Altitude: 1800 Meters

La Mongie in short

  • Modern ski resort
  • Good off-piste area
  • Largest ski area in the French Pyrenees

At 1800 meters of altitude, nestled in the French Pyrenees, is the ski resort of La Mongie. In summer the village is flooded with cyclists who want to climb the notorious Tourmalet but in winter the cyclists are replaced by snowboarders and skiers. This is a young ski resort with modern hotels and plenty of bars and restaurants for lively apres-ski entertainment. For cross-country skiers and non-skiers, this ski resort is less suitable.

La Mongie, together with Barèges, make up the largest ski area in the French Pyrenees. There are 43 ski lifts that serve more than 100 kilometers of wonderful ski slopes. This spacious ski resort has something to offer every type of skier, even the most avid off-piste enthusiasts. From the 2872 meter high Pic du Midi de Bigorre, where an old observatory is located, there is a particularly challenging off-piste descent - you will see a sign warning you that you are strongly advised to only take this route accompanied by a professional off-piste ski guide - we strongly advice you to do so. A look over the edge makes the average skier shudder because the first part is so steep. This off-piste run easily challenges the likes of those in world-famous ski resorts such as Val d'Isère or Méribel.

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 Apres-ski & entertainment La Mongie

Restaurants 28 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 5 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons La Mongie

No. of ski schools 5Private ski lessons € 52
No. of ski instructors 180Ski lessons6 Days, 12 Hours, € 648
Area for beginners - Snowboarding lessons6 Days, 12 Hours, € 648
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiing -

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 Facilities La Mongie

No. of hotels 2 Supermarkets 3
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks -
Total no. of beds 13000

 Tourist information for La Mongie

Office de Tourisme Tourmalet Pic du Midi - antenne de La Mongie
0033 - 0562 - 955071

 Distances from La Mongie

Railway station
Tarbes approx. 50 km by bus
Tarbes-Lourdes approx. 45 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 45 km 50 minuten by car

 La Mongie for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities La Mongie

Public saunaFootpaths
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about La Mongie

2 October 2020 by Nikki in 'Ski areas''

If you're passionate about off-piste skiing, only the number of descents outside the marked pistes count when choosing a ski holiday. Reserved mainly for skiers and snowboarders with a high level of technical skills and good physical condition, off-piste skiing offers the chance to discover the mountain differently: the deep mountain countryside, away from crowds and noisy ski lifts. However, not all ski resorts have a ski area that lends itself to off-piste skiing. Therefore, we selected 5 Fren... More ›

26 January 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Are you tired of going to the same ski resorts in the Alps for every ski holiday? Looking for something a bit more unique? Along with the reduced lift queues, unspoilt mountain scenery and relaxing lack of crowds, the lesser-known ski resorts in Europe often have the added advantage of being more affordable. Visiting ski areas like France's Sainte Foy Tarentaise or Norway's Trysil guarantees a much more down-to-earth experience, where you'll likely have more interaction with the locals and enjoy... More ›

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La Mongie

Ski area
Grand Tourmalet Barèges La Mongie

Grand Tourmalet Barèges La Mongie
Total slopes 100 (km)
Green slopes 25 km
Blue slopes 40 km
Red slopes 20 km
Black slopes 15 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (26 )
Drag lifts 14
Chair lifts 10
Gondola lifts 2
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