Altitude Adventure is based in the ski station of St Pierre dels Forcats (altitude 1550m), just across the valley from Font Romeu, in the Neiges Catalanes ski area, one of France’s well-kept secrets. With over 300km of pistes, 8 snowparks, a variety of off-piste to suite all abilities and 288km of cross country skiing this area has everything you need for a great ski holiday.
We provide comfortable and spacious accommodation for a classic chalet style holiday in the French Pyrenees. With a lack of large hotels and commercial tour operators the area is superb for those looking for a different style of ski holiday. Outside of French school holidays the whole area is amazingly quiet giving fantastic un-crowded skiing.
The Neiges Catalanes lift pass covers all the 9 resorts in the Cerdagne and Capcir valleys, or individual resort lift passes can be purchased daily. Equipment hire can be arranged locally.
Home resort to the “Mouli” the 4 person chair is only 300m away. Between the villages of St Pierre dels Forcats and Eyne rises the Cambre D’Aze mountain. This area holds piste skiing that (although not the biggest) is widely regarded as the best in the area. The area has 25 pistes with 2 blacks, 7 reds, 4 blues and 12 greens. Off-piste is mainly in the trees and requires a reasonable level of competence. See their website.
Font Romeu, Pyrenees 2000
Font Romeu is the most famous town in this area. Bright lights, big city it isn’t, but it retains more charm than your average alpine resort whilst providing all the amenities that you need. The ski area is linked to the resort of Pyrenees 2000 and gives meaning to the phrase “intermediates playground” with 8 blacks, 8 reds, 9 blues, 9 greens and a snowpark. See their website.
This is a great ski area with plenty to keep all standards of skiers and boarders interested. The station features good shopping and amenities in the village whilst the pistes are well developed and cared for. There are 2 blacks, 16 reds, 5 blues, 6 greens and a huge snow park. The off -piste in the trees is challenging whilst never being far from a piste. See their website.
A really nice little station a couple of minutes above the village giving good intermediate skiing and boarding, with fantastic off-piste in the trees on the upper section. Formigueres features 1 black, 6 reds, 8 blues, 4 greens and a small snowpark. See their website.
At the head of the Capcir valley above the village of Rieutort sits this station. See their website.
A small station with a couple of pistes and a snow park. On the opposite side of the road is the small airport which is one of the sites for snow-kiting. See their website.
The furthest station from us covered by the area pass, Porte is on the French side of the pass to Pass De La Casa in Andorra. A good variety of pistes are on offer in a spectacular setting at the head of the valley. It offers 3 blacks, 4 reds, 5 blues, 5 greens and a good size snow park. See their website.
Spain and Andorra
Not included in the Neiges Catalanes pass are the Spanish resorts of La Molina and Massella and the Andoran resorts in the Pass De La Casa area but which are all in day trip distance (with a small fuel charge) if you run out of things to do!!
Here come the girls! Ella and Shawna (9 and 7yrs) show how it should be done in the trees. (published 24th Nov 2009)
Meals are served in our spacious dining room featuring a complementary bar for guests' use.
Breakfasts are 'Continental' style with a selection of cereals, home-made & locally bought breads, preserves, fresh fruit; served with fresh fruit juice, coffee, teas or hot chocolate.
Afternoon tea & cakes are provided after the day’s activities.
Four course evening meals are a mix of world cooking to suit all tastes, with vegetarian options always available. All drinks (beer, wines, soft drinks, coffee, tea etc) are included in the price of your holiday, however we ask guests to be sensible in their consumption! Evening meals are served with local Red and White Wines (Trabucaires - Vin de pays des Cotes Catalanes)
Below is a selection of the menus we serve. If you have special dietary requirements, please inform us in advance so that we can do our best to accommodate them.
French Onion Soup
Blue cheese & Broccoli Quiche
Feta & Tomato Salad
Roasted Lime & Ginger Chicken
Main courses are served with seasonal vegetables or salads.
Homemade Ice Cream
One evening a week we provide transport to one of the nearby restaurants, giving you a chance to experience some of the local cuisine.
If you think a week full of activity will benefit your waistline forget it! The food was so good I had to ask for the recipe every night! - Lorna
Altitude Adventure has been established to offer holidays with a relaxed atmosphere for active guests.
Accommodation for Altitude Adventure holidays is based in our own super spacious five bedroomed chalet “Mouli del Riu” within the hamlet of Le Mouli, on the edge of the village and ski station of Saint Pierre dels Forcats.
We welcome families, groups and couples and offer entirely en-suite accommodation in either double, twin or family suites to suit your needs. All rooms have MP3 compatible speakers and free WiFi access. All linen and towels are provided.
A comfortably furnished lounge with a wood burning stove gives guests the ideal place to relax in the evenings, whilst the pool table is the scene of many evening battles! There is library of novels and non-fiction which guests are welcome to borrow from whilst staying with us if they are short of something to read. Or you can try relaxing in our hot tub.
The large garden and barbecue area is bordered by a stream.
The large garage is equipped with a workshop for basic equipment repairs whilst on holiday and equipment storage area.
The Mouli has a non-smoking policy.
To make everyone's stay more comfortable, we ask you to bring suitable indoor footwear, as we try to keep snow and mud outside where it belongs!
Jonny Richards reports on Font Romeu and the Neiges Catalanes area... "If you're bored of queues, bend-over prices and hellish transfer demands of the French Alps, this historic area might just be the answer". "The friendly helpful locals are the antithesis of their alpine compatriots". "This resort encapsulates all that is good about the Pyrenees, with deserted pistes, more sunshine than any other French ski Destination (over 3000 hrs last season) and a town centre packed with more old school charm than Nigel Havers. In tweed."