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Super Besse

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme

Super Besse - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme

The ski resort of Super Besse was built in 1961 and is located at an altitude of 1,350 metres on the south side of Puy de Sancy mountain not far from the village of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise. Its ski area comprises both downhill and cross-country ski runs and has the benefit of being linked to the pistes of the resort of Le Mont-Dore. Super Besse also has a swimming pool and an ice rink.

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Super Besse

Ski resort ideally located in the heart of the Grand Sancy ski area, Super Besse is a dynamic and welcoming mountain village labeled Family Plus Mountain resort. Created in 1961 by Germain Gauthier, cross-country skier with multiple trophies, Super Besse is a ski resort on foot. Its ski area ranges from 1350 to 1850 meters above sea level in a splendid setting. It is spread over three mountain sides, the Puy de Sancy, the Puy de la Perdrix and the Puy Ferrand. The ski area joins that of Mont-Dore on the north slope of Puy de Sancy. It is therefore a huge playground that awaits the crazy of skiing in Super Besse. The welcome is warm and everything is done so that each member of the family, from the smallest to the greatest, finds his account, day and night. Green station in summer, Super Besse leaves its snowy mantle to offer you a multitude of nature activities amid the volcanoes of Auvergne.

Things to see and do

It is therefore a whole panel of leisure related to the sliding awaits you at Super Besse. And it starts with alpine skiing with no less than 43 kilometers divided into 27 tracks for beginners or experienced skiers. Cross-country skiing also comes in a good place with a 125-kilometer-long domain in the middle of an unprecedented panorama of frozen lakes, plateaus and wooded terrain. The resort has been equipped over the years with many amenities that will delight the whole family. From the enclosure of Tibou to the freestyle jump space, all the daring of the sliding are allowed. You will also find a snowpark, a boarder cross and for those who want to try the sensations of the champions, a slalom stadium open to the public. Lovers of strong feeling will not miss the speed trail while the smaller ones will race on the toboggan run. You can also discover the landscape in snowshoeing. The most adventurous will probably try the Tyrolean Fantasticable. It is one of the most important in France with a vertical drop of 240 meters and a course of 1,600 meters. You will fly over Super Besse at high speed V! And if you have not skied enough during the day, you can always ski your skis at night and down the 13 open slopes in the night.

In summer, the decor changes, but enthusiasm is always present. You will swap your skis for a good pair of shoes or a mountain bike in order to go hiking on the marked paths to the discovery of a preserved site where one breathes full lung. The local fauna and flora are remarkable and can be admired at the turn of a path, well sheltered in the undergrowth. The little ones are welcomed, if you wish, in the animation center Game-adventure Tibou for unforgettable afternoons. During this time, parents can test paragliding or relax with a game of petanque. The glide does not do that winter in Super Besse. The summer toboggan run will offer you incredible sensations in the summer. And if you want more, the Déval'kart grass slide will give you even more! Fishing is open at Super Besse. You will be able to take advantage of it to throw your line in the pond fish. Unless a dip in Lake Hermines tempts you more. Again, a nautical base awaits you offering many activities on the lake as well as around the lake. Swimming pool and tennis are also on the program of your stay.

Places of interest

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Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Mountain biking is on the agenda in the green resort. Mid-June, it hosts the cross-country cup of Auvergne. At the end of June, it is the feast for the opening of the season of VTT with music and fires of the Saint-Jean. At the beginning of September, the mountain bike is celebrated in Super Besse with the Auvergne Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Mountain Bike Cup. The ski runs become the route of the mountain bikers launched for the occasion in an intrepid race.

At the beginning of April, the snow is going crazy in the resort around the Snow-in-Madness event. On the program, races of skiing as luge, challenges, ski hikes open to all and always the pleasure of the glide in all its forms.


Lake view Hermines
Lake view Hermines
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