Practice cross-country skiing in Auvergne, snowshoeing in Auvergne, it is possible on the Nordic area of ​​Guéry, north of Puy de Sancy, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne. Ideally located between the chain of volcanic hills and Puy-de-Sancy, less than an hour from Clermont-Ferrand, the Guéry plateau reveals fabulous views of these two major volcanic sites.

Season opening

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

Cross-country skiing in Guéry

cross-country skiing guery

Sometimes in the forest, sometimes in the open, around a frozen lake, the cross-country skier has magnificent routes allowing you to discover the grandiose panoramas of the Auvergne mountains: open your eyes wide, the spectacle is striking! 58 km of cross-country ski trails in Auvergne starting from the Center Montagnard Cap Guéry.

  • 2 green
  • 1 blue
  • 1 red
  • 1 black
  • 2 Nordic routes
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snowshoeing at lake guéry

Snowshoeing in Guéry

Departing from the Center Montagnard Cap Guéry, there are 20 km of marked snowshoe trails available to you: 3 routes

  • 4,5 kms
  • 5,5 kms
  • 10 kms

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Guéry toboggan run

bobsled track

  • Secure toboggan run
  • Wearing a helmet strongly recommended
  • Children are the full responsibility of the parents

Cap Guéry Mountain Center

The Cap Guéry mountain center is an activity center inspired by Nordic open-air infrastructures. Its vocation is to offer moments of relaxation with the family by promoting a return to the essential values ​​of nature and the preservation of the environment. It has:

  • of a space of equipment rental during winter: cross-country skiing (alternative and skating), snowshoes, Nordic skis, pulkas, pushchairs, snowskates and traditional sleds
  • from a point of F&B and drinks
  • a picnic room
  • a kota grill
  • a reception of groups
  • toilet
  • accommodation in cabins
  • a reception desk the tourism office open from mid-December to the end of March (regardless of snow conditions)
Cap Guéry Mountain Center

Spending an evening by the fire tempts you?

  • The kota grill can be privatized in the evening outside the opening hours of the Center Montagnard, on Reservations .
  • Price: 40€ per evening
  • Capacity: 15 people maximum
  • Plan to bring your wood or charcoal

Kota Grill

In the purest tradition of Nordic wilderness, the Center Montagnard has a log kota (fuste).
With a maximum capacity of 15 people, it is composed of a central fireplace for use as a barbecue, and benches all around, to share a moment of original and warm conviviality.
The kota grill is freely available to visitors during the opening hours of the Mountain Center.

Cap Guéry Mountain Center

The pulka is a transport sled.

This toboggan towed by a skier allows him to tow his equipment on the snow. There are children's pulkas, allowing the whole family to indulge in the joys of the Nordic!

Pratical information

Opening of the domain not yet communicated

Opening of the Nordic area (if there is snow)

Opening hours from December 15, 2024 to March 10, 2025
Monday Open from 09 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 09 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 09 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 09 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 09 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 09 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 09 a.m. to 17 p.m.
If there is no snow (slopes and snowshoe routes closed), the Tourist Office reception desk and catering will be open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Subject to change.

FEES RATES 2023/2024

Cross-country skiing:

  • Session (valid for 1 day): Adult: €10 – Youth: €7 – Junior: €5
  • 2 consecutive days: Adult: €19.00 – Junior: €8.50
  • 3 consecutive days: Adult: €27 – Junior: €10.50
  • Weekly 5 days: Adult: 42.00 € – Youth: 32.00 € – Junior: 17.00 €
  • National Nordic Pass: Adult: €230.00 – Junior: €85.00
  • Nordic Pass National (presale): Adult: €200.00 – Junior: €65.00
  • Nordic Pass Massif Central: Adult: €120.00 – Youth: €65.00 – Junior: €55.00
  • Nordic Pass Massif Central (presale before 15/10): Adult: €90.00 – Youth: €50.00 – Junior: €40.00
  • Nordic Pass Massif Central (presale before 15/11): Adult: €100.00 – Youth: €55.00 – Junior: €45.00
  • Reduced services: late afternoon from 15:30 p.m., CNAS, CEZAM: Adult: €7 – Young person: €6 – Junior: €4.50

Sale on tracks : 15 € if no ski or snowshoe pass presented.

Snowshoes and Pedestrians

  • Day: €4 /adult and young – €3 /child (6 to 16 years old)
  • Weekly 5 days: €16.50/adult and young – €9,00/child (6 to 16 years old)
  • Season: €35.00/adult and young – €20.00/child (6 to 16 years old)
  • Junior rate: 6 to 16 years old included
  • Youth rate: 17 to 25 years old
  • Adult rate: from 26 years old
  • Groups: one free per 10 people
  • Schools, UNSS/USEP outings, snow classes, (only during school hours):
    3 € / session
  • Ma Tribu Family Pass (on presentation of family booklet): 3 paid passes, free from the 4th young or junior pass – free pass issued on the cheapest pass. Valid on ski and snowshoe passes. On all titles except season passes.

Package support

  • charged €1 on first purchase, then rechargeable thereafter.
  • all tickets are valid for all northern 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 65 20 09
  • free parking


Snow report

Piste maps

Accommodation on site

All year round, unusual accommodation at hut, inspired by the visitor centers of Canadian National Parks are offered:

  • 2 log cabins for rent all year round (capacity 4 people) and with a surface area of ​​16 m²
  • Sustainable development equipment
  • Dry toilets
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
  • Fireplace / Stove
  • Bunk beds
  • Convertible sofa
  • 160 cm bed
Prices Min. Max.

78 € 83 €
  • 2 lodge tents en rental in the summer (capacity 6 people), with an area of ​​20 m²

Prices Min. Max.

53.5 € 59 €
  • Sustainable development equipment
  • Dry toilets
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
  • Convertible sofa
  • 160 cm bed
  • Bunk beds

The comfort elements (hot showers, conventional toilets) are located in the reception building approximately 300 m from the cabin area.

On video

On video


The Center Montagnard Cap Guéry is located on the D983 between Clemont-Ferrand and Mont-Dore.


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