Gourette is located in the commune of Eaux-Bonnes in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, on the D 918 road which passes through the Col d’Aubisque mountain pass. The closest air access is Pau Pyrénées Airport.
It is located in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by high mountains reaching 2500 meters. The height of the ski resort itself is 1600 m, it covers an area of 100 hectares.
Gourette has an excellent beginner ski area, unique in the Pyrenees: 14 hectares completely isolated from the rest of the area and ideal for safe training.
Other entertainment includes a fun sleigh ride with the whole family.
The slopes of Cotch and Pène Blanque are for experienced skiers. At the highest point there is a restaurant with a breathtaking view.
There are 42 kilometers of slopes in Gourette (8 green, 11 blue, 17 red and 3 black) and 14 lifts.
Snowparks and playgrounds:
Despite its modest size, the Gourette ski area houses a modern snow park with modules available for skiers of all levels.
There is a children’s park on the Bézou plateau in Happy Place, where you can also enjoy freestyle on adapted modules.
The only route with a length of 2.6 km.
Taking care of children:
Kindergarten Les Eterloups, located at the foot of the slopes, welcomes children from 5 months to 6 years old. Activities as well as indoor and outdoor games on offer (reservations recommended, meals and snacks not provided).
|Skipass with discounts (children from 5 to 17) and students||
|Half day ski pass (from 12.30)||
|Kids up to 5 *
Retired from 75 *
|Beginner (all day)
Beginner half a day from 12.30 (Bézou cable car, Pitchouns chairlift, Ski Neige: safe area for beginners
|Skiing companion for persons with disabilities (upon presentation of a document)||
* Date of birth is verified upon presentation of the document.
|Six days – Adult||
|Six days – children from 5 to 18||
|SPECIAL OFFER: – 10 € / person in a group of 3 people.
– 15 € / person in a group of 5 people. When buying a ski pass for 6 or 7 days
Ascent and descent (Bezou telecabin) – 6,00 €
How to get to?
There are several free parking lots and motorhomes at the station.
From Toulouse (2 hours): Take the A 64 motorway, exit 11 Soumoulou, then towards Pau, Gan, Laruns.
From Bordeaux (3:30) – Paris – Nantes: Take the A 62 motorway, then A65, exit 9.1 Pau West, then towards Pau, Gan, Laruns.
From Pau (1h 40m) – Biarritz (2h 30m): Take the A 64 motorway, exit 9.1 Pau (west), then direction Pau, Gan, Laruns.
Important: From November to May, access on the RN918 is closed between the Col du Soulor and the Col d’Hubis.
Airports near Gourette:
Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées International Airport
Pau Pyrenees International Airport
Biarritz Basque Country International Airport
Toulouse Blagnac International Airport
Bordeaux Mérignac International Airport
Arrival at the Pau train station, which is 50 km from Gourette. Bus service to the station is available throughout the year.
TER / Intercity Toulouse Matabiau – Pau (2.20)
TGV Bordeaux St Jean – Pau (2.10)
Available every day.
Adult: 37.5 € + 4 € = 41.50 (ski bus plus ski pass), youth up to 26 years old: 26 € + 4 € = 30 €
Skibus ST SÉBASTIEN / IRUN / BAYONNE – GOURETTE
Transportation is carried out by AIZPURUA buses.
6:15 am: DONOSTIA bus stop “Aulario UPV” (6 am)
6:25 am: DONOSTIA Pio XII bus stop
6:45 am: IRUN roundabout next to the ETH Hotel, exit 1 of the AP-8 motorway.
7:15 am: BAYONNE car park, bus stop Paulbert Church St André (Petit Bayonne)
Arrival in Gourette – around 10 am. Departure from Gourette is at 16:30.
Bookings on Fridays – NOT LATER
Canyoning in winter is the adrenaline rush and amazing discoveries that await you in the Ossau Valley (la vallée d’Ossau).
Routes of 4 levels of difficulty (green, blue, red and black).
The Laruna Canyons in the Ossau Valley are the largest in length in Aquitaine. Age – from 16 years old.
EXCURSION TO THE SNOW FACTORY
Secrets of making snow. Every Tuesday from 10 am to 11 am. Registration (Skiinfo Info Point). You must be able to ski. The lift pass is valid.
The ski resort invites you on a sensory journey alone, as a couple or in a group. At your service – wellness treatments from the Alpine brand “Pure Altitude”.