From the Grandes Platières cable car station, take the GR96 (variant), towards Platé. This path to the Col du Colonney winds through a vast mineral labyrinth known as “Le Grand Lapié”. At Le Col du Colonney, take the path on the left that leads you past a firn of little rock projections, to a large ridge: Les Grandes Platières. From Les Grandes Platières, follow the path that leads to Les Cols de Platé, then Pelouse. At the Col de Pelouse, return to Flaine via La Combe de Balacha.