The Auvergne is not known for winter sport. Still the area has more than 200 km alpine skiing tracks and almost 900 km cross country skiing tracks. Snow surfing, ski scooters, snowboarding, it is all available. You can of course also make nice hiking tours with the family in the woods, or enjoy the nice views from Puy Mary.
From Eybarithoux two skiing areas are available within an hour drive by car, Super Lioran in the town of Le Lioran and Super Besse. Both skiing areas are well equipped with high standing quality facilities, including restaurants, ski rental, ski schools (English spoken).
The ski tracks of Super Lioran are located at a height between 1160m and 1860m, and the tracks of the ski run of Super Besse between 1350m and 1850m. You can therefore quite surely ski in winter.
To give you an idea about the size of Super Lioran, in an area of 150 hectare 60 km ski tracks are located, there is one air cable ski lift (télépherique), 15 ski lifts, 23 anchor lifts, 7 chair lifts, total capacity of 21.000 skiers per hour. There are 44 tracks of which, 8 green, 14 blue, 15 red and 7 black and 140 snow guns.
A toboggan slide is present as well as 140 km cross country ski tracks, three ski schools, children day nursery, etc.
The size and facilities of Super Besse is even more impressive.
We recommend you to have the “après-ski “ at home. The comfortable houses are ideal to have a drink with friends and family after the skiing, and to have a nice dinner or play games in the evening with the fire place burning.
The lovers of cross country skiing can tie on their skis at home, in the wood on a distance of one km several tracks have been shaped. The course Haut Cantal-Puy Mary has a length of more than 78 km.