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Piau Engaly

Piau Engaly Ski Resort Guide

Piau Engaly, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length42km26 miles
Highest Lift2,500m8,202ft
Resort Height1,850m6,070ft
 Nearest AirportsLourdes and Pau
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Piau Engaly

Purpose built in the early '70s on a border plateau facing Spain in the Pyrenees National park. The design is futuristic and functional, the atmosphere lively, family-oriented, French and friendly. Snow guaranteed.

Summary

The French ski resort of Piau Engaly is in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,850m6,070ft, with 42km26 miles of marked runs.

Piau Engaly is part of the Pyrenees 2 Vallées ski area with access to 247km153 miles of downhill skiing, with 166 marked pistes, served by a total of 66 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Piau Engaly itself (42km26 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Pyrenees 2 Vallées ski resorts of Peyragudes, Saint-Lary Soulan and Val Louron.

The ski resort itself is at 1,850m6,070ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,500m8,202ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Piau Engaly offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Piau Engaly?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 20 April, with around 8cm3in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Piau Engaly
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
Snow
to
1,687m5,535ft
Snow
to
1,547m5,075ft
Snow
to
1,646m5,400ft

Ski Area Stats

Piau Engaly Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 6 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
20
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 5 
Downhill
Total Length
42km26 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
21

Pyrenees 2 Vallées Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Pistes
Number of runs
166
Downhill
Total Length
247km153 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
66

Altitudes

Piau Engaly Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,500m8,202ft
Resort Altitude (Piau Engaly)1,850m6,070ft
Lowest Piste1,400m4,593ft
Max Vertical1,100m3,609ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Piau Engaly
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Piau Engaly Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Piau Engaly is 7km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Le Couloir'.

Location and Map

Where is Piau Engaly?

This ski resort is in the French Pyrenees in Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Piau Engaly is Lourdes, 89 minutes drive away.

Pau, Huesca, Carcassonne, Lleida-Alguaire, Biarritz and Toulouse airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 21 ski lifts are able to uplift 22,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 20 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Piau Engaly open?

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

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid 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 Piau Engaly, 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 Piau Engaly Tourist Office for the latest.

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