La Mongie Ski Holidays
La Mongie and Barèges together form ski area Le Grand Tourmalet. The Col du Tourmalet is famous as one of the most arduous tests in the Tour de France. The undisputed highlight of this area for walkers and skiers alike is to travel from La Mongie up to the top station of the Pic du Midi by the gondola from where the view is staggering when the weather is good. It is rumoured that on a clear day you can see a tenth of France. On one side there is the view towards Toulouse, then, by turning 180 degrees the panoramic view on a clear day over the whole Pyrenees mountain range is stunning. The free ride area that is accessible from the top (it is reccommended that you go with a ski instructor or a guide) has some of the most exciting off-piste skiing available with excellent potential on the Pic Midi (2877m).
There are also hotel rooms that you can stay in at the Observatory, watch the sunset, sleep at high altitude and get the first tracks down in the morning.The skiing from La Mongie is mostly in an open bowl, which is great for families and intermediate skiers, while the slopes in Barèges are more gentle with some pretty runs through the trees. The mountain restaurant Chez Louisette, on the Barèges side, is also definitely worth a visit, with some amazing homemade recipes, including an amazing poppy flavoured aperitif.
La Mongie offers a variety of activities for non-skiers including snowmobile rides (with special child tours during the day), snow cat rides, tobogganing, snowshoeing, a child's icerink and family entertainment every day during the school holidays.
A particular highlight is sledding from the Col du Tourmalet after the slopes close - the 3km downhill route is exhilarating.
We recommend: In Barèges, children 4-12 years old can try mushing in the baby sled park with real dogs!
Or you can spend a night in a cabin amongst the trees by the Lac de Payolle.
The area boasts 5 mountain restaurants and a selection of bars and restaurants in the resort.
Example treatments at Aquensis in Bagnères de Bigorre
Grand Soin Câlinesse, 110€ : relaxing therapy: anti-ageing, rehydrating and firming. Body scrub followed by a body massage and facial treatment plus a 2 hour pass for the Aquensis centre.
Example treatments at Cieléo in Barèges
Rituel Gourmand (90 min): 70 € Body scrub with honey and sugar. Massage and chocolate-scented candles. Warm hydrating wrap with extract of cocoa.
Facilities for children
Mini-Club ESF: for children 3-5 years who want to have fun in the snow and try skiing. Located in a protected area with child-friendly equipment and ski instructors to supervise and teach the little ones.
Creche: for 12 months - 4 years, booking in advance is strongly advised.
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We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.
The skiing from La Mongie is mostly in an open bowl which is great for families and intermediate skiers and the slopes in Barèges are more gentle with some pretty runs through the trees. The mountain restaurant Chez Louisette on the Barèges side is also definitely worth a visit with some amazing homemade offerings including an amazing poppy flavoured aperitif.
Resort Altitude: 1800m
Summit Elevation: 2500m
Vertical Drop: 1500m
Total Pistes: 100
Number of Lifts: 34
Snow Parks: 1
We are currently unable to pre-book ski passes in La Mongie.
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Approx. distance from Calais:
Driving time from Calais:
11 hrs 31 mins
Approx tolls from Calais:
€63.40 ea. way
Tarbes Lourdes Pyrenees Airport- 43 km
Pau- Uzein Airport - 93 km