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Bareges & La Mongie Ski Resort Guide

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Bareges village, Bareges & La Mongie photo

Bareges & La Mongie

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Bareges & La Mongie

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Blue run down to the ski car park - Bastan, Bareges & La Mongie photo

Bareges & La Mongie

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Slope Stats

  • 2877m

  • 1628m

  • 1249m

  • Acres of ski:618
  • Pistes:69
  • Snowmaking:Yes
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:31 km
  • beginner40%
  • intermediate55%
  • advanced5%

Bareges & La Mongie are part of the Grand Tourmalet ski resort, the biggest ski area in the French Pyrenees. The Grand Tourmalet has over 100km of pistes, 43 lifts (all main access lifts are high speed 6s') and extensive snow making capacity, offering skiers an incredible 1250 metres (4000 feet) of vertical descent. It is a very varied resort, Alpine in style and incorporating 5 different ski areas. There are accessible nursery slopes, long cruising blues and challenging red and black pistes. For expert skiers, the resort is also famed for its off-piste and has access to the Pic du Midi (2877m), an entirely un-pisted mountain that attracts world cup freeride competitions. There is a large terrain park with boarder cross, big air, bumps, rails and boxes. The nearest airports are at Pau (1.5 hrs) and Ossun (Tarbes/Lourdes) (45 min). Toulouse and Biarritz are within 2.5 hours by car and the nearest train station to Bareges & La Mongie is at Lourdes. Accommodation: the resort has two contrasting centres either side of the col du Tourmalet; La Mongie and Bareges. La Mongie is purpose built directly on the pistes with mostly self catering appartments but with a large selection of bars, restaurants & ski shops. Bareges is an authentic mountain village, with a fabulous thermal spa complex, friendly locals, two ski schools, and a good selection of services: cinema, bars, restaurants, 1,2 & 3* hotels and one of the only catered ski chalets in the Pyrenees.


  • Nearest Airport:Pau/Ossun/Tarbes/Lourdes
  • Nearest Train Station:Lourdes
  • Tourist Office Phone:+33562926819
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Lifts:43 (11 chair lifts, 32 surface lifts)
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Station description:

Grand Tourmalet (Barèges-La Mongie) ski domain; the largest ski resort in the French Pyrenees.

You can explore kilometres of well-groomed piste set in beautiful unspoiled scenery, for a fraction of what you would pay in the Alps, and without the crowds. The Pyrenees are wonderful in the winter, receiving more snow annually than the Alps due to their maritime position near to the Atlantic coast. The weather conditions are also ideal – stable high pressure systems bringing clear blue skies, interspersed with heavy snowstorms to refresh the slopes.

1250-2877m altitude
110km of runs
70 pistes
36 ski lifts
6 black runs
23 red runs
21 blue runs
22 green runs
The largest ski resort in the Pyrenees

As a result, the Grand Tourmalet resort has a long season from the end of November through to the middle of April. Recent huge investments in snow-making equipment should guarantee snow throughout. Grand Tourmalet resort also offers a range of ski passes, from one day to whole week passes, with discounts for students and families. An adult day pass for the whole resort is approx 40€, and a 6 day pass for the whole resort including the Pic du Midi is 213 €.

What level of skier is the Grand-Tourmalet resort good for?

It has a great deal to offer for all levels. Beginners have gentle nursery slopes to practice on, with “magic carpets” taking you up the slopes. There are then beautiful, wide runs to try your new skills on, including a green run back to the village. The resort has 22 green and 21 blue pistes, making it possible to visit all of the five interconnected ski areas without straying onto anything too challenging.

For the more advanced skier, there are 23 red runs, and 6 blacks, as well as huge off-piste potential. Off piste-skiing and ski touring in the Pyrenees is becoming more well-known and the local ski instructors are swift to encourage forays away from the pistes. The Pic du Midi lift is now open to anyone wishing to attempt the legendary off-piste descent from the observatory at 2877m right down into the Barèges side of the resort.

Le Grand Tourmalet est le plus grand domaine des Pyrénées, avec 11 km de La Mongie à Barèges, ses vallées de sapins, ses paysages minéraux, ses alpages, et le Pic du Midi... Il offre une variété infinie de paysages !


La station de ski du Tourmalet est la plus grande des Pyrénées françaises. Pendant votre séjour ou votre week-end ski au Grand Tourmalet, profitez du domaine skiable qui s'étend sur 100 kilomètres, 68 pistes, et 28 remontées, culminant à 2500 mètres d'altitude.


Pour les débutants, la station de ski du Grand Tourmalet est adaptée à l'apprentissage avec pas moins de 24 pistes bleues dont la piste des 4 Termes, point culminant de la station face au Pic du Midi.

Le ski au Grand Tourmalet, c'est aussi 17 pistes vertes, 21 rouges, 6 noires et l’espace "nouvelle glisse" sur les pentes de Caoubère et du Pic de Midi. Un domaine intégralement hors-piste, encadré par des professionnels de la montagne, s’étend sur les trois versants du Pic du Midi : Barèges, Artigues-Campan ou Taoulet, faites votre choix !


Votre séjour de ski au Grand Tourmalet, c'est aussi des moments de détente dans l'un des cinq restaurants d'altitude, ou de découvertes inoubliables en famille : balade en dameuse, descente en luge du Tourmalet, descente aux flambeaux, motoneige...

Pour vous délasser, faites enfin une pause dans les eaux chaudes des établissements de remise en forme Aquensis à La Mongie ou Cieléo à Barèges.


Côté Barèges, c'est un village typique des Pyrénées qui s'offre à vous pour un maximum de dépaysement. Vous skiez au cœur d'une forêt de sapins, lors de descentes pleines de charme. Barèges est l'une des toutes premières stations des Pyrénées, c'est ce qui fait son authenticité. Vous y trouverez également le plaisir de la convivialité avec trois restaurants d'altitude.

Côté La Mongie, c'est une ambiance 100% fun, 100% neige. ! La Mongie est le paradis du free ride, notamment avec la proximité de la gare du Pic du midi. Les nombreux hébergements au pied des pistes vous permettent de vivre votre séjour ski à fond !


Outre l’étape mythique du Tour de France, Le Grand Tourmalet est aussi une destination d’exception pour le tourisme estival. Le domaine devient alors un magnifique espace de découvertes et propose de nombreuses balades. Découvrez le Néouvielle et ses lacs enchanteurs, la verdoyante vallée de Campan et ses granges, le « balcon » du Plateau de Lumière et son magnifique point de vue…

Vous pourrez savourer le charme des maisons typiquement pyrénéennes aux toits d'ardoise, et goûter, durant votre séjour d'été au Grand Tourmalet, aux plaisirs du thermalisme.

Information supplied 1 Jan 2016

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:24 Mar
  • Last Snowfall:23 March 2017
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Excellent
  • Off-piste:Varied

Today’s Weather (2064 m)view full snow forecast

snow showers
25 SSW25
-1 °CF-Level
snow showers
15 SSW15
0 °CF-Level
10 SSE10
2 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Bareges & La Mongie

Steve Webster from United Kingdom writes:

Bareges/La Mongie is now known as "Le Grand Tourmalet".
Bareges was one of the earliest ski resorts in France, dating from the 1930's, but is now quite low by modern day standards. La Mongie, at 1850m, is much higher and the snow markedly better.
I flew Ryanair, from Stansted to Lourdes, early on a Saturday morning, carrying full ski kit incl boots, skis, av kit etc..
After a surprisingly pleasant flight (I'm not a fan), we were met on arrival by Stef (the male part of the chalet partnership in which we were staying), and less than an hour later were at our base for the week: Chalet Tourmalet. As its name suggests, it is on the Col du Tourmalet, one of the most famous climbs on the Tour de France.
Stef reckoned that we could have been on the slopes by 11am! (A feat I've only ever achieved in the Alps at Cham or PdS when flying the same day.)
The skiing?
Well? First thing to say is that the snow wasn't brilliant. But? That was more a function of the strange weather system that had freezing levels over 3000m across both Pyrenees and Alps, than any particular local phenomenon.
The pistes were in good condition and it is clear the resort is making big efforts to "up their game", with new lifts, runs and snow making.
I skied precious little off-piste, but the potential is awesome! The resort has some easily accessible pitches for novice off-pisters and really great treks for the true powder hound! The signature mountain of the area, Pic du Midi. has ski de Haute Montagne that rivals better known gnarly spots such as La Grave and Meiji....
My accommodation was truly excellent! Carolyn & Stef were fantastic hosts! Superb food, excellent evenings, clean and comfortable surroundings, and I was even introduced to the RN version of Ludo! (Never having played Ludo, I was amazed at how competitive "Uckers" was!)
Ryanair fly to Lourdes Saturday & Tuesday, but Toulouse is only a couple of hours away with many more flights.
I thoroughly recommend you try it!

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