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.
Purple trail.
OpeningsSubject to snow conditions.
Practical informations
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level red – hard
  • Route :
    • daily duration (minutes) 330
    • type of route Aller / Retour
    • marked route
    • elevation (m) 540
    • distance (km) 6.8
  • Additional openings :
    • Subject to snow conditions
  • Delicate Passages :
    • 2 or 3 streams to cross which may be frozen.
  • Section :
    • Sport
  • Winter sports :
    • Winter sports
    • Snowshoe itinerary
On-site Services
  • Parking :
    • Parking


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Purple trail.
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  • Parking :
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