S.N.O.W.: Ski Nordique Opening Winter

With Ski Nordic Opening Winter (S.N.O.W.), ski for free in Bessans at the beginning of November 2024! Every year, Bessans is the 1st Nordic resort to open in France. To mark the opening of the cross-country skiing season, the S.N.O.W. is organizing a day of events. On the program: skiing and biathlon, discovery of activities, ski tests, waxing demos, entertainment...

SNOW in Bessans


The Nordic event to kick off the season!

To mark the opening of the cross-country skiing and biathlon season, Bessans is offering its S.N.O.W. (Ski Nordic Opening Winter) event at the beginning of November: a 1st snow day to celebrate the resumption of Nordic activities. An early opening is possible at Bessans thanks to the snowfarming technique and its particular environment (a plateau at 1700m altitude surrounded by glaciers and peaks over 3000 which offer cool temperatures from autumn onwards: in Bessans, the average temperature in November is -1.2°).

The opening of the cross-country skiing season is eagerly awaited by both amateur skiers and professional teams. In November 2023, for example, the French cross-country and biathlon teams spent 2 weeks in Bessans to prepare for their season.

Free ski test at the SNOW event in early November in Bessans, Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

Ski tests

For the S.N.OW., several cross-country ski brands are present in Bessans to let you try out their latest skis and waxes. You'll be able to glide with the very latest skis from Salomon, Rossignol, Fischer...

Free tests (please bring your ID card as a guarantee).

Your season pass at the premium rate
Take advantage of the S.N.O.W. to get your Bessans Pass (season pass) at the premium rate. You can also take out a Nordic Pass (Savoie or national) to ski in several resorts. Packages on sale at the Carreley or directly online.
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If you're in the mood for wide-open spaces and fresh air, come to the Bessans plateau, the Nordic capital of the Alps!

Find out more about our furnished accommodation available for this period! Our reservations department will be happy to help you with your search on 04 79 05 99 10.

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