Superbagnères

Superbagnères
Luchon-Superbagnères ski resort
Luchon-Superbagnères ski resort
Superbagnères is located in Pyrenees
Superbagnères
Superbagnères
Location within Pyrenees
Location Saint-Aventin
Nearest major city Tarbes
Coordinates 42°46′4.8″N 0°34′37.2″E / 42.768000°N 0.577000°E / 42.768000; 0.577000Coordinates: 42°46′4.8″N 0°34′37.2″E / 42.768000°N 0.577000°E / 42.768000; 0.577000
Top elevation 2,256 m (7,402 ft)
Base elevation 1,775 m (5,823 ft)
Runs 30
Lift system 14
Total length 32 km (20 mi)
Website www.luchon.com
Luchon from the ski cabin.
Ski slopes in the summer. The most distant mountain in the image is the Aneto, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees.
Superbagnères Chapel.
The Grand Hôtel at Superbagnères.

Superbagnères is a ski resort above the town of Bagnères-de-Luchon in the French department of Haute-Garonne in the Midi-Pyrénées region.

Overview

The resort offers alpine ski slopes and cross-country skiing from 1440 to 2260 m. The resort was opened early in the twentieth century. Historically it was connected to the town by a rack railway, but today it is connected with a gondola lift. Each cabin holds up to four people and takes about ten minutes to reach the summit, running in the summer as well as the winter. It's not possible to ski back down to Luchon, except in times of exceptional snow for talented locals who know the woods.

Details of climb

From Bagnères-de-Luchon the climb to the ski-station is 18.5 km at an average gradient of 6.3%, with the summit being at 1800 m above sea-level. There are several short stretches in excess of 10%.

Tour de France

The Tour de France has had stage finishes at Superbagnères six times:

External links

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