Le Mourtis is a family ski resort in the Pyrenees located at the gates of the Val d’Aran, which stands out for its authenticity and personal attention to its guests. A natural setting located in the heart of a magnificent fir forest, attracts those seeking a rejuvenating mountain destination.
Le Mourtis Ski Resort Features
Located in the city of Boutx, beyond the Col de Menté (Valles de Saint-Béat), Le Moutis resort is a 1hour drive from Toulouse (and 3 hours from Bordeaux). It is made up of a group of chalets and mountain buildings well integrated into its wooded surroundings. The resort is divided into three sectors: the snow front, Courraou and Artigue, all linked by a free regular bus line.
Nestled at an altitude of 1350 m, mainly in the Comminges sector, the Mourtis ski resort has many buildings and amenities; accommodation (hotels, cabins, chalets, apartments, group reception center), restaurants, shops, equipment rental and kindergardens for children from 18 months to 6 years.
The resort is relatively modern. The records date back to 2005 when the community of communes in the canton of Saint-Béat plans to resume normal functions in the resort; until then, administered by the commune of Boutx.
After approximately one year, under the administration of this community of communes, significant investments were made. Mainly they were aimed to modernize and adapt the resort to the current demands of skiers. These funds allowed the purchase, in particular, of snow cannons.
Layout of the slopes at Le Mourtis
Its slopes extend over the first mountainous foothills of Haute-Garonne, the Mourtis alpine ski slopes, drawn from 1350 to 1860 m on three sides (East / North / South). It is a perfect place for skiers of all levels, among Tucs de Pan and l’Escala. Its balcony shape gives you a magnificent open view of the nearby plateaus and the peaks of the Pyrenees.
Two ski schools, the ESF (Ecole du Ski Français) and ESI (Ecole du Ski International) offer courses to all those who want to start, evolve and improve (both schools have a safe and suitable snow garden for young children).
The Mourtis ski resort offers 23 km of trails of all levels through its forests in 3 sectors. Skiing with Mourtis means letting your skis express themselves regardless of your level or willing to ski.
From the beginner to the more experienced skier, from the hiker to the freerider, everyone finds their favorite spot in this resort. There are 19 trails (4 green, 5 blue, 7 red and 3 black) served by 10 mechanical lifts, specifically 1 chair lift, 8 lifts and 1 magic carpet. The resort also offers dedicated areas for skiers to enjoy the snow with another approach; 1 funpark, 1 airboard stadium and 2 sled runs.
The Fuentes ski lift (Artigue sector) has been replaced by a state-of-the-art ski lift, significantly increasing the ascending speed. Free shuttle service Mourtis allows you to travel from Artigue to the center of the resort during the opening hours of the domain.
The many ways to enjoy the snow at Le Mourtis
Since a visit to the mountains is not exclusively about skiing or snowboarding, the Le Mourtis ski resort offers other activities and sensations to try during our stay. We have Fat Bike and downhill routes that descend from the top of the ski area, with the option of being accompanied by a instructor; a huge rush of adrenaline from the blue trail of La Promenade.
You can also enjoy the Airboard (snowboard bodyboard) on the Airboard trail specifically designed for this purpose; laughter and fun are guaranteed.
The resort also offers night skiing, with trails running through the woods with torches in hand. For this activity we may want to be instructed by one of the many instructors in the resort. Finally, a dedicated and safe sled run for adults and kids, on the snow front.
Le Mourtis in summer
The area is nationaly recognised as Natura 2000 in the Upper Garonne Valley, covering 11134 hectares. Is a special nature conservation area (with reference to the Habitats Directive) since 2008. In a special protected area recognised by the French bird directive since 2006, due to the diversity of species in the environment and migratory passage character. It covers part of the commune of Boutx. The Natura 2000 zone is an area that receives scarce rain and snowfalls annually. Spreaded over the Marignac basin, Saint-Béat, Pic du Gar, Rié mountain has been classified as a special conservation area (with reference to the Habitats Directive) since 2007; with an area of 7680 hectares, it covers part of the Boutx commune.
The Le Mourtis resort can also be enjoyed in summer, with various activities to share with family or friends; It is a very complete alternative to beach tourism. You can visit the resort and its surroundings to discover new sensations such as; mountain biking, downhill and enduro, electric mountain biking, kites, climbing, hiking, walks … A protected natural environment
During the summer months, we found a ski lift, to quickly reach the top of the mountain. For children, but also for adults, it offers orientation courses (tag hunting), disc golf, as well as many other free activities. We can organize a weekend and enjoy a picnic in the high mountains; perfect after we have toured part of this unique environment in the Pyrenees. For the great gourmets, we cannot fail to visit the restaurants and taste the flavors of the high mountains.
Leisure places at the resort
For a well-deserved rest between descents (or simply if we visit the resort to relax), we can have a long lunch on the terrace; For a great family dinner, Le Mourtis has a dozen restaurants at the foot of the slopes or in the surroundings.
We find traditional cuisine, daily menus, fast food, pancakes and waffles (the favorite snack of many skiers), the choice is ours. The possibilities of choosing and getting wrong are practically nil in the Yeti, in Tuc de l’Etang or in La Grange.