- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1171 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 2638 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The highest point of the track is 4429 ft above sea level.
- Season starts on Jan 4 and ends on Mar 14 (435 days). Average season duration in France is 425 days.
- The day pass at Col de Marcieu is €13 making it one of the 10 cheapest ski Resorts in France.
- Col de Marcieu features 264 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 256 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 36 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
Between Chambéry and Grenoble lies the small ski area Col de Marcieu. There are 6 slopes in total. In the beginners area, the green and blue slopes are served by a drag lift, a rope lift and a magic carpet. Those who are a little safer on their skis can use the Grand Essart drag lift and enjoy the longer and more demanding slopes.
In addition to the pistes, there is an Espace ludique with a toboggan and tubing run. Snowshoe hikes are also offered here.
Infrastructure & Rental
The Col de Marcieu ski area is located about 40 kilometres northeast of Grenoble. Take the A41 to the Le Touvet exit and then continue via St Bernard du Touvet to St Michel.