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Le Lioran

Le Lioran, one of the jewels of the Massif Central

The Lioran is the ski resort of the Cantal mountains located in a area of 150 ha within the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of the Auvergne. It is located between 1160 and 1850 meters of altitude and the landscapes are alternated between forests and virgin summits.

Lhe Lioran is the station of the Massif Central. Indeed, the site is served by the Plomb du Cantal, its cable car, 2 detachable chairlifts, 6 fixed chairlifts, 6 ski lifts, 1 baby lift and 1 conveyor belt. These different ski lifts allow to reach the 45 slopes of the resort, some of which are lighted for night skiing. 240 snow cannons guarantee ideal snow conditions so that the slopes in the entire heart of the resort and at least 30% of the ski area are of excellent quality.

Activities in Lioran

In winter, skiers of all levels can indulge in sliding sport on the 10 green, 15 blue, 15 red and 5 black slopes of a total of 60 km in alpine skiing mode. Beginners will be able to take their first steps on the 2ha dedicated area, while the freestylers perform their tricks. There are two freeride areas, a Snow Park, a boardercross and a slalom stadium.

The fans of nordic skiing will enjoy 2 distinct areas :

  • The southern nordic area with 70 km of slopes and 270 meters of vertical drop.
  • The Northern domain. It includes 1 trail of 3.5 km in length. You can practice cross-country skiing, ski touring, ice climbing, speed-riding and snowkiting. The rides are done with dogsleds, snowshoes, snowmobile or quad. The area has a biathlon and a play area with inflatable structures, an indoor skating rink, pony sledging and rail sledging.

Its ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️Le Lioran
MassifCentral Massif
MountainCentral Massif
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm):60
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) :60
Longest downhill ski run (in km)3
Name of the ski areaLe Lioran
Connected station(s)No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)1 160
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)1 850
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)1 505
Total height of the domain (in m)690
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)95
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs9
Number of blue trails15
Number of red trails15
Number of black runs6
Total number of downhill ski runs44
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts9
Children’s treadmill0
Fixed grip chairlifts6
Detachable Chairlifts2
Cable cars1
Total number of lifts18
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area)12
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm):45
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark:Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spaNo
Trails accessible on foot from the village :Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)524
Slogan of the stationThe Cantal Auvergne station
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station:Le Lioran
Bus shuttle to a train station:No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)534
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 34 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 169 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 410 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 590 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 948 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 414 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 000 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 350 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 120 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 135 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 108
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 108
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 107
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 106
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 106
Note on the average cost of a stay / 107
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /107
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 107,0
? Ranking according to ? 119th position out of 232 stations in France

Le Lioran in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Le Lioran?

The resort of Le Lioran is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Snowmobile You can explore the resort on these motorcycles in complete freedom and enjoy the thrill of the ride.

Horseback riding This activity will allow you to admire the beauty of the resort in winter. You can enjoy this horseback ride at your own pace without getting tired.

Dog sledding : This activity puts at your disposal sled dogs for a ride around the resort. You can enjoy the unique sensation of sliding and the landscapes offered by the station.

Snowshoe hikes Snowshoeing : you will have the opportunity to explore the resort and its surroundings in winter. This activity will allow you to see all the beauty of its landscapes.

  • What are the activities in summer at the resort of Le Lioran?

The resort of Lioran also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity allows you to take advantage of the potential that the resort has, you will have the opportunity to ride down the hills and take tight turns. It is perfect for a thrill ride.

Trial For all the lovers of the mountain race, this station proposes trial. You can enjoy its relief while admiring its beautiful landscapes.

Paragliding : this activity will allow you to take height and to have an incomparable point of view on all the station.

Hiking Hiking : you can explore the resort and its surroundings with this activity. You will have the opportunity to admire its landscapes, its fauna and even its flora in summer.

  • What to visit in Le Lioran and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Le Lioran, we can mention : The Museum of Auvergne Agriculture, the Castle of Pesteils, Le Sentier Le Lioran, Puy Griou.

  • Where to eat in Le Lioran ?

The resort of Le Lioran offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention : Le Resto Schuss, The Chazotte, The Warm Corner.

  • Where to sleep in Le Lioran ?

Le Lioran offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Le Richer du Cerf, Hotel Le Brunet, Hotel Le Griou.

  • What is the size of the Lioran ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Le Lioran has a size of 60 kilometers, divided into 44 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 2.6 kilometers. It also has 45 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Le Lioran?

This domain has an altitude between 1160 meters and 1850 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Lioran ski pass?

Their packages start at 34 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Le Lioran?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 410 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 590 euros.

  • Does the resort of Le Lioran have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park that measures 13 kilometers, with 7 trails, the longest of which measures 5.2 kilometers.

  • How to get to Le Lioran by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the train station of Le Lioran. Then you will have to take a cab because it does not have a shuttle.

  • What is the postal code of Le Lioran ?

The postal code of Lioran is 15300.

  • In which department is the resort of Le Lioran located ?

The Lioran resort is located in the Cantal department.

  • Does the resort of Lioran have a tourist office?

The resort of Lioran is part of the tourist office Le Lioran. It is located at Place du Téléphérique, 15300 Laveissière, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Le Lioran ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Le Lioran ?

You can find the latest weather report from Le Lioran station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Le Lioran?

In Le Lioran, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Le Lioran ?

Yes, it is at the address Centre / Prairie des Sagnes 15300 Le Lioran.

What is’s opinion about Le Lioran ?

In the end, gives the resort of Le Lioran an average score of 7, which places it in the 121th position in France. Its strong points are: the cost of a stay, the average snow coverage, the charm of the resort.

Map of the ski slopes of Le Lioran

Le lioran - Ski slopes map
Le lioran – Ski trail map



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