Col De Marcieu

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  1. History
  2. Off Piste Routes
  3. Travel
  4. Accomodation
  5. Restaurants and Bars
  6. Shopping
  7. Guides and Instructors
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The ski resort of Col de Marcieu is situated in the Chartreuse area of the Isère department in the Northern Alps region. The lift served area extends from 1000 metres to 1350 metres.


The village of Bellecombe, around 20km north of the col de Marcieu is an old frontier post between the Dauphiné and the Duchy of the Savoie. Guarding the north west flank of the Gresivaudan it had an important castle in the middle ages and a fortified village. Remains of the walls can still be seen.

Off Piste Routes

The off-piste seems pretty limited on the face of it. The col de Marcieu is dominated by a series of imposing cliffs but looking skyward from the pistes you see a series of little couloirs the easiest of which is the Couloir en Virgule (Comma Couloir). The great thing is that the couloirs can be reached by the easy and relative safe climb of the Aup du Seuil and this same route also gives access into the Chartreuse backcountry. Given the right conditions a serious but competent ski mountaineer could easily spend a week exploring the plateau des Petites Roches and its two little ski resorts.

From les Prés 7km north of the col de Marcieu

  • Croix de l'Alpe by the Pratcel valley
  • Croix de l'Alpe from Sainte Marie du Mont
  • Pas de la Rousse - east Couloir


Nearest Airport(s): Chambery, Grenoble


Rail: Grenoble or Chambéry TGV or Goncellin



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The nearest ski shops are at Grenoble, about 30km by road.

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