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Where to go sledging in and around Lyon?

The snow has arrived!

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Last updated date : 01/12/2023

Gloves, hat, scarf, warm jacket... Are you prepared for the cold weather? Here is a pick of great spots to go sledging in Lyon and the surrounding area.

Sledging in Lyon

Piste de la Sarra, in Lyon’s 5th district, is the ideal place to go sledging when it snows. And yes, it’s right in the centre of Lyon ! Nothing could be simpler: with your sledge under your arm, take the Funicular line F2 up to Fourvière, and then walk up Montée Nicolas-de-Lange to Piste de la Sarra, a former ski slope that is 300 meters long and has a 20% slope.

Sledging around Lyon

15 minutes from Lyon :

With their rolling hills, the Monts d’Or also offer great places for kids to have fun on the snow ! Set course for Mont-Thou, Mont-Verdun or Mont-Cindre... And don’t forget to bring all your gear !

Le Pilat, 1 hour and 10 minutes from Lyon :

The resort Le Bessat, in the department of the Loire, is perfect for a day’s sledging, ski touring or snowshoe hiking. For unplanned outings, you will find equipment available to hire there.

Accessible by car from Lyon via the A7 and A47 motorways.

Further informations on the website of Pilat Tourisme.

Les Plans d’Hotonnes on the Plateau du Retord, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Lyon :

In the department of Ain, the resort Les Plans d’Hotonnes has a free and accessible sledging slope. The equipment hire shops are currently open, as are the resort’s three restaurants, which sell food to take away on Wednesdays and weekends.

Accessible by car from Lyon via the A42.

Further informations on the website of the Plateau de Retord.

The resort Chalmazel, 1 hour and 30 minutes from Lyon :

The Chalmazel resort, also in the department of the Loire, is ideal for sledging. The restaurant Les Epilobes has set menus to take away, which are perfect to warm yourself up after a session on the slopes!

Accessible by car from Lyon via the A89.

Further informations on the website Département de la Loire.