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Rousset pass

The Col de Rousset, a charming resort in the Vercors massif

As its name indicates it, the Rousset pass is a mountainous crossroads located in the massif of Vercors, in the department of Drome. Crossing between the Northern Alps and Southern Alps, the Col de Rousset connects the two regions by a tunnel built between 1866 and 1979.

With a length of 769 m and a altitude of 1249 m, this underground is easily used to connect the southern regions by the commune of Die and the northern regions by the region of Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors. Moreover, the climate of the region is varied. In other words, it is with the both humid and sunny.

A medium-sized ski area, quite stretched out

The Col de Rousset area offers a wide range of ski services. Indeed, the visitors have the choice between an alpine ski, a snowpark, a boardercrossa 4 seasons sled and other activities. To discover the spectacular panorama of the Diois valley, travelers or excursionists also have the right to use the detachable four-seater chairlift.

In addition, this ski resort is open to everyone. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, anyone can find the right ski activity for you. In addition, some facilities have been put in place to assist people with reduced mobility.

A wide range of activities available

In addition to the ski parties, other activities winter activitiesRecreational and sports activities are available. Among them are hiking in the mountains or camping. This will be an opportunity to explore the surroundings and see the area from a different perspective.

For those who are amateurs of culture, they can pass by the village near the pass of Rousset, savor the local delicacies and enjoy theatmosphere Folkloric in the company of the inhabitants.

The Col de Rousset resort in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Col de Rousset
Commune Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors
Massif Vercors Massif
Department Drôme
Mountain Northern Alps
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 28
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 28
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 1
Name of the ski area Col de Rousset
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 350
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 900
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 625
Total height of the domain (in m) 550
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿
Number of green runs 12
Number of blue trails 7
Number of red trails 5
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski runs 26
🚡 Lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 9
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 1
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 10
🌲 Nordic ski area 🌲
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 1
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 4
🏘️ Services in the station 🏘️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 350
Slogan of the station The family village resort
🚆 Access to the resort 🚆
Nearest train station: Die
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 629
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 17 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 96 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 300 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 450 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 652 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 978 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 250 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 600 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 75 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 160 000 €
📊 Station evaluation on 7 criteria 📊
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
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 6
Note on the diversity of the proposed activities (except ski) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 10
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
🎓 Station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 7,0
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 120th position on 232 stations in France

The Col de Rousset in 19 Questions / Answers

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

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

Snowboard This resort has a Snow Park to please all snowboarders looking for a thrill. You can ride and have fun on this Snow Park regardless of your level.

Sledding This activity is open to all and will allow you to enjoy the sensation of sliding even if you don’t want to ski. It is perfect for a moment of fun with the children.

Snowscoot You can enjoy strong sensations on these machines accessible on all the slopes of the resort.

Snowshoeing This activity will allow you to explore and discover the nature of Col de Rousset. You will be able to admire its fauna, its flora as well as the landscapes which compose it.

  • What are the summer activities at Col de Rousset?

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

Luge on Rails This activity is accessible to all and allows you to enjoy the pleasures of sliding even in summer.

Downhill scooter Downhill scooter: With this activity, you can race down the slopes of the resort at full speed on your scooter. Accessible to all, it is perfect to fill the strong sensation.

The mountain bike You can also enjoy all the pleasures of mountain biking on the relief of the station of Col de Rousset.

Hiking : You can discover all the beauty of the nature of Col de Rousset with this activity. Moreover this station has a chairlift so that you can begin your hike by the end.

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

Among these places that you must visit in Col de Rousset, we can mention : Regional Natural Park of Vercors, The Museum of the Resistance of the Vercors, Cave of the Luire, Church-Temple Of Holy Cross.

  • Where to eat in Col de Rousset ?

The resort of Col de Rousset offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention : Brasserie Restaurant 592, Farm Inn, Le Bistrot Grand Boise.

  • Where to sleep in Col de Rousset ?

Col de Rousset offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Lunch Under The Tree, Garden & City Aix En Provence- Rousset, Hotel Aix Sainte Victoire.

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

The ski area of the Col de Rousset resort has a size of 28 kilometers, divided into 26 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 1.3 kilometers. It also has 4 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Col de Rousset?

This area has an altitude between 1255 meters and 1700 meters high.

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

Their packages start from 17 euros per day, and 96 euros per week.

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

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 300, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 450.

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

Yes, it has a Bike Park that measures 15 kilometers, with 8 trails, the longest of which measures 1.7 kilometers.

  • How to get to Col de Rousset by train?

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

  • What is the zip code of Col de Rousset ?

The zip code of Col de Rousset is 26420.

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

The Col de Rousset station is located in the Drome department.

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

The Col de Rousset resort is part of the Vercors-Drôme tourist office. It is located at Place Pietri, 26420 La Chapelle-en-Vercors, France.

  • Are there any webcams on Col de Rousset ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Col de Rousset ?

You can find the latest weather report for the Col de Rousset station at

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

In Col de Rousset, 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 Rousset?

Yes, it is at Col de Rousset 26420 La Chapelle en Vercors.

What is’s opinion on Col de Rousset?

On balance, gives Col de Rousset a rating of 7/10 and places it in the 134th position in France. Its strong points are: the size of the domain compared to the rates, proposed activities, the charm of the resort.

Map of the Col de Rousset trails

col de rousset trail map
Col de Rousset – Map of the ski runs
col rousset mountain bike map
Col de Rousset – MTB map

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