Cross-country skiing in Auvergne, snowshoeing in Auvergne, sleeping in a treehouse in the Puy de Dôme? This is possible on the Nordic area of ​​the Tour d'Auvergne La Stèle, on the western slope of the Puy de Sancy, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne. At the exit of La Tour d'Auvergne in the direction of Mont-Dore, La Stèle offers more than 90 km of cross-country ski trails in Auvergne, in the heart of the Sancy Nordic area (250 km of trails drawn in classic or skating , signposted, secure).

Season opening

In winter, before any travel, remember to check the opening by consulting the snow report for the Stele

Cross-country skiing Auvergne

The cross-country ski trails offered from La Tour d'Auvergne – La Stèle are looped (they all return to their starting point).

  • 2 green: easy (1 and 2,9 km)
  • 2 blue: medium (1,7 and 4,1 km)
  • 3 reds: difficult (3 – 4 and 5 kms)
  • 4 black: very difficult (2 x 7,5 – 8,5 and 33 kms)
  • 4 connecting routes: 4,7 km to Charlannes, 7 km to Chastreix, 9 and 11 km to Capucin.
  • Marked trails, groomed (classic or skating), secure and reserved for the exclusive use of Nordic skiing.
  • Access to the slopes is chargeable. Access is prohibited to pedestrians, snowshoes and dogs.
  • Free multi-activity route (pedestrians, sledges, skis, snowshoes) / rental / lifeguard station / restaurant

Snowshoeing in Auvergne VolcanSancy

Departing from La Stèle, several snowshoe routes are offered: loop routes but also connecting routes to other sectors of the Sancy-Ouest Nordic area.

  • 3 loop routes starting from La Tour d'Auvergne – La Stèle (3,3 km, 4,3 km and 6 km)
  • 3 connecting routes to the Charlannes, Chastreix and Capucin sectors (4 kms, 8 kms and 10 kms)
  • Paid access, specific signage.
Sledding activity

Bobsled track

  • Secure toboggan run.
  • Wearing a helmet strongly recommended.
  • The children are under the full responsibility of the parents.

The Stèle nature sports area

From the Stele, find different services:


Skating or no alternative

Whatever your style, you will love skiing at La Stèle, sometimes in the forest, sometimes on the scorched plains with views of the Sancy, the Cantal mountains and the Artense plateau.

Pratical information

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FEES RATES 2023/2024

Cross-country skiing:

  • Meeting (valid for 1 day): Adult: €10.00 – Youth: €7.00 – Junior: €5.00
  • 2 consecutive days: Adult: €19.00 – Junior: €8.50
  • 3 consecutive days: Adult: €27 – Junior: €10.50
  • *Weekly: Adult: €42.00 – Youth: €32.00 – Junior: €17 – *Weekly 5 days valid on the purchase site
  • Ma Tribu Pass: 3 paid passes (adult or youth or junior from the same family), free from the 4th youth or junior pass, valid on all passes except Season Pass.
  • Packages are on sale on site, at the entry gates to the Nordic areas
  • The package is loaded onto a hands-free card which costs €1 on the first purchase
  • The cross-country skiing day pass can be recharged online (Reserve button)
  • Nordic season passes (Nordic Pass Massif Central and Nordic Pass National) are on sale or reloadable online (Reserve button)
  • Valid throughout the Nordic area: Besse, La Bourboule, Chastreix, Le Mont-Dore, Picherande, la Stèle/La Tour d’Auvergne, Super-Besse
  • Junior rate: 6 to 16 years old included
  • Youth rate: 17 to 25 years old
  • Group: one free per 10 people
  • Schools, leisure centers, snow classes, UNSS/USEP accompanied outings: €3.00/session (excluding school holidays and weekends).
  • People with disabilities: present themselves with the Mobility Inclusion Card with disability mention (or old orange card valid until its expiry date) at the ticket offices for all access to the slopes: completely free for the disabled person and accompanying them on the Sancy Nordic area.

Snowshoes and Pedestrians:

  • Day: €4.00 / adult – €3.50 / youth – €3 / junior.
  • Weekly 5 days (valid on the purchase site): €16.50 / adult and Youth – €9 / junior.
  • Season: €36/adult and Youth – €20/junior
  • Junior rate: under 16 years old
  • Youth rate: under 26 years old
  • Adult rate: from 26 years old
  • The package is loaded onto a hands-free card which costs €1 for the first purchase.
  • Packages are on sale on site, at the entrance gates to the Nordic areas.
  • The snowshoe day pass can be recharged online (reserve button).
  • People with disabilities: present themselves with the CMI card at the ticket offices. Totally free for the disabled person and their accompanying person in the Sancy Nordic Area.

Plan support

  • charged €1 on first purchase, then rechargeable thereafter.
  • daily or weekly ski passes are valid for all the Nordic areas of the Sancy massif.
    Season passes (Nordic Pass Massif Central) are valid for all the Nordic areas of the Massif Central.
  • road conditions : 04 73 42 02 63 (departmental council answering machine)
  • rescue station and snow information: 04 73 21 54 32
  • free parking


Snow report

Piste maps

Accommodation on site

On video


Access to the Nordic domain of La Stèle is via the D645 between the Tour d'Auvergne and the Bourboule and the D88 between the Mont-Dore and the Tour d'Auvergne.

Stele reception building

The Stèle nature sports area, located between 1250 and 1450 m altitude, is a 4-season outdoor practice site (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, cycling, roller skiing, rollerblading, scooters, balance bikes, hiking , orienteering…). The Stèle nature sports area brings together all the tourist services:

– sale of cross-country skiing fees during snow periods
– tourist information in season
– 4-season equipment rental (cross-country skiing, snowshoes, sleds, bicycles, roller skis, rollerblades, scooters, balance bikes, etc.)
– out-of-bag room
– sanitary area

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