The resort of Sancy, in France's Auvergne region, has announced several improvements for this winter season: new lifts and more flexible ski pass options.

Super Besse will be getting a four-seater chairlift this season. The Bois du Loup lift serves the lower parts of the resort and measures approximately 700 metres in length with a carrying capacity of 2000 passengers per hour. Bois du Loup is part of Super Besse's discovery zone, so the lift will allow quicker access to the green runs for beginners.

The Redon drag lift at Chasterix-Sancy will also reopen this year. It gives advanced skiers access to two black runs as well as one red run.

Skiers will be able to purchase a four-hour lift pass this year for the resorts of Super Besse-Mont Dore. It requires the purchase of an Easy Sancy card, but allows skiers to choose when they start their day on the mountain. This should cut down on queues at the ticket counter since clients do not have to wait until midday to begin a half-day session. A four-hour adult pass costs €22.50.

Since last year, Sancy has offered the possibility to recharge its hands-free lift pass through the internet. This card is called Easy Sancy and costs €2. It is reuseable from season to season and can be loaded with up to six days of skiing. The card itself must be purchased on site, at either Mont Dore or Super Besse.

More information or contact the Mont Dore tourism bureau at  bt.mont-dore@sancy.com