Login or Sign Up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland/Mollendruz to Châtel
 
Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland/Mollendruz to Châtel Picture
Sunday, January 13th, 2019 @ 10:30
Nordic Sport Shop, Col du Mollendruz, NOT IN, Lausanne
 
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 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. This is one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Vaud Jura: Croix de Châtel at 1,432m.

We will return via the Combe à la Neige back down to the winter snack bar at the Chalet du Mollendruz. https://www.buvette-alpage.ch/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.

Length | 7 km
Ascents | Descents | 360 m | 360 m
Hiking time | 4 h 30 min
Difficulty | T2 (medium/easy)

What to bring:
Snowshoes and poles
Water, snacks and a picnic

One can rent snowshoes and poles at the Nordic Sport Shop at the Col du Mollendruz: http://www.nordicsport.ch/accueil/

We can car pool if enough driver sign up. If not we will take the 8:51 train leaving Lausanne from platform 6, arriving in Morges at 9:03. From Morges we will take bus 733 arriving at the Col du Mollendruz at 10:06. We will return to Lausanne with bus 733 leaving the Col du Mollendruz at either 16:07 or 16:49.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a guide thus we will all be snowshoeing under our own responsibility.
Photos (18)
Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland/Mollendruz to Châtel Photo
 
Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland/Mollendruz to Châtel Photo
 
Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland/Mollendruz to Châtel Photo
 
Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland/Mollendruz to Châtel Photo
 
Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland/Mollendruz to Châtel Photo
 
Notifications

 
 
 
Post Member Activity or Event Announcement
I Want to Post a:
  Member Activity
I'm inviting other people to do something together with me.
ex: sports, eating out, travel, social get togethers...
  Event Announcement / Commercial Event
I want to announce / promote an event or happening
ex: parties, promotions, charity events, seminars...
If you are not sure where your post belongs, please contact the site admin for help.
 
Feedback Form