Nestled in the Cantal Mountains, the largest volcanic massif in Europe, Aurillac is a particularly pleasant destination in winter. But did you know that it is possible to ski near Aurillac?
Here are three resorts that are accessible within a 35 minute to 1h30 drive!
Where to ski near Aurillac?
The most beautiful view: the resort of Le Lioran
In the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne and the Cantal mountains, only 40 minutes by car from Aurillac, the ski resort of Le Lioran offers varied landscapes between 1160 and 1850 metres in altitude.
From up there, the 360° panorama is magical. The 43 slopes will appeal to skiers and snowboarders of all levels, from beginners (10 green slopes) to the more adventurous (5 black slopes).
With 19 lifts, Le Lioran is the best equipped resort in the Massif Central.
The most Nordic: the Col de Légal resort
35 minutes by car from Aurillac, the Col de Légal resort in Saint-Projet-de-Salers awaits you at an altitude of 1231 metres.
The area consists of 150 hectares of forest where 8 cross-country ski trails (38 km in total) and two snowshoe trails are scattered.
A paradise for lovers of Nordic activities. After the effort, go to the Auberge du Col de Légal to taste an Auvergne truffade and a blueberry tart.
The most family-friendly: the La Source resort
One and a half hours south of Aurillac, the resort of La Source in Laguiole is a human-sized resort. It culminates at an altitude of 1407 metres.
Ten ski lifts allow you to take advantage of the 15 downhill ski runs. The resort is kid-friendly, with a children's garden with a telescope, a gentle lift adapted to the youngest, and a sledge run.
You can also discover the pleasures of sleigh rides.
Your accommodation to enjoy the slopes in Aurillac
The hotel La Tomasse is an ideal base for visiting Aurillac and its surroundings. The city centre is only a 10-minute walk away, and the nearest ski slopes are a 35-minute drive away! Our 3-star hotel is housed in a former 19th century farmhouse.
Hotel La Tomasse offers 21 individually and warmly decorated rooms.
As a bonus, most of them have a view of our wooded park. After a day on the ski slopes, come and warm up in the cosy bar lounge.