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Eaux-Bonnes Gourette, France

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette ski holidays

Established in 1903 the French ski resort Eaux-Bonnes Gourette lies at 1400 metres altitude in the Pyrenees region of the French Pyrenees. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2400m the area is not snow sure. Over 50 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 20km of trails, which equates to around 40 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Eaux-Bonnes Gourette is Pau at a distance of 55km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.

SNO-man says

Gourette in the Ossau valley at an altitude of 1400m has been completely overhauled over the past few years and now offers the berst skiing with ultra modern uplift. It's also one of the most snow-sure resort in the Pyrenees although little known outside France/Spain. Functional buildings include 14 bars and 12 restaurants. There are more than 20 runs for skiers of all ability level, the steepest is the Pene Blanque run. The Bézou sector is specially equipped with gentle ski lifts and travelators for beginners. Ultra-modern lifts include the 10-seater Bézou gondola lift (2700 people an hour), the Pitchoun and anglas quad chairs and Plaa-Ségouna detachable 6-seater ski lift (capacity 3000 people and hour) . 150 snow guns cover all the ski slopes, supplied by twoi giant reservoirs.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 11 runs ?km
36%  Intermediate Trails
 8 runs ?km
60% 
Advanced Trails
 17 runs ?km
30%  Expert Trails
 1 runs ?km
10% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Eaux-Bonnes Gourette snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Eaux-Bonnes Gourette snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €188 - €188
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensNov 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 22km
total length of Eaux-Bonnes Gourette trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 4km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation ?
direction Eaux-Bonnes Gourette area faces
Top Altitude 2400m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1400m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1400m
centre of Eaux-Bonnes Gourette ski resort
Vertical Drop 1000m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1000m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette web cams
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Skiing in Eaux-Bonnes Gourette

30 pistes and trails means approximately 22km of runs. 26 Eaux-Bonnes Gourette lifts have capacity to transport 20000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 4km.

The mountain has 36% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 60% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 10% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Pene Blanque run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Eaux-Bonnes Gourette

Of the 26 ski lifts, 18 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Eaux-Bonnes Gourette is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

26 apres ski bars 20 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 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 1 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Games Room, Horse Riding, Mono Ski, Pot Holing, Skwal.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Eaux-Bonnes Gourette" by any other name

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

The direction which the various Eaux-Bonnes Gourette 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. Eaux-Bonnes Gourette has slopes facing ?.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Eaux-Bonnes Gourette

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Français and has 60 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of ?.? ? 51020

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Eaux-Bonnes Gourette

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Eaux-Bonnes Gourette: 20km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Eaux-Bonnes Gourette

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette snow fun - off slope winter activities

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

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Eaux-Bonnes Gourette non skiing facilities also include Games Room, Horse Riding, Mono Ski, Pot Holing, Skwal.


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