Cauterets - Ski Area Guide

Cauterets, France

Ski Resort in French Pyrenees - 35km of Piste (1,300m to 2,500m)

Historic Pyrenéan spa town with a relatively new ski area located in a sunny bowl in the Cirque du lys. Après ski is mostly informal in hotels and bars. There are two discothèques and several first-rate restaurants.

 Cauterets Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Cauterets is 4cm, expected on 26 April, with around 8cm forecast over the next 7 days..

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Who is Cauterets good for?

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Cauterets Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Cauterets
 2 Black Pistes
 9 Red Pistes
 9 Blue Pistes
 5 Green Pistes
35kmDownhill Pistes
36kmCross Country Pistes
21Ski Lifts

Cauterets Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Cauterets
1200mMax Vertical
2500mHighest Lift
1750mResort Altitude (Cauterets)
1300mLowest Piste


The French Ski Resort of Cauterets has direct access to 35km of downhill skiing, with 25 individual pistes, served by 21 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.

There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Cauterets are perfectly feasible. Lourdes Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Cauterets

Cauterets offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Cauterets

Cauterets offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Cauterets.

Cauterets in brief

Cauterets Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Cauterets Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Cauterets.

Usual opening - Late Nov Opening subject to snow conditions.

Usual closing - Late April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Cauterets.

Map of Cauterets

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Cauterets Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Cauterets is able to augment natural snow, with 11 Snow Cannons.

Cauterets Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 21 Ski Lifts of Cauterets are able to uplift 8,100 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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Skiing at Cauterets

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Note :- The information on J2Ski concerning Cauterets, where not clearly factual, is opinion only and is neither definitive or exhaustive.
Warning :- Snow Sports are Dangerous! Skiing, snowboarding and all winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. You MUST confirm all information, especially snow and weather conditions, in Cauterets before you ski or board. You participate at your own risk.

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