In the Massif Central, in Auvergne, you can return to the winters of your childhood: a village hotel, a peaceful Auvergne house or the atmosphere of a family ski resort and the sound of the snow scrunching under your feet. In the Grands Espaces d'Auvergne, you will find more than 200 km of downhill pistes and 900 km of cross-country pistes.
The 3 classified resorts of Super-Besse and Mont-Dore are perfect for downhill sports of all kinds. Smaller, and more suited to families, Chambon-des-Neiges, Chastreix-Sancy, Les Estables La Loge-des-Gardes and Saint-Anthème/Prabouré are all charming resorts which add to the Auvergne's reputation for downhill skiing. The Grands Espaces d'Auvergne also have 18 Nordic skiing areas.
The Auvergne resorts are easily accessible by motorway, but you leave the traffic jams far behind.