Châtillon on ski touring

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The summit of the Col de Châtillon is located on the ridge above the village of Les Diablerets and the Pays-d’Enhaut. You can choose the variation most appealing to you: Either via the challenging route over the large ridge to the summit of Châtillon or slightly less exposed up via the Col de Tarent and then over the east ridge.

The hike begins in the village of l'Etivaz, capital of the alpine cheese L'Etivaz AOP. Start the hike with a gentle warm-up in the Eau Froide valley to the place called "Les Maulatreys". From "Les Maulatreys", start the climb with a fairly steep slope that leads you successively to the Fodéra and Lévanchy chalets. Then go around the Tête du Lévanchy from the east to reach the Lavaux mountain pasture and head into the combe de Châtillon. Just before the Col du Tarent, turn right and cross a fairly exposed slope above the rock bars (Be careful, especially if the snow is hard). Finish on the large summit slope. Finish the route with a moment of pure pleasure : the 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 transceiver, probe and shovel). If you are inexperienced, ask a mountain guide to lead you. PRACTICAL INFORMATION - Length : 14 km - Difference in altitude : 1530 m - Difficulty : AD - Accessible between December and April (subject to weather conditions) - Risk of avalanches. Consult the avalanche zones before setting off in the mountains (www.slf.ch) ACCESS - By car : free parking in the centre of the village of l'Etivaz - By bus : access by postal bus from Château-d'Œx and the Col des Mosses to l'Etivaz (stop "L'Etivaz, Maison de L'Etivaz")

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The summit of the Col de Châtillon is located on the ridge above the village of Les Diablerets and the Pays-d’Enhaut. You can choose the variation most appealing to you: Either via the challenging route over the large ridge to the summit of Châtillon or slightly less exposed up via the Col de Tarent and then over the east ridge.

The hike begins in the village of l'Etivaz, capital of the alpine cheese L'Etivaz AOP. Start the hike with a gentle warm-up in the Eau Froide valley to the place called "Les Maulatreys". From "Les Maulatreys", start the climb with a fairly steep slope that leads you successively to the Fodéra and Lévanchy chalets. Then go around the Tête du Lévanchy from the east to reach the Lavaux mountain pasture and head into the combe de Châtillon. Just before the Col du Tarent, turn right and cross a fairly exposed slope above the rock bars (Be careful, especially if the snow is hard). Finish on the large summit slope. Finish the route with a moment of pure pleasure : the 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 transceiver, probe and shovel). If you are inexperienced, ask a mountain guide to lead you. PRACTICAL INFORMATION - Length : 14 km - Difference in altitude : 1530 m - Difficulty : AD - Accessible between December and April (subject to weather conditions) - Risk of avalanches. Consult the avalanche zones before setting off in the mountains (www.slf.ch) ACCESS - By car : free parking in the centre of the village of l'Etivaz - By bus : access by postal bus from Château-d'Œx 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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