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Stunning Views over Capcir

Ideal base for
Lake Puyvalador
Ginèvre peak
Fontrabiouse caves

Excellent fishing in Lake Puyvalador
Mushroom picking

16 downhill ski slopes
From 1700m to 2400m
3 green
5 blue
6 red
2 black
Plentiful Off piste

120km cross country skiing
Guided off piste snow shoe walks
Children’s ski garden

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Piste Map
Lift Pass Tariff

Puyvalador is a pretty mountain village nestled high in the mountains of the Capcir area of Pyrenees Orientales. It offers some delightful contrasting landscapes from the views out across the lake that shares its name to the immense pine forests on its doorstep.

In the summer this is a popular destination for its climate and wonderful air quality. Lake Puyvalador provides the perfect place to enjoy a variety of water sports including a spot of fishing or simply bathing. For something more energetic there is tennis and some good trekking around the spectacular natural scenery either on foot or on horseback. For something a little different you can try your hand at mushroom picking towards the Ginèvre peak and to get out of the sun why not try the illuminated Fontrabiouse caves with their spectacular calcite formations, emerald green lake and monumental columns in shimmering colours.

In the winter the family ski resort of Puyvalador makes the most of this great location. At an altitude of between 1700 to 2400 metres elevation the pistes snake through the immense pine forest providing mainly beginner to intermediate skiing over a choice of 16 downhill runs. This is also a major cross country ski domain with a wapping 120km of marked trails and can also boast a plentiful supply of off piste opportunities in this vast, untamed landscape. Guided off piste walks and snow shoe trips can be enjoyed by all the family and there is also a sheltered ski garden available for the children.
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