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.
- 1 Location
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 Contacts
- 5 Planning
- 6 Resort Facilities
- 7 Ride Guide
- 8 Other
- 9 Resources
Super Besse is 460kms from Paris by autoroute. The closest large city is Clermont-Ferrand, about an hour's drive away.
- Super value
- Wide, gentle slopes for beginners and low intermediates
- Close to Paris
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
Phone: Bureau de tourisme de SuperBesse: Tél : 04 73 79 60 29 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: Postal:
From the autoroutes, small, winding roads through pretty towns and with great scenery. The A75 Paris-Montepelier autoroute provides the closest access.
Accomodation at the resort is primarily in apartments and chalets.
Super Besse is a purpose-built resort at the base of the slopes.
The countryside around the area provides additional options for accommodation in chalets and hotels.
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.
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
10 hire stores in the resort
On foot and free shuttles.
Parking is free of charge and available in town or at the day carpark.
- Night skiing
Night skiing operates from 17h00 to 20h45, every Saturday and every day during school holidays. Much of the lower pistes are lit.
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.
Half a dozen ski clothing and equipment stores. Delicatessens, bakeries.
Nursery from 3 months, snow garden from 4 years old Nursery Club Piou Piou: ski school for children from 4 years old Tubing
Small beginner area close to the lake.
Capucin (blue), Chemin de Ronde (blue), La Mado (red), and Lys Martagon (red) are wide groomers that run from top to bottom.
Out of Bounds
Parks & Pipes
Lower slopes including: La Mado, Drozera
Plenty, including tubing and luge.
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.