Porté Puymorens (1600-2500m)
Part of the Neiges Catalanes ski domain.
By road: From Paris – Bordeaux – Toulouse, motorway as far as Foix – Tunnel du Puymorens (toll) or the RN20 from Toulouse, passing through the toll tunnel of Puymorens. From Perpignan, take the RN120 (direction Prades) via the Têt valley and then the D618 from Mont-Louis
By rail: Direct train to Porté from Paris via Toulouse. The latter part of the rail journey takes you through some spectacular scenery and the railway station is less than a kilometre from the pistes with free bus transfer. The station is the highest in France at 1575 m. There are also direct trains from Barcelona via La Tour de Carol.
Toulouse Blagnac airport – 160 km
Perpignan airport – 120 km
Barcelona airport – 160 km.
Situated in the Cerdagne area of the Pyrénées Orientales, Porté Puymorens is just a fifteen minute drive from Pas de la Case, tax free ‘haven’ and purpose built border town between France and Andorra. A project to link Porté with the vast skiing domaine in Andorra, Granvalira, making it the largest skiing area in the Pyrenees, was shelved in 2010.
For thetime being, Porté is very much a ‘one hoss’ village, with limited accommodation and facilities although there is everything you need for a good day’s skiing. If you drive up the main road towards Pas de la Case, stop in at the general store on the left and say hello to my cousin Nelly! She’ll be happy to tell you everything you need to know about the region – but go easy on the English – she’s not quite fluent yet!
Ski Runs – 45kms
Green: – 5
Blue: – 5
Red: – 3
Black: – 4
Ski Lifts – 13
Snow cannons – 70
Suitable for: beginners and intermediates For the snow boarders, there is a vast snow park 600m long with tables, slide etc and a half pipe 100m long.