Snowshoe Hike: Le Vanoise Express/Chanton

Montchavin - Les Coches

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Itinéraire raquette "Vanoise Express/Chanton"
Salle Marcel Pignard Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
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A short, easy hike starting from either the les Coches or Montchavin.
The path goes up through the larch forest and has a very beautiful views of the valley, Mont Blanc and the mountains of Beaufortain. A few old chalets recall a bygone age. Refreshments are available in the chalet restaurant at the entrance.

Departure from Montchavin: Take the free shuttle to the cable car up to the skating rink.
Departure from les Coches: Take the Telebufette sky lift (free) to the skating rink.

From the skating rink area, go to the ski school snow garden (P) and walk the length of the stone building. Pass under the ski lift and carefully cross the ski slope. The departure point is indicated by a sign. Go up into the forest, then go to the left (P). A wide road leads to some ruined chalets (P). Bear right and then turn towards some large wooden electricity poles (P). The route goes up a wide field of snow (P) to the stone houses of Chanton. The arrival is 100 metres higher up, near the Vanoise Express cable car.

This is a pleasant walk that can continue as far as Plan Peisey by taking the cable car. The return journey is by the same route.

Caution: When the snow is icy, walking may be difficult. Snowshoes are strongly recommended.
Niveau difficulté
Level red – hard
Free of charge.
From 16/12/2023 to 21/04/2024.

Subject to snow conditions.
Minimum age
7 yrs
Animals accepted
Elevation gain
66 m
66 m
Type of itinerary

Snowshoe Hike: Le Vanoise Express/Chanton

Salle Marcel Pignard Les Coches
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches