How do you get to Chalmazel ski resort?

Chalmazel ski resort is an hour from Saint Étienne, an hour and a quarter from Clermont-Ferrand and an hour and a half from Lyons, in a perfect location for skiing near major cities. It reaches an altitude of over 1,600 metres at its highest point and offers a whole range of nature-based activities both in winter and in summer. Come along with family or friends and breathe in the fresh air here in the Monts du Forez ! 

1hfrom Saint-Étienne or Roanne1h15from Clermont-Ferrand1h45from Lyon

By car

To get to the resort via the A72 and A89 motorways, take the following exits:

  • 7 - Montbrison, towards Châtelneuf
  • 6 - Feurs, towards Boën
  • 4 - Noirétable, towards Boën


Plan d'accès à la station de ski de Chalmazel


Enclosed car park, cars €9 per day (weekend and school holidays)

Camping cars €14/day

Access to water for camping cars from the car park: €3

By public transport

Train + Bus

Take the train to Montbrison, which is the nearest railway station to Chalmazel ski resort.

From Montbrison railway station, you can take lines L11 (Saint-Etienne / Montbrison) and L31 (Montbrison / Chalmazel) on Région Loire coaches to Chalmazel-Jeansagnière. During the season, you can get off this line right at the foot of the slopes.



During the skiing season there is a free shuttle running between the town of Chalmazel and the foot of the slopes :
Navette gratuite entre le bourg de Chalmazel et le pied des pistes de la station

Times are given for information only and may vary according to traffic conditions.


This shuttle is provided thanks to the support of the local authorities and partners listed below :

Département de la Loire - Loire Forez Agglomération - Commune de Chalmazel-Jeansagnière

École de Ski Français - Combréas Sports - Au Rendez-Vous des Sportifs

By shared car

It is fairly difficult to get to Chalmazel ski resort by public transport. Even so, you can take a look at the OùRA route calculator to find out which bus and train lines will bring you close to the site. You can also take a look at the Mov'ici or Blablacar car-sharing websites, which is a good way of keeping the cost of your journey down...

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