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.
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.
15 runs 15.9km
9 runs 20.4km
7 runs 5.8km
2 runs 0km
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.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€177 - €177|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Le Mont-Dore trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||3.9km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Le Mont-Dore area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Le Mont-Dore ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 800m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
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
Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
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
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
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
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.