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Gourette, a resort at 1350m in the Pyrenees-Atlantique

To reach the resort of GouretteYou have to go to the bottom of the Ossau Valley, and climb after the eaux-bonnes. Being in the department of Pyrénées Atlantiques, this ski resort welcomes winter sports enthusiasts in a vast ski area spread over three levels of skiing with shifts important, which is quite rare in the Pyrenees.

It is a station ofaltitudewith many buildings constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, with uncertain charm, nevertheless, the view on the mountains surrounding is splendid. The resort has many shops and restaurants.

The ski slopes of Gourette

In all, there are a little more than 40 km of trails in a 125 ha domain. Moreover, Gourette is located at an altitude ranging from 1350 to 2450 m. The skiers experienced skiers can choose between two sectors: The Cotch sector and The Pène et Blanque sector.

On the other hand, the variety of terrain is one of the strong points of the Gourette. The 42 km of slopes are classified as follows: 8 green slopes, 11 blue slopes, 17 red slopes, 3 black slopes. These runs are served by 14 ski lifts.

Slopes for all levels

But the beginners can also enjoy the pleasure of skiing thanks to the Happy Place. It is a space dedicated to them at the top of the Bezou. In all, this area is 14 Ha in size so that those who discover skiing for the first time will feel comfortable.

The feature of this space is the altitude on which it is developed since it is located at 1600 m. Unlike the other stations, Gourette has not installed its beginner’s zone on the snow front. It has gentle slopes that lead to the snow front. It is therefore possible to take this green track after having mastered the speed and the trajectory.

Other activities in Gourette

Among the activities that can be practiced in GouretteThere are dog sledding, snowshoeing, yooner. However, there are still other activities such as nights in igloo or snow dome. The resort has understood that skiing is no longer enough to satisfy all its visitors.

The resort of Gourette in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Gourette
Commune Eaux-Bonnes
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Pyrénées-Atlantique
Mountain Pyrenees
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 35
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 35
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 7
Name of the ski area Gourette Aubisque
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 350
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 450
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 900
Total height of the domain (in m) 1 100
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 48
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 7
Number of blue trails 13
Number of red trails 14
Number of black runs 4
Total number of downhill ski trails 39
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 7
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
Detachable Chairlifts 2
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 3
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 14
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 1
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 3
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 243
Slogan of the station 200% happiness
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Montaut Bettharram
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 843
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 38 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 195 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 320 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 910 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 405 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 550 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 700 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 93 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 170 000 €
? 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 stay rate / 10 7
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,7
? Ranking according to ? 157th position out of 232 stations in France

Gourette in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Gourette?

The resort of Gourette is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Hiking The Pyrenees mountains are a paradise for hikers. Come to Gourette and enjoy the ideal setting for your walks in the heart of nature.

Nordic Walking Gourette is part of the network of Nordic walking resorts in France, we offer courses, services and tools for beginners.

Luge At the resort of Gourette in the Ossau valley, a secure sledging run of 200 m in length on the snow front, away from the skiers.

Winter Tyrolean traverse Suspended from a cable between two mountains, the sensations are guaranteed, a guide welcomes you, the zip line is open to all from 5 years.

  • What are the activities in summer at the resort of Gourette ?

The resort of Gourette also offers many summer activities such as :

Bicycle and mountain bike Bicycle or mountain bike enthusiast ? and if you try from the bottom of the Ossau valley to the top of the Aubisque.

Climbing If you are not afraid of heights, this activity will allow you to take height and admire our territory from above.

Accrobranche Eaux-bonnes: climb trees with the course of accrobranche forest suspended, go to the adventure through 11 courses 16 successive zip lines and over 70 games.

Hiking We select for you the best hikes according to what you want to see and your level.

  • What to visit in Gourette and its surroundings ?

Among the places that you must visit in Gourette we can mention the adventure Nordic Day tours, col d Aubisque, col du soulor, the jackdaw, honey factory of the green mountain…

  • Where to eat in Gourette ?

The resort of Gourette offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can quote: la quebotte, la boule de neige, maison causaux…

Gourette offers a number of different accommodations such as Hotel Belambra clubs, Lou sarri la boule de neige, l amoulat…

  • How big is the ski area of Gourette?

The ski area of the resort of Gourette has a size of 35 kilometers, divided into 39 trails. Among these runs, the longest is 7 kilometers and a Nordic ski run of 3 kilometers.

  • What is the altitude of Gourette?

This domain has an altitude between 1350 meters and 2450 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Gourette ski pass?

Their packages start from 38 euros per day, and 195 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Gourette?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 320 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 500 euros.

  • Does the resort of Gourette have a bike park?

No this station does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Gourette by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the station of Montaut bettharram, and taking a shuttle.

  • What is the postal code of Gourette ?

The postal code of Gourette is 64440

  • In which department is located the resort of Gourette ?

The Gourette ski resort is located in the department of Pyrénées atlantique

  • Does the resort of Gourette have a tourist office?

The resort of Gourette is part of the office of Gourette It is located at the house of Gourette route de l’Aubisque, 64440 Eaux-bonnes, France

  • Are there any webcams on Gourette ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Gourette ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Gourette station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Gourette ?

In Gourette, the 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 Gourette ?

Yes, it is at esplanade du Valentin, 64440 Gourette, France

What is’s opinion about Gourette?

On average, gives the resort of Gourette a rating of 6.71/10, which ranks it 150th in France. Its strong points are : average snowfall 9/10, size of the domain 7/10, cost of the stay 7/10.

Map of the ski slopes of Gourette

Gourette - Map of the ski runs
Gourette – Map of the ski runs
Gourette - Ski trail map
Gourette – Ski touring trail map

The other closest resorts are Cauterets, Barèges (Tourmalet), and La Pierre Saint-Martin.


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