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ARÊTE DE LA SAULIRE – COL DU FRUIT

ARÊTE DE LA SAULIRE – COL DU FRUIT

Credit : Patrick Pachod - Courchevel Tourisme

Take the ski lifts up to the peak of La Saulire where the trail begins.

14 km
2 h 45 mn
max. 2687 m
min. 1752 m
1125 m
-1109 m
Styles : HikingBaladeMountain
Public : FamilySportsmenOccasional hikersExperienced hikers

Starting point

Rue du Forum
73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4153Lng : 6.6333
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From La Croisette

From La Croisette in Courchevel (1850), go up the ski lifts to La Saulire (cable car):
- Les Verdions ski lift followed by
- La Vizelle ski lift or La Saulire cable car (depending on which is open).

Buy your pass from the Courchevel Tourist Information kiosk.

Rue du Forum 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.415Lng : 6.6333
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Start of the trail

Go back down to the pass between the two peaks (Saulire and Vizelle) overlooking the entrance to the Combe de la Saulire. On Les Creux’s side, take the side path to Pas du Lac.

Unnamed Road 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.3834Lng : 6.61081
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Pas du Lac

Take a slight turn on the ski piste on the Méribel slope then take the left-hand path up through a rocky area to the top of Les Creux Noirs ski lift (45 minutes).

Unnamed Road 73120 Les allues
Lat : 45.3785Lng : 6.61001
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Les Creux Noirs chair lift

Go down La Saulire ridge between the two valleys to Col du Fruit.

Chemin des Gentianes 73550 Les allues
Lat : 45.3725Lng : 6.61203
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Col du Fruit

Take the path on the left to the steep slope down to the Lac des Creux.

Unnamed Road 73550 Les allues
Lat : 45.3628Lng : 6.61997
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Les Creux Lake

Walk along the wide mountainside path up to the old Les Creux mountain chalet. Fork left and continue up the path past the altiport.

Unnamed Road 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.3764Lng : 6.62365
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Altiport


This mountain airport was founded in 1961 by Michel Ziegler at an altitude of 2007m making it the first and highest landing strip in Europe with a clear runway all year round!

Go down to the mountain pasture to Courchevel’s first chalets. Return to the resort centre via the ski piste next to the Bellecôte ski lift.

Rue de l'Altiport 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.3956Lng : 6.63045
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Return to the resort centre

Once you reach the bottom of the Bellecôte piste, you’re back in the resort centre.

Rue de l'Église 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4146Lng : 6.63387
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