The Col de Merdassier


Drive a few more kilometers from the Col de la Croix Fry and after crossing a coniferous forest, you arrive at the Col de Merdassier, located at an altitude of 1500 m.

  • Col de Merdassier - © M. Sauvage

Linked to the Col de la Croix Fry by the ski slopes, but also to La Clusaz, this pass offers you a huge playground in winter.
All level slopes are accessible on skis from your rental. Isn't that something that makes you dream?
Snowshoe trails, 6 in number, have been marked from the Col de Merdassier. Follow the purple markings on the trees and let yourself be lulled by nature!

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From the Col de Merdassier, everything is at your fingertips: local shops, rental of equipment to ensure a peaceful stay in this dream setting.

Everything can be done on foot!

  • Col de Merdassier - © M. Sauvage
  • Col de Merdassier - © M. Sauvage

In summer, the Col de Merdassier offers you, in the middle of sumptuous landscapes, marked hiking and mountain biking routes in the heart of nature, in the undergrowth and the mountain pastures.

For the more athletic, there are many summits to climb such as the Etale culminating at 2483m and the Pointe de Merdassier at 2313m at the start of this pass.

For families, the Tête de Cabeau offers you a panorama over the entire Manigod valley, as well as a fun course in the forest, free of charge.

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Outdoor swimming pool,
Children's games,
daily entertainment,
bar-restaurants with sunny terraces,
so many activities to live a pleasant moment with family or friends.

  • Col de Merdassier - © Clément Hudry
  • Col de Merdassier - © Tilby Vattard