The Pyrenees seen from Guzet
|Top elevation||2,100 m (6,890 ft)|
|Base elevation||1,100 m (3,609 ft)|
Guzet-Neige is a ski resort situated in the Haute-Ariège area of the Ariège department in the French Pyrénées. The climb to the ski station has been used three times as a stage finish in the Tour de France.
Guzet is located between 1,100 m (3,600 ft) and 2,100 m (6,900 ft) in altitude, in Ariège in the heart of the Pyrenees.
The resort is divided into three areas:
- Guzet 1400
- Le Freychet
There are 33 km (21 mi) of lift served runs and 3 km (1.9 mi) of cross country trails. The resort features a snowpark.
Details of the climb
The climb starts from the village of Seix on the River Salat and shares most of its route with that to the Col de Latrape from where there is a turn-off onto the D68, 1.0 km (0.6 mi) from the summit. From here there is a further 6 km (3.7 mi) climb to the ski station. In total from Seix, the climb is 23.7 km (14.7 mi) long. Over this distance, you climb 1,010 m (3,310 ft) at an average gradient of 4.3%, although the final section averages about 8%.
Tour de France stage finishes
|Year||Stage||Category||Start of stage||Distance (km)||Height of
|Stage winner||Yellow jersey|
|1995||14||1||St-Orens-de-Gameville||164||1510||Marco Pantani (ITA)||Miguel Indurain (ESP)|
|1988||14||1||Blagnac||163||1515||Massimo Ghirotto (ITA)||Pedro Delgado (ESP)|
|1984||11||1||Pau||226.5||1480||Robert Millar (GBR)||Vincent Barteau (FRA)|