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Gourette

Gourette Ski Resort Guide

Gourette, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length31km19 miles
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Resort Height1,400m4,593ft
 Nearest AirportsLourdes and Pau
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Gourette

The French ski resort of Gourette is in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,400m4,593ft, with 31km19 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Gourette has direct access to 31km19 miles of downhill skiing, with 29 marked pistes, served by a total of 21 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,400m7,874ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

Gourette offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Gourette.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Gourette is 4km2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Pene Blanque'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Gourette?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 31 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Gourette Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
17
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 8 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
11
Downhill
Total Length
31km19 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
20km12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
21

Altitudes

Gourette Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Resort Altitude (Gourette)1,400m4,593ft
Lowest Piste1,350m4,429ft
Max Vertical1,050m3,445ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Gourette
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Gourette

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Location and Map

Where is Gourette?

This ski resort is in the French Pyrenees in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Gourette is Lourdes, 63 minutes drive away.

Pau, Biarritz, Huesca, Toulouse and San Sebastián airports are all within three hours drive.

Lourdes is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 21 ski lifts are able to uplift 20,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 20km12 miles of ski runs, with 50 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Gourette open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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 Gourette, 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 Gourette Tourist Office for the latest.

Gourette