Itinary follow signs for Villapeyron for around 2km. At the junction at Villapeyron bridge, the starting point for the trail is at the end of the small road in front of you. You can left your car at the Linga's car park at 50 meters.

Sport Snowshoe trail - Les Québales Châtel


Departing from Châtel (74390)
Average length : 05h00
Distance : 7.6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The path enters the woods, crosses a stream and heads up towards another track which cuts across it. Continue up the rather steep, winding path and take the tunring off it at the shrine. Keep to the uphill bends. Turn right onto this broad track which leads up to Les Boudîmes alpine pasture.
Continue along this path through the pasture unitl you reach a small plateau just behind the electricity pylon. Th path rises gently through the pasture and occasionally through the forest. The view gradually opens up as you climb. Behind you the Dents du Midi (3,257l /10,686ft) should be visible in fine weather.
Once you reach Les Québales-bas, ignore the left-hand path that leads into the forest and take the one which will take you to the highest point of this trail, Les Québales.
You're now in the Mont de Grange hunting reserve and with a little bit of patience, if you're quiet, you may see some chamois!
Return by the same route as the area is in an avalanche zone and it may be dangerous to proceed further.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 665m
Altitude max : 1750m


Purple trail.

Difficult passages

2 or 3 streams to cross which may be frozen.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 19/12 to 25/04.
Accessible according to climatic conditions and is closed if the avalanche risk is 4 on 5. Please contact the Tourist Office in advance to find out the conditions of access at the time.

Subject to snow conditions.

  • Pets welcome
  • Parking


74390 Châtel
Departing from : Châtel (74390)
Latitude : 46.257485 - Longitude : 6.825048

Starting point accessible by shuttle bus line 1 or line 2, Villapeyron stop.

Information update on 18/03/2022 by Châtel Tourisme