Winter hikes - Les Chaux - Frience

Les Chaux - Frience

Superb downhill course to the Frience plateau.

From Les Chaux, pass underneath the Les Chaux cable car building, then cross the valley and go down to Frience, where you will discover an incredible mountain panorama. From Frience, there is the option of descending towards Les Ernets (via la Poreyre) or Cergnement (via Solalex or directly) to reach Barboleuse.

Practical information

Access via the Les Chaux cable car from the start of this route at Barboleuse. Free parking at Barboleuse.

Possible return with the shuttle bus Gryon - Barboleuse - Alpe des Chaux (Stop Frience - Ernets or Carrefour Cergnement)


Maison du Tourisme de Gryon
Place Barboleuse 11
1882 Gryon

Tel : +41 (0)24 498 00 00

Technical data

Start point
1.2 km
40 min.
Positive altitude difference
20 Metres
Negative altitude difference
236 Metres

Along your way

Barboleuse - Les Chaux gondola lift

Barboleuse - Les Chaux gondola lift


The Les Chaux gondola lift takes you to the heart of the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, the start of some beautiful walks or maybe just an alpine terrace.

Refuge de Frience

Refuge de Frience


The Refuge de Frience is nestled in the Alpes vaudoises between Villars and Gryon.

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