Ski touring on Le Tarent

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The ski tour to the highest peak of the Vaud Alps is one of the most popular ones. The mountain range separates Ormont-Dessus in the south (Les Diablerets) from Pays-d'Enhaut in the north (l'Etivaz). The tour starts in l'Etivaz and the ascent and descent are exclusively on the north slope, so ski tourers can look forward to powder snow.

This summit is the highest point in the Vaud Alps. Its ski touring route is one of the most popular in the canton of Vaud. The ascent and descent can only be made on the north-facing slope. The start is accessible from the village of l'Etivaz. The hike begins in the village of l'Etivaz, capital of the L'Etivaz AOP alpine cheese. Start the hike with a gentle warm-up in the Eau Froide valley to the place called "Les Maulatreys". With only 200 metres of difference in altitude, this is an opportunity to chat with your fellow hikers. Then the slope rises in front of you, go up to the combe Nord du Tarent (500 metres difference in height). Regain your strength with a hot drink before starting the final ascent of the combe du Tarent, which has a difference in altitude of around 700 metres. Return to the route with a false flat. Finish the climb with a steep and technical section that is often done without skis. At the top, you will be rewarded for your efforts by an incredible view of the Alps, the plateau and Mont Blanc. All that remains is to remove the skins and finish the route with a moment of pure pleasure: a long descent ! This is done by the same route as the ascent.

RECOMMENDATIONS The proposed itinerary is not marked or safe. Before setting off, find out about the weather, snow conditions and avalanche risks. Never go alone and take a telephone and emergency equipment (avalanche beacon, probe and shovel). (www.guideservice.ch) PRACTICAL INFORMATION - Length : 10 km - Difference in altitude : 1370 m - Accessible between December and May (subject to weather conditions) - PD+ in terms of difficulty, in S4 below the summit and on some tricky slopes - Risk of avalanches. Consult the avalanche zones before setting off in the mountains (www.slf.ch) - Unmarked routes ACCESS - By car : free parking in the centre of the village of l'Etivaz - By bus : access by postal bus from Chñteau-d'ƒx and the Col des Mosses to l'Etivaz (stop "L'Etivaz, Maison de L'Etivaz")

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Bureau des Guides Alpes Vaudoises guideservice.ch

The ski tour to the highest peak of the Vaud Alps is one of the most popular ones. The mountain range separates Ormont-Dessus in the south (Les Diablerets) from Pays-d'Enhaut in the north (l'Etivaz). The tour starts in l'Etivaz and the ascent and descent are exclusively on the north slope, so ski tourers can look forward to powder snow.

This summit is the highest point in the Vaud Alps. Its ski touring route is one of the most popular in the canton of Vaud. The ascent and descent can only be made on the north-facing slope. The start is accessible from the village of l'Etivaz. The hike begins in the village of l'Etivaz, capital of the L'Etivaz AOP alpine cheese. Start the hike with a gentle warm-up in the Eau Froide valley to the place called "Les Maulatreys". With only 200 metres of difference in altitude, this is an opportunity to chat with your fellow hikers. Then the slope rises in front of you, go up to the combe Nord du Tarent (500 metres difference in height). Regain your strength with a hot drink before starting the final ascent of the combe du Tarent, which has a difference in altitude of around 700 metres. Return to the route with a false flat. Finish the climb with a steep and technical section that is often done without skis. At the top, you will be rewarded for your efforts by an incredible view of the Alps, the plateau and Mont Blanc. All that remains is to remove the skins and finish the route with a moment of pure pleasure: a long descent ! This is done by the same route as the ascent.

RECOMMENDATIONS The proposed itinerary is not marked or safe. Before setting off, find out about the weather, snow conditions and avalanche risks. Never go alone and take a telephone and emergency equipment (avalanche beacon, probe and shovel). (www.guideservice.ch) PRACTICAL INFORMATION - Length : 10 km - Difference in altitude : 1370 m - Accessible between December and May (subject to weather conditions) - PD+ in terms of difficulty, in S4 below the summit and on some tricky slopes - Risk of avalanches. Consult the avalanche zones before setting off in the mountains (www.slf.ch) - Unmarked routes ACCESS - By car : free parking in the centre of the village of l'Etivaz - By bus : access by postal bus from Chñteau-d'ƒx and the Col des Mosses to l'Etivaz (stop "L'Etivaz, Maison de L'Etivaz")

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Bureau des Guides Alpes Vaudoises guideservice.ch

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