Nestled at the foot of the slopes and split across the two centres of La Mongie 1800 and La Mongie-Tourmalet, La Mongie is one of the Pyrenees' most in-demand ski resorts, offering the largest ski domain in the French Pyrenees. The resort is located just 4km from the Col du Touralet mountain pass.
CHILDREN The resort offers a nursery which offers childcare for children aged between 15 months and 4 years. The ESF French Ski School offers a mini-club and snow kindergarten, suitable for children aged 3 years.
OTHER ACTIVITIES La Mongie offers skiers access to 100km of slopes, thanks to its links to the Bareges ski area and the two resorts offer the charm of a Pyrenean village as well as the convenience of a foot of the slopes location. 6-day lift passes for the ski area can be purchased in-resort, and children under 6 years ski free of charge.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION La Mongie is easily accessible from Tarbes train station (50km) by coach. Lagrange can arrange rail travel and accommodation packages for skiers looking for a relaxed journey to the monutains through France's rich and varied countryside. For more details, contact our UK reservations team. The resort is well-equipped, offering all necessary amenities including a medical centre and pharmacy, a post office, self-service laundrette and local shops, and a range of bars and resturants. The information provided here is intended for guidance purposes only and is not contractual. For more detailed and up to date information, please contact local tourist information services.
Creating a natural border between France and Spain, the Pyrenees stretch from Biarritz to Perpignan and consists of hugely varying landscapes making it the ideal location for skiers wishing to get away from the Alpine crowds. With sharp and contrasted reliefs, the Pyrenees offers an enormous range of ski runs from beginner to advanced levels. Cross-country skiers will be pleased to discover the many 1000km of off piste skiing through the regions forests. After an energetic day on the slopes, visitors to the Pyrenees should indulge their inner gormet and sample popular local dishes such as Boles de Picoulis and Garbure, as well as being spoilt for choice by the vast aray of regional cheeses and fine wines on offer. The Pyrenees are also known for their spa resorts, which offer visitors the perfect way to relax and soothe any aches and pains after a day spent skiing. Train stations: Lannemezan, Pau, Lourdes, Font-Romeu, Ax-les-Thermes. Airports: Toulouse.
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Located at the foot of "Pic du Midi", Bareges and La Mongie (otherwise known as the two resorts of the Tourmalet pass) have a skiing domain offering 100km of ski runs and 47 ski lifts. The Bareges offers the charm of a traditional Pyreene village, whilst La Mongie sits at the foot of the slopes. The domain has 23 green runs, 19 blue runs, 21 red runs and 6 black runs plus a snowpark. Prices for 6 day lift passes (winter 07/08 prices): 150 euros/adult, 135/adolescent (ages 12-25 years inclusive), 120 euros/children (ages 6-11 years inclusive), free for children under 6 years.