La Mongie, France

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Top240cm
Base50cm
forecast6cm
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La Mongie ski holidays

Established in 1930 the French ski resort La Mongie lies at 1800 metres altitude in the Pyrenees region of the French Pyrenees. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2500m the area is snow sure. Over 170 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 50km of trails, which equates to around 30 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to La Mongie is Tarbes/Lourdes at a distance of 50km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to August.

SNO-man says

La Mongie is not only the site of a famous mountain-stage of the yearly "Tour de France" bicycle tournament, it is the center of the Pyrenées largest ski area as well ( linked to Barèges ). Founded in 1948, it has a charming centre and reasonable prices.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 23 runs 23km
33%  Intermediate Trails
 21 runs 31km
23%  Advanced Trails
 20 runs 31km
63%  Expert Trails
 5 runs 15km
14% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€175 - €175
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2014
Resort ClosesAug 2015
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs100km
total length of La Mongie trails
Longest Lift-Served Run5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationN, S, E, W
direction La Mongie area faces
Top Altitude2500m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1400m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1800m
centre of La Mongie ski resort
Vertical Drop700m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 700m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in La Mongie

69 pistes and trails means approximately 100km of runs. 40 La Mongie lifts have capacity to transport 45000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 5km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 33% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 23% intermediate, 63% advanced slopes and 14% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 2.2km Prade Berde run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski La Mongie after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in La Mongie

Of the 40 ski lifts, 21 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good La Mongie is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 2 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

La Mongie Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

10 apres ski bars 20 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities At Bagneres de Bigorre, 25 km/17 miles, there is a Swimming Pool, Tennis, 18 Hole Golf Course, Sauna, Cinema, Museum and at Bareges there is a sauna, a museum and a cinema..

SNO-man says

Try a dog sled ride or snow mobiling. Parapente is very popular here, it involves skiing off the mountain with a parachute and an instructor strapped to your back. The Thermal Baths in Bareges are well worth a visit for a relaxing soak in the hot sulphuric waters - just remember that if you are heading back to La Mongie you must catch the last ski lift back! Located at the top of the main street, the thermal baths have a wide range of water therapies including whirlpools, saunas, thermal baths and showers, water massage and an aqua-gym with excercises specifically to develop the skiing muscles. Lourdes with its world famous Grotto (cave) and healing waters makes a good day trip from here. The story of the Grotto dates back to 1858 when an "apparition" appeared several times to a local peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous. During these sightings the young girl was apparently told to dig at a certain spot and when she did a spring began to flow. The water from this still flowing stream has shown remarkable healing power although it contains no curative property that science has been able to identify. Lourdes has become a modern shrine with world wide visitors coming here to bathe in the waters.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"La Mongie" by any other name

The French resort is also known as La Mongie and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various La Mongie slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. La Mongie has slopes facing N, S, E, W.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in La Mongie, France

La Mongie day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

The Ecole de Ski Français operates a ski kindergarten for children aged from 3 to 8 years. All the staff speak English and are qualified to teach children. The Halte Garderie accept children from 18 months up to 4 years but children have to be at least 3 years for skiing. The Mini Club takes children from 3 years and up.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

La Mongie Shopping

La Mongie shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

There are a few shops, mainly selling sports equipment and clothing. There is a supermarket, pharmacy and souvenir shops in the village itself.

La Mongie value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in La Mongie

La Mongie hire shops - overview of all shopping in La Mongie

There are a few shops, mainly selling sports equipment and clothing. There is a supermarket, pharmacy and souvenir shops in the village itself.

La Mongie ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in La Mongie

La Mongie ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole de ski Français and has 100 teachers teaching in English, French, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? ? 919244

La Mongie for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

La Mongie for intermediates  gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

La Mongie for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

La Mongie for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in La Mongie

La Mongie snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in La Mongie: 52.5km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 24km     Intermediate XC Trails: 21km   Difficult XC Trails: 7.5km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 1     Toboggan Run Length: 0.2km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in La Mongie

La Mongie snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0.2km Paragliding schools: 1

La Mongie non skiing facilities also include At Bagneres de Bigorre, 25 km/17 miles, there is a Swimming Pool, Tennis, 18 Hole Golf Course, Sauna, Cinema, Museum and at Bareges there is a sauna, a museum and a cinema..

La Mongie reviews, 4 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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