Established in ? the French ski resort Le Lioran lies at 1250 metres altitude in the Auvergne region of the French Massif Central. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1855m the area is not snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 0km of trails, which equates to around ? of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Le Lioran is Clermont Ferrand at a distance of 120km or approximately 120 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
The ski area stretches over several peaks and valleys and has a reputation for good powder skiing thanks to the low treeline (1400m) There is a cable car to the top of the dormant volcano Plomb du Cantal. This is one of the few French ski resorts with a railway station.
11 runs ?km
12 runs ?km
14 runs ?km
6 runs ?km
View our detailed Le Lioran snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Le Lioran snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||? - ?|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Le Lioran trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||4.8km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||N S W|
|direction Le Lioran area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Le Lioran ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 690m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 25% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 55% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 15% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
The French resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Le Lioran slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Le Lioran has slopes facing N S W.
Rating for snow gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Le Lioran ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ecole du ski Français and has ? teachers teaching in English, French and taking students from a minimum age of 5.Contact@lioran-esf.com www.lioran-esf.com 495025
Le Lioran for beginners gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Le Lioran for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Le Lioran for expert skiers gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Le Lioran for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Le Lioran snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Le Lioran: 25km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: ?km Intermediate XC Trails: ?km Difficult XC Trails: ?km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Le Lioran snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 3 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Le Lioran non skiing facilities also include ?.