11. Croix de Culet – Chaupalin

Champéry

Easy
4.4km
225m    225m
2:0
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This trail winds in-between the ski slopes, offering unobstructed views of the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches mountains and perfect snow conditions throughout the season.

Start your hike at the top of the Croix de Culet cable car, walking downhill between the cable car building and the Planachaux chairlift arrival station to find the pink Start flag.

Continue downhill, following the snowshoe signs to turn right and cross the Planachaux ski slope (Beware of skiers!). When you reach the restaurant Refuge du Chaudron, continue straight on in front of the restaurant and the drag lift arrival station. The trail will head downhill and curve around the left edge of the reservoir.

Follow the #11 signs towards the place called Chaupalin, where you can refuel with something tasty at the picturesque Chez Yoyo et Jiby restaurant. From here, you can also feast your eyes on a splendid panorama overlooking Les Crosets and including the Dents du Midi (3257m), the Ruan massif (3220m) and the Dents Blanches (2760m).

Return to the Croix de Culet along the same route.

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Accessibility

Prestations

Equipments
  • Public WC
  • Parking

Prices

Cable Car of Champéry - Croix-de-Culet (round trip) :
CHF 22.- / adult
CHF 11.- / child (6-15 years)

Cable-car Parking : CHF 5.-/day in Winter.

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Location

Croix-de-CuletCH - 1874ChampérySuisse
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Departure and arrival from the Croix-de-Culet (top of the cable car).

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