Les Granges

Chamonix

Explore the beautiful forest of the Loriaz amid old farmhouses

Snow Shoeing Easy

Distance
3.2 km
Ascent
247 m
Descent
252 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
19˚
Les Granges Map

This snowshoe itinerary is of a medium difficulty and should take a party of average fitness roughly two hours. It makes for an excellent roundtrip through a quiet and secluded forest. The loop takes in 200 meters of vertical gain and loss. Starting from the parking in the hamlet of Le Couteray take the Loriaz forest track to Les Granges and follow the sign for Les Granges Nord. At an old sheep fold descend back left in the direction of Le Lay-Le Couteray.

Description

The forests you pass through on this route are wonderfully peaceful and it can be hard at times to remember that the bustle and noise of the main Chamonix valley are close by.

For those wanting to extend this trip significantly, it is possible to carry on up to the Chalets de Loriaz and descending from there but this option more than doubles the length of the trip.

Difficulty

Easy

Best time to visit

January, February, March

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