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The Chioula

Le Chioula, a resort with a Nordic domain

It is in the French Pyrenees Le Chioula, a Nordic winter sports resort, is located. Facing Beille, 15 minutes from Ax Le Thermes, culminating between 1240 m and 1725 m, Le Chioula is partner with its neighboring resorts in the department ofAriege Ax 3 Domaines, Ascou-Pailhères and Beille, and is the 2nde Nordic space of the Valleys of Ax. You can reach it by the road leading to the Col Chioula from Luzenac.

The Chioula offers magnificent panoramas of the Pyrenees and splendid landscapes of forests especially when the trees are snowy.

Different activities for all levels

Le Chioula offers trails for cross-country skiing or snowshoes that wander between forests, plateaus and valleys. The Nordic ski trails follow the natural course of the paths and rural roads. For Nordic skiing, Le Chioula has 15 marked trails in the 48 km, and courses of Nordic skiing courses. While for snowshoeing, 4 marked trails of 16 km are available and outings snowshoes also framed.

A space specially dedicated to the sled on secure slopes awaits sledding enthusiasts slides. Young and old alike can enjoy the joys of sliding. Le Chioula dedicates 2km of track for walkers. 1 itinerary towards the signal of Chioula for the Nordic walking. Ski touring or sport hiking, snowshoeing, and skating are also available at Chioula.

Activities outside of skiing

While staying at the ChioulaGuests will enjoy beautiful Nordic cottages where comfort reigns. Groups can take advantage of the accommodation centers. The restaurants at altitude are ready to serve local dishes. Cinema and casino add to the Nordic activities. The guarded mountain hut at the gateway to the villages is accessible by ski and snowshoe from the departure of the slopes.

The Chioula ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Le Chioula
Commune Ignaux
Massif Pyrenees Massif
Department Ariege
Mountain Pyrenees
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 0
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 0
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 7
Name of the ski area Le Chioula
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 240
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 725
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 483
Total height of the domain (in m) 485
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 3
Number of blue runs 4
Number of red trails 3
Number of black runs 3
Total number of downhill ski runs 13
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 0
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 0
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 13
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 48
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
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) 113
Slogan of the station Nordic Space
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Ax Les Thermes
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 809
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the 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) 70 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
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) 620 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 947 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 400 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 000 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 84 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 200 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 7
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 3
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 3
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
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 6,0
? Ranking according to ? 212th position out of 232 stations in France

Le Chioula in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Le Chioula?

Le Chioula is a resort rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Luge : This resort offers a reserved area for you to enjoy all the pleasures of sledding.

Dog sledding : This activity proposes to you to discover the Pyrenees ariégeoises in all its splendor. You will enjoy a unique feeling of sliding and a ride accompanied by beautiful balls of hair.

Snowshoe hike Snowshoeing : this guided activity is perfect for explorers at heart. You will have the opportunity to discover the nature of the resort in winter.

Cross-country skiing classico or Skating: Thanks to this activity you can enjoy the slopes of the resort and a unique view of it and its surroundings.

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

Le Chioula resort also offers many summer activities such as:

Cani Kart: This activity allows you to enjoy the thrill of a kart pulled by dogs. You will also have the opportunity to explore the nature of the resort and its surroundings in the summer.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity will allow you to enjoy all the pleasures of mountain biking assisted or not to climb and descend the slopes of the resort and its surroundings.

Trial : You will have the opportunity to discover the unique experience of the mountain course of the resort. It will allow you to discover the mountain environment of Chioula.

Hiking This activity is perfect to discover at your own pace the beauty of the nature of the resort in summer. It will allow you to discover its fauna and flora.

  • What to visit in and around Le Chioula?

Among these places that you must visit in Le Chioula, we can mention : The Basin of Ladres, Soula Couloumé Pond, Iglesia Savignac les Ormeaux, Tarascon and the Ariege.

  • Where to eat in Le Chioula ?

Le Chioula resort offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention : La Table du Sud-Ouest, Knives Forks, The Baker’s Table.

  • Where to sleep in Le Chioula ?

Le Chioula offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel The Barns of Ignaux, Lagrange Vacances Les Chalets d’Ax, Hotel Restaurant Le Bellevue.

  • How big is the Chioula ski area?

The ski area of the resort Le Chioula has a size of 0 kilometers, divided into 13 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 10.6 kilometers. It also has 48 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Chioula?

This area has an altitude between 1240 meters and 1725 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Chioula package?

Their packages start from 12 euros per day.

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

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

  • Does the Chioula resort have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Le Chioula by train ?

You can easily get there from the Ax Les Thermes train station. Then you will have to take a cab because there is no shuttle.

  • What is the postal code of Le Chioula ?

The zip code for Chioula is 09110.

  • In which department is the Chioula station located?

The Chioula station is located in the department of Ariège.

  • Does the resort of Chioula have a tourist office?

The resort of Chioula is part of the tourist office of the Pyrennées Ariègeoises. It is located at 6 Avenue Théophile Delcassé, 09110 Ax-les-Thermes, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Le Chioula ?

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

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Le Chioula?

You can find the latest weather report for the Le Chioula station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Le Chioula?

In Le Chioula, 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 Le Chioula ?

Yes, it is at the address Espace Nordique de Beille 09310 Les Cabannes.

What is’s opinion about Le Chioula ?

In the end, gives Le Chioula a rating of 6 on average, which places it in the 215th position in France. Its strong points are: the cost of the stay, the evaluation of the internet users and the average snow coverage.

Map of the cross-country ski trails in Le Chioula

Chouilla - Map of the cross-country ski trails
Chouilla – Cross Country Ski Trail Map
Chouilla - Trail Distance Information
Chouilla – Track Distance Information


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