Nestling at an altitude of 1,326m, Col de Porte lies between two of the Chartreuse's most famous peaks: Chamechaude, the highest peak in the mountains and Charmant Som, a magnificent mountain pasture.
This geographical location means the resort enjoys exceptional snow cover throughout the season. You can be sure of enjoying snow activities all winter long.
Staying at Col de Porte is a unique experience that connects you with nature. Sleep in one of the lodgings set in the heart of the forest and enjoy snowshoe trekking, Nordic skiing, biathlon or downhill skiing in this unspoilt area.
Col de Porte is 30 minutes from Grenoble and accessible by public transport. There are no shops on site, but there are two restaurants, apartments to rent and the mountains.
Nordic skiing and Ski touring
Skating or alternative skiing, Nordic skiing has become an essential part of winter sports. The Chamechaude Nordic ski area has 15km of snow-covered slopes with three runs: one green, one blue and one red.
And for an evening of skiing under the stars, the Nordic area opens 10km of cross-country ski trails every Thursday evening until 9pm. Ski by lantern light and take time to admire your surroundings, you might just spot some wild animals.
Chamechaude is the must-do ski touring area in Chartreuse (novice to expert). And if you’ve never tried this sport before, we've got some advice to help you get off to a safe start.
Whether you're a beginner or an advanced skier, whether you're into biathlon, ski touring or Nordic skiing, you'll need to be accompanied by professionals. See the list of activities offered by Col de Porte service providers.
Fun and thrills
Snowboarding areas are set up every winter in the meadow area, with a beginners’ snow park, an intermediate snow park and a fun slope (depending on snow conditions). For a real thrill, take to the slopes on a snooc (monoski with a seat).
An evening in a snow groomer
When the ski lifts close, the snow groomers hit the slopes. At Col de Porte, professional snow groomer Clément welcomes you aboard his machine for a unique experience. At night, the atmosphere is very different.
The Chartreuse mountains at your own pace
You’ll be surprised by all the sports available here, from the most classic to the most unusual, you're sure to find what you're looking for.
Ski straight from your door
Col de Porte is a family-friendly ski resort with 3 downhill slopes, ideal for getting to grips with the slopes and building your confidence little by little.
Learn to ski with the instructors at Col de Porte’s three ski schools. They offer private and group lessons in downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, biathlon, mountaineering and snowboarding, as well as training in the use of avalanche transceivers.
Mountain equipment rental
Stay at Col de Porte
Stay at Col de Porte in one of the accommodation options set in the heart of nature: 3 Sommets with its cosy apartments, the Domain de Rozan gîtes and eco-friendly chalet or the Cartusia hotel with its breathtaking views over Chamechaude. They also have on-site catering
Col de Porte - Chartreuse
This webcam is located on the Nordic ski slopes of the Chamechaude ski area and faces the summit of Chamechaude, the highest peak in the Chartreuse (2082m)
Col de Porte "La Prairie" - Chartreuse
A webcam installed at the foot of Charmant Som (1867 m)
Col de Porte Biathlon Stadium - Chartreuse
This webcam is aimed at the Col de Porte Biathlon Stadium