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A one-of-a-kind leisure park, located in the middle of nature in an exceptional mountainous environment ... it's in Hautacam!
A one-of-a-kind leisure park, located in the middle of nature in an exceptional mountainous environment … it’s in Hautacam!

Unspoilt nature, incredible panoramas, diversity of activities, original sports practices, fun atmosphere The Hautacam is a privileged place to discover the mountain all year round. Le Hautacam, an easy and accessible mountain that is discovered gently, in a dreamy Pyrenean environment.

Located in the heart of the Great Sites of the Midi-Pyrénées, the Hautacam enjoys a unique panorama. The Pic du Midi, the Brèche de Roland (Gavarnie), Cauterets, Lourdes, the valleys of Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Argelès-Gazost and Val d’Azun are majestic and fantastic places that can be admired from Hautacam. The Hautacam station, located at an altitude of 1509 m (1813 m at its highest point) dominates the city of Argelès-Gazost and many villages.

With or without snow, day or night, the Hautacam offers 1001 unforgettable experiences: Walks on foot or with snowshoes, alpine or cross-country skiing, traditional sleds or sleds on rails, sleds pulled by dogs or llamas, Qi Gong or archery, evenings in an igloo or raclette by the fire. There is something for everyone!

Created in 2009, the international dark sky reserve has allowed Hautacam to preserve the visibility of the dark sky allowing astronomers and the general public to observe the stars in the best conditions and without limitations.

After a day of sliding down the slopes of Hautacam and as soon as night falls, take the time to admire the celestial vault and the thousands of twinkling stars.

Ski resorts

The first resort located 14 km from Argelès-Gazost, the Hautacam ski resort, was created in 1972 and is home to an alpine area and a Nordic area. A natural and unspoilt resort, accessible to all levels, it will seduce the whole family: an initiation mat with a safe slope for beginners, two simple lifts, allowing a gentle discovery of the joys of skiing, the Naouit sector reserved for the most experienced who can then enjoy an incredible view of the Pyrenees and ski near the pines.

The Nordic area, for its part, is home to more than 15 km of marked trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, the choice is yours!

Nordic side, carte blanche to your wishes!

Do you want to put on cross-country skis?

Skating or classic, the choice is yours! The classic practice, similar to the gestures of walking, is ideal for a family outing. Skating, similar to roller skating, requires a little more technique but you will immediately feel the sensation of speed. Beginners or beginners, they will have the option to evolve in different loops, each of which offers a breathtaking view of the Gaves Valley.

Do you prefer a snowshoe trip?

Escape for a health hike in a great, signposted and safe environment! For your organized trip with snowshoes, do not hesitate to consult the list of mountain guides.

Slopes map

Staggered between 1,500 and 1,813 meters above sea level, the Hautacam ski resort represents 20 kilometers of ski slopes served by 10 ski lifts (ski lifts and carpets only, no lifts). A total of 15 slopes meander between steep slopes, more mountainous passages and flat areas suitable for learning to ski.

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Activities outside of skiing

mountain sled

The Mountain Luge is the main attraction of Hautacam station! Accessible for children from 3 years old, the attraction is 100% safe. Acceleration, steep turns, guaranteed thrills on almost 800 meters of descent. For the less reckless, don’t panic, the speed is regulated.

  • From € 6 per descent for 2 people.

Activities around the igloos

Whether it is to learn how to build them or to spend an afternoon there, Mathieu and Muriel will accompany you at every step. Igloo construction every Wednesday afternoon: € 15 children € 20 adults. Apér’Igloo afternoons on Saturday nights in February € 30 children € 35 adults.

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hazy afternoons

Live a unique experience at Hautacam. On the program: hike with a mountain guide, gourmet food in the Tramassel, stargazing with professionals.

  • 3 dates this winter: February 8 and 22, March 1.
  • Limited places, prior reservation at

flame ride

For an afternoon, discover the Hautacam massif accompanied by Tio, Tchupi, Névé and Nahual.

  • € 28 adult and € 21 child / with reservation at:

Musher Apprentice

Installed in the sled or in the kart, run to the rhythm of the dogs and the track, and learn about our passion … A classic but timeless service that will not leave you indifferent!

Snowshoe discovery

Accompanied by Muriel and Mathieu, discover the Hautacam station in a different way, get off the marked trails and connect with nature. Every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, € 30 children and € 35 adults.

By reservation:

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