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La-Colle-Saint-Michel ski resort:

cross-country skiing and mountain recreation in the Haut Verdon

Set between Mercantour and the Verdon in the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Nordic ski resort of La-Colle-Saint-Michel is a snowy paradise where the sun always shines. The domain is one of the finest in the Southern Alps and offers a vast choice of activities, including dog sledding – a must for fans of the Great North. Get your cross-country skis or hiking boots on, climb aboard and get ready for a thrilling ride with panoramic views galore!

La-Colle-Saint-Michel, skiing all winter long

Perched at an altitude of between 1,450 and 1,800 metres, the Nordic domain of La-Colle-Saint-Michel features 60 km of groomed, signposted cross-country trails, including a 21-km long-distance itinerary sure to delight seasoned skiers. The sweeping views over plains and forests, bringing a touch of colour to this snowy patchwork, are simply captivating, and you’ll soon forget to count the kilometres. Snowshoeing fans can also revel in their favourite pastime thanks to 18 km of dedicated trails. You can even sign up for a moonlit walk. Families will love the toboggan run promising plenty of hilarity for all ages – in fact, there is no age for snowy fun! And for a truly magical moment, let the local huskies guide you through endless expanses of white gold – a truly unforgettable experience in the company of a musher and his faithful companions. To find out more, check out the trail map and prices, then book your stay online.


La-Colle-Saint-Michel in summer: endless mountain activities

Treat yourself to a big breath of fresh air in the Haut Verdon while you test the range of summer activities on offer at La-Colle-Saint-Michel. Take the trail leading to Puy de Rent at a height of almost 2,000 metres – the walk is easy and the prize is definitely worth the effort, with breathtaking vistas over the valleys of Haut Verdon and La Vaïre. Make sure you take plenty of pics and a selfie before heading back down to the resort with a head full of magnificent memories to take back home… La-Colle-Saint-Michel is also the departure point for a host of other captivating hikes, mountain bike trails, horse rides and sunny walks in the company of a pack donkey. Simply dazzling!

Hidden gems in La-Colle-Saint-Michel

La-Colle-Saint-Michel has stayed faithful to its history and bathes in a rustic, pastoral atmosphere complete with an old church and ancient stone washtubs still in mint condition. If you want to quench your thirst for new experiences, try out the fun orientation challenge comprising three courses – yellow, blue and red. The “Louveteau” (wolf cub) course is designed specially for kids and features, questions, riddles and markers to help your little ones understand the basics of orientation. If you’re already up to speed, the other courses offer fabulous training grounds in the heart of nature.
Whether you’re a fan of history, fine arts or natural sciences, the Alpes de Haute Provence is a priceless hub of culture and heritage, also offering museums for every taste.

Prepping your holiday at La Colle-Saint-Michel

Prep your holiday at La-Colle-Saint-Michel by contacting the Colmars-les-Alpes Tourist Office on +33(0)4 92 83 41 92, or pop over to see them at the Ancienne Auberge Fleurie in the village. You can also browse the Tourist Office website.

Shops & Restaurants

Masters of mountain flavours and local produce, the resort’s restaurants serve generous helpings of regional goodies. Don’t miss the Provencal-style cuisine served at the Gîte deLa Colle Saint Michel and Auberge L’Oustalet. You’ll also find a variety of shops on site.


La Colle offers a gite and an auberge open throughout the year: Gîte Colle Saint Michel and Auberge L’Oustalet.

Weather & Snowfall

Planning a break at La-Colle-Saint-Michel? Check out the weather forecast and snowfall in real time thanks to the online weather reports and webcams: