That’s a realshame, especially considering the conditions this season. I was at Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse for an afternoon over the holidays and was hoping to get a day or two at Col de Porte sometime as I’ve yet to ski there. Let’s hope it doesn’t go the same way as Col de Coq.
Yes it is one of those “authentic” ski areas. Le Sappey is scheduled for closure, I don’t know if you are aware of that. They celebrated their 100th anniversary last year (obviously the ski lifts came later).
Hopefully if St Pierre gets involved it will be ok. The snow cover is pretty reliable as it is quite high.
No I wasn’t aware of that. Do you when this is scheduled for? Again that’s a shame. I have a nearly 7 month old daughter, so my girlfriend and I are checking out areas where we can take her to ski when she’s old enough - Le Sappey ticked a lot of boxes in terms of close to Grenoble, family orientated, pretty (authentic) village, and cheap.
St Pierre is another one (and close to where I work in St Laurent du Pont); as is Col de l’Arzelier in the Vercors. Must check out some of the other Vercors resorts too while the snow is so good.
>the resort will remain closed until a deal can be done with nearby Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse.
Prehaps...but the main reason for the closure has
nothing to do with SPdC.
>Le Sappey is scheduled for closure, I don’t know if you are aware of that.
But it is still open !
I’m surprised the CdP opened last year given the state of the chair lift in the summer of 2006. It is a Pomagalski installation from 1978 - not the oldest in the Alps by a long way. I see the Prairie drag dates from 1958. Presumably the area needs some investment for the “controle”? Maybe you can tell us more?
The oldest chair I could find in the “FIRM” database was the Boissons at Chamonix which dates from 1960 and the oldest drag lift: The Turche at les Gets. A Poma installation that dates from 1945.
The oldest lift used by skiers (at least in the past, if not today) is the Capucin Funicular in le Mont Dore, built by Applevard and dating from 1896. It goes from the town center to the plateau near where the old ski jump is situated.