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The Mounts of Olmes

The Olmes Mountains, in the heart of the Ariège mountains

The Mounts of Olmes is a region located in the commune of Montferrierin the department of Ariège, in the Occitan region. Nestled in the heart of the massif of Tabe, the locality the Mounts of Olmes overhangs three valleys irrigating the zones of Country of Pyrenees Cathars, the Douctouyre, the Hers and the Touyre.

Because of its conditions geographical suitable and very pleasant, the Monts d’Olmes is the third station of the Department Ariege after Guzet-neige and Ax 3 Domaines. With a climate temperate and flat and not very steep territories, this locality is a good place for sliding and racing on the snow during icy periods.

A ski resort created in 1968

The ski resort was founded on the initiative of the villagers in 1968. With an altitude of 1500 to 1955 m. This station is ideal to make a extraordinary descent starting from the peak and continuing through the forests.

Thanks to its conditions geographical generous, the slopes and tracks allow the realization of various tricks and styles while skiing. The territory has 21 ski slopes and 6 ski lifts available on a 350 ha ski area. Each of the slopes corresponds to the skill level of the skiers. Some of them are dedicated to beginners while others are designed for experienced.

Many activities in summer and winter

Summer and winter are considered the most favorable seasons to visit the Monts d’Olmes. During these periods, the visitors enjoy the delights of walking, hiking, mountain biking, and even sliding on the mountains.

In the course of thesummer periods, the local tourism actors propose the complete visit of the Occitanie region by bike and by passing through the Monts d’Olmes. This annual event is known as the Route d’Occitanie. Apart from cycling, the Monts d’Olmes has a range ofactivities pedestrian activities such as walks in in the forest and even climbing on the cliffs. Notice to adventure lovers.

The Monts d’Olmes ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Les Monts d’Olmes
Commune Montferrier
Massif Massif of Tabe
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) 2
Name of the ski area Les Monts d’Olmes
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 400
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 000
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 700
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m) 600
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 40
🎿 Difficulty of the ski runs 🎿
Number of green runs 2
Number of blue trails 5
Number of red trails 11
Number of black runs 3
Total number of downhill ski trails 21
🚡 Lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 10
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 1
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 11
🌲 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) 495
Slogan of the station The station of the little ones who become big!
🚆 Access to the station 🚆
Nearest train station: Les Cabannes
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 803
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 29 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 147 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 320 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 814 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 256 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 300 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 250 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 78 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 125 000 €
📊 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 price of the stay / 10 6
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
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 8
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
🎓 Station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 6,4
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 173rd position out of 232 stations in France

The Monts d’Olmes in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in the Monts d’Olmes ?

The Monts d’Olmes resort is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Dog sledding This activity will allow you to enjoy a ride on a sled pulled by dogs. You can then enjoy unique sensations of sliding while admiring the station and its surroundings.

Snowshoeing This activity will allow you to explore the resort and its surroundings with an experienced instructor. You can then safely admire the landscapes of the station, its fauna and flora.

Paragliding Paragliding : this activity will allow you to take the height. You will have the opportunity to make the full of strong sensation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to admire a unique view of the entire resort and its surroundings.

Sledding This activity is open to all and allows you to enjoy the snow front. You will be able to spend some fun moments with friends or family.

  • What are the activities in summer at the Monts d’Olmes resort ?

The Monts d’Olmes resort also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain biking : this activity is perfect to get a good feeling of the resort and to take advantage of the relief of the resort. In addition you will have the opportunity to admire its beautiful landscapes.

All terrain scooter For those who like to scooter, this activity is perfect. You can explore the entire resort and its surroundings on your scooter without getting too tired.

Paragliding Paragliding : this activity will allow you to take the height, you will have the opportunity to make the full of strong sensation and to admire the landscapes of the station in summer.

Hiking This activity will allow you to explore the resort in complete safety. You will have the opportunity to admire its landscapes, its fauna and its summer flora.

  • What to visit in Les Monts d’Olmes and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Les Monts d’Olmes, we can mention : the Museum of Textiles and the Horn Comb, the Caves of Niaux, The Lombrives Caves.

  • Where to eat in Les Monts d’Olmes ?

The resort of Les Monts d’Olmes offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : The Theater, Katucha Restaurant, A Table.

  • Where to sleep in Les Monts d’Olmes ?

Les d’Olmes offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Restaurant Castel d’Olmes, The Gargantua, Sabine’s House.

  • What is the size of the Monts d’Olmes ski area?

The ski area of the Monts d’Olmes resort has a size of 15 kilometers, divided into 21 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures 2 kilometers. It also has 0 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of the Monts d’Olmes?

This area has an altitude between 1400 meters and 2000 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Monts d’Olmes package ?

Their packages start at 29 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Les Monts d’Olmes?

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 Monts d’Olmes resort have a bike park ?

Yes, it has a Bike Park which measures 12 kilometers and has 6 trails, the longest of which measures 2.5 kilometers.

  • How to get to Les Monts d’Olmes by train ?

You can easily get there from the Cabannes train station. Then you will have to take a cab because it does not have a shuttle to reach the station.

  • What is the postal code of Monts d’Olmes ?

The postal code of Monts d’Olmes is 09300.

  • In which department is the Monts d’Olmes resort located ?

The Monts d’Olmes ski resort is located in the department of Ariège.

  • Does the resort of Monts d’Olmes have a tourist office?

The Monts d’Olmes resort is part of the Pays d’Olmes tourist office. It is located at Avenue de Fontestorbes, 09300 Belesta, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Les Monts d’Olmes ?

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

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Les Monts d’Olmes ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Les Monts d’Olmes station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Les Monts d’Olmes ?

In Les Monts d’Olmes, 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 Les Monts d’Olmes ?

Yes, it is at the address Les Monts d’Olmes, 09300 Montferrier France.

What is’s opinion about Les Monts d’Olmes?

Bottom line, gives the average score of 6.42 to the resort of Monts d’Olmes, which places it in the 171th place in France. Its strong points are: the cost of a stay, the average snowfall, the charm of the resort.

Map of the Monts d’Olmes ski slopes

les Monts d'Olmes - Ski slope map
les Monts d’Olmes – Ski slopes map

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