Located in the heart of the Central Pyrenees, Peyragudes ski resort was founded in 1988 from the merger of two stations from the Snow Plan of the 1970s in France: Peyresourde and Les Agudes.
This modern resort extends over 1,500 hectares in an idyllic mountain environment in the centre of the French Pyrenees. Its slopes are at an altitude of between 1,600 and 2,400 meters.
They are found between the two sides of a mountain that dominate the valleys of Louron (Hautes-Pyrénées) and Larboust (Haute-Garonne). Peyragudes announces an early opening on November the 30th. Summer 2021 under the flag of innovation. Peyragudes is also “Zen Power“.
Peyragudes ski resort
The area offers a magnificent panoramic view of its neighbouring peaks which exceed 3,000 meters and surround this unique territory of more than 60Km of well-maintained trails and areas designed specifically for riders.
Beautiful curves, long and endless descents, gentle slopes… Peyragudes skiing is a downhill paradise. Its 6 km stretch off-piste, found in Vallée Blanche (white valley) offers some of the best ski in Pyrenees.
The resort offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities during the winter season:
- Dog sledding
- Night in an igloo and breakfast in the mountains
- Tandem paragliding
- Airboard (air-filled sled)
- Snake Gliss (group sled)
- Yooner (sled with suspensions)
It is also possible to relax at the Spassio wellness centre at the foot of the slopes and at the Balnéa spa centre located 15 km from Peyragudes. In addition, the resort organizes all kind of events every season. They have even organized events dedicated to their Spanish skiers and it is the perfect place to visit during the Holidays. And they also organize charitable events!
Peyragudes is also home to the Skyvall gondola, which opened up at the end of the summer of 2019. More than a ski lift, above all it is a way of giving structure to the tourist offering of the Louron Valley, Loudenvielle and its high stations.
Sustainable development of the Peyragudes ski resort
THE PEYRAGUDES ski resort EMBRACES MODERNITY BY COMBINING TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
Since 22 January, the resort has been using a hybrid groomer to groom its slopes. In addition to being easy to drive, this groomer considerably reduces its CO2 emissions, it does not make as much noise as a classic groomer… Everything is there!
This groomer, powered by a 6-cylinder Mercedes 12.8-litre engine with 400 horsepower, reduces fuel consumption while eliminating the risks associated with hydraulic transmission systems and possible pollution caused by oil leaks. Very technical terms, but good to know! All this reduces fuel consumption by 20 to 25%, and in the world we live in, that’s not insignificant!
The resort has not finished with modernity, it even has a new cable car!
Unforgettable experiences in Peyragudes
In the Pyrenean resort you will find activities for the whole family, starting with paragliding. This is the ultimate thrill-seeking activity. You won’t get tired of the impressive view that will be under your feet and 360 degrees around you! Fly away!
For those who like to slide, discover the snake slide. Same principle as the sled, except that the sleds are hung one behind the other to form a snake! To go up the slope, don’t worry: you can take the ski lifts accompanied by your sled. Let’s go for a great descent, with family or friends in the Peyragudes ski resort!
And for all those that love to travel when there are special animations on the resort, Peyragudes has done in the past several of them, like “the frosty weekend” or the “children’s week”. Do not miss them!
Peyragudes mountain resort in summer
If you are looking for a thrilling activity in the heart of your Pyrenean resort, go to the Bike Park! Indeed, this bike park offers you downhill mountain biking, FatBike, Trekking… there is really something for everyone! And you won’t be disappointed by the landscapes you will see around you… Let’s go !
Summer in the mountains inevitably means… Via Ferrata! The most agile and daredevil will be able to discover the Pyrenean rock in the greatest safety. Of course, several routes are available for everyone to enjoy, whatever their level!
Two people can go up to 8, and children are allowed to take part in the activity from the age of 14.
Hotels in Peyragudes
Mercure Hotel Loudenvielle ****
The wooded and mountainous spirit of this charming hotel will seduce you. Relax in the hotel’s Nuxe Spa or in the restaurant with its specialities. Located in a small village, you are only a few kilometres from the Peyragudes ski resort and its ski slopes of the Peyragudes resort.
Skiing in Peyragudes : the resort’s main strengths
✅ Eco-responsible resort: many initiatives are carried out to protect the environment.
✅ A wide range of family-friendly services.
✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals.
✅ Wide range of restaurants.
✅ Ski resort with modern lifts that avoid long waits.
✅ Access suitable for people with reduced mobility.