Cross-country skiing

Activities

Tourbillon-Chou

This moderately tricky circuit is designed for both classic and skating cross-country skiing. It connects Tourbillon to the hamlet of Chou and runs along a gently sloping forest track.

Step into a pair of skis at the Tourbillon Nordic Centre. The forest circuit, designed for classic and skating cross-country skiing, leads you up the slope to Lui Teise. The trail is somewhat uneven, with several lovely views of Ovronnaz that play hide-and-seek between the trees. The handful of chalets at Lui Teise bask in the sun and look out toward the start of the chairlift and toward the Petit Muveran. Please note that this stretch of the itinerary is also intended for use by pedestrians. The trail then plunges into the forest, reaching the picnic sites at Plan Passé and then continuing towards Chou. One can glimpse the village through the trees, and the view then opens up onto the hamlet of Chou, nestled at the foot of the Seya. The return journey follows the same itinerary. Please note that after Lui Teise, the route may be temporarily closed due to the risk of avalanche, so make sure to ask before starting this circuit.

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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the Tourbillon Nordic Centre, this cross-country ski trail leads through the heart of the woods following the Petite Corniche forest track to Lui Teise. This first stretch of the itinerary is also intended for people on foot: please be careful! You can also leave the route and return to the car parks at the exit of the village of Ovronnaz on the way to the chairlift. The second part of the route is restricted to cross-country skiers and leads to Plan Passé, following the same forest road that leads to the charming hamlet of Chou. The return trip follows the same route.

Start: Tourbillon (1415 m)
Destination: Tourbillon (1359 m)

Author's recommendation

This cross-country track is also used by people on foot (Tourbillon - Lui Teise). Please be careful and courteous along the circuit.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1492 m 1359 m

  • Ascent

    209 m

  • Descent

    265 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 3 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

From Sion or Martigny, catch the bus to the "Ovronnaz, Chevalley" stop. From there, it takes about ten minutes on foot to reach the Tourbillon car park, the starting point of the hike.

Approach

Exit the A9 motorway at exit n° 24 "Riddes-Leytron-Chamoson" and follow the signs to Leytron and then Ovronnaz.

Parking

Tourbillon (free)

Equipment

Cross-country skiing equipment.

Safety information

By snowfall, gradual opening of the cross-country ski trails.

Additional information

https://www.ovronnaz.ch/en/activities/cross-country-skiing