This winter, thanks to its new 20-seater snow groomer cabin, the Pyrenean resort of Gavarnie-Gèdre offers new experiences in its ski area.

For several years, the Gavarnie-Gèdre resort has been promoting the idea that “ski lovers have their own secret garden”. It is true that it has all the ingredients of a great resort and knows how to delight all types of skiers, from beginners to lovers of steep slopes. Now it’s going after those who want to enjoy the mountains in a different way with a number of new products.

Paseo nocturno en una máquina pisanieves en la estación de Gavarnie Gèdre
Night ride in a snow groomer at the Gavarnie Gèdre resort. Photo: STEM International®.

A snow groomer ride at Gavarnie Gèdre and a gastronomic break at sunset

The adventure begins when the ski slopes close. The resort invites you to embark on a one-and-a-half hours ride in an unusual setting. You will ride a snow groomer to the top of the Gavarnie Gèdre ski area, where you can enjoy the colours of the setting sun on the surrounding mountains.

This exceptional panorama makes the inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List all the more significant.

A gastronomic break (charcuterie plate, wine…) is offered with a view of the Brèche de Roland. There is a photo booth installed there to immortalise this moment. Afterwards, the return journey will take a different route.

Pausa gastronómica durante el paseo en máquina pisanieves en Gavarnie Gèdre
Gastronomic break during the snow groomer ride in Gavarnie Gèdre. Photo STEM International®.

Practical information:

  • Book by phone on
  • Outside school holidays: every Saturday, meeting point at 4.45pm in the station car park (next to the ticket office).
  • During school holidays: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, meeting point at 4.45 p.m.
    at the station car park (next to the ticket office).
  • Prices: 28€/pers.
  • Children under 5 years old: 10€.
  • Includes the return trip in the snow groomer and a gastronomic break.
  • The resort reserves the right to change the dates if weather conditions require it. Mask compulsory in the cabin.
Sunset at Gavarnie Gèdre resort – Photo STEM International

Cross-country skiing and ice bar at an altitude of over 2000 m.

The St André plateau, at an altitude of 2,075 m in the heart of the domain, is an ideal place for contemplative discovery. With a view to developing a Nordic area in a domain that had hitherto been exclusively devoted to alpine skiing, this site was an obvious choice.

The area is accessible by a 20-seater snow groomer shuttle service, with several rotations per day on weekends and school holidays from 29 January 2022.

Non-skiers will not be left out, as the snow groomer will also take pedestrians to the Saint André area. During the 4 weeks of the February holidays, they will be offered a temporary restaurant at altitude: the ice bar. In this specially set up place in the snow, you will be able to taste mulled wine and cold drinks (including local beer specially edited for the 50th anniversary of the resort), sandwiches and local charcuterie dishes (labelled Hapy Saveurs).
The ice bar will be open from 11am to 4pm on the weekend of 29-30 January and daily from 5 February 2022.

Gavarnie Gèdre ice bar

Practical information: access to the Nordic area is without reservation.

Nordic ski pass + piste access prices (1 return trip):

  • Adults: 15€.
  • Juniors (12-17 years): 15€.
  • Children (5-12 years): 13€.
  • Baby (-5 years): free

Pedestrian tax, access to the trainers (1 return trip)

  • Adults: 10€.
  • Youth (12-17 years old): 10€.
  • Child (5-12 years old): 10€.
  • Baby (-5 years): free

Snow groomer shuttle timetable during the holidays:

  • Departures from the station at 9.30am, 11am and 1.30pm.
  • Return to the station at 10.30 a.m., 12 a.m., 2.30 p.m. and 3.45 p.m.

3 experiences in 1: snow groomer ride in Gavarnie, breakfast and first slopes on the slopes

There’s plenty of time in the morning with this 3 in 1!
It all starts with a ride in a snow groomer to the top of the Gavarnie-Gèdre domain, waking up to the sunlight behind the Brèche de Roland, where you will enjoy your breakfast. It is there that you will enjoy your breakfast —time seems to stand still!

You have no idea, but meanwhile, down below, things are boiling. The station staff are working hard to open up the pitch.

You’ll then be joined by a ski patroller whom you’ll have the pleasure of following as he opens the slopes and be the first to glide across the freshly groomed snow.

Sunset light at Gavarnie Gèdre resort. Photo STEM International®.

Practical information:

  • From 5 February 2022 – Monday and Wednesday mornings during school holidays.
  • Booking by phone on
  • Price: 20€ / person
  • Children under 5 years old: 5€.
  • Includes snow groomer ride, breakfast and ski descent with a ski patrol. Does not include ski pass to continue skiing during the day.
  • Duration approx. 1 hour

Put your skis under the table and have your food delivered to the slopes!

Enjoying a delicious hot home-cooked meal at the top of the slopes is possible this winter in Gavarnie-Gèdre, from 22 January. It’s very simple:

  • Book by phone on
  • Choose your table and your time slot between 12 noon and 3 pm. You can choose the “Relaxation” table at the top of the Col des Tentes or the “Chez Roland” table, facing the famous Brèche which according to legend is attributed to Roland, nephew of Charlemagne.
Delivery of meals on the slopes of the Gavarnie Gèdre resort. Photo STEM International®.
  • Choose your dish from two options
  • Go to the resort’s restaurant on the day of your reservation and pay before 10 am.
  • Be on time for delivery.
  • From 23€ for the formula (starter, dish of the day, dessert of the day, water).
  • A waste disposal kit is provided by the ski resort.
  • Limited to 6 people per table

These are just a few suggestions of winter activities in Gavarnie Gèdre. As you can see, much more than skiing awaits you. And if you’re a ski enthusiast, don’t miss the opportunity to discover this area with its undeniable charm and breathtaking panorama.