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.
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.
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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.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€188 - €188|
|Resort Opens||Nov 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Eaux-Bonnes Gourette trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||4km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Eaux-Bonnes Gourette area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Eaux-Bonnes Gourette ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 1000m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
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
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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
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
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
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.