One Station, three atmospheres: Saquet, Campels, Bonascre, skiing for everyone!
At the gates of Spain and Andorra, Ax station opens on the most beautiful views of the Pyrenees and Ariege unveiling 3 areas: Bonascre (1400-2000m), Le Saquet (1900-2300m), and the Campels (1700-2400m), for experienced or beginner skiers.
The Ax 3 Domaines resort stretches over 80 km of trails, with 36 runs on the Ski Area: 9 green, 10 blue, 10 red, and 7 black (6 runs and a snow park with Border-cross).
Outside of skiing, Ax offers a wide variety of activities: snowshoeing, ice climbing, shopping, and the must-do of the resort, the baths of Couloubret, dedicated to wellness.
In the spa town of Ax-les-Thermes, dive into 3000m² of wellness and relaxation. Take advantage of warm and soothing thermal water, flowing between 33 and 38°C according to the different basins.
Relax in the jacuzzis, and enjoy the swan necks, with their bubbling hydromassage jets. Take a break in the turkish baths, and relax in the steam. Outside, on two levels, 2 pools will help you discover the pleasure of bathing in thermal water at 35°C, while the air is crisp & fresh, with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.
Ax 3 Domaines and cycling
AX-les-Thermes has hosted the Tour since 1933, but the ski resort of Ax 3 Domaines had to wait until 2001 to see the race climb all the way to its slopes. The finish then took place on the Plateau de Bonascre, one of the three “domains” combined to form the resort.
In 2003, a determined Spanish climber snatched the first of his three stage victories on the Tour. Carlos Sastre, who was then at the service of Tyler Hamilton, had received the go-ahead from his team director Bjarne Riis, after the American broke his collarbone. On the finish line, the gentle rider from El Baracco produced a pacifier and put it to his lips to dedicate his victory to his daughter Claudia, aged two at the time. A champion was born. Five years later, Carlos Sastre won the Tour.
In 2010, France’s Christophe Riblon seized his chance to go solo, and won his first stage win on the Tour.
Not to miss in Ax 3 Domaines
- The Virgin Rock
- The discovering trail of Bau (Ax 3 Domaines), arranged and marked by the Office of Tourism
- Luzenac Career talcs to 1800m
- The Orlu National Reserve (chamois, marmots, lily of the Pyrenees ...), and the "House of Wolves" zoo
- The valleys of Ascou, of the Ariege with their lakes (Lanoux Naguille), waterfalls (Forges Orlu), forests, and peaks (Tarbésou, Dent d'Orlu)
- Ladres Basin