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Thinking of skiing in Bessans? This quiet and traditional village resort has one of the most famous Nordic areas in the French Alps and home to an international biathlon centre.

Why Bessans Ski Resort?

  • Access to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Alpine skiing in nearby Val Cenis
  • Peaceful atmosphere and traditional village life

Bessans Resort Information

Bessans 1750m is a truly exceptional destination with an international biathlon centre… discover hamlets and their legendary devils carved in wood.

It’s ideal for visitors seeking a peaceful atmosphere, and traditional village life.

In the shadow of the Charbonnel glacier, in a remarkable mountain setting, the resort’s vast northern plateau has many hamlets with traditional architecture. Bessans is one of the most famous Alpine Nordic areas. Whether you ski there or snowshoe, this vast high plateau - technical, yes, but also beautifully landscaped - will delight you with its scenery and natural majesty.

Peak Retreats features self-catered apartments in Bessans. The great value residence 'Le Clos Vanoise' enjoys an elevated position with excellent views and is particularly suited to cross country skiers.


Bessans ski facts:

  • Ski area: Bessans
  • Resort height: 1750m
  • Bessans Cross country (also alpine ski - 2 drag lifts, 3 slopes, 3km piste)
  • Driving distance from Calais: 10 miles (8hrs50 )

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