You come in Ariège this winter or do you want to come but you are a bit confused about what you can and cannot do? We enlighten you! Here you will find some ideas for a successful holiday in Ariège Pyrénées!

Of course, if you want to have even more good ideas, give a quick call to our tourist offices !

What to do in a ski resort?

A ax 3 Domains

Free access development zone:

  • The bubble carpet in the evolution area is open for free access from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m. (respect for distancing, wearing a mask is compulsory in the queue and on the lift), for tobogganing and skiing initiations
  • Installation of snowpark modules: rails and boxes (jib area)
  • Ski lessons for beginners and young children: Ski schools

A hiking route (on skis or snowshoes) via the fir tree trail to access the Saquet plateau and downhill skiing via the Bonascre trail. the Guide Office will provide ski touring and snowshoeing outings limited to 5 people per group.

Possibility of hiring cross-country ski equipment, snowshoes, sledges and skis in the various shops on the Bonascre plateau or in the village of Ax-les-Thermes.

Entertainment from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. in the development area (possibility of cancellation in case of bad weather), every day except Saturday: Programme

in Beille

Beille is certainly one of the most beautiful Nordic areas in France! And this year, you will be able to take advantage of this incredible area to try your hand at activities that you have never tried before: cross-country skiing, Nordic ski touring or skating for example! Here are the other activities on Beille:

  • Tobogganing of course! (open mats)
  • Igloo building
  • Dog sled rides with Angaka
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides with Angaka
  • Snowshoe walks alone or accompanied by a guide to venture off the beaten track
  • And more unusual, biathlon!

Possibility to rent ski equipment, snowshoes, sledges and skis in the various shops of Tarascon and Les Cabannes.

In chioula

  • Solo or accompanied walks and snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing and skating

Possibility to hire ski equipment, snowshoes, sledges and skis in the various shops in Ax-les-Thermes.

In Goulier

From 10 a.m. to 17 p.m., the Goulier station will offer you:

  • Toboggan run and carpet ski run open.
  • Different snowshoe circuits are offered
  • Beginners ski lessons by reservation at 06 43 27 27 85
  • Take away at the resort snack bar

Possibility of hiring ski equipment, snowshoes, sledging at the Goulier resort.

In ascou

From 10 a.m. to 17 p.m., Ascou station will offer you:

  • Access to the toboggan area and the carpet will be accessible as well as the green run at the single price of 5 €
  • Snowshoe treks on a marked circuit
  • The International Ski School will be present on the resort (remember to book at

The rental of skis, sleds, snowshoes is possible at the shop of the Ascou station.

At guzet

Take advantage of the snow in a secure area (ski patrollers are present on the resort), to:

The Mounts of Olmes

Enjoy the snow in a secure area from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m. (ski patrollers are present on the resort)

  • A toboggan run on the snow front
  • Access to Lake Fagebelle by ski touring or snowshoeing
  • A ski touring track on the Myrtille piste

To find out the details of the secure areas, an information point is open every day during the holidays.

Le Dahu Ariegeois will also offer guided snowshoeing. Thrill seekers can enjoy first flights with Ariège-Paragliding. Finally, those who prefer more relaxing rides can opt for the electric scooters of Trott'e Occitanie !

In Mijanes-Donezan

Enjoy the snow in a secure area from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m. (ski patrollers are present on the resort)

  • Beginner's area (carpet + snow garden)
  • Marked snowshoe trails
  • Walks in dog sled
  • Beginner ski lessons
  • Supervised snowshoe hikes are available, by reservation.

Rental and boutique space open. Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing.

What to do In the valley, near Foix, Saint-Girons, Mirepoix or pamiers?

If you are in the valley, we have made a selection of walks for you, sites to visit in complete freedom, markets to discover, to make you spend pleasant moments for your holidays!

5 ideas From Mirepoix and LAvelanet

5 ideas from Foix

  • Go for a walk on la Greenway from Vernajoul
  • To stroll in the streets of Foix, this charming medieval city ...
  • Go up to Pech terraces to have a top view of the city
  • Venture to Prat d'Albis to walk around and have an extra view of the surrounding peaks
  • Climb to Picou from Saint-pierre-de-rivière, a beautiful sporty ride!

5 ideas From the Mas d'Azil or Pamiers side

  • Stroll through the streets of Carla Bayle, or Mas d'Azil
  • Discover the bastides : Mazères, with red bricks, and Saint-Martin-d'Oydes, of rounded shape
  • Go to meet the local artisans to discover their exceptional creations
  • Drive through the impressive Mas d'Azil cave
  • Make walks ou Mountain biking on the slopes

5 ideas around Saint-Girons

  • sit down and rest in front of Bethmale lake ❤️
  • Enjoy the view of the peaks at Core Pass
  • Buy your cheese at gourmet mill
  • Make his market in Saint-Girons Saturday morning
  • Go discover the city of St. Lizier, real gem at the foot of the Pyrenees

5 ideas from Tarascon

  • Go tobogganing or snowshoeing at Col de Port
  • Take the corniche route to discover all the magnificent Romanesque churches of Ariège
  • Stroll through the alleys of Tarascon and climb up to the Castella tower
  • Shopping in Sinsat at Biscuits from the mill
  • Learn aboutclimbing at the cliffs of Génat or Calamès