Super Besse

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The resort of Super Besse from the top of the slopes.
Resort Summary
Resort Name Super Besse
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Resort Altitude 1300m
Winter Season 25 November - 22 April
Terrain Overall: low intermediate, 45kms of runs (85 km of runs thanks to the link with Le Mont-Dore)
Beginner: 5 green
Intermediate: 9 blue, 9 red
Advanced: 4 black
Lift System 22 lifts
Highest Lift 1800m
Lowest Lift 1300m
Vertical 500m
Longest Run Capucin
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports Tubing, luge, snow kiting.
Facilities
Nearest Town Besse Super Besse
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $144.55 (includes Le Mont Dore)
Adult 1 Day $36.95 (includes Le Mont Dore)
Child 5 Day $101.15 (includes Le Mont Dore))
Child 1 Day $25.95 (includes Le Mont Dore)


Overview 

Super Besse is a modern resort at the base of the slopes on the sunny south side of the volcano. The top section of the runs is open and looks out over the town and the surrounding hills, with the bottom section composed of tree-lined pistes.

Location

Super Besse is 460kms from Paris by autoroute. The closest large city is Clermont-Ferrand, about an hour's drive away.

Pros

  • Super value
  • Wide, gentle slopes for beginners and low intermediates
  • Close to Paris

Cons

Few challenges for advanced skiers, although they can now access the steeps of Le Mont Dore through the link Sunny aspect means softening lower slopes in the afternoon

Contacts

Phone: Bureau de tourisme de SuperBesse: Tél : 04 73 79 60 29 E-mail: bt.besse-superbesse@sancy.com Fax: Postal:

Planning

Getting There

From the autoroutes, small, winding roads through pretty towns and with great scenery. The A75 Paris-Montepelier autoroute provides the closest access.

Accommodation

Accomodation at the resort is primarily in apartments and chalets.

On Mountain

Super Besse is a purpose-built resort at the base of the slopes.

Off Mountain

The countryside around the area provides additional options for accommodation in chalets and hotels.

Lift Tickets

The prices listed are high season, non-discounted rates. Special rates are available: for teenagers; on weekdays; for morning or afternoon skiing; during the low season, for multiple-day passes, and more. It is likely that discounts will apply.

Ski School

French Ski School (ESF) ESF SuperBesse 1, ronde de Vassivière 63610 SUPERBESSE Tel : 33 (0)4 73 79 61 75 Fax : 33 (0)4 73 79 63 60

63 qualified instructors Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing classes, snowboard (6 days only during the school holidays), telemark and snowshoeing.

Nursery Club Piou Piou: children from 4 years old Private lessons: only on booking Group lessons: advance booking essential during the February school holidays

Equipment Hire

10 hire stores in the resort

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

On foot and free shuttles.

Parking

Parking is free of charge and available in town or at the day carpark.

Activities

Night skiing

Night skiing operates from 17h00 to 20h45, every Saturday and every day during school holidays. Much of the lower pistes are lit.

Dining

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in the centre of town.

Bars & Entertainment

There are a couple of pubs and a couple of bars in the resort.

Shopping

Half a dozen ski clothing and equipment stores. Delicatessens, bakeries.

Children

Nursery from 3 months, snow garden from 4 years old Nursery Club Piou Piou: ski school for children from 4 years old Tubing

Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

Small beginner area close to the lake.

Groomed Runs

The bottom of the La Mado red run as it heads into the trees.

Capucin (blue), Chemin de Ronde (blue), La Mado (red), and Lys Martagon (red) are wide groomers that run from top to bottom.

Off Piste

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Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

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Bumps

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Powder Zones

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Sheltered Runs

Lower slopes including: La Mado, Drozera

Snowplay

Plenty, including tubing and luge.

Other

Weather

Meteo France Weather Report for Super Besse

Geography

The gondola lift takes you to the top of the Puy de la Perdrix. The Puy de Sancy, the highest volcanic peak in the region, is an hour's walk from here and allows panoramic views. It is claimed the views cover one-seventh of France's terrioty, and on a very clear day you can see the top of Mont Blanc.

History

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Resources

Maps

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