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Le Mont-Dore, France

Le Mont-Dore ski holidays

Established in 1907 the French ski resort Le Mont-Dore lies at 1200 metres altitude in the Auvergne region of the French Massif Central. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1850m the area is not snow sure. Over 53 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 4.2km of trails, which equates to around 10 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Le Mont-Dore is Clermont Ferrand at a distance of 50km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

One of the few ski centres in the Auvergne, Mont-Dore offers mid-range skiing backed by a wide range of après ski options including parascending, cinema, bowling, ice rink, horse riding and yoga.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 15 runs 15.9km
50%  Intermediate Trails
 9 runs 20.4km
Advanced Trails
 7 runs 5.8km
30%  Expert Trails
 2 runs 0km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Le Mont-Dore 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 Mont-Dore snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €177 - €177
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 42km
total length of Le Mont-Dore trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 3.9km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N
direction Le Mont-Dore area faces
Top Altitude 1850m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1200m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1200m
centre of Le Mont-Dore ski resort
Vertical Drop 796m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 800m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Le Mont-Dore web cams
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Skiing in Le Mont-Dore

30 pistes and trails means approximately 42km of runs. 20 Le Mont-Dore lifts have capacity to transport 14445 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 3.9km.

The mountain has 50% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 50% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 20% 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 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Le Mont-Dore

Of the 20 ski lifts, 16 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Le Mont-Dore is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Le Mont-Dore Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

11 apres ski bars 47 restaurants 1 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 5 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Boules, Bowling, Casino, Classical Music Concerts, Ice Hockey, Library, Pool, Yoga.

Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Le Mont-Dore" by any other name

The French resort is also known as le Sancy and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Le Mont-Dore 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 Mont-Dore has slopes facing N.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont-Dore ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole de ski Français and has 25 teachers teaching in English, French, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? ? 650743

Le Mont-Dore for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Le Mont-Dore for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Le Mont-Dore for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Le Mont-Dore for snowboarding  gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont-Dore snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Le Mont-Dore: 39km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 1.7km     Intermediate XC Trails: 5.2km   Difficult XC Trails: 32km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0.45km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont-Dore snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 5 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.45km Paragliding schools: 0

Le Mont-Dore non skiing facilities also include Boules, Bowling, Casino, Classical Music Concerts, Ice Hockey, Library, Pool, Yoga.

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