Easy loop walk, ideal for families, from Col de Porte, in the forest
Park in the Col de Porte resort parking lot. The start is indicated just to the right of the Le Cartusia restaurant, under a wooden arch with a clearly visible white snowshoe logo on a purple background. Both loops start from the same point, just behind the hotel's ski lift. Loop 1, or the Chaumes loop, takes 45 minutes, while Loop 2, or the Col de Porte loop, lasts a good hour. If you're feeling brave, you can combine the two for a single loop. The "snowshoe" markings are very present and easy to follow.
The Chaumes loop wends its way through the fir forest, then joins the ski slope with a lovely view of the Chamechaude summit and returns to the start.
The Col de Porte loop climbs slightly higher and turns off to the right of the ski run. It too winds through the forest.
Col de Porte loop (loop 2)
Minimum altitude: 1,326 m
Maximum altitude: 1,436 m
From 01/12 to 31/03.
Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Parking: Foyer de fond parking lot