Grand Tourmalet / Barèges-La Mongie
|Hautes-Pyrénées||Altitude : 1400 - 2500 m|
At the foot of the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, the Grand Tourmalet offers you the biggest skiing area in the French Pyrenees. Come and discover a two-sided resort : on the West end, you'll find Barèges with its traditional charm and the activities of a Pyrenean village, and on the East end, at the very heart of the ski domain, lays La Mongie with all the conveniences of a ski in, ski out resort, in a high mountain environment.
70 pistes - 34 lifts : 1 cable car, 14 chair lifts including 3 declutching 6-seater, 16 ski lifts and 3 moving carpets, representing 32 km of lifts (flow : 42 000 skiers/hour) - 232 snow guns - 4 ski school - heated picnic room - 5 high-altitude restaurants - luge piste - 1 new sliding area, boardercross, tables, big air, rails - For riders : 1500 m of difference in height at the Pic du Midi for a long and fabulous downhill glide.
|PRICES 2012-13||Day||4 hours |
|37 €||32 €||202 € |
|Youth (5 to 17)||32 € ||- ||177 € |
|Student||32 € ||-||177 € |
|Family**||- ||- ||708 € |
*"Grand Tourmalet" package : for 6 to 7 days Grand Tourmalet individual or family unlimited access to Barèges-la Mongie and Pic du Midi.
** Family: 2 adults + 2 children from 6 to 17 years old.
Groups : ask us.
Barèges : ski lessons at the E.S.F. ski school : Tel. : 05 62 92 18 22 – equipment rental – accommodation in the resort.
Barèges : Snow kid's garden in Tournaboup. Information at the ski schools :
- E.S.F. Tel : 05 62 92 68 86 -web site:www.esf-bareges.com
- Ecoloski : Tel. : 05 62 92 69 66 - www.ecoloski.fr
Helios outside centre from children 3 to 12 years old (school holidays) Tel. 05 62 92 17 00.
Nanny and baby-siter avaible at the tourist Office.
La Mongie :
Piou Piou Club : tel 05 62 91 92 44 (from 3 to 11 years).
Mini club ESF for every children (3 to 5 years) who want to have fun and try skiing.
In Piou Piou club all is done so that skiing is a pleasure and a play.
The Piou Piou Club in la Mongie is :
- a protected area and a specific material (small ski lift, figurine like marmots...).
- ski instructors to supervise and educate the little ones.
Day care: Tel: 05 62 91 93 69 from 1 to 3 years. Reservation recommended : firstname.lastname@example.org
In Barèges : Snowshoeing outings (day, half day, by night) - sled dogs - snowmobile outings - paragliding - thermal baths Cieleo to access at an aquatic relaxation area and at the same time take advantage of fitness cares - squash - library - cinema - bars - ice skating rink at 15 km - disco - automated cash dispenser - service station.
In La Mongie : visit of the Pic du Midi : access with cable car in la Mongie - shop -restaurant snowmobile outings - snowshoes outings with guide (day, half day or night) - ice rink for child - familial entertainment during school holidays - musical bars - automated cash dispenser - dogs sled (outings, initiation to drive...).
In Campan-Payolle (16 km) : cross-country skiing and snowshoeing ; dogs sled.
In Bagnères de Bigorre (25 km) : the " Aquensis, la cité des eaux " fitness centre - rock climbing - horse riding - indoor tennis - swimming pool -cinema - disco - natural history museum - casino in bagnères de bigorre. Golf (18 holes facing Pyrenees).
In the valley : via Ferrata. Acrobatic course. Potholing. Paragliding. Visit sheepfolds...
All the information at the Grand Tourmalet Tourist Office : 05 62 95 50 71 - 05 62 91 70 36
January : The snowshoeing day.
February 2nd / 3rd : Open Altitoy.
March : The Grand Tourmalet / Pic du Midi Derby. Ski competition off-piste by team.
4 car parks representing 1205 spots (1 indoor representing 110 spots). 1 winter caravanning park on site.
By road: A64 "la Pyrénéenne" Tarbes exit, then N21 until Lourdes, in the direction of Argelès-Gazost, then Luz saint Sauveur and D918.
Train station: Lourdes at 40 km - SNCF shuttle from Lourdes to Barèges.
Airport: Tarbes at 50 km.
La Mongie :
Car parks : 3300 spots.
Mobile home: 50 spots in the resort - spots with terminals in the Artigues city campsite.
Winter caravaning park: at 8 km , 100 spots - at 25 km (Bagnères) , 250 spots.
By road: A64 " la pyrénéene".from Biarritz n°12 Tarbes-Ouest exit - from Toulouse n°14 exit in Tournay.
Train station: Tarbes (train arrival), then bus shuttle to Bagnères de Bigorre and La Mongie.
Airport: Tarbes at 50 km or Pau at 75 km.