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Cauterets Ski Resort Guide

Cauterets, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length35km
Highest Lift2,500m
Resort Height1,750m
 Nearest AirportsLourdes and Pau
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The ski area of Cauterets is in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,750m, with 35km of marked runs.


Cauterets has direct access to 35km of downhill skiing, with 25 marked pistes, served by a total of 21 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,750m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,500m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Cauterets offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Cauterets offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Cauterets.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Cauterets is 6km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Cauterets?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 19 June.

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Ski Area Stats

Cauterets Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Cauterets Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,500m
Resort Altitude (Cauterets)1,750m
Lowest Piste1,300m
Max Vertical1,200m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Cauterets
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Cauterets

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Location and Map

Where is Cauterets?

This ski resort is in the French Pyrenees in Argelès-Gazost, Hautes-Pyrénées.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Cauterets is Lourdes, 46 minutes drive away.

Pau, Biarritz, Toulouse, San Sebastián and Carcassonne airports are all within three hours drive.

Lourdes is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 21 ski lifts are able to uplift 8,100 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 11 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Cauterets open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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