Le Lioran ski resort makes skiing on a volcano possible!
Come and enjoy the thrill of Winter sports at Le Lioran ski resort, with 60 kilometres of ski slopes. Offering both adrenaline-fuelled activities and areas specially designed for beginners and children, Le Lioran resort, with its diverse range of Winter sports, has something to offer for everyone: downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, snow-shoeing, snowmobiles, and a snow park that has been recently redeveloped.
Le Lioran Ski Resort
Skiing on a volcano… In Cantal, Europe’s largest volcano, and at Le Lioran ski resort it’s possible! 44 superb ski slopes await you, so come along and enjoy the exhilaration of downhill skiing to your heart’s content. A network of 250 snow cannons across the ski area means that snow is guaranteed right through the season. If you’re into new Winter sports, then you’ll love the recently redeveloped snow-park for skiers of all levels to enjoy and the Big Air Bag to learn how to do freestyle jumps safely. It’s even possible to ski by night at the heart of the resort.
“Le Lioran is the ideal resort for families to go skiing, offering the opportunity to ski on varied and differently exposed terrains. At Le Lioran, there’s a special pleasure in skiing down slopes that go through fir tree forests. I spend days on end skiing here and always have great fun. I also come at different seasons of the year and am delighted every time.”
Carole Montillet, Ambassador of Le Lioran ski resort
There are 44 ski slopes in all: 10 green runs including two special beginners’ areas, 14 blue runs, 15 red runs and 5 black runs.
There are 18 ski lifts including a cable car, 8 chair lifts, 6 drag lifts, 1 special drag lift for young children and 2 covered moving carpets.
For further information and the purchase of ski passes online: www.lelioran.com
The Mouflets ski area: specially designed with children’s enjoyment at heart!
At Le Lioran, children have their very own special area to practise skiing. There are 3 beginners’ areas with access via 2 moving carpets and all within the reach of the snow cannons if need be. The conditions are perfect, so there’s no excuse not to introduce your children to skiing. There are also 3 slopes especially for sledging that children who don’t fancy skiing will love. They can even meet Moufly, Le Lioran resort mascot, always ready for a cuddle and a selfie to keep as a lovely holiday souvenir.
Special beginner’s ski pass on sale to practise in the beginner’s ski area.
Free access to slopes for sledging or by using the Mouflets magic carpet
Information and online purchase of ski passes: www.lelioran.com
The Plomb du Cantal cable car
Enjoy a breath of fresh air from the top of Cantal’s highest summit! A spectacular panoramic view awaits once you get to the top. Admire the magnificent mountains on the other side of the valley: the Puy Griou, the Téton de Vénus, the Bec de l’Aigle… It’s a breathtaking sight with or without snow! An unmissable spot to go while you’re here on holiday!
The cable car leaves roughly every 15 minutes. In wintertime it runs on the same dates as the ski area is open (until 2 April 2018).
Enjoy the snow even off skis!
What about doing something a bit different in the snow? Head out for a ride on a snowmobile, try out snow-shoeing, have fun at the ice rink or go skijoring (a Norwegian sport when you are pulled along on skis by a horse or dogs). All of these exciting Winter sports are possible at Le Lioran resort! There are special events organized over the school holidays, with lots of activities to choose from and fun ideas for all the family to enjoy.
Our special tip to make some smart savings while you’re here!
There are plenty of places to stay and a whole range of facilities on offer for visitors staying in the valley of the River Cère. You’ll receive a warm welcome in villages like Saint Jacques des Blats (5 minute drive away from the Le Lioran resort), Polminhac (20 minute drive), Thiézac and Vic sur Cère. There’s a special Snow Bus service to take you up to the resort. There’s also the SNCF Train + Ski bargain package for a great deal on the train journey and ski pass. On your arrival at the railway station in Le Lioran, put on your skis and hop on a chair lift to access the heart of the ski resort!
Full details available at Carladès Tourist Information Centre.