Itinérary The Crow circuit (tour du Corbeau), or loop of the fox (sentier du renard), is an French-Swiss route of 6 kilometers.
It includes slopes more or less marked and is reserved for good snowshoe walkers.
The departure can be done from the restaurant of Corbeau, located under the chairlift of the same name. The path in the forest joins France, in the area of Sur le Bord, and then the Mouille lake (lac de la Mouille), with a breathtaking view of the valley of Abondance. Continue to the top of the Super Châtel gondola and then on the nordic path to arrive at Conche lake (lac de Conche) and its chalet. The trail then goes to Chalet Neuf and climbs to Portes de Culet, a pass offering an exceptional panorama of the Dents du Midi, the Vaudois and Valais Alps, as well as Mont Blanc. On the way down, you will walk througt an unspoiled and completely natural area. You will cross the Culet and Ecotis ski lifts. Continue down to the Têtes area and the Corbeau restaurant.
– Variant from the Corbeau chairlift: go down on about 300m to find the path that crosses the Ecotis ski-lift. From there, follow the main loop in the direction of Portes de Culet – lac de Conche – Super Châtel – Sur le Bord – Corbeau restaurant.
– Variant from Super Châtel gondola: from the arrival of the gondola, follow the nordic path to Conche lake (lac de Conche). At the chalet named “chalet de Conche”, and after a small loop in the forest, you can continue on the loop towards Chalet Neuf and the Portes de Culet pass, or go back to the gondola.
– Variant from Pas de Morgins pass: departure from the car park. The path starts from the other side of the road (cross with caution), in the forest by a slight descent. To the first forest exit, continue on the forest trail on your right and start a rather steep climb to Sur le Bord. After several laces, the path passes nearby from the alpine chalet of Sur le Bord before arriving at the culmination located some hundreds meters away. After admiring the view, you can return to starting point by retracing your steps, or go to the Mouille lake (lac de la Mouille).
Best time of year
Accessible according to climatic conditions and outside the risky period. Please contact the Tourist Office in advance to find out the conditions of access at the time.
Subject to snow conditions.
- Pets welcome