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The ski resort of the Plateau de Beille

As it is a mountainous plateau, 80 % of the ski resort of Beille is reserved for cross-country skiing. 14 ski trails spread over 32 km were developed for this purpose. It is an ideal place for this mountain sport with a snow depth of 60 to 80 cm.

It is also possible to practice sledging or snowshoeing on snow on marked trails to discover the mountain. Dogsleds are also available for guests to spend a vacation unforgettable in the company of these incredible animals.

The Nordic domain of Beille, and its spin-offs

The ski resort of Beille is beneficial for the visitorsbut not only. In fact, 219 seasonal employees take advantage of the four months that the resort is open. They work mainly in snow maintenance and slope treatment, catering and accommodation for skiers.

The reconomic impact on the valley amount to nearly 6.5 million euros per year. Despite the delay in the start of the season, the Beille resort hopes to recover by attracting regular downhill skiers.

The Beille plateau in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Beille
Commune Tarascon-sur-Ariège
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Ariege
Mountain Pyrenees
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 4
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 4
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 6
Name of the ski area Beille
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 800
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 000
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 900
Total height of the domain (in m) 200
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of the ski runs ?
Number of green runs 1
Number of blue trails 5
Number of red trails 7
Number of black runs 5
Total number of downhill ski trails 17
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 2
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 2
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 17
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 55
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 3044
Slogan of the station I love the laughing snow
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Connerre Beille
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 802
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 12 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 73 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 300 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 450 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 606 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 906 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 050 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 200 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 63 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 120 000 €
? 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 stay rate / 10 5
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 3
Note on the diversity of the proposed activities (except ski) / 10 4
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 10
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,3
? Ranking according to ? 186th position out of 232 stations in France

Map of the Beille cross-country ski trails

plateau de beille trail map
Map of the cross-country ski trails

Plateau de Beille in 19 Questions and Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Beille ?

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

Snowshoeing This activity allows you to discover the nature of the resort of Beille in winter. You will be able to appreciate the fauna and the flora which composes the landscape of Beille.

Sledding This activity is open to everyone over 5 years old and is perfect for spending special moments with your children.

Nordic Skiing Nordic skiing : this resort also offers Nordic skiing. You will be able to enjoy no less than 17 different courses. These courses are for all types of skiers which will vary the heart of all.

Alpine Skiing It also offers alpine ski slopes for purists. You will be able to enjoy the sensation of sliding on its various ski slopes.

  • What are the activities in summer at the Beille resort?

The Beille resort also offers many summer activities such as :

Hiking : you will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of nature thanks to this activity. It will allow you to explore the resort of Beille in complete safety along the marked trails.

Mountain biking : you can also enjoy the slopes at full speed on your mountain bike. This activity is accessible to both professionals and beginners and is perfect for getting the most out of your experience.

Horseback riding : you can enjoy the landscapes and the beauty of the nature of Beille on its beautiful horses.

Canine trekking : you can also spend some privileged moments with these magnificent balls of hair. This activity will allow you to enjoy the nature of Beille while having fun with these dogs.

  • What to visit in Beille and its surroundings?

Among these places that you must visit in Beille, we can mention : Beille & Chioula, Black Manes, Le Petit Plateau, The Aston Falls Fish Farm.

  • Where to eat in Beille ?

The resort of Beille offers more restaurants among which we can mention : La Maison Lacube, La Marmotte Toquée and The Cabana,

Beille provides a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel VVF Club Essentiel Les Pyrénées Ariégeoises, Gites and Chalets du Quié, La Pommeraie.

  • How big is the ski area of Beille?

The ski area of the Beille resort is 4 kilometers in size, divided into 17 trails. It also has 55 kilometers of cross-country skiing.

  • What is the altitude of the Beille plateau?

This area has an altitude between 1800 meters and 2000 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Beille package?

Their packages start from 12 euros per day, and 73 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Beille?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 300 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 450 euros.

  • Does the resort of Beille have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Beille by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Connerre Beille train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Beille ?

The zip code of Beille is 72160.

  • In which department is located the station of Beille ?

The Beille station is located in the department of Sarthe.

  • Does the resort of Beille have a tourist office?

The resort of Beille is part of the tourist office of Les Cabannes. It is located at the Office de Tourisme de Pays des Vallées d’Ax 6, avenue Théophile Delcassé.

  • Are there any webcams in Beille ?

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

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Beille ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Beille station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Beille?

In Beille, 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 Beille?

Yes, it is at Plateau de Beille, 09310 Albiès, France.

What is’s opinion about Beille?

In the end, gives Beille a rating of 6.28/10 on average, making it one of the 191e French ranks. Its strengths are : cost of a stay, Internet users’ evaluation, average snowfall.

The measures taken for the period of COVID-19

Thanks to its accessibility, Beille is one of the lucky resorts to open this season. Indeed, the conveyor belts that serve the resort are not considered as lift machines. The Beille ski resort expects to have a full season, scheduled to end in April 2021.

For this, sanitary measures are necessary. To allow users who come to oxygenate their lungs at an altitude of more than 1800 meters to relax in complete safety, the wearing of masks is mandatory. The use of hydroalcoholic gels is also strongly recommended. Crowds in stores and restaurants will be reduced.


Plateau de Beille – Ski de fond en Ariège


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