Snowshoes - Le Rard

Col du Pillon - Le Rard - Lake Retaud - Col du Pillon

This trail starts on the winter road that heads towards Lac Retaud.

This trail starts on the winter road that heads towards Lac Retaud. After about 15 minutes, fork to the right to head in the direction of Rard, a pretty walk in the forest. You will then pass in front of the alpine chalet Rard and continue your walk to Lac Retaud. To return from Lac Retaud, two routes are possible: Follow route n°2 which goes down to Col du Pillon, or follow route n°6 which passes by the Fenil Durand to Col du Pillon.

Practical information

A few safety requirements :
- Always check the weather forecast and 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


Office du Tourisme des Diablerets
Chemin du Collège 2
1865 Les Diablerets

Tel : +41 (0)24 492 00 10

Technical data

Start point
Col du Pillon
4.5 km
Positive altitude difference
194 Metres
Negative altitude difference
194 Metres

Along your way

Restaurant du lac Retaud

Restaurant du lac Retaud

Les Diablerets

Lake Retaud nestles at an altitude of 1,685 metres directly opposite Glacier3000. This haven of peace offers walks in summer and winter as well as a restaurant with an adjoining, sunny terrace for fans of hiking, cross-country skiing and other winter sports.

Lake Retaud

Lake Retaud

Les Diablerets

A little paradise in the Vaudois Alps: nestled in a basin on the south face of the Palette, Lake Retaud reflects the blue sky and dark pines in its crystal water.

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