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).

Opening season 2023 – 2024

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.

Bobsled track

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

La Stele nature site

From the full nature site of La Stèle, find various services:

Y.Tournadre

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.

Useful information

Opening of the area not yet communicated for the 2023 – 2024 season.

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 their accompanying person in the northern Sancy 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

Webcam

Snow report

Piste maps

Accommodation on site

On video !

Access

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

La Stèle is a site (1250 m – 1450 m) for 4-season outdoor activities (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, cycling, roller skiing, rollerblading, scooters, balance bikes, hiking, orienteering, etc.).

The reception building 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

In order to view the different information, you can use the navigation arrows placed to the right of the table

Opening hours from 10 February to 10 March 2024
Mondays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
During snowy periods, the building opens at 9 a.m.
Opening hours from March 11 to April 05, 2024
Wednesdays Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
During snowy periods, the building opens at 9 a.m.
Opening hours from April 06 to May 05, 2024
Mondays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
During snowy periods, the building opens at 9 a.m.
Opening hours from May 06 to July 05, 2024
Wednesdays Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
Opening hours from July 06 to September 01, 2024
Mondays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from September 02 to October 18, 2024
Wednesdays Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
Opening hours from October 19 to November 03, 2024
Mondays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from November 04 to December 20, 2024
Wednesdays Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
During snowy periods, the building opens at 9 a.m.
Opening hours from December 21 to January 05, 2025
Mondays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursdays Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
During snowy periods, the building opens at 9 a.m.

Contact

Farm. Opens tomorrow at 10:00 p.m.

Intercommunal building of the Stele

The Stele
63680 La Tour d'Auvergne
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