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Bessans

Bessans Ski Resort Guide

Bessans, France

Ski Area Highlights
Highest Lift2,200m7,218ft
Resort Height1,750m5,741ft
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Chambery
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Bessans

The French ski resort of Bessans is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,750m5,741ft.

Summary

Bessans has direct access to 4 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,750m5,741ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,200m7,218ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding

Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Bessans.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Bessans?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 27 June.

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Ski Area Stats

Bessans Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 1 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 1 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 
Cross Country
Total Length
80km50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
4

Altitudes

Bessans Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,200m7,218ft
Lowest Piste1,750m5,741ft
Resort Altitude (Bessans)1,750m5,741ft
Max Vertical450m1,476ft

Location and Map

Where is Bessans?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Savoie, Rhône-Alpes.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Bessans is Turin Caselle, 96 minutes drive away.

Chambery, Turin Cuneo, Annecy, Grenoble, Milan Malpensa, Genoa, Lyon Bron, Lyon St-Exupéry and Milan Linate airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 2,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Bessans open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Bessans, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Bessans Tourist Office for the latest.

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