Le Mourtis is a small, family orientated ski station 30 minutes drive from the house. Popular with the locals it is not marketed internationally and consequently provides a fantastic low budget ski holiday. It offers protected, predominantly tree lined skiing that makes it an ideal alternative if conditions are inclement in the high altitude bowls of the nearby resorts.
There are wide, shallow nursery slopes serviced by three drag lifts at the bottom station at 1420m, ideal for those first tentative slides on the snow. Further up the mountain are enjoyable green, blue and red runs cutting down through the forests served by a network of chair and drag lifts. Intermediates will feel at home here and have ample opportunity to perfect their technique on the forgiving pistes.
For the more advanced skier the steep, bumpy, knee-trembling black beneath the Tuc de Pan Chairlift will challenge the best mogul-basher, and after a dump of fresh powder, making tracks through the trees can be great fun. In addition, the red run off of the back of the top station at 1860m offers an enjoyable and challenging descent.
Complementing the 22km of downhill pistes, Le Mourtis provides 45km of cross-country skiing amongst the peace and tranquillity of the wooded mountain glades, Snow shoeing trails and dog sled rides.