Top 5 best ski resorts in the Massif Central
Want to ski or spend time with family in the snow? This year, why not go to one of the ski resorts in the Massif Central? You may be asking yourself: "Yes, but where can you ski in the Massif Central?" At Vacancéole, we reveal the Top 5 ski resorts in the Massif Central. So come with us, we'll keep you right!
Chalmazel: the family ski resort.
Chalmazel is the Massif Central's family resort, great for holidays in summer and winter. At 1,130 metres in altitude, the ski resort is located in the French département of Loire. Downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowscooting and yoonering are all waiting for you. You'll go home with plenty of memories, and that's a promise! By choosing the resort of Chalmazel, you will have access to 12km of ski runs, with the summit at 1,640 metres.
Super-Besse: the modern ski resort.
For ski lovers, this is the place to be! Ultra-modern facilities, excellent sunshine, this ski resort of the Massif Central will seduce you. It enjoys a unique location on the highest volcano of Auvergne, on the southern slope of Sancy. Super-Besse has 27 ski runs: 5 green, 9 blue, 9 red and 4 black, which makes it suitable for all levels of skiing. And to top it all off, if you haven't had enough during the day, the resort also offers night skiing!
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Les Estables ski resort: holidays that won't break the bank.
Between accommodation, lift passes and little extras, we all know that winter holidays can be costly. Les Estables, a ski resort in the Massif Central, allows you to do winter sports on a budget. Numerous activities await: cross-country skiing on the vast Nordic domains of the Mézenc and Meygal, downhill skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowkiting or even dog sledding. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing moment in one of the resort's restaurants and discover the local specialities.
Le Lioran: the highest, best known and largest resort.
If you are looking for the best in the Massif Central, Le Lioran is the place to be. It is the most famous, the largest and also the highest with a summit at 1,850 m in altitude and its 360° view over the Cantal Volcano. Sounds interesting, right? Nestled amidst pine trees, the resort of Le Lioran offers 43 downhill ski runs but also the possibility of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, paintball, snake gliss, ski joëring and yoga. The little ones can have fun on the sledding runs, the pony sled or the inflatable structures or even start skiing using the conveyor belts.
Mont Doré: the authentic resort
Are you looking for authenticity in a village resort setting in the Massif Central? If so, then Mont Doré is the ski resort for you. The slopes of Puy de Sancy are covered with snow, making it an excellent family resort. Activities include cross-country skiing, sled races, dog sledding and snowshoeing. What else makes it so great? The resort is linked to the Super-Besse ski area.