Gavarnie-Gèdre: Ski resort for the whole family in the heart of a magnificent landscape!

Gavarnie-Gèdre
Gavarnie-Gèdre: Ski r ...

You undoubtedly know the Cirque de Gavarnie but did you know that this exceptional territory in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park is also the host of a warm, family ski resort with all the assets for a complete vacation? Sports, mountain recreation, gastronomy and grandiose panoramas... Let yourself be tempted by Gavarnie-Gèdre, this generous ski resort, which offers advantageous prices without compromising on the pleasures of skiing (downhill skiing, hiking or snowshoeing) and the friendly mountain atmosphere in winter, as in summer!


Opening photo Photo credit: Ger Gan


ski resort in the Pyrenees for all levels, for over 50 years

In Gavarnie-Gèdre, the big star is the snow. With an exceptional natural snowfall, a quality and fresh snowpack, it is a tempting playground for alpine skiing enthusiasts, as for lovers of the beauties of the mountain in winter! The region of Gavarnie-Gèdre, the Mont Perdu massif, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its dual cultural and natural value. A rare recognition, which underlines the extraordinary character of this natural environment! It is for this reason that since 1971, when the ski resort opened its doors, a reasoned and controlled establishment has made it possible to preserve these invaluable treasures of which the Cirques de Gavarnie, Troumouse and Estaubé are part. The region has also been awarded the Grand Site Occitanie label: you can be sure that you will come on holiday to a place like no other...


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Get familiar with the mountains! Photo credit: Ger Gan


It is said that Gavarnie is the cradle of Pyreneanism, this frank and holistic love of steep and generous mountains, as much for the sporting and spiritual benefits that they offer to those who climb them, as for their aesthetics and the way of staying there. The second strong point of Gavarnie-Gèdre are its breathtaking views... You are facing some of the highest and most emblematic peaks of the Pyrenees, such as the Brèche de Roland.

In 2021, Gavarnie-Gèdre celebrates its 50th anniversary, a half-century rich in emotions, where the resort has seen some of the most daring skiers pass by! Gavarnie-Gèdre is the epicenter of speed skiing in the Pyrenees: it is here that in 1985, the brothers Bruno and Jean-Lou Montes organized the first launched kilometer event in the Pyrenees! In 2022, a French Open and two FIS European Cups will take place at the resort, to thrill 37 years later, the hearts of lovers of skiing!


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Photo credits: Ger Gan, Poster: Jobomart


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A resort for everyone, to start and grow

Gavarnie-Gèdre offers a beautiful panel of pleasant trails to navigate, while remaining a place on a human scale. Perhaps you took your first steps in the snow, learned to use a ski lift or did your first turns? You will love to go there with your children, whatever their age, or with friends for a friendly stay, where the pleasure of sport is not spoiled by long queues. Here, everyone ski at their own pace and with respect. Come and marvel at the wild nature, contemplate with solemnity the majestic force of the immense mountains which rise in the distance!

The Gavarnie-Gèdre ski area consists of 27 slopes (7 green, 9 blue, 7 red, 4 black), spread over 34km of descent and served by 7 ski lifts (2 chairlifts and 5 ski lifts). It's a good distribution, which allows you to start, but also to progress and have fun when you reach a good level. The resort is also the host of the longest green slope in the Pyrenees, Les Marmottes, which will see the youngest descend with confidence, over 5.5km of fresh snow. So that the whole family will find pleasure there and that beginners improve their skills at their own pace, the chairlifts allow access to more complex and technical slopes, until they can descend in one go, the top of the station to the top of the resort at the foot of the slopes!


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50 years of skiing in Gavarnie-Gèdre! Photo credit: Ger Gan


After skiing or instead! Mountain leisure activities in Gavarnie-Gèdre

Fans of mountain recreation after a day of skiing and those who prefer Nordic skiing or hiking, snowshoeing, are not left out! 3 ski touring routes, designed to take you through sumptuous places, are accessible. They offer different levels of difficulty so that you can safely discover this demanding and very rewarding sport. When you are comfortable after the " easy course " and if you want to increase the difference in height or continue the effort for longer, two more difficult courses await you...

Put on snowshoes with family or friends and follow the marked trails, available to you free of charge. Don't forget your sledge! A special slope is dedicated to its practice, at the bottom of the slopes. It is easily accessible free of charge, so that the little ones can discover their first gliding sensations. You don't have a sledge? Rent a buoy for the snow and have fun going down the slopes on your stomach or on your buttocks, with lots of laughter!

snow tubbing Gavarnie
Float down the slopes


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The piste map, full of possibilities

For sunset lovers, climb aboard a groomer cabin when the resort closes for a unique experience (booking required, from €28).

Snow groomer ride in Gavarnie Gèdre
Snow groomer ride in Gavarnie Gèdre

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It's not just skiing, all the pleasures of the mountain…

In the village of Gèdre, an ice rink offers you other sensations on the ice. Well equipped with gloves, put on the skates and have fun before or after a good hot chocolate...

Are you hungry? The Gavarnie-Gèdre resort offers 3 gourmet dining options. It's time to indulge yourself in tasting the good products of the Pyrenees: meats, fish and side dishes are locally sourced(as much as possible) and cooked with care, to delight the taste buds of hungry skiers. Young and old alike can enjoy homemade fries at the self-service restaurant, bar and snack bar. Depending on the time you have available, your desire to eat near the snow in the sun or comfortably installed, let yourself be seduced!

Each year, the resort's entertainment team offers events to punctuate the ski season and provide entertainment for everyone. Introduction to biathlon, Christmas entertainment with Santa Claus as a Guest Star, concerts on the terrace, big carnival... Gavarnie-Gèdre is a welcoming resort, like a small village where there is always something to do, on the slopes or in the snow nearby!

archery in the snow
Try Biathlon at Gavarnie-Gèdre
Pique nique dans les montagnes Gavarnie Gèdre
Gastronomy Gavarnie Gèdre


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Peckish ? A small pancake! Photo credit: Ger Gan

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Sit down with a fantastic view! Photo credit: Pierre Meyer

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Everybody is here ! Photo credit: Gavarnie Gèdre


The activities are scheduled and will be maintained depending on sanitary conditions and in compliance with government recommendations.


To find out more and organize your vacation, visit the resort's website (in french). For accommodation, you can go to Gavarnie, Gèdre or Luz-Saint-Sauveur, where a free shuttle service is organized, to get you to the foot of the slopes from the villages!


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