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Gourette Ski Resort Guide

Gourette, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Gourette Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length31km19 miles
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Resort Height1,400m4,593ft
 Nearest AirportsLourdes and Pau
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Gourette in the Ossau valley at an altitude of 1400m has been completely overhauled over the past few years and now offers the berst skiing with ultra modern uplift. It's also one of the most snow-sure resort in the Pyrenees although little known outside France/Spain. Functional buildings include 14 bars and 12 restaurants.

There are more than 20 runs for skiers of all ability level, the steepest is the Pene Blanque run. The Bézou sector is specially equipped with gentle ski lifts and travelators for beginners.

Ultra-modern lifts include the 10-seater Bézou gondola lift (2700 people an hour), the Pitchoun and anglas quad chairs and Plaa-Ségouna detachable 6-seater ski lift (capacity 3000 people and hour) . 150 snow guns cover all the ski slopes, supplied by twoi giant reservoirs.

Gourette Summary

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

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 in Gourette

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

Gourette Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Gourette?

The next notable snow forecast for Gourette is 10cm4in, expected on 25 September.

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Snow Forecast by day for Gourette

Ski Area Stats

Gourette Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Gourette
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
31km19 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
20km12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Gourette Altitudes

Gourette Ski Area Height

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

Gourette Rated

Ratings for Gourette
Intermediate Skiers

Gourette Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

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

Snowboarding in Gourette

Gourette's Boardercross has a fun-filled 1 km course with 12 bends dropping over a distance of nearly 400m. T The snowpark covers 8000 m2 with a succession of three moguls, landing platforms, slide bars plus its freestyle chalet.

Location and Map

Where is Gourette?

Gourette is in the French Pyrenees in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France.

Map of Gourette

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How to get to Gourette

 By Air

The nearest airports to Gourette are Lourdes, Pau and Biarritz. There are six airports within three hours drive. Lourdes is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

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

Snow Making

Gourette is able to make snow, on 20km12 miles of ski runs, with 50 snow cannons.

Gourette Season Dates

When is Gourette open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Gourette.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Gourette.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Gourette, but they may include any or all of the following :-

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

Visit the Gourette Tourist Office for the latest.