The lift owners of the Col du Porte staged a protest about the continuing legal disputes concerning their resort on the 23rd December. The road was blocked for some time. The only ray of hope at the moment is the Prefet of the Isere, who has been in favour of a solution involving St Pierre de Chartreuse, is rumoured to be moved out of his job in January… maybe M. Garin has friends in Paris? Anyway this may help to unblock the situation.
After a long battle with the prefet the col de Porte is open for the February school holidays. The three drags on the Charmont Som are running until 8th March. The chair lift and lifts on the Chamechaude are still closed.
The Col de Porte will reopen for 2010 this weekend! Well all the lifts except the Chair as this is on land disputed with St Pierre de Chartreuse (see story above). Great news for a great little ski area.
We went to the Col de Porte on Saturday. Great ski area for kids and beginners and just 20 minutes from Grenoble. We skied on the Prairies, practically hallowed ground as one of the first drag lifts in France was built here in 1934.