Nordic skiing in the Catalan Pyrenees
La Calme Area
Ready for a unique Nordic experience in the Altitude? If so, it's time to head to the Nordic domain of La Calme. In addition to the most beautiful sunsets of the resort of Font-Romeu / Pyrénées 2000, you will find on this area slopes with a strong difference in level for the most experienced and the possibility of taking the chairlift for more pleasure, and incredible panoramas on the emblematic summits of the Eastern Pyrenees. Push and slide between the pines to reach the refuge de la Calme, where a home-made cooking with local products is waiting for you. Beginners are not left out since two green slopes allow you to familiarize yourself with the practice of Nordic skiing. And for the most daring: it is also possible to test or improve in Biathlon thanks to a shooting range located not far from the parking lot and precious advice given by the instructors of the French Ski School of Font-Romeu. La Calme, a Nordic bubble to consume without moderation!
Also called "the Little Canada of the Eastern Pyrenees", this Nordic area is a real haven on earth! In Estanyols you will be able to follow the Têt river to discover a variety of authentic landscapes that change as the days go by. This area offers gentle slopes which are an ideal asset to link the kilometers. Accessible to all skiers, even beginners, you have no more excuses to put on the fine skis dedicated to this practice and go to discover the mountain differently.
La Llose Area
It is "the place to be" when it comes to Nordic skiing in the Catalan Pyrenees. This area delights both beginners and experienced skiers. The breathtaking views allows you to discover the Carlit mountain, the emblematic Canigó and the Têt Valley. On the Clavera sector, it is possible to have a picnic while facing the sea with skis on! A playful and beginner area is installed at the start of the slopes so that everyone can familiarize themselves with the practice of Nordic skiing. Other activities are waiting for you with a sledging track and 14 km of snowshoeing circuits. On the spot, parking is available, equipment rental, snacking and picnic spots along the trails. But don't be mistaken, La Llose is also synonymous with adventure and offers you at the Refuge du Col Del Torn a friendly break with local flavors and the possibility of unusual accommodation. After a 6.5 kilometer walk through the forest, discover this magical place in the middle of nature! Here we forget everything, we communicate with simplicity, calm and authenticity.
NORDIC SPACE OF CAPCIR
4 NORDIC LABELLED SITESThis labeling takes the form of a "Nordics" rating, from 1 to 5. This gives skiers and snowboarders reliable criteria for choosing their destination. This label is based on a National Quality Charter that takes into account all the areas:
- The environment: natural and cultural assets, management and respect of the environment.
- Services: reception, parking, rental, catering, accommodation, teaching.
- The cross-country skiing area: safety, diversity, maintenance, grooming, marking, recreational areas.
- The diversity of Nordic activities: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, biathlon...
- The Capcir Nordic Resort has obtained 4 fir trees for the cross-country skiing site of "LA LLOSE" and 2 excellences* (reception and activities).
FONT-ROMEU NORDIC AREA - PYRÉNÉES 2000
3 NORDIC SKI AREAS1712 - 2213 m - The Domain offers 111 kms of marked trails; 22 loops to do on cross-country skis or snowshoes: 7 green, 10 blue, 5 red. Departure of the trails at Estanyols, Airelles and La Calme. Since winter 2012, the site of La Calme guarantees you a quality snow on the Martin Fourcade track with artificial snow.
On site: FFS approved slopes for competition, Nordic ski slope, snowshoe trails, play area for children, biathlon slope, guarded refuge with drinks and light catering.
- Pyrenean biathlon stadium
- 111 kms of Nordic ski trails (including 1 loop of 2 kms in artificial snow)
- 22 marked itineraries 7 green, 10 blue, 5 red