453 Parcours Col du Mollendruz–Châtel
453 Parcours Col du Mollendruz–Châtel

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours Col du Mollendruz–Châtel

Parcours Col du Mollendruz–Châtel

Col du Mollendruz–Col du Mollendruz

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Parcours Col du Mollendruz–Châtel

Parcours Col du Mollendruz–Châtel

At the top of the Col du Mollendruz, starting from the Nordic Sport shop, this trail takes you to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Vaud Jura: Croix de Châtel at 1,432m.
At the far end of the main Col du Mollendruz car park, the Nordic Sport shop is the starting point of one of the most popular snowshoe trails in the Vallée de Joux. For the first few hundred metres, the trail follows a forest path, then takes you through an impressive forest ending at the Combe à la Neige (between the “toblerones”, former military fortifications). From here, the path climbs steeply between forests and pastures to the top of Châtel and its imposing metal cross. Your efforts are rewarded with a unique view encompassing the whole Alpine range.

Return via the Combe à la Neige back down to the winter snack bar at the Chalet du Mollendruz. After enjoying the warmth and cosiness of the chalet, there’s only a gentle slope of 900m back to the starting point at the Col du Mollendruz.
At the top of the Col du Mollendruz, starting from the Nordic Sport shop, this trail takes you to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Vaud Jura: Croix de Châtel at 1,432m.
At the far end of the main Col du Mollendruz car park, the Nordic Sport shop is the starting point of one of the most popular snowshoe trails in the Vallée de Joux. For the first few hundred metres, the trail follows a forest path, then takes you through an impressive forest ending at the Combe à la Neige (between the “toblerones”, former military fortifications). From here, the path climbs steeply between forests and pastures to the top of Châtel and its imposing metal cross. Your efforts are rewarded with a unique view encompassing the whole Alpine range.

Return via the Combe à la Neige back down to the winter snack bar at the Chalet du Mollendruz. After enjoying the warmth and cosiness of the chalet, there’s only a gentle slope of 900m back to the starting point at the Col du Mollendruz.
7 km | 1 Stage
380 m | 380 m
3 h 35 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Mollendruz, col
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 30th of March.

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.
Direction of the signposting
This route is only signposted in clockwise direction.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.nordicsport.ch
Snow shoe trekking in Swiss parks
This trail is located in the Parc Jura vaudois.
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Contact

Vallée de Joux Tourisme
Rue du Centre Sportif 1
1347 Le Sentier
Tel. +41 (0)21 845 17 77
info@valleedejoux.ch
www.myvalleedejoux.ch

Services

Places of interest

Jura Vaudois Nature Park
Jura Vaudois Nature Park
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization