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La Colmiane

La Colmiane, in the heart of the Mercantour

La Colmiane is a ski resort located in the south-east of France, more precisely in the Alpes-Maritimes area. With a modest area of 94 square kilometers, it has an environment suitable for all kinds of board sports. It is located between Tinée and Vésubie and remains accessible from Nice by road.

Moreover, the small town is perfectly served by transport public transportation such as line 746, 730 or 740 during certain periods of the year. Located at the doors of the Mercantour National Park, the village harmoniously combines nature and rural charm.

A resort with modern facilities

The commune of La Colmiane presents a mountain weather which makes the pleasure of the amateurs of glide. With an altitude ranging from 1,400 to 1,800 meters, the site offers an impressive ski area with no less than 30 kilometers of trails. The city has also has 6 ski lifts1 chairlift and 20 specific slopes.

DBeginners and professionals can find their happiness with the Airelles, the Cables or the Diable. However, the reputation of the resort is based on its famous Tyrolienne which turns out to be one of the longest in France with a total dimension of 2 663 meters. The followers of strong sensations will be perfectly served with this attraction.

A destination that offers many activities

With a exceptional natural setting, La Colmiane stands as a small corner of paradise for holidaymakers. The locality offers many activities.

  • In summerthe site stands out for its Tyroliennes Giant Tyroleans that allow you to fly over the resort at full speed. It is also possible to do sightseeing tours and hikes or mountain bike rides.
  • In winterSnow is the main attraction. Those who are used to sliding will be served with skiing, sledging, snowboarding or snowshoeing. Other activities are also available such as the kindergarten and the PiouPiou Club for example.

La Colmiane resort in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ La Colmiane
Commune Valdeblore
Massif Mercantour Massif
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Mountain Southern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 30
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 30
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 14
Name of the ski area La Colmiane
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 450
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 3 550
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 500
Total height of the domain (in m) 2 100
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 7
Number of blue trails 10
Number of red trails 0
Number of black runs 3
Total number of downhill ski runs 20
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 7
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 1
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 8
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 35
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 850
Slogan of the station Naturally
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Nice // Plan du Var
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 998
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 22 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 108 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 350 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 550 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 746 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 145 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 750 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 350 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 105 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 235 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 10
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 5
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 8
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
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,6
? Ranking according to ? 64th position out of 232 stations in France

La Colmiane in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in La Colmiane?

The resort of La Colmiane is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Tyrolean traverse This activity is open to all and is perfect for a thrill ride. The resort of La Colmiane offers you 2663 meters of giant zip line for your pleasure.

Hiking : This activity will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the nature of Colmiane in the middle of winter. You will be able to discover its fauna and flora as well as its snowy landscapes.

Sledding The resort of La Colmiane also offers a free sledging track. This activity is accessible to all and provides fun for young and old.

Mountaineering : This activity will allow you to discover the snowy mountains of La Colmiane. You can enjoy unique panoramas and indescribable feelings.

  • What are the activities in summer at La Colmiane resort ?

The resort of La Colmiane also offers many summer activities such as :

Summer sledding Thanks to this activity, you can enjoy all the sensations of sledding while being under the sun. Fun and open to all, it will amuse you in complete safety.

MOUNTAIN BIKING : The resort of La Colmiane puts at your disposal its mountain bikes for you to enjoy. Whether it is for the excursion or for the pleasure of the descents you will not be bored.

Via Ferrata : This activity allows you to take advantage of cables, ramps and rungs of the mountain course available. You can make the full of strong sensation and enjoy unique panorama on the station.

Hiking : This activity will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the resort of La Colmiane and its surroundings. You will be able to admire its landscapes, its flora and its fauna.

  • What to visit in La Colmiane and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in La Colmiane, we can mention The Mercantour National Park, La Colmiane, Colmiane Forest, Church of Saint Dalmas.

  • Where to eat at La Colmiane ?

The resort of La Colmiane offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : La Treille, Le Petit Restaurant de la Montagne, known as « The Club », Café Racer.

  • Where to sleep in La Colmiane ?

La Colmiane offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Valdeblore, The Mures, Chalet Anduebis.

  • How big is the ski area of La Colmiane ?

The ski area of the resort of La Colmiane has a size of 30 kilometers, divided into 20 trails. It also has 35 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of La Colmiane?

This area has an altitude between 1400 meters and 1800 meters high.

  • What is the price of the La Colmiane package?

Their packages start at 22 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in La Colmiane?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 350, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 550 (see figures on

  • Does La Colmiane resort have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park that measures 8 kilometers and has 6 trails, the longest of which measures 5 kilometers.

  • How to get to La Colmiane by train ?

You can easily get there from the Nice or Plan Du Var train stations. Then you will have to take a Taxi or a Bus to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of La Colmiane ?

The zip code of La Colmiane is 06420.

  • In which department is located the station of La Colmiane ?

The resort of La Colmiane is located in the Alpes Maritimes department.

  • Does the resort of La Colmiane have a tourist office?

The resort of La Colmiane is part of the office of Valdeblore La Colmiane. It is located at 06420 Valdeblore, France.

  • Are there any webcam in La Colmiane ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in La Colmiane ?

You can find the latest weather report from the La Colmiane station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in La Colmiane?

In La Colmiane, the lifts usually open the first week of December until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the mountains.

  • Is there an ESF school in La Colmiane ?

Yes, it is at La Colmiane, 06420 Valdeblore, France.

What is’s opinion about La Colmiane?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.57/10 to the resort of La Colmiane, which places it in the top 60e French ranks. Its strong points are : the ski area, the charm of the resort, the size of the domain compared to the prices.

Map of the ski slopes of La Colmiane

La colmiane - Ski slope map
La colmiane – Ski slopes map
La colmiane - Cross country skiing
La colmiane – Cross country skiing
La colmiane - Map of the area in summer
La colmiane – Map of the domain in summer

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