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Formiguères, a commune in the heart of a magnificent natural setting

Formiguères is a small village located in the heart of a mountain. It is located in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, in Occitanian region, chis French commune is a crossroads between the area of Mont-Louis and Font-Romeu.

In addition, the archaeologists and history lovers will marvel at the buildings and the beautiful church present in the village. Exploring this part of the Pyreneesyou can discover the famous Peyra Escrita which is full of engravings dating from the end of the 8th century.

Visitors can also see various medieval monuments as a small the residences of the Majorcan kings whose date of foundation goes back to the fourteenth century of the Christian era. Visiting this village, we can also notice some houses whose style was inspired by the medieval architecture of the past.

Quality winter facilities

Apart from its rich history, Formiguères is still the main destination for winter vacationers. Its relief as well as its conditions climatic conditions allow indeed the activity on the snow as the slides.

During the winter seasonThis region is swarming with visitors from all over the world to enjoy more or less extreme sports such as skiing, surfing and all kinds of activities on the snow. Numerous sports areas have been set up to make the visitors’ stay more enjoyable. In addition to the ski slopes, you will have the chance to find free ride areas, hiking trails and areas for snowshoeing.

Formiguères includes three of the best ski itineraries the most popular in the Pyrenees Orientales. Among these circuits are the CamporellesThe Mortier peak and the Peric peak. With an altitude varying between 1500 and 2500 m, these circuits offer a sensation of freedom and fullness to the skier descending from the peak of the skiable terrain and then crossing the forests of snowy fir trees and pine trees.

The ski lifts

With seven ski lifts, including ski lifts and drag lifts, 22 km, the ski resort wishes to give visitors a wide range of choices and extreme sports enthusiasts. It also offers the possibility to perform various tricks while skiing. This is why areas dedicated to freestyle skiing have been developed.

To further satisfy the travelers and excursionists, the Formiguères ski resort offers a pack called Pack Snowfood whose price ranges from 30 to 40 euros and includes meals in a restaurant and a ski pass for the day. For the pleasure of the little ones, the resort also offers great entertainment for children every Thursday during school vacations.

The Formiguères resort in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Formiguères
Commune Formiguères
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Eastern Pyrenees
Mountain Pyrenees
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 25
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 25
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 3
Name of the ski area Formiguères
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 700
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 400
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 050
Total height of the domain (in m) 700
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿
Number of green runs 3
Number of blue trails 6
Number of red trails 9
Number of black runs 1
Total number of downhill ski trails 19
🚡 Lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 5
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
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) 9
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 110
🏘️ Services in the station 🏘️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 479
Slogan of the station One of the most beautiful sites in the Ariège Pyrenees
🚆 Access to the station 🚆
Nearest train station: Ax Les Thermes
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 854
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 33 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 165 €
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) 560 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 930 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 372 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 850 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 150 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 111 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 215 000 €
📊 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 7
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 5
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 8
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
🎓 Station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 7,1
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 109th position out of 232 stations in France

Formiguères in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Formiguères?

The resort of formigueres is a resort very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like:

Climbing Climbing : this activity is ideal for people who love thrills, adrenaline and nature.

Sled Dogs If you like nature, snow and animals, come and spend some warm moments with our sled dogs in an idyllic setting.

Ski touring Ski touring : if you want to ski while having a visit of the resort then this activity is a must during your stay in the area.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : ideal activity to stretch your legs with family and friends or even alone and explore the surrounding area.

  • What are the activities in summer in the resort of Formigueres?

The resort of formigueres also offers many summer activities like:

Fishing If you have patience and want a quiet activity, then fishing is for you and you will also discover the water points of the domain.

Mountain bike : the resort has one of the trails dedicated to this activity so you can easily race with your family or friends.

Hiking It’s summer so hiking is essential in this season, nature is majestic and imposing so do not miss the hikes.

Stroll It is an essential activity for tourists because they have to discover the most popular places in the region.

  • What to visit in formigueres and its surroundings?

Among these places that you must visit in formigueres we can mention : cave of frontrabiouse, the camporelles, farm perarnaud, ski resort formiguere, sports complex of matemale…

  • Where to eat well in formigueres ?

The resort of Formigueres offers more than 40 restaurants among which we can mention: la tapenade, la ramballade, pizza concept…

  • Where to sleep in formigueres ?

Formigueres offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Picheyre, residence the esplaneilles, castle of Ortaffa …

  • What is the size of the ski area of formigueres ?

The ski area of the resort of formigueres has a size of 25 kilometers, divided into 19 tracks. Of these tracks, the longest measures 3 kilometers and a Nordic ski track of 110 kilometers.

  • What is the altitude of formigueres ?

This area has an altitude between 1700 meters and 2400 meters high.

  • What is the price of the formigueres?

Their packages start at 33 euros per day, and 165 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of renting an apartment in Formigueres?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price found is 400 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price found per week is 560 euros.

  • Does the resort of Formigueres have a bike park?

No This resort does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Formigueres by train?

You can easily get there from the Ax les Thermes train station, no shuttle bus goes to this station.

  • What is the zip code of formigueres ?

The zip code of formigueres is 66210

  • In which department is located the station of formigueres ?

The station of formigueres is located in the department of Pyrénées Orientales

  • Does the resort of formigueres have a tourist office ?

The resort of formigueres is part of the office of fourmiguere It is located at 1 place d’église, 66210 fourmigueres, France

  • Are there any webcams on formigueres ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in formigueres?

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

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in formigueres?

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

  • Is there an ESF school in formigueres?

Yes, it is at the address la calmazeille, 66210 Fourmigueres, France

What is’s opinion about formigueres?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.14/10 to the station of formigueres, which ranks it 103 in France. Its strong points are: average snowfall 8/10, size of the area 7/10 and activities offered 7/10.

Map of Formiguères ski slopes

Formiguères - ski slopes map
Formiguères – ski slopes map
Formiguères - Ski touring trails (and snowshoes)
Formiguères – Ski touring trails (and snowshoes)

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