Certified Nordic France, Bessans is 133 km of groomed trails that will take you to the heart of a high plateau that has nothing to envy to the Big North: pristine valleys, glaciers and peaks culminating at over 3000 m altitude !


Pedestrians and snowshoes:
-4 pedestrian paths
-2 snowshoe routes
-2 multi-activity routes towards the resorts of Val Cenis and Bonneval sur Arc
-Tracks and routes marked with purple markers.

A major biathlon site, Bessans welcomes French and foreign teams throughout the year, for training or competitions. Do you want to take a closer look at the discipline? During a 100% biathlon stay, discover skating techniques and try your hand at rifle shooting at 10 m, then at 50 m to compete against the older ones! Also discover our 21.3 km marathon route.

Period of opening

From 06/11/2021 to 05/04/2022.

Subject to snow conditions.


Adult day: 11 €
Adult week: 61 €
Adult season resort: 92 €
Child day : 4.50 to 7 €
Child week : 24.70 to 38.80 €
Child season resort : 37 to 45 €
Senior day: 10 €
Senior 6 days: 50 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years, people > 74.
Child entry valid for 5 - 11 years.

Offered with your 6 day pass and more :
- 1 day of skiing in each resort of the Haute Maurienne Vanoise area (Valfréjus, La Norma, Aussois, Val Cenis, Bonneval sur Arc),
- Unlimited access to the Nordic areas of Haute Maurienne Vanoise,
- Shuttles between stations.

Languages ​​spoken

  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian
  • Dutch Dutch


Non accepted


Motorway A43 towards Turin (Fréjus tunnel, Italy), exit n°30 - Modane, Haute Maurienne, then departmental road 1006 (ex-RN6).
Cross Modane then Val Cenis. Continue towards Bessans and Bonneval sur Arc.
Bessans is 37 km away.
Regular bus service from Modane bus station and SNCF.

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