La Colmiane

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  1. History
  2. Off Piste Routes
  3. Travel
  4. Accomodation
  5. Restaurants and Bars
  6. Shopping
  7. Guides and Instructors
  8. Useful Information


Situated in the Mercantour national park La Colmaine is a pleasant but small family resort. Snow cover can be a bit lacking due to the proximity of the Mediterranean sea and the maximum altitude of 1800 meters. In early April the slopes were closed but we were still able to ski tour in the nearby Mercantour mountains.

la Colmiane ski slopes

The slopes are between 1450 and 1800 meters. There are 20 pistes offering 30km of skiing. These are divided between 4 greens, 6 blues, 8 red and 2 blacks. The Diable (Devil) black is excellent when the snow is good. The lifts are served by 1 chair and 6 drags and there is 15 hectares of snowmaking. There is no marked cross-country skiing but there is excellent ski touring and snow shoeing in the surrounding mountains.

la Colmiane ski slopes

The resort has a variety of slopes and a good snow park and is ideal for a day’s skiing. An adult lift pass costs 16 € (2005-6 season).

Out of the ski season there are marked walking and mountain biking trails, climbing and a via-ferrata.


The ski resort was opened in 1960 with major improvements in 1989 with the construction of a four seater chairlift and the improvement of some of the existing drag lifts.

Off Piste Routes

This is very limited and principally on the old black run from the top of the Crétes' black (shown as an open cut through the trees on the piste map). There is some tree skiing in the Conquet forest.

Cime de la Valette de Prals


Nearest Airport(s): Nice (67km) 1 hour by road

Road: Nice > A8 > RN 202 > Pont de la Mescla > D2205 > La Bollinette > D2565

Rail: Nice, there is a daily Bus service morning and evening.



Hotels in the resort itself. The village of Valdeblore at 1000 meters offers gîtes and hotels.

Restaurants and Bars

Tell readers about any good restaurants and bars in the resort


La Colmiane has very little in the way of shops beyond those directly linked to skiing. Valdeblore, which is 3 separate hamlets, has more activity.

Guides and Instructors

Mercantour Guides Office

Offers snow shoe touring, ski touring, ice climbing, off-piste skiing and heliskiing as well as beacon practise.

Christophe FROIDFOND High mountain guide: 06.800.813.07S. GILLE, High mountain guide:

Useful Information

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