Nearby equestrian centre
From 1600m to 2500m
45km downhill slopes
45km cross country skiing in
3 cross-country loops, marked and maintained
Snow shoe trails
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Lift Pass Tariff
Between the Col de Puymorens and the mountains of Andorra, you can ski at an altitude of between 1600-2500 metres. There are 20 runs to suit mainly beginners to intermediates totalling 40 km, a 600 metre long snow park with tables, hips, slides and big air plus a 100 metre long halfpipe. The 45km of marked cross country routes are spread over 3 distinct circuits providing scenic routes from the village into the forest as well as a higher Nordic ski area at 1900m. A ski garden for the children completes the list of current installations.
However the ski resort of Porté Puymorens is likely to go through a period of dramatic change. With the highly impressive continued development of Andorran skiing the resort of Grand Valira pushed its boundaries into France at the start of the 2005/06 season with the opening of the Estany lift, a 6 man express opening up a new beginners area with one green and one blue run. There are plans in place to make the link with the Porté Puymorens ski area turning this sleepy overlooked resort into an integral part of the largest ski domain in the Pyrenees.
In summer adrenalin packed entertainment continues in the form of canyoning. The stunning Porté Puymorens canyon offers some great slides, abseils and jumps into deep pools of clear water, including one at 11m high. There is also an equestrian centre close by, some breath taking walking through the Lanoux Valley and the hot sulphur baths at Llo and Dorres to relax and unwind are only a few miles away.