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Besse Ski Resort Guide

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Besse, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Besse Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length45km28 miles
Highest Lift1,850m6,070ft
Resort Height1,850m6,070ft
 Nearest AirportsGrenoble and Lyon Bron
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Besse at a glance

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.

 When will it snow in Besse?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Besse.

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Besse Facts, Stats and Ratings

Besse Rated

Ratings for Besse
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Besse?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Besse
Highest Lift1,850m6,070ft
Resort Altitude (Besse)1,850m6,070ft
Lowest Piste1,050m3,445ft
Max Vertical800m2,625ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

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
Total Length
45km28 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
120km75 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Besse Summary

The French Ski Resort of Besse has direct access to 45km28 miles of downhill skiing, with 25 marked pistes, served by a total of 22 ski lifts.

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

On the Mountain

The most difficult run is the 'Ancolie'.

 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.

When is Besse open?

 Opened : December 19, 2019.

 Closed : March 15, 2020.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Besse.

Snow Making

Besse is able to make snow, on 23km14 miles of ski runs, with 240 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 22 ski lifts of Besse are able to uplift 20,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Besse?

Besse is in Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France.

How can I get to Besse?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Besse are Grenoble, Lyon Bron and Lyon St-Exupéry. There are six airports within three hours drive.


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