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  • Ski area

    Bareges and La Mongie form the largest ski area in the Pyrenees – the Tourmalet ski area which, with access to 240km of slopes and 138 pistes sprawled across four beautiful valleys, provides plenty of terrain to keep your ski group busy. And with plenty of skiing above the 2000m line, the ski area is pretty snow sure.

    Bareges is quintessentially Pyrenean with an abundance of tree lined runs, most of which are wide open and cruisy, ideal for intermediates and skiers that are just beginning to find their legs.  The area also provides plenty of off piste for experts to try their hand at, we recommend you grab a local guide and go exploring. Those seeking more of a challenge on piste however should head across to La Mongie where you’ll find some tricky black runs like the Prade Berde – probably the most difficult run in the Tourmalet ski area.

    Snowboarders will also be in their element in the Tourmalet ski area - La Mongie has a fantastic boarder cross course where they host the Quicksilver cup every March –, a snow park with numerous features and a half pipe.

    The resort

    Nestled in the heart of the Hautes Pyrenees region, Bareges is one of two resorts that make up the wonderful Tourmalet ski area. Bareges is a pretty, traditionally Pyrenean resort, reasonably priced and in a great location – in fact, with three nearby airports (all within a two-hour drive), short transfers make Bareges an ideal option for a short ski break.

    The traditional spa town of Bareges contrasts sharply with the neighbouring, purpose built La Mongie (which forms the second half of the Tourmalet ski area) and is a great option if you have a soft spot for quaint mountain towns. Together though, these two resorts make up a fantastic ski area that truly caters for all abilities. 

    There’s plenty of entertainment besides skiing and snowboarding, including evening torchlight descents organised by one of the local ski schools and husky dog sledding excursions – which we especially recommend you try at a twilight hour! 

    Characteristically an ‘all-rounder’ resort, apres ski is varied and can depend on your preferences; if you looking for something wild, the Publ’Oncet is a good option, with most party animals then moving on to The Snow Time Club Jon which is usually rocking until the wee hours.


    Top elevation: 2500m

    Resort: 1400m

    Lifts in area: 34

    Pistes: 100kms

    Bareges profile

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    • Snowboarding

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    Transfer details

    Transfer Time: From Tarbes is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. From Toulouse airport is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

    Transfer Type: Resort Bus

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