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Hautes-Pyrenees Skiing, France

Winding mountain roads, lush green fields and picturesque villages await you on your winter ski trip by car hire to the Hautes-Pyrenees in France.  The area is renown for it's health spas, hot springs, and natural beauty, including a large portion of the National Park of the Pyrenees (Parc National des Pyrénées).  The other most notable feature of this rural area of France that you can experience by car rental is it's outstanding gastronomy; which is both authentic and affordable.

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The largest connected area for skiing by car rental in the Haute-Pyrenees are Tourmalet Ski Area, which includes the resorts of Bareges and La Mongie for a total of 125 km of runs.  Bareges is scenic with beautiful forested trails and features historic thermal baths and spa.  La Mongie is the largest ski resort in the French Pyrenees and a huge favorite for it's many conveniences including ski in/ski out design, snow-park, floodlit run for night skiing, as well as daycare and nursery services.

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Campan Payolle

Located in the Campan valley, this area is best known for its cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  It features 50 kilometers of cross country ski trails passing through a beautiful forest and around a scenic lake.

There are around a dozen fantastic ski resorts in the Hautes-Pyrenees region of France in total for you to explore with a 4x4 car hire.  Other notable resorts include Piau-Engaly, the highest resort in the French Pyrenees; the small and quiet Hautacam resort; Luz Ardiden in the famous spa town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur; and Gavarine-Gédre, which features snowshoeing, ice skating, bob sledding, ice cascade climbing, and indoor rock climbing in addition to excellent skiing.  With the freedom of a cheap car rental through you can take your time and drive around to the various resorts in France. 

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