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Piau Engaly, France

Piau Engaly ski holidays

Established in 1970 the French ski resort Piau Engaly lies at 1420 metres altitude in the Hautes Pyrenees region of the French Pyrenees. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2600m the area is snow sure. Over 20 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 10km of trails, which equates to around 15 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Piau Engaly is Toulouse at a distance of 180km or approximately 180 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Purpose built in the early '70s on a border plateau facing Spain in the Pyrenees National park. The design is futuristic and functional, the atmosphere lively, family-oriented, French and friendly. Snow guaranteed.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 5 runs ?km
12%  Intermediate Trails
 20 runs ?km
Advanced Trails
 9 runs ?km
30%  Expert Trails
 6 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Piau Engaly 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 Piau Engaly snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €185 - €185
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 65km
total length of Piau Engaly trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 7km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N
direction Piau Engaly area faces
Top Altitude 2600m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1420m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1420m
centre of Piau Engaly ski resort
Vertical Drop 1180m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1180m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Piau Engaly web cams
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Skiing in Piau Engaly

40 pistes and trails means approximately 65km of runs. 17 Piau Engaly lifts have capacity to transport 22000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 7km.

The mountain has 12% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 60% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 10% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 0.6km Le Couloir run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Piau Engaly after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Piau Engaly

Of the 17 ski lifts, 9 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Piau Engaly 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), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Piau Engaly Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

4 apres ski bars 5 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 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 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Ice Diving, Table Tennis, Torchlit Descents.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Piau Engaly" by any other name

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

The direction which the various Piau Engaly 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. Piau Engaly has slopes facing N.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Piau Engaly

Piau Engaly ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole de ski Français and has 40 teachers teaching in English, French, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? ? 396283

Piau Engaly for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Piau Engaly for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Piau Engaly for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Piau Engaly for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Piau Engaly

Piau Engaly snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Piau Engaly: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

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

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Piau Engaly

Piau Engaly 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

Piau Engaly non skiing facilities also include Ice Diving, Table Tennis, Torchlit Descents.

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