A view of Peyresourde, Hautes-Pyrénées with a ski slope at the resort of Peyragudes.
|Location||Gouaux-de-Larboust (Haute-Garonne), Germ (Hautes-Pyrénées)|
|Top elevation||2,240 m (7,349 ft)|
|Base elevation||1,590 m (5,217 ft)|
|Longest run||5 km (3.1 mi) La vallée blanche|
|Lift system||17 lifts|
|Snowmaking||230 snow cannons|
The resort was created in 1988, when the Peyresourde and Agudes resorts were joined together.
Skiing: slopes and liftsEdit
The resort is located on 2 sides of the same mountain, connected thru several lifts, so there is always a sunny part all day long. It encompasses 51 slopes :
- 6 green slopes
- 23 blue slopes
- 18 red slopes
- 4 black slopes
17 ski lift
- 9 chairlift including 4 Detachable chairlift (3 with 6 seats et 1 with 4 seats)
- 5 lifts
- 2 "Magic carpets" Surface lift for children from which one is covered with a greenhouse-type roof.
- 1 ski rope for children
A major part of the resort is equipped with 230 snow-guns, ensuring enough snow whatever the weather conditions.
It is a place where beginners can easily learn how to ski, with slopes dedicated to children, Ski lift and chairlift for beginners. There are "eggs" (bumps close to each others), two spaces dedicated to freestyle skiing (terrain park), a "Fun Cross" slope" equipped with a "ski movie" system, a boardercross, where contests are being organized, 5 N'PY MOOV zones…
Tour de FranceEdit
In 2012, Peyragudes was the finish of Stage 17 of the Tour de France. The summit of the climb for the purposes of the King of the Mountains was 1,000 m. before the end of the stage, at a height of 1,603 m (5,259 ft). First over the summit was Alejandro Valverde, who went on to win the stage, with Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins 19 seconds behind. Romain Bardet won the stage in the 2017 Tour, while Aru took the yellow jersey from Chris Froome.
|Year||Stage||Start of stage||Category||Stage winner||Yellow jersey|
|2017||12||Pau||2||Romain Bardet (FRA)||Fabio Aru (ITA)|
|2012||17||Bagnères-de-Luchon||1||Alejandro Valverde (ESP)||Bradley Wiggins (GBR)|
- "Peyragudes dans le Tour de France" (in French). Le Dico du tour. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
- "Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon – Peyragudes". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- "July 19, Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon – Peyragudes 143.5km". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.