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The list of ski resorts in Allier

The list of ski resorts in Allier :

There is a ski resort in Allier.

Ski resortCommuneName of the MassifName of the ski area (if connected)Number of ski runsSki area (in KLM and not connected)Number of cross-country ski trailsNordic area (in klm)Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)Average score according to / 10
The Lodge of the GuardsLaprugneCentral MassifThe Lodge of the Guards433211 0001 1605,6

The department ofAllierAlthough it reaches a « modest » 1,287 meters of altitude (summit of Puy de Montoncel), it nevertheless allows the practice of winter sports. L’Allierwith its Bourbonnaise Mountain, is more welcoming for small descents for skiing, snowshoeing or snowboarding, as well as for the simple pleasures of tobogganing far from the big Alpine or Pyrenean ski resorts. Here no big ski lifts, no half-pipe or Folie Douce, just the calm and simplicity of a unique small family resort : la Loge des Gardes.

The Loge des Gardes leisure resort, located at 1 100 meters above sea level and in the communal forest center of Assisi, was built in 1954. This means that this small Auvergne ski resort welcomed skiers who came to learn the pleasures of skiing on 2 km of slopes that are its micro-skiing area.

To enjoy the pleasures of thewinterYou will certainly not need very high mountains! The Montagne Bourbonnaise, in the south of the department of Allier in Auvergne gathers all the snow lovers, without the harmful inconveniences of big ski resorts.

For small hikes Skiing, beautiful walking or snowboarding trips, sledding, and wonderful excursions with snowshoes or cross-country skis, let’s meet in the Montagne Bourbonnaises! Everyone, young and old, can be sure to spend wonderful days in the tranquility and simplicity of the tiny villages.

La Loge des Gardes (▼1050m ▲1160m)

Discover the smallest ski resort in the Auvergne! Start with skiing and winter sports with easy 2 km downhill routes suitable for the smallest and beginners. They follow each other in the forest and are accessible by ski lifts.

For cross-country skiing, 21 km of marked and groomed trails welcome athletes of all levels in a natural environment and undergrowth.

Snowshoes are an excellent way to discover the snow-covered Bourbonnais landscape on the many hiking trails modified by winter.

La Loge des Gardes is located in the North of the Massif Central in a triangle Vichy, Roanne, Clermont-Ferrand, in the heart of the Montagne Bourbonnaise, classified as a « Station de pleine nature ». The Madeleine mountains cover a total height of 1050 to 1160 meters at the highest point.

You can frolicking in the state forest of Assise in an exceptional environment. It is the ideal place to ski with your family, especially if you have a ski school run by a state-certified instructor.

Lavoine-Montocel Nordic Zone (▼960m ▲1287m)

The cross-country ski resort and snowshoeing are possible in the area near Bourbonnais thanks to the Alpes Maritimes. The Pyrenees’ influence makes Lavoine-Montoncel and Saint Nicolas des Biefs an ideal terrain for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Various trails from level 1 to 4 are waiting for you for surprising walks and hikes. To conclude a wonderful day of winter sports, nothing is better than a good downhill run.

The Mountain Bourbonnaise is a perfect place to play in all simplicity and friendship! From the green (0.8 km) to the black (8.6 km), the resort offers you six marked and groomed trails, which go through undergrowth and clearings. It is also a Nordic itinerary of only 18 km which is interspersed with « single track » portions for those who love the outdoors. This same route also allows access to the Puy de Montocel (1292 m) or the Puy-Snier (1232 m). So that they can take their first steps on skis under the watchful eye of adults, an area exclusively reserved for children is open.


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