We spent a few days in Fourques over New Year and saw 2009 in with a glass or two. It’s reassuring to see that there’s been plenty of rain, and now snow, which has brought plenty of relief to the locals. It also means that the garden will be nice and green from Easter onwards as the snows melt and set the rivers pouring through the Tech and the Tet valleys.
We also took the 90 minute drive up to Font-Romeu, one of the larger ski stations in the Eastern Pyrenees. From there it’s a quick cable car ride to the pistes. No time this year to get on the slopes, just a quick coffee and hot chocolate while watching the skiers enviously.
The roads up to the mountains have improved enormously in the past 18 months and the region has done a good job linking the skiable areas around nearby villages. Prices are also reasonable: a day’s ski+boot hire and lift pass will set you back about 40-50 euros.