Is Col du Tourmalet Open? – 2018

Is Col du Tourmalet Open? – 2018

Is Col du Tourmalet open?

25/May/2018 Yes.

24/May/2018 No.

Col du Tourmalet will be open from 16:00 tomorrow.
Col d’Aubisque has opened this evening.

Bonne Route!

17/May/ 2018. No.

Work has restarted on opening  Col du Tourmalet. Word is one to two weeks.

13/May/2018. No

Winter returns with fresh falls of snow yesterday afternoon.

05/05/2018. No

Getting close now, but not there yet. There have been heavy falls of fresh snow this week.

15/04/2018. No.

Work has started on clearing the snow on both sides of the col. It is estimated that the snow is 10 metres deep on the eastern side and 6.5 metres on the west. The main part of the work will take 2 weeks.

11/04/2018. No

Still lots of snow. The ski station is now closed. I expect the col to be open in approx 5 weeks.

14 February 2018. No
Currently under 4 metres of snow. Usually, it opens in mid-May.

Col du Tourmalet

Comments

Apr 27, 2018
The road surface is poor on the Campan side. Beware !
Stu Hammond
Apr 27, 2018
The road surface is very poor on the Campan side please beware.
velopeloton
Apr 27, 2018
Thanks for the info Stu. It won't be long now until it's open.
Maarten
Apr 28, 2018
You think it will all be open by May 14th?
velopeloton
Apr 28, 2018
Yes
velopeloton
Apr 28, 2018
Kerry LeBlanc
Apr 28, 2018
Hello all. Thanks for this valuable info! I will be in the region on May 26 with the dream of climbiming Tourmalet May 28. Appreciate all the updates as well get closer to the date. Thanks,
Colin Mackie
May 5, 2018
Is the col du tourlamet open now? Thank you Colin
velopeloton
May 5, 2018
No, it's been snowing this week.
John Nightingale
May 7, 2018
Hi we are coming over 19th May. do you think the Col will be open by then?
velopeloton
May 9, 2018
50/50
Ross
May 9, 2018
Thanks for these updates - very useful! Any news on the landslide on the Solour side of the Aubisque? That looked like it would take months to clear!
velopeloton
May 9, 2018
I believe it will be open again next week.
John Nightingale
May 14, 2018
With fresh falls of snow how likely is it to be open by 19th?
velopeloton
May 14, 2018
It looks unlikely. I think it will be another week or 2.
John Nightingale
May 14, 2018
Is it possible Aspin will be open? and maybe some of the other 'smaller' Cols?
velopeloton
May 14, 2018
You can assume that anything under 1800M, except Col d'Aubisque, will be open. Col d'Aubisque may be free of snow, but if the gate is closed don't be tempted to pass. It's closed for a reason, very dangerous road when there is still snow on the mountain above. Aspin, Hautacam, Soulor, Couraduque, Luz Ardiden, Cauterets and many others are open.
Lionel Ulmer
May 15, 2018
Note that you can check the status here http://inforoute.ha-py.fr/ for Tourmalet, Aspin, ... (you have the same site for Ariege and Haute Garonne for other moutain passes in the Pyrénées :) ).
Jun 14, 2018
Thanks for the helpful info. Could we rely on it being open until the end of October do you think? Thanks!
velopeloton
Jun 15, 2018
Hi Clare Yes. It usually does not close until mid-November.

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