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The Col de Porte, a family resort par excellence

Located in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Chartreuse, The Col de Porte resort is a popular destination for families and nature lovers. You should know that the resort is only 20 minutes away from Grenoble and offers various activities throughout the year.

In winter, the sports In the summer, the activities in the open air take over. Biathlon, walks with donkeys, mountain biking … you can choose the activity you want to do in a framework beautiful.

A ski area, in the heart of the forest

Skiers are always looking for a resort that benefits from a excellent snow coverage. This is the case of the ski resort of Col de Porte, which delights lovers of skiing in the forest. It is not for nothing that it is considered the snow reserve of the Chartreuse. This resort is located between 1200 and 1650 m altitude and has five lifts, including a ski lift baby. Its skiable area represents three kilometers of varied slopes.

In all, there are five trails and one of them is a red trail. Experienced skiers can use it.will appreciate but for those who are at their first experience, the resort has developed a green slope ideally traced. It allows the initiation to skiing in excellent conditions. The three remaining trails are blue trails that are intended for those with a level intermediate.

A 17km cross-country ski trail

That the Nordic ski lovers are reassured, they can visit the station of Col de Porte and practice their discipline. It offers 17 km of cross-country ski trails and they even have the possibility to go to the Saint Hugues area via a connecting trail. In addition, the practice of skating and the classic is also allowed on cross-country ski trails.

The Col de Porte resort in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Col de Porte
Commune La Tronche
Massif Massif of the Chartreuse
Department Isère
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 25
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 25
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 2
Name of the ski area Col de Porte ski area
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 255
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 700
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 478
Total height difference of the domain (in m) 445
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 0
Number of blue trails 3
Number of red trails 2
Number of black runs 0
Total number of downhill ski runs 5
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 4
Children’s treadmill 1
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 5
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 17
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 6500
Slogan of the station 20 minutes from Grenoble
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 576
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 15 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 60 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 700 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 780 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 116 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 850 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 4 400 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 171 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 440 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 7
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 7
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 4
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 6
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 9
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,8
? Ranking according to ? 146th position out of 232 stations in France

The Col de Porte in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter at Col de Porte ?

The Col de Porte resort is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoe hiking This activity will allow you to explore the fauna and flora of Col de Porte. You can discover its beautiful landscapes.

Snowboard The Col de Porte resort has a snowpark for all snowboard lovers. You can come and ride and discover the sensations that the snow of Col de Porte has to offer.

Sledding Sledding : this activity adapted for young and old, allow you to enjoy the sensation of sliding new. You can then enjoy a fun descent with family or friends.

Snow groomer ride You can also take advantage of this unique activity that allows you to board a snow groomer. You will be able to explore the backstage and see what the work of those who take care of the ski slopes is like.

  • What are the summer activities at Col de Porte resort?

The Col de Porte resort also offers many summer activities such as:

Hiking Hiking: just like in winter in summer you can also explore the nature of Col de Porte. This activity will allow you to discover all its beauty in summer, you can also observe its magnificent landscapes.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain biking : the station of Col de Porte also puts at your disposal tracks of VTT. You will be able to take advantage of its slopes and its relief to have a maximum of pleasure and strong sensation.

Biathlon This activity will allow you to do sports while enjoying the nature of Col de Porte.

Ballads with donkeys In addition to hiking, you can also enjoy a walk in Col de Porte with a donkey. This ballad without effort will allow you to appreciate all the beauty of Col de Porte.

  • What to visit in Col de Porte and its surroundings ?

Among the places that you must visit in Col de Porte, we can mention : Massif de la Chartreuse, Charming Som, Belvedere of the Straps, Museum of the Grande Chartreuse.

  • Where to eat in Col de Porte ?

The resort of Col de Porte offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : La Grange, Le Café de La Place, The Farm of Brévardière.

  • Where to sleep in Col de Porte ?

Col de Porte offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Residence les 3 sommets, The Originals Hotel Grenoble East Les Trois Roses, Appart’City Grenoble Meylan.

  • How big is the ski area of Col de Porte?

The ski area of the Col de Porte resort is 25 kilometers long, divided into 5 trails. Among these tracks, the longest measures 1 kilometer. It also has 15 kilometers of cross-country skiing tracks.

  • What is the altitude of Col de Porte?

This area has an altitude between 1200 meters and 1550 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Col de Porte package?

Their packages start from 15 euros per day and 60 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Col de Porte?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 500, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 700 (see figures on

  • Does the Col de Porte resort have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Col de Porte by train ?

You can easily get there from Grenoble train station. Then you can just take a Bus or a Taxi to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Col de Porte ?

The zip code for Col de Porte is 38700.

  • In which department is the Col de Porte station located?

The Col de Porte ski resort is located in the department of Isère.

  • Does the resort of Col de Porte have a tourist office?

The Col de Porte resort is part of the Sarcenas tourist office. It is located at Place de l’Eglise, 38700 Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse, France.

  • Are there any webcams on Col de Porte ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Col de Porte?

You can find the latest weather report from the Col de Porte station at

  • What is the opening date of the lifts at Col de Porte?

In Col de Porte, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Col de Porte?

Yes, it is at Route de Mollard Giroud, 38700 Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse, France.

What is’s opinion on Col de Porte?

In the end, gives the Col de Porte station an average rating of 6.78/10, which places it at 146e French ranks. Its strong points are : the cost of a stay, average snowfall, the size of the domain in relation to the rates.

Map of the ski slopes of the Col de Porte

col de porte trail map
Col de porte – Trail map
Col de porte - The valley
Col de porte – The valley



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