This itinerary passes through the iconic Portes du Soleil pass, the highly symbolic geographical link between France and Switzerland, and from which the vast Portes du Soleil recreational area took its name over 50 years ago.
Water pointLiftFood stopVal d'Illiez - Les Crosets - Champoussin
From the summit of the Mossette chairlift, take the trail downhill towards the Portes de l'Hiver pass (2096m), continuing on to the Col des Portes du Soleil (1950m). Take the path on your right and continue downhill, towards Les Crosets, until you reach the area called Vaillime. At the junction (1807m), turn right and follow the path that passes underneath the Mossettes chairlift to the Chaux Palin Restaurant. Just before the restaurant, at 1844m, turn right under the Grande Conche chairlift and climb the path that leads back to the summit of Grande Conche. From here, follow the ridge to your starting point at the top of Mossettes.