This pleasant and rather challenging itinerary through the forest and alpine pastures takes you from Ovronnaz to Jorasse, and offers lovely views of the village and its surrounding mountains.
Distance 4 km
Starting from the village of Ovronnaz, take the road to the chairlift, then continue to the cantonal sports centre. The path that is marked for snowshoers leads you to the foot of the Muverans. The challenge swiftly becomes apparent as you climb up through a thick forest until the Odonne mountain pasture, overshadowed by the Seya. The slope then becomes steadier, gradually revealing mountains such as Pointe de Chemo, Six Armaille, Pointe d'Aufalle and, naturally, Muverans. The trail often cuts across the ski slopes, so caution is required. The ascent continues, with alternating flat sections and hairpin bends, until you reach the Bougnonne mountain pasture, which during the summer welcomes approximately 100 cows. Just one more push and you’ll reach the lower slopes of the ski area, where the Jorasse restaurant and its panoramic terrace will provide a refreshing break and a magnificent view of the Valais Alps.
The trail intersects the Ovronnaz ski slopes several times and skirts the ski slopes for about 800 metres. You also have the option of using the Jorasse chairlift to ascend or descend.
Update: August 17, 2021
Rest StopRestaurant Jorasse
Safety informationThe terrain varies considerably depending on sun exposure and temperature. The trail cuts across several avalanche chutes. It is crucial to obtain information from the ski lift operators. Grooming is not always assured. The itinerary may be closed owing to avalanche risk.
Tips and hints
The Jorasse restaurant is open whenever the resort’s ski lifts are operational.
Téléovronnaz : firstname.lastname@example.org +41 27 306 35 53
Getting thereExit the A9 motorway at exit n° 24 "Riddes-Leytron-Chamoson" and follow signs to Leytron and then Ovronnaz.
ParkingChairlift parking lot.
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Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentSturdy footwear and walking sticks are recommended. Crampons or snowshoes may be necessary.
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