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Ascou Pailhères

A mountain village in Ariège

The Ascou Pailhères station is a typical village of theAriegewhich wished to develop its economythen only agricultural, by proposing ski slopes, to From 1965.

Sound location is interesting, since it is surrounded by forests of fir trees, with mounts surrounding mountains exceeding the 2000m. It is besides in these mountains that reside the last bears of the Pyreneess, but don’t panic, because they tend to run away from human beings.

To get there, the car is the obligatory passage, and the station is located at the west of the department of the Ariège. A great parking free parking is available, and prefer the snow tires, or chains, in winter.

The ski area of Ascou

The ski area Ascou has 15 klm of slopes, 17 runs and 7 lifts. Of course, the size of this area makes it a small player in the Pyreneescompared to other stationsbut there is still enough to satisfy all levelsparticularly through its 6 red runs and 2 black runs.

Finally, there is a ski school, which will allow young and old alike to take ski lessons. Note that the domain does not offer cross-country skiing, but there are in return, paths of hikes snowshoeing.

Finally, Ascou Pailhère has a network of snow of culture of 9ha, as well as to ensure a minimum snow cover, when the temperatures are negative.

Other activities to discover

In winter, and beyond the ski slopes, the valley offers multiple activities very rewarding There is a ski school, a toboggan run and a ski school at the foot of the slopes. There is also a store for rental equipment rental.

In summer, this is a paradise for hikesand nature lovers. There is very little construction, and the valley has remained in its original state ancestralwith an economic activity only agricultural and tourist activity.

Ascou Pailhères in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Ascou Pailhères
Municipality Ascou
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Ariege
Mountain Pyrenees
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 15
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 15
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 3
Name of the ski area Ascou Pailhères
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 500
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 100
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 800
Total height of the domain (in m) 600
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 6
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 4
Number of blue trails 5
Number of red trails 6
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski trails 17
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 6
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 1
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 7
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 0
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 0
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 121
Slogan of the station Ski resort in the Pyrenees
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Ax Les Thermes
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 807
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 24 €
Price of the weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 124 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 320 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 748 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 144 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 350 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 550 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 81 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 155 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 6
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 5
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 9
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Final station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,6
? Ranking according to ? 163rd position out of 232 stations in France

Map of the ski slopes of Ascou

Map of the slopes

Ascou Pailhères in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Ascou Pailheres?

The resort of Ascou Pailheres is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as:

Ski Skiing : like all ski resorts, it also offers skiing. Thanks to this activity, you will be able to enjoy the sensation of sliding. Thanks to its kilometers of tracks, you will be more than satisfied.

Snowboard Snowboarding : you can also take advantage of the Snow Park to snowboard. This activity is very rich in thrills, you will make the full of strong sensation.

Snowshoeing You can also discover the vegetation of the station of Ascou Pailheres at your own pace thanks to snowshoeing. This activity will allow you to discover a unique panorama.

Sledding Sledding : you can also go sledding on a dedicated track. This activity is perfect for young and old and will make you spend special moments with your family.

  • What are the activities in summer at Ascou Pailheres resort?

The resort of Ascou Pailhere also offers many summer activities such as:

Hiking In summer this resort offers you to discover the wilderness with these hikes. They will allow you to enjoy the sun with the good air of the nature during many hours.

Mountain biking Indeed, this station offers to amateurs as well as professionals to do mountain biking. This activity will allow you to take advantage of the terrain that this resort has to offer and the beauty of its nature.

Swimming and dipping Thanks to the Lake of Belcaire, you can enjoy a little moment of refreshment in all serenity. This will allow you to appreciate even more the nature that surrounds the station Ascou pailheres.

  • What to visit in Ascou Pailheres and its surroundings?

Among these places that you must visit in Ascou Pailheres, we can mention : the Col de Pilhèresthe Interactive medieval leisure parkthe caves of Canalettes, The mill.

  • Where to eat in Ascou Pailheres ?

The resort of Ascou Pailheres offers more than 15 restaurants among which we can mention : The Chalet Restaurant Hotel Ax-Les-ThermesThe Restaurant Coulouret, Restaurant Les Thermes.

  • Where to sleep in Ascou Pailheres ?

Ascou Pailheres offers a number of different accommodations such as theHotel Ascou la Forgethe Domaine de la Vallée d’Ax and Le Chalet Hotel Restaurant.

  • How big is the ski area of Ascou Pailheres?

The ski area of Ascou Pailhere resort has a size of 15 kilometers, divided into 17 slopes. Among these slopes, the longest measures 3.1 kilometers.

  • What is the altitude of the Ascou Pailheres ski area?

This domain has an altitude between 1500 meters and 2100 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Ascou Pailheres package?

Their packages start from 24 euros per day, and 124 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Ascou Pailheres?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price found is 320, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price found per week is 500.

  • Does the resort of Ascou Pailheres have a bike park?

No, this resort does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Ascou Pailheres by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Ax Les Thermes train station. Then you can take a cab to get to the station.

  • What is the zip code of Ascou Pailheres ?

The zip code of Ascou Pailhere is 09110.

  • In which department is located the station of Ascou Pailheres?

The station of Ascou Pailhere is located in the department of Ariège.

  • Does the resort of Ascou Pailheres have a tourist office?

The resort of Ascou Pailheres is part of the tourist office of the Pyrenees Ariegeoises Ax3 Domaines. It is located at avenue des Lagopèdes, 09110 Ax-Thermes, France.

  • Are there any webcam in Ascou Pailheres ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Ascou Pailheres ?

You can find the latest weather report for Ascou Pailheres station at .

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Ascou Pailheres?

In Ascou Pailheres, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Ascou Pailheres?

Yes, it is at Plateau de Bonascre, 09110 Ax-Les-Thermes, France.

What is’s opinion about Ascou Pailheres?

In the end, gives the average rating of 6.57/10 to the resort of Ascou Pailheres, which places it in the 166th rankings in France. Its strong points are : the cost of a stay, average snowfall, Internet users’ evaluation.


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