Due to lack of snow, the resort of Les Mourtis, in the south of Haute-Garonne, had to resolve to close its slopes on Wednesday, December 21.
The season was short in Boutx! Opened on Saturday December 17, the Mourtis station closed four days later, on Wednesday December 21.
The fault is that the weather is not compatible with the start of the season: between temperatures that were too high for the season and rainfall that was too low, the station was not able to maintain the little coat that had formed at the start of the month. “The current snow cover of the Mourtis resort does not allow us to return on skis to the snow front” indicates the resort’s Facebook page.
Sad start to the season for the south of Haute-Garonne. Already the small family resort of Bourg-d’Oueil had not had the opportunity to open for these Christmas holidays: here, it was not even possible to produce a minimum of snow. Already for the same reasons: too mild weather.
Superbagnères remains open during the holidays
So there remains the domain of Superbagnères: confronted with the absence of a gondola and the collateral victim of two heavy goods vehicles (very heavy: 55 and 90 tons) which ventured on the bridges of Ravi at the end of November, the station left with a handicap. Especially since it is not spared by the spring context either.
But she gets away with it. Not only because Superbagnères remains accessible by car, but also because the work carried out on site makes it possible to continue: “We will manage to remain open during all the Christmas holidays” indicates the director of Haute-Garonne Montagne, Gianni Ragona, Thus the Lac chairlift, Baby ski lift, kindergarten and ESF area remain accessible. the same goes for Céciré, at the top of the estate.
Here, the altitude has made it possible to produce enough snow upstream: it is this artificial snow, maintained with the greatest attention of the Haute-Garonne Montagne teams, which allows you to continue skiing.