The Font Romeu Pyrénées 2000 ski resort is a must-see for those who want to throw a knife blind when choosing snow and mountain holidays in the Pyrenees. It ski area covers 4 sectors: Pyrénées 2000, Aveillans, Calme and Airelles.
The resort holds many alpine trails, with unique characteristics that differentiate them depending on the sectors and the different infrastructures with which they are equipped.
Layout and location of the Font Romeu ski resort
Pyrénées 2000 is a charming and pleasant villa at the base of the slopes, offering a wide range of local products and post-ski entertainment. A ski school with its own snow garden, as well as many varied restaurants await you in this area.
Pyrénées 2000 is a typical mountain village that has managed to maintain its rurality despite the modernity of its facilities. Located 1800 meters above sea level, in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees. This area of the resort offers ski-in, ski-out accommodation, a major asset for the impatient who want to ski on powder snow as soon as they wake up.
You will find no problem finding an available accommodation that grants your wishes or needs, thanks to the variety of available accommodation. Chalets, apartments, hostels and rural houses are just some of the options to choose from.
Trails in the Airelles sector of Font Romeu
The slopes of the Airelles sector get fame and recognition among families. Access to this sector is by road or by gondola, from the center of Font Romeu. This area is usually crowded by beginners, children and people who are starting in the snow, it is a sector oriented mainly to skiing.
The area was designed with accessibility, ease use of the slopes and guest comfort in mind. The resort has set up a 20hectare wooded and secure play area that offers 2 sled runs, magic carpet and chairlift for kids, a double slalom, 2 mini bordercross and snow games.
Children also have means to progress in ski learning thanks to the 6 safe green slopes at their disposal.
The Airelles sector benefits from all possible comfort. There is a ski kindergarten, two ski schools, and restaurants to eat and taste the typical dishes of the high mountain. Although it is not necessary, we can leave our ski equipment safely in the locker area, where we can leave the skis while eating. If we do not have our own, there are shops at the resort where you can rent all the necessary equipment. In this sector we can also purchase forfaits, necessary in order to use the resorts’ facilities. It only remains to enjoy, both on and without skis, this magnificent sector in Font Romeu Pyrénées 2000.
The busiest sector in Font Romeu
In the Aveillans sector we can go a step further when it comes to discovering excitement. Accessible only by ski or snowboard, Aveillans is located among 1700 and 2000 meters. Due to its altitude, this sector of the ski resort is mainly intended for experienced skiers or riders.
It offers breath taking black slopes, served by two chair lifts that allows Aveillans take full advantage of the considerable altitude elevation differences on this northern slope. This little corner of paradise holds a trail mainly aimed to competitions.
As we glide down the trail, we can feel like international competitors and follow in the footsteps of ski champions. This sector, located on the edge of the Pyrenees National Park is very pleasant; It allows a connection with the mountain that we olny can find in few other locations.
La Calme sector, skiing in its purest form
This sector is the highest in the Font Romeu Pyrénées 2000 ski area. When moving to this sector, we will enter an area designed for visual delight, where we can glare unique landscapes worthy of the most beautiful postcards; the Roc de la Calme rises to 2213 meters. From this point, the views of the astonishing Carlit peak, as well as the Canigó massif, a spectacular panorama that we will always remember. La Calme Nord and Sud are well-equipped sections of the resort.
Actually, the La Calme plateau has all the customer-oriented facilites. At 2050 meters above sea level, we find a car park, a restaurant at the foot of the chair lifts (ideal to satisfy small appetites between descents), a ticket office and a rescue station.
The Calme plateau is also the starting point for several Nordic skiing and hiking trails. Of course, alpine skiers can also reach this sector. Recently the resort groomed a dozen red (difficult) and several black (very difficult) trails to guarantee excitement at its finest.
This area is especially well equipped. “Freestyle” skiers and snowboarders will find here their particular playground and a place to spend time with their passion. At the same time, a snowpark has been created between Roc de la Calme and its plateau. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced skier, it just takes a little bravery to try your luck at the multiple modules and rails. The resort offers a special forfait to access the snowpark.
Skiing is only part of everything that Font Romeu has to offer
The sun. With many hours of sunshine allow you to enjoy the slopes all day, greatly easing orientation through the trails.
The resort has up to 111 km of Nordic trails, necessary if we want to enjoy the snow at our leisure and without the crowds. From the resort all skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to try the Nordic domain, specifically the Font-Romeu area and the biathlon track.
In Dorres, Llo or Saint Thomas, enjoy the perfect moment of relaxation, outdoors, contemplating the idyllic nature surroundings from a spring water bath always at 36 ° C, flowing beneficial vapors.
The Yellow Train, an authentic railway monument in the region, which crosses the most beautiful landscapes of the eastern Pyrenees, using bridges built like a century ago. This train runs all year, both in winter and in summer.
The “Les Neiges Catalanes” forfaits allow you to travel to the ski resorts of “Les Neiges Catalanes”, a group of 8 ski resorts in the eastern Pyrenees; an interesting option if the Font Romeu ski resort falls short. Some figures: 172 alpine ski slopes, 89 ski lifts, 230 km of slopes, 1220 snow cannons, 420 km of Nordic ski slopes, 340 monitors, 15 ski schools, 9 snow parks.
We can also visit the giant Odeillo solar oven, an important heritage location in the area, a “laboratory of excellence” where world-renowned chefs meet. It is the first large industrial capacity solar oven built in the world, whose satellite dish has been listed as a Historical Monument since 2009.