Skiing in Ax Les Thermes

The town of Ax Les Thermes is in the valley and is a spa town. From here you can drive up to Bonascre or take the telecabine from the centre of the resort up to 1400m.

The word Ax comes from the latin “Aquae” meaning water and les Thermes are the hottest thermal waters in the area coming out the ground at a temperature of 78 degrees. The natural sulphur and sodium in the water results in a thermal spa which has been used since the 13th century to treat rheumatism and various respiratory problems.

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The nearest airport is Toulouse and you can either get a taxi transfer straight to resort (not too expensive if there are a few of you).

It's also possible to get the Flybus navette to Toulouse railway station and then get a train to Ax Les Thermes.

You can also get a train to Ax from Barcelona for a similar price so you could fly to Barcelona rather than Toulouse.

Skiing in Ax Les Thermes

The word Ax comes from the latin “Aquae” meaning water  and les Thermes are the hottest thermal waters in the Pyrenees springing out of the ground at a temperature of 78 degrees. The natural sulphur and sodium in the water results in a thermal spa which has been  used since before the 13th century to treat rheumatism and various respiratory problems. For a good view of this ancient city you can climb up to the statue on the Rock of the Blessed Virgin which overlooks the resort.

The resort is ideal for families, groups of friends or couples looking for a relaxing holiday. There is not a lot of nightlife, but there are bars to go to for a drink in the evening. There is one night club in resort.

Skiing & Boarding in Ax Les Thermes

The skiing in from Bonascre which is accesible by road or telecabine from Ax. Bonascre is at 1400m and the skiing goes up to 2400m. There are 80km of pisted runs, but also many more off piste runs. There's  good beginner area and some excellent challenging runs on the 5 blacks and the off piste. There's also a  snow park and the area has 2 mountain restaurants.

Staying in Ax Les Thermes

Most of the accommodation is down in Ax where we feature a range of hotels and apartments . There are bars, restaurants, a supermarket, shops, railways station, banks, chemist, post office, casino, tourist office and of course the thermal baths. Until recently Le Teich (Open March to November) were the thermal baths used by visitors to the resort . The residence Grand Tetras also houses Le Modele which is available to residents  (see Grand Tetras for more information)

A new complex – Les Bains de Couloubret – opened a few years and is a popular place to go after skiing. There is a large thermal pool , 2 outdoor pools, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzis, cold plunge pool, warmer pools with waterjets – in short plenty to relax you after a hard day on the slopes.  See Doingmore for more information/prices.

Doing more in Ax Les Thermes

There are plenty of activities for non skiers too

For non-skiers:

Other activities include 

  • Dog Sledding
  • Bowling alley

Getting here:

There is a train station at Ax Les Thermes making it a very accessible resort. The best option is to take the Friday evening train from Paris. The train leaves circa 21.56 and you will wake up in the morning to find yourself in the Pyrenees.

This is a great option to be able to ski for 7 days or even possible 8 days.

Getting to Paris on the Friday can either be by Eurostar or fly - as many UK airports offer a Paris service.

If you would like a quote for a train inclusive holiday to Ax email us your details  - let us know the number of people travelling, your preferred dates and preferred accommodation.

Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions

Ski area

No of km skiing (full area): 80

Snow cannons: 194

No of lifts: 17

No of km of cross country routes:

Mountain restaurants: 2

Green Runs:
Blue Runs: 10
Red runs:
Black Runs: 6
Altitude (min): 700
Altitude (max): 2400

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

  • Residence Les Grandes Ax

    £99- £305

    (£pp on std occ)

    APTS FOR 2 - 8 WIFI FREE PARKING POOL AND SAUNA PETS ARE ALLOOWED

    Situated at the foot of the cable car up to the plateau de Bonascre, the residence is a great base for those wanting to ski or make the most of the thermal baths nearby

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence Les Balcons d'Ax

    £104- £570

    (£pp on std occ)

    10 APARTMENTS FREE WIFI FREE PARKING AVAILABLE SPA AND RELAXATION SELF CATERING PETS ARE ALLOWED FOR A SUPPLEMENT

    In the heart of the Pyranees, the Residence Les Balcons d'Ax is situated at the foot of the ski slopes in the ski resort of Bonascre.  The residence is welcoming and offers fantastic views of the mountains.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

     

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  • Residence Les Trois Domaines

    £196- £234

    (£pp on std occ)

    98 APARTMENTS APTS FROM 2 - 6 WIFI LIFT IS NEXT TO RESIDENCE

    Located in the centre of the thermal resort of Ax Les Thermes and a stone’s throw from the lifts offering direct access to the local ski area.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence Les Chalets D' Ax

    £248- £852

    (£pp on std occ)

    SELF CATERED 70 APARTMENTS WIFI AVAILABLE IN THE RECEPTION AREA SPA CENTRE FREE PARKING

    Located approximately 800m from the centre of Ax, with local bus stops near by, if comfort and style are important for you, these are the apartments for you.

    Built in 2010, more than 70 apartments in various sizes, all made of local materials, are on offer.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Le Chalet Hotel

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    19 BEDROOMS UP TO 5 PEOPLE FREE WIFI PETS PERMITTED JACUZZI

    Le Chalet Hotel is a charming hotel and restaurant situated on the banks of the Ariège, opposite the Teich thermal park in the centre of Ax Les Thermes.  The hotel enjoys a wonderful panoramic view of the thermal park and the river.

     

     

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  • Hotel La Grande Cordée

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    26 BEDROOMS UP TO 4 PEOPLE FREE WIFI IN PUBLIC AREAS PRIVATE PARKING PETS ARE ALLOWED

    Located just 200 metres from the village centre in Ax Les Thermes, the Hotel la Grande Cordée is a converted building that used to be a huge family home that now provides simple yet comfortable accommodation, only 5 minutes' walk from the main ski lift and overlooking the Pyrenees mountains.
     

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  • Le Clos Saint Louis

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    FREE WIFI IN ALL THE ROOMS 4 APARTMENTS ANIMALS ARE NOT PERMITTED FREE CAR PARKING SELF CATERING

    Situated in the heart of the historic resort of Ax Les Thermes, Le Clos Saint Louis has easy access to this lively city and all its wonderful amenities and is only 200 yards away from the Ax-Bonascre Ski Lift.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment.

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