Les Balcons de Valloire - itinéraire raquettes

Les Balcons de Valloire - itinéraire raquettes


This is a lovely, sunny snowshoe hike. It offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, especially the Aiguille Noire.

The downhill start is between the gondola and the Alp de Zélie restaurant. Further on, the trail climbs. After a short climb to warm up, this trail takes you off the beaten track to discover the Crey du Quart massif.
You'll then enjoy a long descent, alternating between forest passages and a balcony trail offering a breathtaking view over the valley.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

0 - Start at the top of the Crêt de la Brive gondola.
1: Turn right, between the gondola and the Alp de Zélie restaurant. The path is below the gondola.
2: Climb above the Crête chairlift and descend into the forest at the intersection with the panoramic path.
3: Turn left towards Poingt Rogereuil. Watch out for the piste crossing to reach the L'Edelweiss restaurant. You will pass the restaurant.
4: Arrive at l'Archaz, where you can take the shuttle bus, or count on about 30 minutes with your snowshoes off to reach Valloire by road.
to Valloire by road.


When hiking, a few things can make your experience more enjoyable and safer. Walking poles improve balance, crampons provide grip before you put on your snowshoes, and regular hydration is essential.

Carry a water bottle and snacks to keep your energy up. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and sunglasses. Equip yourself with a pair of gloves, warm socks and warm, waterproof pants.
Pack binoculars to add a touch of observation to your adventure.

Finally, check weather conditions and avalanche risks before setting off. Inform someone of your itinerary, as communication may be limited. These small adjustments will help you make the most of your getaway.

Les Balcons de Valloire - itinéraire raquettes

  • Prices

    • Free entry for children < 5 years, people > 75.

      Gondola access with pedestrian lift or valid ski pass.