Auvergne - Massif Central Ski Resorts
Auvergne - Massif Central Ski Area
The Auvergne remains one of France's best kept secret winter-holiday destinations, offering a wide variety of winter sports.
The volcanic region in the centre of France is a national park of 80 craters and glacial lakes. Its beautiful in summer and its dramatic landscape becomes a skiers paradise during the winter when covered in snow. It’s ideal for downhill skiing or cross-country skis.
In marked contrast to the Alps, the queues to take the ‘téléphérique’ up to the Auvergne’s pistes are minimal, while a day’s ski pass will be considerably cheaper. Charming accommodation available at reasonable prices for hotels, bed and breakfasts, chalets or gites.
The Auvergne region has excellent TGV fast trains from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand.