The Cerdagne Basin, surrounded by high mountains, is home to many ski resorts including this one at Puigmal which shares its name. Thanks to its geographical position it enjoys an exceptionally sunny climate all year round, averaging 2800 hours of sunshine per year. Combine this with stunning scenery and numerous historic Roman treasures and you have a good choice of holiday destination.
Exceptionally sunny Cerdagne basin
Ideal base for
Stunning mountain scenery
Historic Roman treasures
Typical mountain villages
The Little Yellow Train
Natural hot springs at Llo
From 1800m to 2900m
32km downhill pistes
200 acre off piste area
Cross country skiing
Beginners area at the foot of the slopes
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Lift Pass Tariff
One of the best ways of seeing Cerdagne is to board the little yellow train. With its red and gold livery the train is a true symbol of the Catalan region having journeyed through Cerdagne for the past 90 years. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the aim of the Yellow Train line was to link the high Catalan plains with the rest of the region. A great deal of engineering work was needed including 19 tunnels and two remarkable bridges: the Séjourné viaduct and the Gisclard suspension bridge, which allow the Yellow Train to make light work of the 44-mile climb.
The ski area totals almost 800 acres spread over a choice of 30 pistes offering a good mix to suit all levels. Experts are well catered for here with a total of no less than 7 challenging blacks and 11 reds to tackle as well as a 200 acre off piste area. Recent investment in a new lift has taken the skiing up to 2700 metres. There are also two cross country ski trails here over 14km and a snow shoe circuit to compliment the downhill pistes and take full advantage of the spectacular scenery.
Around the resort, plenty of accommodation is available from a pick of pretty mountain villages including Err, Estavar, Palau de Cerdagne, Nahuja, Saillagouse and Sainte-Léocadie, as well as Dorres, Angoustrine, Llo, Ur, Valcebollère and Osséja .
To refresh tiring legs a trip to nearby Llo with its natural hot springs can prove unbeatable. The hot sulphurous waters emerge at 35°C into an open-air pool, equipped with a Jacuzzi, a “swim against the current” system and an indoor pool with massage jets and fountains.