Visit the ski resorts of the Pyrenees from Perpignan

Are you passionate about skiing? Renfe wants to make it very easy for you. Our AVE (high-speed) France trains, AVE (high-speed) International travelling between Spain and France, will take you in little over an hour from Barcelona to Perpignan where you can ski in the nearby resorts and enjoy the snow of the French Pyrenees. Prepare your luggage and skis, you can take everything you need on our trains, thanks to our special luggage policy. Fast, comfortable, safe and sustainable, can you ask for more?

How to get to Perpignan

Travelling to Perpignan from Madrid or Barcelona is very easy. We offer daily services to travel to Perpignan (the centre of the world, as Dalí called it) from the capital of Spain: you can choose the train that travels to Marseille or take the AVE (high-speed) train to Barcelona. ​

From Barcelona, you can take a train to Marseille or Lyon, which stop at Perpignan. The journey time is just over 80 minutes from Barcelona, so it takes much less time to reach the slopes and with greater comfort than by car, with the usual traffic jams during the weekends. From there, you can take a bus to some of the resorts and ski in the French Pyrenees.

Les Angles 

In fact, Les Angles is a true village-resort, which reaches the foot of the slopes and which, although retaining its traditional appearance, is a modern ski resort.   

In fact, it is the only town in the Pyrenees in which the slopes reach the historic district, found in the centre of town. The surroundings of the French Cerdagne make Les Angles the perfect place to enjoy with your family.  

The ski area extends over 55 km of slopes of all levels and at an altitude of 800 m. With its highest point located at an altitude of 2,400 metres, it is one of the largest areas in the Eastern Pyrenees, with 45 slopes in total.  


Formiguères is located in the Capcir region, between the Les Angles and Puyvalador resorts. It has 22 km of slopes, with the following difficulty levels: three green slopes, seven blue slopes, 6 red slopes and 1 black slope. There is also a snow park, a free ride area, a border cross track, a sledge run and a snow garden.   

In addition, skiers looking for "something else" can use the ski mountaineering areas, Nordic ski trails and connect to the Nordic ski trail of Espace Nordique du Capcir resort. 


Font-Romeu is a ski resort in the heart of the natural park of the Eastern Pyrenees, in the Languedoc-Rousillon, which is part of the French Cerdagne. Its ski area is combined with that of Pyrénées 2000, for a total of 44 km of alpine ski slopes and 111 km of Nordic skiing slopes between both, in a space where beautiful landscapes merge with a very familiar and traditional atmosphere.  


Porté-Puymorens is a French ski resort located in the Natural Park of the Pyrenees, in the French Cerdagne.  

South facing and with a maximum altitude of almost 2,500 m, guaranteeing quality snow for everyone. We recommend its freeride areas. The ski area is also ready for mountain skiing, as well as Nordic skiing, with 25 km of slopes, which can be used for free.   

It has several theme-based areas, especially dedicated to the world of snowboarding, with a 500 m half-pipe and snow park. 

Travel to Perpignan by train

If, in addition to skiing around Perpignan, you are interested in discovering other places in France, you can't miss the other cities connected by our Alta Velocidad (high-speed) International trains, such as Béziers, Montpellier, Lyon, Marseille or Aix-en-Provence, from city centre to city centre, as always. 

Choose how you would like to travel and what you would like to visit and we will define the destinations and means of transport. Have you found out about our discounts? Benefit from our discounts and get the best price for you.