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A magnificent village, at the foot of the Gavarnie creek

Gavarnie-Gèdre is a ski area inserted in the Pyrenees National Park. It is now part of the new commune of Gavarnie-Gèdre since January 2016. Thanks to its reputation, the Mont-Perdu massif is classified as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.UNESCO. With a double title of natural and cultural landscape, in 1997.

The station is placed in the Spanish borderjust 45 km from Lourdes. A few steps from the Cirque de Gavarnie (3000 m) and the cascade of Europe. It is a real natural work for those who appreciate the great outdoors.

A medium-sized resort with 29 ski runs

This commune of the Hautes-Pyrénées has 29 slopes all together, green, blue, red and black of more than 34 km of groomed snow slopes. The resort has the long green run of the Pyreneeswith a 6.5 km long descent. Each trail has fun routes for each level, from beginner to advanced. Located at an altitude ranging from 1850 to 2322 m, Gavarnie-Gèdre has seven ski lifts that you can reach in ten minutes, if you leave from the village of Gavarnie.

An idyllic place for the whole family

The domain is open to everyone, not just skiers. In fact, it is a wonderful destination for winter vacations or weekends for moments of relaxation and fun. In addition to the icy slopes, there are picnic open during the day.

If you come with the childrenChildren can take advantage of the play areas in the resort. A service point is available for any rentals or sales of equipment ski equipment. With the extent of the area, a free sledging track remains open at the foot of the slopes. You can also discover a a large cross-country ski trail up to 7.5 km long. To get the most out of it, it’s best to go by camper van. Indeed, the resort is a victim of its own success and is very busy in winter.

The Gavarnie ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Gavarnie-Gèdre
Commune Gavarnie-Gèdre
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Mountain Pyrenees
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 40
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 40
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 6
Name of the ski area Gavarnie Gèdre
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 850
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 400
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 125
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m) 550
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 7
Number of blue trails 9
Number of red trails 8
Number of black runs 5
Total number of downhill ski runs 29
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 5
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 3
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 8
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 1
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 8
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes (summer)
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 345
Slogan of the station The Gavarnie cirque, a UNESCO world heritage site
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Lourdes
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 881
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 29 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 130 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 430 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 610 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 890 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 313 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 300 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 200 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 138 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 220 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 9
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 5
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 8
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,3
? Ranking according to ? 92nd position out of 232 stations in France

Gavarnie in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

The resort Gavarnie – Gèdre is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Luge The toboggan run is located at the foot of the ski resort slopes, near the cafeteria. Free access under the supervision of parents.

Snowshoes Discover the pleasures of snowshoeing in magnificent landscapes while learning about mountain geology.

Downhill buoys In Gavarnie, on a buoy, you can go down a sledging slope or, depending on the snow conditions, on a slope specially designed for tubing.

Ski touring The ski resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre is like no other, you will discover a ski area on a human scale for your greatest pleasure.

  • What are the activities in summer at the resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

The resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre also offers many summer activities such as :

Hiking Enjoy the joys of walking in the Pyrenean National Parks of Monte Perdido and Ordesa, among rare flowers and incredible animals.

Summer sledding If you like sliding and thrills, come down the summer sledging slopes 700m of descent with 8 turns, free for children under 6 years.

Playground Playground : games, swings … a field of fun for your little ones, in front of the town hall of Gèdre in free access under the control of the parents.

Climbing rooms 350 m² of climbing surface, more than 18 m high, 15 climbing lines, numerous routes adapted to all levels.

  • What to visit in Gavarnie – Gèdre and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in gavarnie-gèdre, we can mention cirque of Gavarnie, ski resort of gavarnie-gèdre, the breccia of Roland, via ferrata of coumely, gave of Pau….

  • Where to eat in Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

The resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre offers more than 10 restaurants among which we can mention the waterfalls, restaurant the Mourgat oxygen, the plate at the edge of water…

  • Where to sleep in Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

The resort offers a number of different accommodations such as Hotel des cimes, hotel le Taillon, Tipis nature…

  • How big is the ski area of Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

The ski area of the resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre has a size of 40 kilometers, divided into 29 trails. Among these tracks, the longest is 6.5 kilometers and a Nordic ski track of 8 kilometers.

  • What is the altitude of Gavarnie – Gèdre?

This area has an altitude between 1850 meters and 2400 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Gavarnie – Gèdre ski pass?

Their packages start from 17 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Gavarnie – Gèdre?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 430 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 610 euros.

  • Does the resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre have a bike park?

No The resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Gavarnie – Gèdre by train ?

You can easily get there from the Lourdes train station, you can also take a shuttle bus.

  • What is the postal code of Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

The postal code of Gavarnie – Gèdre is 65120

  • In which department is located the Gavarnie – Gèdre resort ?

The Gavarnie – Gèdre ski resort is located in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées

  • Does the resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre have a tourist office?

The resort of Gavarnie – Gèdre is part of the office of Gavarnie It is located in the village

  • Are there any webcams in Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

You can find the latest weather report for Gavarnie – Gèdre station atèdre/65120

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

In Gavarnie – Gèdre the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

Yes, it is at the address route de gavarnie,65120Luz-saint-sauveur, France

What is’s opinion about Gavarnie – Gèdre ?

In the end, gives an average score of 7.28 /10 to the resort of gavarnie-gèdre, which places it in the 92nd position in France. Its strong points are : ski area 9/10, average snow 8/10 and charm of the resort 8/10.

Map of the ski slopes of Gavarnie

Gavarnie - Map of the ski runs
Gavarnie – Map of the ski slopes
Map of the cross-country ski trails


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