This challenging downhill itinerary starts at the top of the Croix de Culet cable car and skirts the ski slopes for the hike back down to Champéry.
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. Pass the Chez Coquoz Restaurant, then take the path into the forest between the bottom station of the Planachaux chairlift and the top of the Grand Paradis chairlift.
Turn left and follow the road to the bend in the Grand Paradis chairlift. With the spectacular panorama of the Ruan Massif and the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches mountain ranges before you, continue on your way, following the sign posts for trail #13.
At the junction of trails #13 and #14, on the Barmette path, continue to the Chalet du Pont. 200m further on, under the Grand Paradis chairlift, leave the forest by a steep path and take the Parses Road. From here, take off your snowshoes and follow the Rochats path to your right. Take the pedestrian path back to the village.
Best time of year
- Public WC
- Car park
CHF 15.- / adult
CHF 8.- / child (6-15 years)
Start and finish at Croix de Culet (top of the cable car).