Besse - Ski Area Guide

Besse, France

Ski Resort - 45km of Piste (1,050m to 1,850m)

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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Piste and Lift Stats for Besse
 4 Black Pistes (7km)
 9 Red Pistes (26km)
 9 Blue Pistes (7km)
 5 Green Pistes (5km)
25Pistes
45kmDownhill Pistes
120kmCross Country Pistes
22Ski Lifts

Besse Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Besse
800mMax Vertical
1850mHighest Lift
1850mResort Altitude (Besse)
1050mLowest Piste

Besse

The French Ski Resort of Besse has direct access to 45km of downhill skiing, with 25 individual pistes, served by 22 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is above 1500m, 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

 Besse is reported Closed, but was expected to open : December 21, 2016.

 Closed : April 4, 2017.

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 23km 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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