In the heart of the Pyrenees National Park
This fine skiing resort is located in the heart of the National Park of the Pyrenees in a unique and preserved setting. It is ideal for family holiday thanks to various activities. Here relaxation and activities are on harmony.
Resort height: 1730 to 2450 m
No. of lift: 13
No. of slopes: 21
Total pistes length: 36 kms (about 23 miles)
Snow canons: 11
Purpose built: No
Snow : **
Beginners’ Area : ***
Off piste : **
Non skiers : ***
Cauterets: from an architecture 1900 to the modernity of the 21st century
At the foot of the pistes, Cauterets is an attractive resort situated at the heart of the Pyrenees National Park in a unique and protected setting, perfect for a family holiday. The village has all the services you need. It is a mixture of modern and traditional pyrenean styles, a clever mix of 1900 spirit and today commodities.
Skiing in Cauterets
Access to the pistes is from the village by seated cable-car, from your seat you can admire the local scenery as you climb. The Lys ski area benefits from an excellent snow record due to its geographical orientation. Adventure skiing, fun skiing, or skiing to discover the local countryside, all is possible and for all levels of skier. With the fast six seater chair lift, sunny terraces for lunch and perfectly maintained pistes you have it all for a great holiday. At the Pont d’Espagne downhill skiing area, look after the children skiing down for first time, while drinking a coffee at a sunny terrace. This area is perfect for beginners and the equipment dedicated to families.
If you are interested by cross-country skiing, the Pont d’Espagne ski area, in the National Park of the Pyrenees, has 6kms (about 4 miles) of ski runs. A strictly protected area, for a cross-country skiing day, in scenery reminiscent of the Rockies.
In the village and on the ski runs: kindergardens and area for children from 2 months to 12 years old.
In the village: 500 chalets or apartments, 16 hotels, tourist residences, holiday centres for families and snow caravanning.
Spa bath and the Après-ski
For the ultimate in relaxation the Bains du Rocher Spa baths offers a personalised programme of treatments, outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath...
For the apres-ski you can enjoy the local entertainments in the village, the skating rink, enjoy a mulled wine on the terrace of one of the many bars.
The resort overview
To finish the day why not take the kids to the skating rink or for a stroll around the village and a ride on the merry-go-round. For gourmets, assist the making of “Berlingots”, the local sweets, speciality of the village for one century. Everyone will be seduced by the amazing colours and tastes...
But also: street park, swimming pool, casino and multimedia space, museums and craft activities.
From Lourdes Pyrenees airport: About 45mns drive.
Take N21 towards Lourdes. In Lourdes, continue towards Argelès-Gazost on D821. Then continue on D921 towards Pierrefitte-Nestalas, there take D920 towards Cauterets.
A la carte airport and station transfers: this transport service is made to measure and adapted to your wishes. Air conditioned minibus can carry 1 - 7 persons in complete comfort, with your baggage to any destination in the south west. Information: 00 33 562 56 70 00