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Font Romeu

Font Romeu Ski Resort Guide

Font Romeu, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length52km32 miles
Highest Lift2,200m7,218ft
Resort Height1,600m5,249ft
 Nearest AirportsPerpignan and Carcassonne
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Font Romeu

A lively and popular border resort attracting weekend crowds from Spain as well as France. It has the biggest snow making operation in the Pyrenées and the second biggest bed base. An historic town, the lifts are 4km away. Font Romeu receives 3000 hours of sunshine yearly - more than the Rockies. There has been skiing here since 1921, most runs are short and flat. More challenging is Competition on the northern face. It's a perfect base for beginners and families

Summary

The French ski resort of Font Romeu is in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,600m5,249ft, with 52km32 miles of marked runs.

Font Romeu is part of the Neiges Catalanes ski area with access to 152km94 miles of downhill skiing, with 203 marked pistes, served by a total of 119 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Font Romeu itself (52km32 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Neiges Catalanes ski resorts of Bolquère Pyrénées 2000, Cambre d'Aze, Cerdagne Puigmal, Formiguères, La Quillane, Les Angles, Porté Puymorens and Puyvalador.

The ski resort itself is at 1,600m5,249ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,200m7,218ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Font Romeu?

The next notable snow forecast is 16cm6in, expected on 28 November, with around 17cm7in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Font Romeu Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 8 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 8 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 9 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 9 
Downhill
Total Length
52km32 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
111km69 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
25

Neiges Catalanes Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
31
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
68
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
60
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
44
Downhill
Total Length
152km94 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
119

Altitudes

Font Romeu Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,200m7,218ft
Lowest Piste1,600m5,249ft
Resort Altitude (Font Romeu)1,600m5,249ft
Max Vertical600m1,969ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Font Romeu
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Font Romeu Overview

A lively and popular border resort attracting weekend crowds from Spain as well as France. Font Romeu is the highest town in France at around 1550m/5085ft enjoying over 3000 hours of sunshine yearly - more than the Rockies. The many hours of sunshine and almost Mediterranean climate used to make early and late season snow conditions unreliable so the resort invested heavily in snowmaking equipment. The resort now has more snowmaking facilities than any other resort in the Pyrenées with almost half of its slopes covered by man made snow.

A favourite family destination, Font Romeu has been lift-linked with neighbouring Pyrenées 2000 which was awarded Le Label Kid in 1995 for being the most family-friendly resort in France. Font Romeu's bed base is the second biggest in the Pyrenées, the resort village is four kilometres (two and a half miles) from the slopes. The Neiges Catalanes Pass allows you to ski at 7 of the neighbouring resorts further extending the choice of slopes. The resort has a huge variety of facilities many of them unique in France such as the Olympic Training Centre for pre-Olympic preparation. Young athletes attend here from around Europe with special facilities for both sport and academic studies.

Font Romeu is recognised by the Ministry for Health as being the leading world centre for the treatment of infantile asthma and much of their research is carried out here. Each year over a hundred children are treated in medical centres in the village while at the same time continuing their schooling. The exceptional high altitude climate, free of impurities and pollution makes this the perfect place to recover from respiratory ailments. The official language is French but Spanish and Catalan are also spoken.

Font Romeu is only 44km/28miles from Andorra, the duty-free tax haven and shoppers' paradise.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'La Record'.

Skiing

Many of the runs are short and not over challenging, but for a greater choice the resort has signed up to the Les Neiges Catalanes Pass, which encompasses neighbouring ski resorts Err Puigmal, Eyne, Formigueres, Les Angles, lift-linked Pyrenées 2000, St Pierre del Forcats and Porte Puymorens. The most challenging skiing available at Font Romeu is Competition on the northern face.

In general, it's a perfect base for beginners and families. Les Airelles 1900m/6235 feet, the main departure point for downhill skiing has an information centre, a restaurant, lounge and bar as well as a large sun terrace.

90km/56miles of well kept, signposted cross-country tracks, which includes a special track for first-timers as well as trails of varying length and difficulty. Many of the cross-country trails lead through the pine wood forests.

Font Romeu offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

Boarders are well looked after at Font Romeu. The terrain park has plenty of features including tables, jumps and quarter pipe and there is music playing on the slope. There is also a boarder cross slalom course.

Location and Map

Where is Font Romeu?

This ski resort is in the French Pyrenees in Neiges Catalanes, Pyrénées-Orientales.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Font Romeu is Perpignan, 82 minutes drive away.

Carcassonne, Toulouse, Barcelona, Béziers, Girona and Montpellier airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 25 ski lifts are able to uplift 18,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 21km13 miles of ski runs, with 500 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Font Romeu open?

 Open from : December 4, 2020.

 Closes : April 4, 2021.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Font Romeu, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Font Romeu Tourist Office for the latest.

Aprés Ski

Lively apres ski in the many bars and hotels. The resort has a casino, cinema and a disco.

Font Romeu