Ski Touring: Charmant Som from les Cottaves - 1,867 m. (6,126 ft)

Fri, 28 March 2014


Minimum altitude: 1,080 meters

Slope Aspect: East

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 780 meters (2,559 feet)

Rating: 2.3


A classic, skiable from December to March.

At the entrance to les Cottaves take a path that leads to west into the woods past a stone house. At 1200 m the path turns to the north continuing in a valley with a river bed to the right. At 1310 continue north to the direction of Maubouchet. The forest thins out to the col de Maubouchet at pt 1513 meters. Turn west to climb through steep woods to another clearing (this is prone to both slabs and purges). Climb this slope to exit towards the left into wide valley that leads to the summit to the North.

Access: Grenoble -> Le Sappey en Chartreuse -> Col de Porte -> D312, left after the pont d'Orgeval, park at entrance to the village on right (car park)

Equipment: Ski crampons

Country: France Area: Chartreuse Trailhead: Cottaves