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Puyvalador

Puyvalador Ski Resort Guide

Puyvalador, France

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Resort Height1,700m5,577ft
 Nearest AirportsPerpignan and Carcassonne
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Puyvalador

The French ski resort of Puyvalador is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,700m5,577ft.

Summary

Puyvalador 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 Puyvalador itself (16 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, Font Romeu, Formiguères, La Quillane, Les Angles and Porté Puymorens.

The ski resort itself is at 1,700m5,577ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,400m7,874ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding

Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Puyvalador.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Puyvalador?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 1 December, with around 41cm16in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Puyvalador Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 4 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 5 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 
Cross Country
Total Length
4km2 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
9

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

Puyvalador Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Lowest Piste1,700m5,577ft
Resort Altitude (Puyvalador)1,700m5,577ft
Max Vertical700m2,297ft

Puyvalador Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Puyvalador is 2km1 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Puyvalador?

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

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Puyvalador is Perpignan, 96 minutes drive away.

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

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 7,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 3km2 miles of ski runs, with 25 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Puyvalador 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 Puyvalador, 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 Puyvalador Tourist Office for the latest.

Puyvalador