“LE COL DE LA GRANDE CASSE” FROM THE HAMLET OF LES FONTANETTES
10 October 2022/in Our ski tours in Savoie/by Bastien
9 May 2016
A beautiful hike in order to ski this Saturday, May 7th from the hamlet of Les Fontanettes to the Col de La Grande Casse.
“Le Col de La Grande Casse” (3091 m) from the hamlet of Les Fontanettes.
Map: IGN TOP25 3534 OT Les Trois Vallées – Modane & IGN TOP25 3633 ET Tignes – Val d’Isère
Departure altitude: 1650m
Arrival altitude: 3091m
Elevation gain: 1441m
Distance: 8km (4,98 miles)
Description of the route:
From the parking at Fontanettes, go up the ski slopes and join the Chalet Refuge des Barmettes.
Cross the torrent of Glière. Continue in the valley leading to the “Chalets de la Glière” then to the “Lac des Vaches”.
Exit route Col de la Vanoise, and go NE to cross the moraine of the glacier of the Grande Casse. Follow the glacier in its center to the pass.