Château de Chazelles, Avèze 63690 France
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Activities in winter – wintersport

In the surroundings of the château there is also a lot to do in the winter. Ski area Sancy is 20 kilometers away from the château. The area is small and ideal for starters and relax skiers. The nature around the château is also beautiful in the winter for walks in the snow.

The nearest village connected to the Sancy ski is Le Mont Dore. This village has different facilities like ski rental shops, restaurants and supermarkets.

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Wintersport in the Auvergne

Wintersport Auvergne: The Puy de Sancy is third on the list of popular wintersport areas in France and consists of interconnected ski areas of Le Mont Dore, Super Besse and Chastreix.

The ski area is 20 km away from our château. The accessibility is excellent and the roads are well kept free of snow. Snow tires are mandatory in France. The advice is to have a set of snow chains with you in case of heavy snowfall.

Read more about the winter sports facilities in Le Mont Dore

Read more about the winter sports facilities in Superbesse

Read more about the winter sports facilities in Chastreix

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Skiing and snowboarding

In the Puy de Dôme the interconnected ski areas of Le Mont Dore, Super Besse and Chastreix consist with a total of 74 runs (28 x green, 20 x blue, 19 x red and 7 x black) with a total length of 106 kilometers.

  • Number of slopes: 74
  • Total length of slopes: 106
  • Very simple = green: 28 runs
  • Simple = blue: 20 runs
  • Average/hard = red: 19 runs
  • Difficult/heavy = Black: 7 runs
  • Number of lifts: 34
  • Evening skiing: yes (Super – Besse)
  • Snowboard Park 1, free ride area, boardercross and big air
  • Highest point: Puy de la Perdrix at 1840 m
  • Snowguarantee (1-10): 6/7

More information you will find on www.sancy.com

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Other winter sports

  • Cross-country skiing: 250 km trail
  • (Snowshoe) hiking
  • snowmobile tours
  • snow kite
  • sledding
  • sled dogs