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Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont Dore, a spa town at the foot of the Auvergne volcanoes

Le Mont-Dore both the name of a commune and a ski resort located in the department of Puy-de-Dôme, in the region of Auvergne-Rhônes-Alpes. The commune has a volcanic park, the regional park of the volcanoes of Auvergne, in which is located the station of sport of hiver of Mont-Dore. The latter is located more precisely on the slopes of Puy Sancy, which is one of the volcanoes surrounding the commune.

In addition, the climate of Mont-Dore is mountainous. In other words, it can be very cold in the winter, with subzero temperatures. Regarding the reliefthe one of Le Mont-Dore offers smooth slopes and accessible routes. This is favorable to the practice of ski activities.

A reputation that goes back to antiquity

Before the creation of the first ski circuits Mont-Dore has long been famous for its thermal spa. A reputation which goes back to theAntiquity. Indeed, the Romans and the Celts living in this area used its thermal waters to relax and treat skin and lung diseases.

This practice The practice continued over the centuries, so much so that thermal spas were founded in 1830. With a temperature of 38 to 44 degrees and composed of of silica as well as carbonic acids, the thermal waters of Mont-Dore are known to treat skin infectionsasthma and rheumatism. Many stations still abound in this region today.

The biggest ski resort of the Massif-Central

With a area of 41 km and an altitude ranging between 1200 and 1846 m, the ski resort of Mont-Dore is equipped with 31 ski slopes and 14 lifts including two cable cars, three chairlifts and nine ski lifts. The skiable part extends Grand Sancy, in the vicinity of the volcanic slope of Puy-Sancy.

These facilities also allow to connect Mont-Dore and its neighbouring region which is the ski resort of Super-Bresse, also located in Auvergne. While travelling through the areas of Mont-Dore by ski lifts, visitors can make a stopover on the Super-Besse.

Le Mont-Dore ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Le Mont-Dore
Commune Mont-Dore
Massif Massif du Sancy
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Mountain Central Massif
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 41
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 84
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 3
Name of the ski area Le Grand Sancy
Connected station(s) Super Besse
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 200
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 850
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 525
Total height of the domain (in m) 650
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 20
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 15
Number of blue trails 8
Number of red trails 6
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski runs 31
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 9
Children’s treadmill 1
Fixed grip chairlifts 3
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 1
Total number of lifts 14
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 25
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 1278
Slogan of the station A great mountain village
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Clermont Ferrand
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 466
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 34 €
Price of the weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 182 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 400 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 560 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 964 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 424 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 850 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 950 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 111 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 195 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 7
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of the proposed activities (except ski) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,7
? Ranking according to ? 156th position out of 232 stations in France

Le Mont Dore in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Le Mont Dore?

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

Luge Sledding : this activity accessible to all is perfect to have fun with family or friends. It will allow you to fully enjoy the sensations of sliding in complete safety.

Sled Dogs This activity will allow you to enjoy a special moment with its wonderful balls of hair. You will be able to enjoy the sensation of sliding while admiring the landscape.

Snowmobile Snowmobiling: This activity will give you a thrill while exploring the resort. You can speed down the hills on your snowmobile.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : thanks to this activity you can explore the resort. It will allow you to discover its different landscapes, its fauna and flora.

  • What are the activities in summer at the Mont Dore resort?

The resort of Le Mont Dore also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity will allow you to have a great time. You will be able to explore the resort and enjoy its relief.

Trial Trials: this station also has trails of trial, they will allow you to perform your sport without any risk. You will be able to enjoy the landscapes that the station offers and its relief.

Bowling This station also offers a bowling for fans of the genre. You can spend time with friends or family.

Hiking This activity will allow you to explore the resort and its surroundings. You will have the opportunity to discover its fauna, its flora and even its different landscapes in summer.

  • What to visit in and around Le Mont Dore?

Among these places that you must visit in Le Mont Dore, we can mention : The Caves of Châteauneuf, The Petrifying Fountains of Saint-Nectaire, The Rossignolet waterfall, The Lake of Guéry.

  • Where to eat in Le Mont Dore ?

The resort of Le Mont Dore offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention : Les Fées Mères, Auberge de la Golmotte, The Estavou.

  • Where to sleep in Le Mont Dore ?

Le Mont Dore offers a number of different accommodations such as the Grand Hotel Le Mont Dore, Alti’Pic Hotel, Hotel Le Russie.

  • What is the size of the Mont Dore ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Le Mont Dore has a size of 84 kilometers, divided into 31 trails. It also has 25 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Le Mont Dore?

This area has an altitude between 1200 meters and 1850 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Mont Dore package?

Their packages start at 34 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Le Mont Dore?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 400 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 560 euros.

  • Does the resort of Le Mont Dore have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Le Mont Dore by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the train station of Clermont Ferrand. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Le Mont Dore?

The zip code of Le Mont Dore is 63240.

  • In which department is located the resort of Le Mont Dore ?

Le Mont Dore ski resort is located in the department of Puy de Dome.

  • Does the resort of Le Mont Dore have a tourist office?

The resort of Le Mont Dore is part of the tourist office of Le Mont Dore. It is located at Avenue de la Libération, 63240 Mont-Dore France.

  • Are there any webcams in Le Mont Dore ?

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

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Le Mont Dore ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Le Mont Dore station at

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

In Le Mont Dore, the 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 Mont Dore ?

Yes, it is at Pied du Sancy, 63240 Mont Dore, France.

What is’s opinion about Le Mont Dore?

Bottom line, gives the average score of 6.71 to the resort of Le Mont Dore, which places it in the 149th place in France. Its strong points are: the average snow cover, the cost of a stay, the charm of the resort.

Map of the ski slopes of Le Mont Dore

Le Mont Dore - Ski trail map
Le Mont Dore – Ski slope map


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