From the Grandes Platières cable car Forum take the GR 96 variante on the way to Platé. At the col du Colonney, follow GR96 direction of Platé. You enter to the Désert de Platé, a natural classified site. At the Col de Portette, the Platé Refuge is below, on the right.You will reach Sales and its refuge through "Châteaux de Cran" mountains by the col de Portette. Enjoy the view on the Désert de Platé and Combe de Sales.On the way down the col de Portette stay on the GR96 to reach the Grand Pré and the refuge de Sales.You are about to leave the refuge de Sales, take the path on the left on the way to the Combe des Foges. Walk up to Verdets. Now walk down to Flaine by the col Pelouse following the GR96.