Cauterets piste map Skiing & snowboarding around Cauterets, Pyrenees
Skiing around the pistes and forest trails of the Cirque du Lys area of Cauterets is mainly geared towards beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders with long cruising green and blue trails.
One look at the Cauterets piste map shows just 2 black pistes so on the face of it, there is not much to challenge expert skiers. However, the ski area provides some excellent back-country off piste skiing where you can explore pristine natural beauty on guided 1 to 6 day ski tours using skins and staying overnight in mountain refuges.
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Back-country ski tours
The Pyrenees is home to some classic off-piste ski tours where you will use skins to access some of the most beautiful powder trails around.
One of the most popular ski tours from Cauterets is the 3 day trip to Saint Lary via Barèges-La Mongie. The ski tour takes you over the Col des Madamette taking in sights such as the Lac d’Oule reservoir and Escoubous dam.
More ski areas
There are several other ski resorts close to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees including....
- 15km - Bareges & La Mongie
- 16km - Gavarnie/Gèdre
- 22km - Luz Ardiden
- 50km - Gourette
Cauterets Piste & Area Map