Pic du Midi opens for the first time in May

30th April 2013, by Abi Butcher

The Pic du Midi in the Hautes-Pyrénées reopens on 6 May

The Pic du Midi in the Hautes-Pyrénées reopens on 6 May

After an exception ski season, with record levels of snow, the the Pic du Midi, above Barèges in the Hautes-Pyrénées will reopen on 6 May.

All the ski areas of the Hautes-Pyrénées have closed for the season, but the Pic du Midi, at 2,877m, recorded 15m this year, and another 30cm of fresh snow in the past few days. It has just announced that it will reopen from 6 to 12 May — for the first time in history.

Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 1km vertical of off-piste down to Barèges or Artigues for just €24 — or for free if you have a Grand Tourmalet season pass.

This year Vail and Breckenridge, in the US, extended their ski seasons, as have Whistler Blackcomb, Mammoth, Alta and Snowbird.

In Europe, Mönichkirchen, St Corona, Annaberg and Hochkar in the lower Austrian Alps extended their season by a week, as did the Spanish resort of Baqueira Beret in the Pyrénées.



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