Col de Cordon
From the ski resort of Sommand, many summer hikes are possible in winter. For a discovery of the snowshoe outing, I propose the Col de Cordon that is an easy and safe route. One hour is necessary to climb the 230 m of gain depending on the snow conditions. The altitude of arrival (1,636 m) allows observing a breathtaking panorama, notably on Crête des Rasses located on the other side.
- Difficulty: Very Easy
- Altitude: 1,636 m
- Ascent: 1 hour 00 min
- Descent: 0 hour 40 min
- Elevation Gain: 240 meters
- Round-trip: 3.0 km
- Map: IGN 3429 ET
Park at the parking lot of the ski resort of Sommand above Mieussy, and take the road of the Col de la Ramaz. After about 200 m, turn left towards the chalets. The trail for the Col de Cordon begins just behind.
GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 46.164713, 6.551926
Follow the signs to a chalet where you will have to turn left in the direction of the forest. Walk past the last firs and take frankly left. After a steep-sided passage, the Col de Cordon is in sight; A short climb reaches it in about ten minutes.
Note the unmarked route that reaches Pointe de Rovagne (to do when the snow is thick, as the ground is abrupt).
Take the same path as described above.
Photos of the Col de Cordon
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