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The Coulmes

Les Coulmes, a high altitude village, in the Chartreuse massif

In the Vercors regional park, les Coulmes remains a place that settles in the center of nature. It is located in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in the department ofIsère. The beauty of the forest is especially appreciated by the visitors. The plateau of Coulmes covers an area of 16 km2.

The snow is abundant in winter in this region. In contrast, during the summer seasons, the sun remains prominent. The climate in the Coulmes is thus moderated by the absence of pollution and the presence of trees.

With some ski slopes

If there is one thing you should appreciate about your passage in the Nordic domain of Les Coulmes, it is without any doubt these tracks. You can realize two styles of sliding including: skating and classic. On both sides of the Mont Noir pass, you can stroll quietly. The landscape is just perfect. You can even take ski lessonsif you are a beginner in this sport.

A resort surrounded by fir trees

With the activities that are accessible in the Col de RomyèreThe whole family can have fun. Indeed, the various attractions are there to make your stay unforgettable. The snow is there to entertain you on the 6 slopes of the resort.

The Coulmes You can also enjoy a magnificent view on the forest. You can ski on the 50 km of slopes which overhang the domain. With your family, your partner or your friends, you can realize your dream vacation.

Les Coulmes ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Les Coulmes
Commune Rencurel
Massif Massif de la Charteuse
Department Isère
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 6
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 6
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 1
Name of the ski area Les Coulmes
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 064
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 463
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 264
Total height of the domain (in m) 399
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 3
Number of blue trails 4
Number of red trails 1
Number of black runs 0
Total number of downhill ski runs 8
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 3
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 3
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 6
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 50
?️ 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) 322
Slogan of the station Ski cool, ski Coulmes
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 593
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 9 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 45 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 420 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 600 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 670 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 970 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 200 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 100 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 132 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 210 000 €
? 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 of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 3
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
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 6,1
? Ranking according to ? 203rd position out of 232 stations in France

Les Coulmes in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Les Coulmes?

The Coulmes resort is a very rich resort in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Luge This activity is accessible to all and will allow you to enjoy unique sliding sensations. It will also allow you to spend good times with family or friends.

Ski Skiing : this resort also offers you to ski. You can take advantage of its snow and its slopes to do cross-country skiing and even downhill skiing. It has 55 kilometers of cross-country ski trails for even more fun.

Snowshoe hikes Snowshoeing : this activity is particularly emphasized in this resort. Indeed it has many routes with levels of difficulty for all. It offers no less than 33 kilometers of trails for your hikes.

  • What are the activities in summer at the Coulmes resort ?

The Coulmes resort also offers many summer activities such as :

Climbing Climbing : this activity is perfect for all those who are looking for thrills. You will have the opportunity to climb the cliffs of Presles. In addition, this activity will give you access to a unique panorama of the entire resort and its surroundings.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain biking : this activity will allow you to take full advantage of the relief of the resort. You will also have the opportunity to admire its different landscapes.

Hiking This activity will allow you to explore the resort and its surroundings. You will have the opportunity to discover its different landscapes, its fauna and even its flora.

Canyoning in the Ecouges This activity will allow you to take full advantage of the site of the Ecouges. Moreover this activity is accompanied by professionals for more safety.

  • What to visit in Les Coulmes and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Les Coulmes, we can mention : The Gorges of the Bourne, The Vercors Regional Park, The Canyon of Ecouges, the Val de Rencurel.

  • Where to eat well in Coulmes ?

The resort offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention : the Café Brochier, Chez Mamie, Creperie de l’Ours.

  • Where to sleep at des Coulmes ?

Les Coulmes offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Cœur des Montagnes, the Logis Auberge des Montauds, the Farm of the Bearded Wood.

  • What is the size of the Coulmes ski area?

The ski area of the Coulmes resort has a size of 6 kilometers, divided into 8 trails. Among these runs, the longest is 0.6 kilometers. It also has 50 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Les Coulmes?

This area has an altitude between 1064 meters and 1463 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Coulmes ski pass?

Their packages start at 9 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Les Coulmes?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 420 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 600 euros.

  • Does the Coulmes resort have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Les Coulmes by train ?

You can easily get there from the Grenoble train station. Then you will have to take a cab to get to the station because it does not have a shuttle.

  • What is the postal code of Les Coulmes ?

The zip code for Coulmes is 38680.

  • In which department is located the Les Coulmes station?

Les Coulmes ski resort is located in the department of Isère.

  • Does the resort of Les Coulmes have a tourist office?

The resort of Les Coulmes is part of the tourist office of Saint Marcellin Vercors Isère. It is located at Avenue du Collège, 38160 Saint Marcellin, France.

  • Are there any webcams on Les Coulmes ?

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

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Les Coulmes ?

You can find the latest weather report for the Les Coulmes station at

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in Les Coulmes ?

In Les Coulmes, 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 Les Coulmes ?

Yes, it is at the address Col de Romeyère 38680 Rencurel.

What is’s opinion about Les Coulmes?

Bottom line, gives an average rating of 6.14 to the resort of Les Coulmes, which places it in the 202th position in France. Its strong points are: the cost of a stay, the evaluation of the Internet users, the charm of the resort.

Map of the ski slopes of Les Coulmes

Les Coulmes - Ski slope map
Les Coulmes – Ski trail map
Les Coulmes - Nordic ski area map
Les Coulmes – Nordic ski area map
Les Coulmes - Map of the snowshoe trails
Les Coulmes – Map of the snowshoe trails

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