Ski touring - Les Frasses - La Croix des Chaux

Les Frasses – La Croix des Chaux par le Crettex

This route, which requires you to be in good physical condition, starts at the Les Frasses car park.

This route, begins by following the cross-country ski trail, then goes up gently towards the L’Etable restaurant.

After carefully crossing the linking trail between Gryon and Villars, you enter the forest and make a gentle ascent towards the Taveyanne pastureland.

Emerging from the forest, you turn right to begin the final steeper ascent towards Croix des Chaux. At an altitude of 1,845 m, you take the trail which you follow up to the summit with its superb view of the surrounding mountains and the Rhône Plain.

Descent via the popular Les Chaux – Barboleuse trail.

Practical information

ACCESS TO DEPARTURE
From Barboleuse, you take the route des Frasses until you reach a parking lot.
From the parking lot, you cross a downhill ski trail for a few dozen meters (be careful) and then you arrive on a groomed trail that is shared with cross-country skiers and pedestrians. You are at the start of the itinerary.


SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENT
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.

We would ask you not to stray from the signposted path and to descend via the marked slopes.

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 Gryon Tourist Office and Dynafit 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.

Technical data

Distance
5.9 km
Duration
3h00
Positive altitude difference
700 Metres
Negative altitude difference
67 Metres
Difficulty
Medium
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