Snowshoe trail – Col de Bassachaux Plaine Dranse

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    Head for Pré-la-Joux from the village center, then turn left at Villapeyron bridge. Carry on along this road for around 4km as far as the small car park on the right just before Pré-la-Joux bridge (near the Pré-la-Joux chairlift).

    The path rises gently at first above the lift and then enters the forest, following the stream. It runs left, crossing the stream over a small bridge and comes out just above the Bosleigh and luge slope.
    Follow the right-hand path which again enters the forest and, after a few hairpin bends, comes out at La place des Plaines where there is a small shrine. The path turns left up towards Grands Plans alpine pastures; from there, you can see Bassachaux pass as far as the Plaine Dranse alpine pastures along the summer path. Return by the same route.
    Alternatively, you can reach Plaine Dranse directely by the Pierre-Longue chairlift, which can be reached on foot, and then continue to Bassachaux Pass by the snow-covered road to take advantage of the superb panoramic view.

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    From 17/12/2022 to 23/04/2023.
    Accessible according to climatic conditions and is closed if the avalanche risk is 3 on 5. Please contact the Tourist Office in advance to find out the conditions of access at the time.

    Subject to snow conditions.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements


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    74390 Châtel

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