Just a 90 minutetransfer from Toulouse airport, Ax-les-Thermes is perfect for a weekend getaway. The resort is full of character, has great skiing, and set in a traditional old mountain village, everything in resort tends to be quieter and cheaper than the busiest Alpine resorts in France. Everything is also within walking distance and for days off the slopes you can bathe and relax in the hot springs and thermal baths in the village.
As for the skiing, Ax les Thermes, part of the 3 Domaines ski area, is somewhat of a hidden gem in the French Pyrenees. The skiing here is great for beginners and intermediates as the pistes tend to be wide with plenty of runs to play on between the trees. There is also a wealth of off-piste skiing so expert skiers will certainly be smiling!