List of the ski resorts in the Pyrénées-Orientales :
There are 6 alpine ski resorts in the Pyrénées-Orientales
|Ski resort||Commune||Name of the Massif||Name of the ski area (if connected)||Number of ski runs||Ski area (in KLM)||Number of cross-country ski trails||Nordic area (in klm)||Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)||Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)||Average score according to skidata.io /10|
|Font-Romeu – Bolquère – Pyrenees 2000||Bolquère||Pyrenees Massif||Pyrenees 2000||41||41||22||111||1 650||2 213||7,9|
|Les Angles||Les Angles||Roc d’Aude – Mont Llaret||Les Angles||45||55||5||43||1 650||2 400||7,8|
|Formiguères||Formiguères||Pyrenees Massif||Formiguères||19||25||9||110||1 700||2 400||7,1|
|Cambre d’Aze||Eyne||Pyrenees Massif||Cambre d’Aze||23||22||0||0||1 640||2 400||7,1|
|Puymorens Span||Porté Puymorens||Pyrenees Massif||Puymorens Gate||35||50||9||35||1 600||2 500||7,0|
|Puyvalador||Puyvalador||Pyrenees Massif||Puyvalador||8||4||0||0||1 700||1 820||6,4|
The department of the Eastern Pyrenees
The French department of Pyrénées-Orientales, located in the south of the Occitanie region, is part of the South-West. Its southern limit extends to the border with Spain (Girona province). The country of Fenouillèdes (territory of Dacian language tradition) keeps its name. The other countries classics of the department are the plain of Roussillon, the Haute Cerdagne, the Conflent, the Vallespir, the Aspres, the Albères, the Salanque and the Capcir.
The code 66 belongs to the category of inhabitants French of the Insee and the Post Office. There is no official adjective to designate the inhabitants of the Pyrénées-Orientales, generally affected by the term catalan, catalan, roussillonnais or roussillonnais. Although these terms can lead to confusion with the inhabitants of Catalonia and those of Roussillon alone, the Pyrénées-Orientales are part of the French Great Southwest.
And if you decide to ski in the Pyrenees Orientales cand winter ? There are several ski resorts with specific characteristics for the novice or the expert. Let’s discover together the Eastern Pyrenees in SKI mode and see what we can find.
Skiing in the Eastern Pyrenees
The Eastern Pyrenees offer to the amateurs of cold sensations all the comfort of a ski resort: the 9 ski resorts of the department: Font-Romeu-Pyrénées 2000, Formiguères, Les Angles, Porté-Puymorens, Puyvalador, La Quillane, Cerdagne-Puigmal 2900 and the Espace Cambre d’Aze.
The resorts of the Pyrénées-Orientales
The department of Pyrenees-Orientales, famous for its Catalan cities, counts 10 superb ski resortsincluding Formigueres, Les angles, Font-Romeu, Puyvalador, Porte-Puymorens, La Quillane, Le Puigmal, Pyrénées 2000 and Espace Cambre d’Aze. Perpignan and Canet-en-Roussillon are the most important cities in this department of Languedoc-Roussillon.
Formigueres is a resort in the French Alps. Formigueres is located at the foot of the Capcir and offers 25 km of ski slopes with an amazing location. It is dominated by the Serre de Maury and the Camporells site. Its small village of traditional architecture will seduce you by its beauty, located at an altitude of 1300m! Perpignan is located at 94km from Formigueres.
The town of Les Angles is located at 2400m altitude. It is possible to choose between 41 ski slopes covering 50 km, with 3 freeride areas with a 600m difference in altitude. There is also a Nordic zone, specifically for skiers who like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing with a length of 36km, is also accessible. It is possible to leave young children at school. This resort also welcomes disabled people and has handiski facilities. The resort is located 90 km from Perpignan. In Les Angles you will find furnished apartments.
Font Romeu is a resort in Font Romeu, in the center in the natural park that is part of the Catalan Pyrenees is a slope that blends into nature as you walk through the forest, from 1700 to 2213 meters above sea level. There is also an ice rink! Perpignan is located 88 km from the resort. By renting a house in Font Romeu for skiing, you can enjoy and breathe the fresh air of the Pyrenees.
The ski resort of Puyvalador has the snowpark of Puyvalador. It has 17 slopes, including 2 black. This includes the Lys piste, known for being extremely difficult and impressive. It is an ideal destination for lovers of nature and wide open spaces with its lakes and pine forest. It is located about 100 km from Perpignan. If you are on a tight budget, you can rent rooms in a house in Puyvalador.
The ski area of Porte-Puymorens, located at 2470m altitude, has the highest vertical drop of 900m and 45km of slopes. It is possible to try your skis at the kite school, at the snowpark or to ski with snowshoes. In this area, torchlight descents and sleigh rides through the forest will delight you. The resort is located the farthest from Perpignan at 122km. Accommodation is limited, so we suggest this hotel located at the Col de Puymorens, which offers low cost rooms.
This family-friendly resort is a tiny resort (3 runs) but it has fantastic facilities, including evening skiing and a high-altitude restaurant with great views, as well as a famous youth ski school. It is located 84 km from Perpignan.
Le Puigmal is the highest station in the Pyrenees at 2700m. From its summit you can have a breathtaking 360deg panorama of the French Cerdagne and the Spanish Cerdagne. The 320 hectares of the domain offer different areas, including the free ride woodpark border-cross, the snowpark slalom and even the school. The 94km is a little further from Perpignan.
This resort, which stretches between 1800 and 1600m altitude on the Cerdan plateau, allows skiing through the forest, which is its most amazing asset. The 43 downhill ski slopes and 111 km of Nordic ski and snowshoe slopes will delight snow and nature lovers. It is located only 85 km from Perpignan and offers a range of accommodation in the Pyrenees 2000.
Espace Cambre d’Aze
The resort of Cambre d’Aze, between the Haut-Conflent and Cerdanya, is also located between two villages, Eyne and Saint-Pierre-dels-Forcats. The resort has 21 slopes that stretch over 35 km. Let yourself be tempted by this contemporary and family resort. To reach the resort from Perpignan, you must travel at least 87 km. For accommodation, you can find some lodgings in the town of Cambre d’Aze.
Translated from the french original version : https://skidata.io/station-de-ski/departement/pyrenees-orientales/?rand=9113
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