Ski touring - Grand Chamossaire

Villars - Route des Tailles - Roc d’Orsay - Grand Chamossaire

The route starts on foot from the gondola parking lot.

The steep ascent leads through meadows and forested areas to the Route des Tailles, where you can enjoy magnificent views of Villars and the surrounding mountains. Continue for another 1.5 kilometres on the gently climbing road, before turning left and passing under the gondola line to reach Roc d’Orsay. Well-known among regulars, this section requires extra caution in icy conditions. From Roc d’Orsay, it’s only a few hundred metres to the top of Grand Chamossaire.

Practical information

From the Roc d'Orsay cable car, you have 10 to 15 minutes walk to reach the start of this itinerary.
When you face the gondola, you follow the Route des Layeux which starts on the left. At the crossroads, you go up on the road to Champex. At the next crossroads, you take the route des Margueronnes on the left. The departure is located on your right after a few hundred meters.

The Dynafit Rando Parc may only be used by those who possess the necessary technical abilities, fitness and equipment.

The routes are signposted but not patrolled, use at your own risk. There are no safety patrols working on the ascending tracks at any time.

The runs are closed outside operating hours of the ski and gondola lifts (before 8:30 a.m. and after 5 p.m.). Caution: Snow groomers equipped with traction cables may be operating in the area – risk of death!

The Villars Tourist Office and Movement Skis decline all responsibility in case of any accidents.

Please follow the safety guidelines.

Don’t leave any garbage behind, show consideration for the natural environment and the property owners of the land used! The forest is an undisturbed wildlife habitat, so please stay on the marked trails.


Office du Tourisme de Villars
Avenue Centrale 140
CP 100
1884 Villars-sur-Ollon

Tel : +41 24 495 32 32

Technical data

3.9 km
Positive altitude difference
797 Metres
Negative altitude difference
0 Metres

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