The ski region Ax 3 Domaines has attracted both winter sports newcomers and pros since its opening in 1955. The reason: The area of slopes in the French Pyrenees, about 30 kilometers north of the Andorran border, is made up of 3 zones that perfectly complement one another. The winter ski resort Bonascre is the entrance to the skiing area at a height of 1400m. The „mountain station“ is conveniently connected with a modern gondola lift to the „valley station“ Ax-les-Thermes, which is 8 kilometers away with an altitude of 720 meters, and it allows even the ski tourists from Ax-les-Thermes to directly access the skiing area.
A total of 80 kilometers of pistes between altitudes of 1400 and 2400 meters are available to winter sports enthusiasts that are spread out across 35 slopes for all levels. The slopes are optimally connected with 17 lift systems.The skiing area in Ax 3 Domaines is also often referred to as the Plateau de Bonascre, based on the mountain-top station the skiing region.
The 3 zones in the Ax 3 Domaines each provide individual advantages for certain target groups. Together they provide holiday tourists in Ax 3 Domaines with a varied skiing holiday and leave pretty much nothing to be desired.
|Length of ski slopes||80km|
|Number of ski slopes||36|
The lowest area, starting from Bonascre, extends between 1400 and 2000 meters. The largely green and blue pistes make this area ideal for beginners and families. There are also 2 ski-schools, a ski-nursery for small children from the age of 3 and a day care centre for young tourists from the age of 3 months to 6 years.
Athletic skiers as well as wintersportsmen and women, who would rather ski in comfort, appreciate the Saquet area. A total of 12 pistes of varying levels are scattered between 1800 and 2300 meters, including several practice slopes. This zone is most notably a meeting point for boarders and freestylers. Lastly, the funzone „Natural Forest Park“ is also situated here, which is equipped with numerous kickers, rails, a quarterpipe and a boardercross path.
The third and final slope area is the Campels area, which is regarded as the most challenging and wildest zone in Ax 3 Domaines. 11 (in some cases very long) pistes are scattered across wide slopes between heights of 1700 and 2400 meters. The predominately red and black slopes present real challenges for experienced skiers together with its freeride activities.
A 5 kilometer long cross country slope, a toboggan run at Bonascre and snowshoe hiking trails round off the range of winter sports activities in the Pyrenees’ triple skiing region.