VerticAlp Emosson (Closed in 2022)
Unfortunately, all three VerticAlp facilities will be closed during the summer of 2022. However, a replacement bus will allow you to get from Le Châtelard to Emosson Dam during the summer season.
The mountain trains running between Châtelard and Emosson are truly enjoyable rail experiences. Take the funicular from Le Châtelard to Château d’Eau. At an incline of 87%, this little train is the steepest two-track funicular in the world! After this, transfer to the small-gauge train, rattling along the mountainside on 60-centimetre tracks to the Emosson dam. Only visitors with no vertigo should look downward. Instead focus on the spectacular panorama and the views to the mighty Mont Blanc. Now take the Minifunic (a type of lift) which leads straight up on a rail. This is a true funicular safari!