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From La Faucille to Grand Montrond

· 1 review · Snowshoe Walking · Pays de Gex - Monts Jura · open
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The forests and mountain pastures of La Faucille
open
moderate
Distance 6.4 km
3:00 h
273 m
273 m
From the center of the resort of la Faucille, go to the ski lift ticket office, then take the direction of Le Crozat (signs) and immediately follow the purple markers. Follow a groomed passage which does not require the use of snowshoes.

The trail then leaves the track to tackle a snowshoe ascent that goes through the forest.

A footbridge crosses a gap and the route leaves the forest and leads to the mountain pastures (be careful, at this point, the route crosses an alpine ski slope).

Author’s recommendation

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Service Randonnée Pays de Gex Agglo
Update: November 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,595 m
Lowest point
1,323 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Cafétéria Le Slalom
Restaurant - Bar La Petite Chaumière
O' Ptit Enka
Restaurant de la Couronne

Safety information

Beware of snow ledges in the Greater Montrond area

Tips and hints

Start

Center of the resort of la Faucille (1,323 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.367021, 6.014439
DMS
46°22'01.3"N 6°00'52.0"E
UTM
32T 270359 5139159
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Destination

Center of the resort of la Faucille

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.367021, 6.014439
DMS
46°22'01.3"N 6°00'52.0"E
UTM
32T 270359 5139159
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
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Giroud Sports
November 13, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? January 13, 2020

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Status
open
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
273 m
Descent
273 m
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