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 zone is open for free access from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m. (respect for distance, wearing a mask compulsory in the queue and on the lift), for toboggan runs and ski initiation 🎿
  • 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 to the ski descent 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: Programs

In the village of Ax-les-Thermes:

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.

Possibility of meals for sale to take away with the Lacube house (a delight !)

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.
Restaurants on sale to take away 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 05.61.64.28.86)

The rental of skis, sleds, snowshoes is possible at the shop of the Ascou station. The cafeteria will be open and will offer take-out meals.

At guzet

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

Le Beauregard chalet will offer take-out!

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 Ariégeois 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 shop space open. Skiing, surfing, cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. Drinks and snacks to take away


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!

Book your take-out meals in Foix

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 meet local artisans to discover their exceptional creations
  • Drive through the impressive Mas d'Azil cave
  • Make walks ou Mountain biking on the slopes

Book your take-out meals around the Mas d'Azil or around Pamiers

5 ideas around Saint-Girons

  • Land and rest facing the Bethmale lake ❤️
  • Enjoy the view of the peaks at Col de la Core
  • Buy your cheese at Moulin Gourmand
  • Shopping in Saint-Girons on Saturday morning
  • Go and discover the city of Saint-Lizier, real gem at the foot of the Pyrenees

5 ideas from Tarascon

  • Go sledding or snowshoeing at Col de Port
  • Take the corniche route to discover all the magnificent Romanesque churches of Ariège
  • Stroll through the narrow streets 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

Book your restaurants in takeaway in Tarascon-sur-Ariège


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