14th September 2016
Gorge de Luz is the road (D921) on the western side of Col du Tourmalet. There have been several rock falls on the road this year. Apparently there is a lot of unstable material on the cliff above the road. Work will be carried out removing this and stabilizing the cliff. The road through the gorge will be closed for the week of Monday 26th September 2016 to Friday 30th September 2016 between 09:00 and 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00. The following week, Monday 3rd to Friday 7th of October 2016 the road will be closed completely. The only access to Luz or Gavarnie will be via Col du Tourmalet.
20th May, 17:15
Gorge de Luz has reopened.
Due to a rockfall in Gorge de Luz access to the western side of Col du Tourmalet is impossible. The rockslide which occurred yesterday morning has resulted in closure of the road D921 between Villelongue and Luz. At the earliest the road will reopen on Friday afternoon 20th May. However I understand that there is a possibility it will be closed for several weeks.
Col du Tourmalet is now open!
Col du Tourmalet is passable for cyclists from both sides. It is not yet open and is impassable for cars.
Fresh snow today. The road is unpassable.
Col du Tourmalet today. Not officially open but passable.
The ski station is closed and work on clearing the road has started. There is still a risk of avalanche on some sections so it will probably be 4 weeks to clear it all.
Col du Tourmalet is closed.
Snow continues to fall in what has been a recent cold period. The ski station is due to close in 3 weeks time.
After a very mild winter, there has been good snow in the last 2 weeks and good skiing has been reported. Warm spring like weather is due to return next week and the first of the ski station closures should be next week also.
Col du Tourmalet is closed. The ski season opened at the beginning of December 2014 and is expected to finish in mid April 2015. Usually Col du Tourmalet opens in mid May.
Is Col du Tourmalet open 2016? I’ll periodically update this page as the year progresses.
Col du Tourmalet