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Ascou Pailhères

Ascou Pailhères Ski Resort Guide

Ascou Pailhères, France

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift1,500m4,921ft
Resort Height1,500m4,921ft
 Nearest AirportsToulouse and Perpignan
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Ascou Pailhères

The small ski centre of Ascou-Pailhères in the French Pyrynées, operated since 1987 by the local community, came under the control of the larger neighbouring ski area of Ax-les-Thermes in 2000. A specially commissioned study in to the logistics of the ski slopes at Ascou; which operates a double chair and 5 surface lifts serving 15 trails; concluded that transferring control to the management of Ax-les-Thermes would benefit the local community in the longer term. There are two local hotels, the Saint-Bernard and the Montmija, which were recently renovated,


The French ski resort of Ascou Pailhères is in the French Pyrenees at an altitude of 1,500m4,921ft.

Ascou Pailhères has direct access to 15 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Ascou Pailhères offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Ascou Pailhères.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Ascou Pailhères?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Ascou Pailhères.

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Ski Area Stats

Ascou Pailhères Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
5km3 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Ascou Pailhères Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,500m4,921ft
Lowest Piste2,000m6,562ft
Resort Altitude (Ascou Pailhères)1,500m4,921ft
Max Vertical500m1,640ft

Ascou Pailhères Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Ascou Pailhères is 2km1 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Ascou Pailhères?

This ski resort is in the French Pyrenees in Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Ascou Pailhères is Toulouse, 100 minutes drive away.

Perpignan, Carcassonne, Girona, Barcelona, Béziers and Lourdes airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 6,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 3km2 miles of ski runs, with 1 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Ascou Pailhères open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Ascou Pailhères, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Ascou Pailhères Tourist Office for the latest.

Ascou Pailhères