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Marcieu pass

A high altitude resort, calm and peaceful

The Col de Marcieu is a mountainous crossroads located in Isère, within the Chartreuse massif, in the Alps. Because of this locationthe region is irrigated by a climate Mediterranean and temperate. In other words, the area is snowy during the winter, while it is moderately sunny during the summer.

Nestled in the heart of a environment green, its village is quiet and relaxing. In this context, this area is the favorite place for people wishing to flee the city and being in search of tranquility.

The Marcieu pass, a natural environment

What is the country has to offer to travelers and excursionists? Numerous assets such as the friendliness of the inhabitants, the local gastronomy and even the atmosphere folkloric of the area. In addition, they can enjoy the landscapes and environment that offer a view spectacular.

Exploring the plateau of small Rockstravelers can even enjoy the joys of the ballad. Because of its exquisiteness, this valley is the home of various country activities such as hiking and campsites.

A ski resort focused on cross-country skiing

L’winter is a good season for the area. It is an opportunity to receive thousands of visitors who come to ski or surf on the snowy slopes. In this context, skiing has become the emblem of the region. Stretching over 24 km, the resort of ski Col de Marcieu has been arranged according to levels and age group.

At this stage, there is a track reserved for beginners and a slope dedicated to advanced levels. The beginners’ area contains all the elements necessary to introduce the individual to the world of skiing. You can see a snow line, a teleski des Euilles, a carpet lift, two green runs and a blue run. As for the experiencedthey will be entitled to benefits on the teleskiing of the big Essart, on the two red slopes and on the blue slope.

The Col de Marcieu resort in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Col de Marcieu
Commune Saint-Bernard
Massif Massif of the Chartreuse
Department Isère
Mountain Northern Alps
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 5
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 5
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 2
Name of the ski area Col de Marcieu
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 200
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 550
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 375
Total height of the domain (in m) 350
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 6
🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿
Number of green runs 1
Number of blue trails 3
Number of red trails 2
Number of black runs 0
Total number of downhill ski runs 6
🚡 Ski lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 6
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 6
🌲 Nordic ski area 🌲
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 2
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 24
🏘️ Services in the station 🏘️
Presence of a snowpark: No
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) 630
Slogan of the station Marcieu pass
🚆 Access to the station 🚆
Nearest train station: Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 606
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 13 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 66 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 450 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 630 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 742 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 065 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 400 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 700 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 144 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 270 000 €
📊 Station evaluation on 7 criteria 📊
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 6
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 5
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 4
Note on the diversity of the proposed activities (except ski) / 10 5
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 6,1
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 201st position out of 232 stations in France

The Col de Marcieu in 19 Questions / Answers

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

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

Luge The Col de Marcieu ski resort offers sledding. This activity will allow young and old to have fun all together.

Snowshoeing You can also explore the nature of Col de Marcieu with these hikes. You can discover its fauna and flora and admire its different landscapes.

Alpine skiing The station of Col de Marcieu also allows you like most stations to do Alpine skiing. You will have many tracks with different levels of difficulty to please everyone.

Cross country skiing This resort offers 24 kilometers of trails for cross-country skiing. You will be able to enjoy incomparable sliding sensation.

  • What are the activities in summer at Col de Marcieu resort?

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

Tyrolean traverse : this activity will make you enjoy the heights and make the full of new sensation. You will be able to enjoy 320 meters with a 35 meters difference in level.

Tubing: This activity is perfect for young and old alike and allows you to slide down a natural slide. You can enjoy 250 meters of natural sliding equipped with a helmet for more safety.

Gliding on the grass: this activity allows you to enjoy the all-terrain scooter to have fun. Accessible to all, this activity will allow you to have fun with family or friends.

Hiking : you can also enjoy the nature of Col de Marcieu to explore. This activity allows you to admire the fauna and flora of Col de Marcieu in summer. You will be able to enjoy the unique landscape.

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

Among these places that you must visit in Col de Marcieu, we can mention : Hospice of the Great Saint Bernard, Great St. Bernard Pass, The Funicular of Saint-Hilaire du Touvet, Petit Saint-Bernard pass.

  • Where to eat in Col de Marcieu ?

The resort of Col de Marcieu offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : Snack Bar of the Relais du Petit St Bernard, The Saint Roch, Café du Plateau.

  • Where to sleep in Col de Marcieu ?

Col de Marcieu offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Camping des Peites Roches, Hotel Relais du Petit St Bernard, the Chalet Saint Bernard.

  • What is the size of the Col de Marcieu ski area?

The ski area of the Col de Marcieu resort has a size of 8 kilometers, divided into 8 runs. Among these slopes, the longest measures 2 kilometers. It also has 24 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Col de Marcieu?

This area has an altitude between 1060 meters and 1350 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Col de Marcieu ski pass?

Their packages start from 66 euros per day.

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

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price found is 450, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price found per week is 630.

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

No, this resort does not have a Bike Park.

  • How to get to Col de Marcieu by train ?

You can easily get there from the Grenoble train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the station.

  • What is the zip code of Col de Marcieu ?

The zip code of Col de Marcieu is 38350.

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

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

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

The resort of Col de Marcieu is part of the office of Petites Roches -Saint Hilaire du Touvet. It is located at 102 Route des Trois Villages, 38660 Saint-Hilaire, France.

  • Are there any webcam on Col de Marcieu ?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is there an ESF school in Col de Marcieu ?

No, there is not.

What is’s opinion on Col de Marcieu?

In the end, gives the Col de Marcieu station an average rating of 6.14/10, which places it among the 198e French ranks. Its strengths are : the cost of a stay, the evaluation of Internet users, charm of the station.

Map of the ski slopes of the Col de Marcieu

col marcieu trail map
Col Marcieu – Map of the trails


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