Perched on the south side of the Sancy Massif mountain range, Super Besse is a modern ski resort linked to the larger Mont-Dore domain and situated 8km from the charming mediaeval old town of Besse-en-Chandesse.
CHILDREN The "Les Hermines" nursery is suitable for children aged between 3 months and 6 years (inclusive). The ESF French Ski School snow kindergarten offers ski lessons suitable for children aged 4 or 5 years and over.
OTHER ACTIVITIES As part of the wider Mont-Dore ski area, Super Besse offers access to 85km of slopes served by 42 lifts.
Cross country skiing : length of cross country track 250 Km Super Besse offers cross-country skiers a wide range of slopes to explore, as it shares some of the 250km of cross-country ski slopes split between 6 areas within the Massif du Sancy. In Besse/Super Besse itself, skiers will find 118km of cross-country ski slopes shared across 3 areas.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION Super Besse is easily accessible from Clermont-Ferrand train station by shuttle bus (60km). This is a well-equipped resort and has all necessary amenities and facilities. Please note: all information provided here is intended for guidance purposes only and is not contractual. For more detailed and up to date resort information, please contact the local tourist information services.
Nestled amongst mountains and dormant volcanoes, the Massif Central offers skiers and non-skiers alike the opportunity to spend time relaxing and recharging in one France's most picturesque and culturally rich winter sports domains. Visitors can enjoy country walks, hiking and cross country skiing in unspoilt surroundings, or simply experience the water-based therepy and cures on offer in the region's thermal spa centres. The Massif Cental also offers a wide variety of great local cuisine, and cheese lovers in particular will not be disappointed by the region's wide variety of locally produced cheese, including the highly-recommended Cantal, Bleu d'Auvergne, St-Nectaire and Roquefort cheese.
A gourmond's dream destination and gastronomic hot spot, France offers an enormous and varied array of food and wines, all of which reflect the unique charms of the region that produces them, and ranging from delicious yet simple regional specialties to complex and exquisite haute cuisine, which means there is always something new to sample during a to France.
Beyond gastronomy, France boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. Its many castles and chateaux, churches, cathedrals and museums have been carefully preserved and restored to help make it a history and culture lovers ideal holiday destination. The varied, colourful and beautiful landscape means that France offers something to keep everyone entertained - from the Belle Epoque seaside towns of Brittany and the Atlantic coast to the chic beach resorts in the Cote d'Azur for beach lovers, from the rolling vineyards of the Dordogne and famous lavander fields of Provencal countryside for anyone hoping to escape the rat race and to the peaks of the Alps and Pyrenees for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts.
The Mont-Dore/ Super Bress offers skiers 85km of slopes, 41 ski lifts, 140 snow canons and a wide range of runs suitable for all abilities (20 green, 18 blue, 16 red, 4 black). The domain also has a snowpark.