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Tourmalet offers the largest linked ski circuit in the French Pyrenees with over 120km of pistes straddling the Col du Tourmalet. Boasting a long season from early December right through to April, the Tourmalet ski area is ideal for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Whether you are a fan of ski-in, ski-out convenience or rustic mountain charm, the two main resorts of the Domaine Du Tourmalet area will cater for your preferences. Nestling in a mountain valley at 1250m, Bareges is an attractive town famous for its naturally heated mineral waters, the highest thermal baths in France. Contrast Bareges’ period charm with the modernity and convenience of 1800m La Mongie, set above the treeline amongst a backdrop of stunning peaks.

This is intermediate paradise. Long swooping blue runs drop down from the Col du Tourmalet enabling the competent intermediate skier to really chalk up the miles. In addition to 19 blue runs, there are 21 reds to provide some challenge as well as six blacks to test the advanced skier.

Recently, Tourmalet has acquired something of a reputation for off piste skiing and boarding. The high, wide-open bowls have vast unpisted expanses between the lifts and interesting itineraries such as Aygues Cluses from the top of the Quatre Termes lift can be easily accessed. The Pic Du Midi observatory cable car is now open to off-piste riders, so why not employ the services of a local guide and experience some of the legendary descents from the top of the 2872m peak. The Domaine du Tourmalet is rapidly becoming the best-kept off-piste secret in France.

The Tourmalet area is very definitely boarder-friendly as virtually all of the runs are accessed by chairlift. Add to this the recently expanded snowpark above Super Bareges and the off-piste expanses and you have one of the best snowboarding resorts in the Pyrenees.

Overall, Tourmalet has something for everyone; forgiving nursery slopes, endless blue and red runs, some serious off-piste, quaint spa-town and purpose-built resort – all for a fraction of the prices you would pay in the Alps.