Cauterets: skiing and balneotherapy center

Cauterets is a true mountain town located in the Pyrenees National Park, very dynamic, elegant and sophisticated, with a historic spa. Here you will find all the services: shops, entertainment, restaurants, cinema, ice rink …

Skiing in Cauterets is Cirque de Lys: 24 slopes, 3 freestyle areas at an altitude of 1730 m to 2450 m and a snow park.

And if you go to Pont d’Espagne, you will discover many completely exotic Nordic activities: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding in the heart of landscapes worthy of the Canadian High North.

In summer, it is worth discovering the majestic landscape of the Cirque de Lys. You can reach it on foot or by cable car from the foot of the circus. Equipped mountain bike trails leading to the village are also an excellent option.

RATES (alpine skiing)

Adult: € 38.50

Children from 5 to 17 years old and student from 18 to 30 years old: 33 euros

RATES (cross-country skiing)

36 km of trails between fir trees and waterfalls in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park.

Adult: € 11

Children: from 5 to 17 years old and student from 18 to 30 years old: 8.50 euros


2,500 m2 dedicated to care and relaxation await you surrounded by nature.

Rain shower, indoor stainless steel pool and outdoor lagoon, jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, solarium, salt brick relaxation area, tea room …

• Gym: strength and cardio training.
• Aqua Stand Up, Aquabike, Aquatraining
• 10 comfortable treatment rooms with a personalized atmosphere: massages, plantar reflexology, Zen treatments, relaxing water sports …

There are several free car parks in Cauterets and 2 caravan areas (one at the entrance to Place de la patinoire and the other at the Avenue du Dr. Charles Thierry exit). There is the Puntas car park on Pont d’Espagne, which costs 6.50 euros, but it is free if you have purchased a ski pass.


The new “Grand Ski Pyrénées” pass allows you to ski in 5 ski areas and 3 ski resorts with one pass!

Ski resorts: Grand Tourmalet – Pic du MidiCauteretsLuz-ArdidenGavarnie-Gèdre and Hautacam.

Cross-country skiing: Val d’Azun, Hautacam and Cauterets.

Lift Pass Grand Ski Pyrénées: a unique opportunity to practice all winter sports in the Gavarnie Valley for a short time or for a week.

And the cherry on top: head down the mythical freeride slope of Pic du Midi!

How to get there?

Toulouse (2:30) – Pau (1:30) – Biarritz (2:15): Take the A64 motorway, then take exit 12 Tarbes Ouest towards Lourdes to merge onto Pierrefitte-Nestalas D821-D913, then Cauterets D920.

Bordeaux (3 hours) – Paris – Nantes: Take the A62 motorway, then exit A65 / E7 towards Pau – Tarbes, then exit A64 / E80 towards Tarbes – Toulouse A64, then exit 12 Tarbes Ouest towards Lourdes, continue along Pierrefitte -Nestalas D821-D913 and then Cauterets D920.

By train to Lourdes SNCF station, then bus service to Cauterets:

From Toulouse (2–2: 30): TER / Intercité Toulouse Matabiau – Lourdes

From Bordeaux (2:30): TGV Bordeaux St Jean – Lourdes

From Paris: TGV Montparnasse – Lourdes (4h 47).

Airports nearby:

Tarbes International Airport Lourdes Pyrenees – 45 minutes drive

Pau Pyrenees International Airport – 1 hour 20 minutes drive

Biarritz Basque Country International Airport – 2 hours 15 minutes drive

Toulouse Blagnac International Airport – 2 hours 20 minutes drive

Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport – 3 hours drive

All ski resorts of the Pyrenees

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