Gavarnie-Gèdre – 34 km of ski slopes and the cradle of Pyreneism

Gavarnie-Gèdre - 34 km of ski slopes and the cradle of pyreneism

Gavarnie-Gèdre or Gavarnie-les Espécières is a winter resort in the French Pyrenees, located in the town of Gavarnie-Gedres in the Hautes-Pyrenees department of the Occitania region. This alpine resort is renowned for its always natural snow quality.

Imagine a glacier circus culminating at 3,000 meters, with one of the tallest waterfalls in Europe (427 meters): Cirque de Gavarnie!

The Gavarnie site has not always been known to tourists from all over the world; nor was it marked by a pastoral tradition as strong as its neighbor “Gèdre”. On the other hand, the village is on one of the main routes that have crossed the Pyrenees via the Port of Boucharo.

Gavarnie is the cradle of pyreneism (if the term “mountaineering” became synonymous with sporting achievements, then the term pyreneism, which appeared at the end of the 19th century, was distinguished by the fact that it considered physical activity in the mountains in combination with aesthetic and cultural emotions).


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 Midi, Cauterets, Luz-Ardiden, Gavarnie-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!


Adult from 18 to 64 years old inclusive – 330 €

Reduced price – children and youth from 5 to 17 years old inclusive, persons from 65 to 74 years old, students – 240 €

1 adult + 2 children – 761 €

2 adults + 1 child – 846 €

1 adult + 3 children – 966 €

2 adults + 2 children – 1049 €

Gavarnie-Gèdre characteristics:

The area offers 34 km of 28 pistes for all levels, including the longest green piste in the Pyrenees with a six kilometer slope.

1 KidPark

1 free toboggan run at the foot of the slope

At the foot of the Gavarnie Circus: 1 cross-country ski trail (7.5 km) – 1 snowshoe trail (6 km) – free admission.

6 marked snowshoe trails in the valley

Ski area opening hours: daily from 9.00 to 17.00 (lifts stop at 16.45).

In summer:

Via Ferrata
Discover the two routes of Via Ferrata: to Luz-Saint-Sauveur at the foot of the Napoleon Bridge and to Coumély, with an incredible panorama of the Circus Gavarnie.

Welcome to Gavarnie, a paradise for hikers and climbers!

How to get there?

Access by car:
LOURDES – GAVARNIE less than 1 hour
TARBES – GAVARNIE less than 1:30
PAU – GAVARNIE less than 1 h 45 min.
BORDEAUX – GAVARNIE less than 3:30
TOULOUSE – GAVARNIE less than 2:45
BAYONNE – GAVARNIE less than 2:30

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