The great history of Ax 3 Domaines
This resort history of the Pyrenees, formerly named « Ax-Bonascre » is one of the largest resorts in the region. The ski resort takes its name » Ax 3 domaines » from the three large ski areas which compose it.
The ski area, created in December 1955gradually developed its reputation in the South-West, thanks to the continuous creation of new tracks. Then the name » Ax 3 domaines » was created in 2001.
Ax-Les-thermes and the plateau of Bonascre
If you plan to go there, there aretwo possibilities for accommodation:
- Ax-les-Thermes, which is a spa town at 720m altitudeThe town is well known for its mildness, both in winter and summer, and has a charm linked to its thermalismAlthough the city is embedded in the valley. There are many shops and restaurants, as well as a swimming poola cinema and a casino.
- The Bonascre Plateau, located at 1400m of altitude, and which was built in the 60s, in order to welcome tourists. With its Stalinist architecture, you will be far from the typical mountain villages, with wooden chalets. Nevertheless, you will have the merit to be skiing on foot, and to have all the necessary shops for your stay.
A large space for winter sports
Skiing enthusiasts will find their satisfaction on the slopes of Ax 3 domaines. Beginners as well as experienced skiers will enjoy the long white slopes. On these large areas are distributed 37 tracks, each with its own particularity. Of which 25% are green runs, 31% are blue runs, 28% are red runs and the remaining 17% are black runs.
In total, the station records 80 km of tracks. For ski training or competitions, Ax 3 domaines has :
- The domain of Bonascre at low altitude between 1400 – 2000 m, records 9 runs
- The Saquet domain at medium altitude between 1800 and 2300 m, records 10 runs
- The Campels domain the highest with 1700 – 2400 m of altitude, records 11 tracks
A destination rich in activities
All age groups will be happy here. For adults, the ski resorts are still to be tried. Ax 3 domaines offers a spa resortA snowpark and an ice rink. It is possible to make hikes snowshoeing, but there are no cross-country ski trails.
At the end of the evening, the tourists meet in the casino or the bars and restaurants of the resort. And to get there stayVisitors have the choice of staying at the foot of the slopes, at altitude, or in the more animated town of Ax-les-Thermes. The resort remains accessible in all seasons, and especially in summer for family hikes, thermal bathsor the ATV. Note that the Tour de France passes there regularly in summer.
The Ax 3 Domaines ski area in figures
|⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️||Ax 3 Domaines|
|🗻 Ski area 🗻|
|Size of the village ski area (in klm):||80|
|Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) :||80|
|Longest downhill ski run (in km)||7|
|Name of the ski area||Ax 3 Domaines|
|Opening date||December 3rd|
|Closing date||April 2nd|
|❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄|
|Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)||1 400|
|Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)||2 400|
|Average altitude of the ski area (in m)||1 900|
|Total height of the domain (in m)||1 000|
|Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)||28|
|🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿|
|Number of green runs||9|
|Number of blue trails||11|
|Number of red trails||10|
|Number of black runs||6|
|Total number of downhill ski trails||36|
|🚡 Lifts 🚡|
|Fixed grip chairlifts||5|
|Total number of lifts||20|
|🌲 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||Yes (summer)|
|Trails accessible on foot from the village :||Yes|
|Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)||1267|
|Slogan of the station||Take the high road|
|🚆 Access to the station 🚆|
|Nearest train station:||Ax Les Thermes|
|Shuttle bus to a train station:||Yes|
|Distance from Paris (in kilometers)||810|
|💶 Price survey in the station 💶|
|Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area)||42€ (reduced 35.5€)|
|Price of the week pass (7 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area)||243 € (reduced 205€)|
|Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult)||100 €|
|Ski equipment rental rate per week (child)||50 €|
|Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations)||400 €|
|Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations)||580 €|
|Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food)||992 €|
|Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food)||1 488 €|
|🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑|
|Average price per m2 of an apartment||1 850 €|
|Average price per m2 of a chalet||1 600 €|
|Average price of a 60m2 apartment||111 000 €|
|Average price of a 100m2 chalet||160 000 €|
|📊 Station evaluation on 7 criteria 📊|
|Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10||9|
|Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10||9|
|Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10||7|
|Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10||7|
|Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10||8|
|Note on the average cost of a stay / 10||7|
|Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10||7,5|
|🎓 Final station average via 7 criteria 🎓|
|Final average score according to Skidata.io / 10||7,8|
|🏆 Ranking according to Skidata.io 🏆||49th position out of 232 stations in France|
Map of the Ax 3 Domaines ski slopes
Ax 3 Domain in 19 Questions and Answers
- What are the activities in winter in Ax-3 Domaine ?
The resort of Ax-3 domains is a very rich resort in activity, especially in winter it offers activities like :
Snowshoe hiking Snowshoeing : this activity offers you to explore the vegetation and nature that surrounds the resort. Whether you are alone or with others, this activity will not disappoint you. You will be able to observe the beauty of the landscape of the resort.
Mountain biking on snow If you are a fan of mountain biking, you will be delighted to know that in the Ax-3 domain you can do it on snow. You can ride your mountain bike down the slopes at full speed.
Mountaineering The resort has a mountain course for fans of mountaineering. You will be able to explore the nature of the resort and have a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees.
Snake Glisse This activity allows you to go sledding for more than 4.5 kilometers. You can enjoy the sensation of sliding on the blue track in the middle of the fir trees.
- What are the activities in summer at the resort of Ax-3 domaines?
The resort of Ax-3 domaines also offers many summer activities such as :
MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity will allow you to fully appreciate all the sensations that the relief of this station has to offer. Perfect for all fans of mountain biking both amateurs and professionals it will allow you to discover the nature of the resort.
Hiking : The resort also offers trails for your hikes. It offers trails for all levels which is perfect for family hikes.
Tennis: It also offers a tennis court for two. You can exchange a few strokes and have fun with friends.
Climbing: The resort also has a climbing wall located in the center of the plateau Bonascre. This wall will allow all fans of climbing to have fun for long hours with a varied course.
- What to visit in Ax-3 domains and its surroundings ?
Among these places that you must visit in Ax-3 domaine, we can mention : The House of WolvesThe Akrobranch Park of OrluThe baths of Couloubret, Rocks of the virgin.
- Where to eat in Ax-3 domains ?
The resort of Ax-3 domaines offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can quote : Casca MauricioThe Chalet Restaurant Hotel Ax-Les-ThermesThe Baker’s table.
- Where to sleep in Ax-3 domains ?
Ax-3 domaines offers a number of different accommodations such as Restaurant Le Bellevue, Domaine de la Vallée d’Ax, The Cascatelles.
- How big is the ski area of Ax-3 domaines ?
The ski area of the resort of Ax-3 domains has a size of 80 kilometers, divided into 36 tracks. Among these slopes, the longest measures 11 kilometers.
- What is the altitude of Ax-3 domaines?
This domain has an altitude between 1400 meters and 2400 meters high.
- What is the price of the Ax-3 domains package ?
Their packages start from 39 euros per day, and 196 euros per day.
- What is the average price of a rental apartment in Ax-3 domains?
For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 400 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 380 euros.
- Does the resort of Ax-3 domaines have a bike park?
Yes, it has a Bike Park that measures 20 kilometers and is spread over 8 trails. The longest of these trails measures 8 kilometers.
- How to get to Ax-3 domaines by train ?
You can easily get there by being at the Ax Les Thermes train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.
- What is the postal code of Ax-3 domains ?
The zip code of Ax 3 domaines is 09110.
- In which department is located the resort of Ax-3 domaines ?
The resort of Ax 3 domaines is located in the department of Ariège.
- Does the resort of Ax-3 domaines have a tourist office ?
The resort of Ax 3 domaines is part of the tourist office of the Pyrenees Ariegeoises Ax 3 Domaines. It is located at Avenue des Lagopèdes, 09110 Ax les Thermes, France.
- Are there any webcams in Ax-3 Domaines ?
Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address https://www.ax.ski/fr/webcams
- Where to find information about the weather in Ax-3 domains ?
You can find the latest weather report from the Ax 3 domaines station at https://meteofrance.com/meteo-montagne/ax-les-thermes/090321.
- What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Ax les 3 domaines?
At Ax 3 domaines, the 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 Ax-3 domaines ?
Yes, it is at Plateau de Bonascre, 09110 Ax les thermes, France.
What is skidata.io’s opinion about Ax-3 domains?
In the end, skidata.io gives the Ax 3 domaines resort an average rating of 7.78/10, which places it in the 51st position in France. Its strong points are : average snow coverage, size of the domain in relation to the rates,the charm of the resort.
Access to Ax 3 Domains
It is easier to reach the slopes, if you have winter chains or winter tires, since the resort is only 8 km from Ax-les-Thermes, via a mountain road.
The resort is only 120 km from Toulouse and 30 km from the border of France and Spain.
Alternatively, you can take the cable car from Ax les Thermes, where there is a paying parking lot, and which will drop you on the slopes in a few minutes.
Translated from the french original version : https://skidata.io/station/ax-3-domaines/?rand=9113
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