561 Piste Villars–Col de la Croix
561 Piste Villars–Col de la Croix

Cross-country skiing

Piste Villars–Col de la Croix

Piste Villars–Col de la Croix

Villars-sur-Ollon–Villars-sur-Ollon

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Piste Villars–Col de la Croix

Piste Villars–Col de la Croix

This cross-country skiing trail overlooking Villars will take you along the Gryonne river to the top of the Col de la Croix. From this high point, you continue along the Gryon sector via La Place or head down towards Les Frasses via Le Luissalet.
Overlooking Villars, in the heart of the Vaud Alps, Roches-Grises will be the starting point of your tour. Throughout the climb, you’ll alternate between forests and winter landscapes on the road climbing up the Col de la Croix to Les Diablerets.

The trail will take you through various wild areas, finally arriving at the high point of the Col de la Croix, at 1,776m. Near here are the spectacular Gypsum Pyramids, sedimentary geological structures that have been eroded over time by water and wind.

If you want to prolong the delights of skiing, try the Coufin trail and its various alternatives which will take you to Gryon, amongst other places.
This cross-country skiing trail overlooking Villars will take you along the Gryonne river to the top of the Col de la Croix. From this high point, you continue along the Gryon sector via La Place or head down towards Les Frasses via Le Luissalet.
Overlooking Villars, in the heart of the Vaud Alps, Roches-Grises will be the starting point of your tour. Throughout the climb, you’ll alternate between forests and winter landscapes on the road climbing up the Col de la Croix to Les Diablerets.

The trail will take you through various wild areas, finally arriving at the high point of the Col de la Croix, at 1,776m. Near here are the spectacular Gypsum Pyramids, sedimentary geological structures that have been eroded over time by water and wind.

If you want to prolong the delights of skiing, try the Coufin trail and its various alternatives which will take you to Gryon, amongst other places.
13 km | 1 Stage
420 m | 420 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Villars-sur-Ollon, La Roche
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.
Snow report
Latest information on the snow situation:
www.diablerets.ch

Hints

Ski rental
More information the rental of cross-country ski equipment:
www.villars-diablerets.ch
Cross-country ski trail pass
More information about the local cross-country ski trail pass:
www.villars-diablerets.ch

Contact

Office du Tourisme de Villars
Avenue Centrale 140
1884 Villars-sur-Ollon
Tel. +41 (0)24 495 32 32
info@villars.ch
www.villars.ch

Services

Places

Villars-sur-Ollon / Gryon
Villars-sur-Ollon / Gryon
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Places of interest

Gypsum pyramids
Gypsum pyramids
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization