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Besse Ski Resort

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Mountain Stats

Elevation1,350 m - 1,850 m
Opening Day3 Dec 2016
Closing Day17 Apr 2017
Capacity 21245 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult €30.30
1 day child €21.20
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last update on 20 Nov 2016
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Total 24
Hours09:00 - 17:00

Skiable Terrain

Groomed Terrain 43 km

Interesting facts

  • Elevated between 1,350 m and 1,850 m, the Ski Resort is the highest elevated Ski Resorts in the Auvergne. The vertical drop from summit to base is 500 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 881 m. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short.
  • Besse is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in the Auvergne.
  • Season starts on 3 Dec and ends on 17 Apr (135 days). Average season duration in France is 123 days.
  • Average snow depth during the season (3 Dec to 17 Apr) is 45 cm at summit elevation and 48 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 82 cm at summit elevation and 78 cm at the base. This makes Besse the ski Resort with the best snow conditions in the Auvergne.
  • Besse features 68 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 84 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days.
  • Offering 43 km of slopes and terrain, Besse is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in the Auvergne.


A resort where you can ski right up to your front door, Super-Besse, located on the southern slope of the Sancy, caters for any skiers at an altitude of between 1300 and 1850m.

Whether on an activity holiday or a break with your family, Super-Besse has something for everyone, catering for both fans of skiing and those of alternative ´sliding sports´.

43 km of slopes
84 km of slopes (thanks to the link with Le Mont-Dore)
70% of the skiing area equipped with snow guns
27 slopes: 5 green, 9 blue, 9 red, 4 black
23 ski lifts in total: 1 cable car capable of carrying 20 people (rate: 3,000 people/hour), 5 chair lifts, 16 ski tows, 1 moving walkway.

1 alternative ´sliding sports´ area with a snowpark, snowboard cross, freestyle-jump (crash mat for ski or snowboard jumping)
1 speed skiing slope
1 slalom course open to the public
1 discovery zone for beginners (1 chair lift - 7 ski tows - 1 moving walkway)
1 events team
1 luge track, over 3km in length descending 500m in tota

1 area for night-time skiing with 4 green slopes, 2 blue slopes, 5 red slopes including 1 snowboard cross slope, 2 black slopes including 1 slalom course.
The ski area - 1350-1800m - southern slope


Office de tourisme du Massif du Sancy
La Bourboule
00 33 (0)6 73 67 19 03
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