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La Mongie

La Mongie, a resort at the foot of the Tourmalet

Located in the department of Hautes-PyrénéesLa Mongie is a small French town in the area ofOccitania. It is a winter sports resort that draws its origins of the year 1921. The first ski lift of the village was built by the company SELAM in 1945.

The development of the municipality continued over the years with the installation of a cable car. Other facilities were built in 1951 and in 1953. The junction with the region of Barèges could not see the day until 1973. Since then, the activity has not ceased in the station with, notably, the reception of the Tour de France 2004.

An architecture a little dated

To tell the truth, the station does not stand out for the quality of its architecture, with many constructions of the 70’s, which have not remarkably well aged in time. Nevertheless, the view of the surrounding mountains is superband there are many shops and restaurants.

An enchanting natural setting, with access to the Pic du Midi de Bigorre.

La Mongie is a destination The Tourmalet ski area is the perfect destination for ski lovers. Nestled in the French Pyrenees, the Tourmalet area has a charming environment of mountain. The site stands at the foot of the Pic du Midi de Bigorre from the top of its 1 400 to 2 500 meters of altitude.

In addition to a bewitching natural setting, the commune also offers a vast ski area on an area of about 100 km of slopes on 68 ski runs. In addition, the village already has a large number of accommodations to welcome visitors and holidaymakers of all kinds. As for the animationsthey are diversified and numerous to make the pleasure of all the family.

Numerous sports activities

The ski area The Grand Tourmalet is an impressive area, perfectly suited for winter sports. It has an area dedicated to downhill skiing that is suitable for both beginners and thrill seekers. The snowparks and the playgrounds also remain accessible during the cold season. In addition, the village also has a Nordic skiing site for enthusiasts.

In summer, the bicycle touringParagliding and all kinds of downhill activities are in the spotlight. It is also possible to enjoy a program more relaxed.

The figures of the ski area of La Mongie

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️La Mongie
MassifPyrenees Massif
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm):60
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) :110
Longest downhill ski run (in km)11
Name of the ski areaGrand Tourmalet
Connected station(s)Barèges
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)1 400
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)2 500
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)1 950
Total height of the domain (in m)1 100
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)100
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs15
Number of blue trails24
Number of red trails15
Number of black runs4
Total number of downhill ski trails58
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts11
Children’s treadmill0
Fixed grip chairlifts11
Detachable Chairlifts4
Cable cars1
Total number of lifts28
? 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 spaNo
Trails accessible on foot from the village :Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)1332
Slogan of the stationGrand Tourmalet
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station:Lourdes
Bus shuttle to a train station:Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)851
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 45 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 239 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 55 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 400 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 580 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 1 078 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 631 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 850 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 950 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 111 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 195 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 109
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 108
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 108
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 107
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 107
Note on the average cost of a stay / 107
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /108
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 107,7
? Ranking according to ? 56th position out of 232 stations in France

La Mongie in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in La Mongie ?

The resort of La Mongie is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Luge : This resort offers you no less than one kilometer of sledding track; you can enjoy the pleasures of sledding with your family or friends.

Dog Sledding: This station also offers you to make a ballad accompanied by magnificent dogs of sleds. You can enjoy the snowy landscapes of the station.

Snowshoeing : This activity allows you to enjoy the nature offered by the resort and its surroundings. You can admire its fauna and flora.

Snowboarding: This resort also offers a Snow Park so that you can fully enjoy the sensations of skiing.

  • What are the activities in summer at La Mongie resort?

The resort of La Mongie also offers many summer activities such as:

MOUNTAIN BIKING: You can fully enjoy the relief offered by the resort of La Mongie on your mountain bike. It will allow you to discover the nature of the station while making the full of strong sensation.

Hiking Hiking : this activity allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of the nature of La Mongie in summer. You can admire its landscapes.

Tyrolienne : You can enjoy the thrill of going down at full speed on the zip lines.

Climbing: you can also climb safely. Indeed the station of La Mongie has several sites to make climbing and enjoy the experience.

  • What to visit in La Mongie and its surroundings?

Among these places that you must visit in La Mongie, we can mention : the Pic Du Midi, the Col du Tourmalet, the Lake of ouncet, the Lokae.

  • Where to eat in La Mongie ?

The resort of La Mongie offers more than 15 restaurants among which we can mention : Restaurant bar Le Schuss, The Mama, The Shepherd’s Step.

  • Where to sleep in La Mongie ?

La Mongie offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel La Boucle de l’Adour, La Taniere des Ours, Gite La Litbere Gripp.

  • How big is the ski area of La Mongie ?

The ski area of the resort of La Mongie has a size of 110 kilometers, divided into 58 tracks. Among these tracks, the longest is 11 kilometers. It also has 3 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of La Mongie?

This area has an altitude between 1400 meters and 2500 meters high.

  • What is the price of the La Mongie package?

Their packages start from 45 euros per day, and 239 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental in La Mongie?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price found is 400, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price found per week is 580.

  • Does the resort of La Mongie have a bike park?

Yes it has a Bike Park which is 64 kilometers long and has 13 trails, the longest of which is 19 kilometers long.

  • How to get to La Mongie by train ?

You can easily get there from the Lourdes train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of La Mongie ?

The postal code of La Mongie is 65200.

  • In which department is located the station of La Mongie ?

The station of La Mongie is located in the department of Hautes Pyrénées.

  • Does the resort of La Mongie have a tourist office ?

The station of La Mongie is part of the tourist office of Tourmalet-Pic du Midi. It is located at La Rue du Pic d’Espade 65200 Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France.

  • Are there any webcam on La Mongie ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in La Mongie ?

You can find the latest weather report from the La Mongie station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in La Mongie ?

In La Mongie, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until early April, but everything depends on the snowfall of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in La Mongie ?

Yes, it is at the address 19 Boulevard du Pic du Midi 65200.

What is’s opinion about La Mongie ?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.71/10 to La Mongie resort, which places it in the 58e French ranks. Its strengths are : size of the domain compared to the rates, the ski area, average snowfall.

Map of the ski slopes of La Mongie

map of the slopes of la mongie
Map of the ski slopes of La Mongie
map of the slopes of la mongie tourmalet
Map of the Grand Tourmalet ski area


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