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Snowshoe trail - Portes de Culet

Sport, Winter sports, Snowshoe itinerary in Châtel
4.1 km
1h 30min
Medium
  • This French-Swiss route is only for experienced snowshoers, as there are climbs and descents of varying gradients.

  • The trail starts at the Super-Châtel gondola lift, so you'll need a return pedestrian ticket to use the lift.

    From the top of the cable car, follow the Nordic route to Lac de Conche.

    From the chalets of the same name, after a short loop through the spruce forest, you can continue along the Renard path towards Chalet Neuf and the Portes de Culet pass, which offers exceptional views of the Dents du Midi, the Vaud and Valais Alps and Mont Blanc.

    The return journey takes the same...
    The trail starts at the Super-Châtel gondola lift, so you'll need a return pedestrian ticket to use the lift.

    From the top of the cable car, follow the Nordic route to Lac de Conche.

    From the chalets of the same name, after a short loop through the spruce forest, you can continue along the Renard path towards Chalet Neuf and the Portes de Culet pass, which offers exceptional views of the Dents du Midi, the Vaud and Valais Alps and Mont Blanc.

    The return journey takes the same route.

    Safety and rules of good practice:

    - All routes are undertaken at the hiker's own risk, as they are not supervised.
    - Before setting off, make sure you are aware of the weather conditions and the risk of avalanches, and remember to bring warm, waterproof clothing. Mountain weather changes very quickly. A high avalanche risk means that trails are closed.
    - Choose a route suited to your level and physical condition.
    - Follow the signposting instructions.
    - Do not stray from the marked routes.
    - Tell someone close to you about your outing and the route you have chosen.
    - Never hike alone.
    - Don't leave too late in the afternoon to make sure you're back before dark.
    - Do not use the cross-country or downhill ski runs. Crossing the pistes is only permitted on marked crossings.
    - Take plenty of food and water with you. Mountain sports require a lot of energy. Mountain inns and high-altitude restaurants exist on certain routes.

    Equipment required :
    - A hat
    - Gloves
    - Sunglasses
    - Poles
    - Mountain boots
    In the bag :
    - Warm clothing
    - Hot drinks and snacks
    - Mobile phone
    - First-aid kit
    - Sun cream.
  • Departure
    Châtel
  • Plain text period
    From 23/12 to 21/04.
    Accessible according to climatic conditions and is closed if the avalanche risk is 3 on 5. Please contact the Tourist Office in advance to find out the conditions of access at the time.

    Subject to snow conditions.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Panoramic view
    • Forest location
    • Mountain view
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Accessible via ski lift
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