Traditionally marked by skiing, these Christmas holidays have a whole new air about them. Despite the ski lifts being closed, the ski resorts are open and are showing great ingenuity with efforts to attract winter sports lovers. Here we’ve got some great examples from the Haute-Garonne ski resorts for Christmas holidays: Luchon Superbagnères, Le Mourtis and Bourg d’Oueil.

With an exceptional natural mountain setting, a change of scenery is guaranteed by these landscapes, and by the traditional atmosphere of the surrounding villages and towns. The Haute-Garonne resorts offer several activities to make the most out of the mountains at Christmas.

> Luchon Superbagnères

From the center of Luchon, the cable car gives you direct access to the high-altitude sectors of Superbagnères. In just 8 minutes, you will discover a protected domain with an exceptional panorama. To the delight of mountain and winter sports enthusiasts several areas of the resort will be open.

Image: Luchon Superbagnères resort

Tobogganing and snowshoeing in Haute Garonne for Christmas

Enjoy the toboggan runs at the Luchon Superbagnères resort located in Haute Garonne and for Christmas, treat you and your children in these two equipped areas. The first is located in front of the ‘’La Chapelle” restaurant, while the second is in front of the ‘’Le Croque vite” restaurant.

Discover the snow and its contents by walking peacefully along the trails provided. A total of three snowshoe trails are available: Panoramic walk, Crêtes circuit and La Forestière, as well as a Nordic ski course on the Crêtes circuit.

> Le Mourtis

Also in Haute-Garonne these Christmas holidays, 1.5 hours from Toulouse and 3 hours from Bordeaux, at the gates of the Aran Valley, Le Mourtis offers you a multitude of possibilities to enjoy winter with family or friends. Here you will discover a family and friendly resort in a wooded environment with the most breathtaking views of the most beautiful peaks of the Pyrenees.

During these Christmas holidays, two tobogganing areas are open, the first in the upper car park and the second in the Artigues sector.

Image: Le Mourtis

A specially created ski touring route allows ski touring practitioners to climb up the “Promenade” track and descend via the “La Verte” slope.

The youngest will be able to indulge in the “Little skier” area to practice and discover skiing on the mat. Prices are fixed at just € 5 per person.

Finally, two snowshoe routes and an “Artigascou” Nordic skiing route allow you to discover the mountain in a relaxed fashion.


> Bourg d’Oueil

Tobogganing and orienteering in Haute Garonne for Christmas

The Christmas the small resort of Bourg d’Oueil located at the bottom of the deer valley under the eye of the Aneto offers an open toboggan area, as well as a permanent orienteering race ” LEARN O PARC ”.