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Besse - Ski Area Guide

Besse, France

Ski Resort - 45km28 miles of Piste (1,050m3,445ft to 1,850m6,070ft). Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

The Auvergne in central France is the first region to receive the winter snow brought in by weather depressions from the west. The slopes at Besse-Super-Besse offer skiing on extinct volcanoes, with extensive cross-country in the foothills. The runs themselves are in a natural, almost treeless bowl, accesible from the top of the gondola. One of Europe's biggest ski areas outside the Alps.

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Ratings for Besse
Intermediate Skiers

Besse Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Besse
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 7km4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 26km16 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 9 7km4 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 5 5km3 miles
Number of runs
Total Length
45km28 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
120km75 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Besse Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Besse
Max Vertical800m2,625ft
Highest Lift1,850m6,070ft
Resort Altitude (Besse)1,850m6,070ft
Lowest Piste1,050m3,445ft
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The French Ski Resort of Besse has direct access to 45km28 miles of downhill skiing, with 25 individual pistes, served by 22 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,850m6,070ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible.

There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Besse are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Besse

Besse offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Besse

Besse offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Besse.

Besse in brief

Besse Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Ok for Snowboarding.

Besse Season Dates

 Opened : December 9, 2017.

 Closed : April 15, 2018.

Usual opening - Early Dec Subject to snow conditions.

Usual closing - Late April Subject to snow conditions.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Besse.

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Besse Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Besse is able to augment natural snow, on 23km14 miles of ski runs, with 240 Snow Cannons.

Besse Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 22 Ski Lifts of Besse are able to uplift 20,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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