Arolla Ski Touring
- Route 1: Fontanesses, the athletic route
This route will lead you onto a
short section of the legendary Patrouille des Glaciers route, a cult
event among ski mountaineering racers.
The path follows the blue ski slope of Arolla and offers a 874m height gain. Ideal as a training session for every ski tourer!
Departure point: Skilift les Fontanesses
Arrival point: Altitude Restaurant of les Fontanelles
Lenght: 4.5 km
Time approx: 1h30-2h30
High above Arolla you’ll have to stop to take in
a breathtaking view over the nearby summits; from the Aiguille de la
Tza to the Vignettes glacier, a succession of snowy peaks and séracs
lead all the way up to the Pigne d’Arolla, at 3780m! Enjoy!
Departure point: old Guitza Skilift
Arrival point: Restaurant les Fontanesses
Lenght: 5.3 km