Raquettes © Sébastien Staub
Raquette hiver © Maxim Coquard/Bestjobers
Taveyanne en hiver Benoît Golay
Taveyanne en hiver © Roman Tyulyakov

Snowshoes - Combe du Scex (Alpe des Chaux) - Taveyanne - Verneyre

Snowshoe Trail of easy level to medium, in the bucolic frame of the forest of Sodoleuvre and the high mountain pasture of Taveyanne, then return towards Villars by Coufin and Verneyre.

Combe du Scex (Alpe des Chaux) - Taveyanne - Verneyre

Since the "Combe du Scex" (Alpe des Chaux), rise 100m in the forest, then come down on the right and cross carefully 4 ski runs.
Follow the forest track on approximately 2 km, until Taveyanne. Follow the bottom of the hamlet and come down on your left (towards the line of posts). Leave then to custard tart of hillside to the right by following the marking.
Go down, cross the cross-country ski run and continue in a clearing by following the tray (posts). Return on the thorough track on 10m then set to the left in a parallel to the thorough track.
Cross carefully the river on the bridge of snow, then continue until two chalets and follow the thorough track on 10m. Turn left. Follow the river (can be covered with snow) on approximately 1 km and go back up on your right towards the thorough track. Return on Villars, follow the thorough track up to "Roches Grises".

Possible also to come down from the arrival of the cable car of Les Chaux until Taveyanne.

Practical information

Free parking lot to Barboleuse and possibility of returning since Villars with the train BVB.
Access to "Les Chaux" with the cable car since Barboleuse
Access to the "Combe du Scex" with the bus shuttle Gryon or by car (free parking lot in the center of the "Alpe des Chaux" or Frience, then continue the road by rising until its terminus).

A few safety requirements :
- Always check the weather forecast and the snow conditions before leaving (no departure without visibility)
- Have with you a map or a plan of the route
- Respect the road marking and the bans
- Always visualize the following beacon since the place where you are
- Be wary of false tracks and do not hesitate to turn back in case of doubt
- Watch to carry of the adequate material(equipment), the drink and if possible a mobile phone
- You make a commitment on the plans of hikes, tracks of bottom or sled under your own responsibility
- We disclaim all liability in the event of an accident, of distraction or problem inherent to forces of Nature
- By respect for the fauna and the environment, please keep your dog on a leash and collect its dropping and do not leave waste in the nature

Technical data

Start point
Gryon
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
3h00
Difference in height
244 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

Documents

WInter nordic map (application/pdf)

Along your way

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Gryon Tourist Office

Gryon Tourist Office

Gryon

Gryon Tourist Office here to welcome, guide, advise and assist you during your stay.

La Terrasse

La Terrasse

Gryon

The restaurant La Terrasse, dominate the place of Barboleuse, perched on its small mound with a few minutes only of Villars and Gryon. Treat you of sophisticated and typical dishes with the view on Grand Muveran.

Bakery-Tea-room Charlet

Bakery-Tea-room Charlet

Gryon

The Tea-Room "Chez Charlet" awaits you at the station Barboleuse, a few minutes from Gryon and Villars in the heart of the Alpes Vaudoises.

Restaurant-Pizzeria L'Escale

Restaurant-Pizzeria L'Escale

Gryon

The restaurant-pizzeria L'Escale, situated on the Place of Barboleuse, welcomes you on its terrace due south at the foot of the ski slopes. You will undoubtedly find what you are looking for among the dishes of the world food and the pizzas in the wood fire.

Jaymes mini-market

Jaymes mini-market

Gryon

A small supermarket ideally situated off the Place Barboleuse, open 7 days per week. Large car park available

Paragon Sport - Barboleuse

Paragon Sport - Barboleuse

Gryon

Sale and rental of skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, ski touring, telemarking and sledging equipment, maintenance and repair service and clothes. Our friendly and professional specialists are here to advise you all year round.

Barboleuse - Les Chaux gondola

Barboleuse - Les Chaux gondola

Gryon

The Les Chaux gondolas take you to the heart of the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, the start of some fantastic hikes, to the ski slopes, cross country tracks and snoshoes trails or just to a mountain terrace.

Taveyanne

Taveyanne

Gryon

The picturesque hamlet of Taveyanne, a listed historical site with timber chalets and wooden shingle roofs, still without electricity, lies nestled in the heart of a nature reserve and is well worth a visit. You can’t fail to wonder at this hamlet frozen in time, famous for its mid-summer festival, its authenticity and its natural beauty.

Shuttle Gryon-Barboleuse-Alpe des Chaux

Shuttle Gryon-Barboleuse-Alpe des Chaux

Gryon

Shuttle bus which operates between the village of Gryon, Barboleuse and Alpe des Chaux. Also operates to Taveyanne during June.

Swiss Ski & Snowboard of Gryon

Swiss Ski & Snowboard of Gryon

Gryon

Ess, born in 1920 and officially recognized in 1932 is a small friendly and authentic ski school whose goal is to share its passion for winter sports.

La Boille ô Chaux

La Boille ô Chaux

Gryon

Ideally situated in the heart of the Villars-Gryon-Diablerets ski resort, "La Boille ô Chaux" restaurant offers local cuisine in a warm and convivial atmosphere.

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