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Cauterets Overview

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Overview

The charming village resort of Cauterets has a varied range of ski slopes spread across the width of its two ski areas. The first, Cirque du Lys, is a vast area dedicated to skiing and snowboarding. The second area, le Pont d'Espagne, is a breathtaking ski area, nestled right in the heart of the Pyrénées national park. It has been developed for snowshoeing, sledding or cross country skiing. The Lys Gondola that heads up from the village is quick and comfortable and accesses the ski slopes in the Cirque du Lys (the village to the top takes 12 minutes!). For “nu-skool” freestylers, it is worth noting that the Cirque du Lys has a Freestyle Park ranked among the top 10 in France. Open to all, it is composed of 2 zones; the Mini-Cross and the C-Park. Cauterets isn't only a ski resort, as a natural spa town that is renowned for its sulphur rich spa waters and revitalising relaxation centres. There are two spas in the town, both welcoming children and adults from February to November. Well known for the treatment of respiratory and rheumatology problems, the Cauterets spas also offer conventional spa packages for 6 or 12 days. Far away from the worries of daily life, the spas welcome those who are already seasoned spa veterans and those who have not yet discovered the benefits of a true relaxation session in the thermal waters. Situated at only 200 metres from the centre of Cauterets and the Lys Gondola, the baths offer everyone a moment of well-being and potentially add another interesting aspect to your relaxing getaway... Cauterets is an ideal holiday destination for families wanting to spend quality time together. The whole resort is set up so that children feel comfortable and secure. Various companies and organisations provide day care, recreation centres, a playground and a juniors club, each allowing the kids to live moments they'll never forget. After skiing there is a range of activities to keep you occupied in Cauterets. The town has swimming, ice skating, tennis, bowling, a climbing wall, but also a cinema, a library and of cause not forgetting the local Cauterets Casino.

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Cauterets Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

221cm
139cm
93cm
47cm
29cm
66cm
Nov
86cm
Dec
184cm
Jan
182cm
Feb
118cm
Mar

Terrain Overview

17%
Beginners Runs
39%
Intermediate Runs
35%
Advanced Runs
9%
Expert Runs
23
Runs in Total
36 km
Runs in Total
7 km
Longest Run
36 km
Skiable Terrain
15 ha
Snow Making
12 km
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 16

2
Gondolas & Trams
1
High Speed Sixes
3
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
9
Surface Lifts

Elevation

2450m
Summit
720m
Vertical Drop
1730m
Base

Important Dates

December 03, 20212021/12/03
Projected Opening
April 24, 20222022/04/24
Projected Closing
141
Projected Days Open
141
Days Open Last Year
58
Years Open
1100cm
Average Snowfall
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