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Cauterets Ski Resort Guide

Cauterets Ski Resort Guide

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Photo credit: Simon Stay

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Photo credit: Simon Stay

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Photo credit: Simon Stay

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 25 Nov

  • Last Snowfall: 17 November 2014
  • Snow Depth (upper): 25 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 5 cm
  • Piste: Closed
  • Off-piste: Limited

Today’s Weather (1950 m)

light rain
5 SE5
3 °C F-Level
rain showers
5 SSE5
3 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
10 SSW10
3 °C F-Level

Cauterets in France (in the Pyrenees region) is a large resort with 17 lifts (5 chair lifts, 10 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1100 metres (3610 feet) of vertical descent. Cauterets has 25 pistes. Cauterets is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 36 kilometers (22 miles) of cross country ski trails at Cauterets. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park. The nearest airport is at Lourdes and the nearest train station to Cauterets is at Lourdes. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Cauterets.

Resorts close to Cauterets include: Luz Ardiden (5 km), Bareges & La Mongie (15 km), Gavarnie/Gèdre (16 km), Gourette (20 km), Artouste (23 km),

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Cauterets Location Maps

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 25
  • Beginner: 20%
  • Intermediate: 70%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: 36 km
  • Snowmaking: -
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: -


  • Restaurants: 40
  • Bars: 40
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1100 m


  • Draglifts: 10
  • Chairlifts: 5
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 2
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 29 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 26 Apr 2015

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Information supplied 6 Mar 2013

Visitor Reviews of Cauterets

Tony Tollinton from United Kingdom writes:

Cauterets is a great little resort ideal for a few days skiing, and when you want a change there are resorts such as Bareges/La Mongie and Luz Ardiden that are no more than 45 minutes drive away.

Cauterets has not been discovered by the Brits yet, but it is great to visit at all times of the year. It has a good snow record and this probably explains why there is a longer skiing season than most resorts in the Alps. In the summer it becomes one of the premier mountaineering centres of the Pyrenees and has some fabulous walking on its doorstep.

Cauterets itself is at under 1000m, but the main skiing area is served by a gondola that goes up to 1850m. There are a good mix of blue and red runs and some blacks. There is also a small skiing area that is a short bus-ride/drive away at Pont d'Espagne, but this is more suited to cross-country skiing.

The appeal of Cauterets is not just the skiing but the resort itself. It developed as a spa town where people came to take the waters, and it retains a charm that is missing in most French Alpine resorts. Lots of restaurants and bars, but probably not much to appeal to anyone looking for exciting nightlife.

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City Forecasts
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city forecasts
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Surf Breaks
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surf forecast
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Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Cauterets

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Mountain Peaks
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mountain forecasts
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