Take the road to Petit-Châtel as far as the Le Tenne bend. The starting point is around 2 km from the center of the village. You are advised to take the shuttle bus.

Sport Snowshoe trail - Petit Châtel circuit Châtel


Departing from Châtel (74390)
Average length : 03h00
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Alternatively, you can take the Petit-Châtel chairlift (reduced fare for foot passengers). The path sets off from the Tenne bend before climbing gently up the mountainside through forest. After two bends, the path arrives at the halfway station of the Petit-Châtel - Barbossine chairflift.
Turn left and then right as thte first hairpin bend. Turn left immediately to reach the alpine pastures. The view gradually opens up as you climb and you can see as far as Mont Blanc to the south.
The trail continues between the forest and pastureland and arrives on a plateau where panoramic view of Abondance Valley and Mont de Grange. Head downhill through the forest until you reach Flammet chalets. At the fork in the pathway, keep right in the direction of Le Ryz. You will pass several farmhouses, a shrine and after a short, steep descent, the road. Follow this road to the end to return to Petit-Châtel junction.

To reach the departure:
- By car take the Petit-Châtel road to the Barbossine paid carpark.
- By shuttle (in front of the church, shuttle to Petit-Châtel).
- By the Petit-Châtel chairlift (pedestrian rate), 30 minutes and 200 m less.

Total elevation gain : 302m
Altitude max : 1360m


Purple trail.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 19/12 to 06/04.
Accessible according to climatic conditions and is closed if the avalanche risk is 4 on 5 for the upstream trail and 5 on 5 for the downstream trail. 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 : 46.275642 - Longitude : 6.843641
Information update on 18/03/2022 by Châtel Tourisme