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Le Sommet des Diablerets (3210 M.a.s.l)

Ski Touring · Bernese Alps
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Short but demanding ski tour in the glacier area with a panoramic summit at 3210 meters above sea level.
difficult
Distance 3.3 km
1:14 h
374 m
64 m
3,210 m
2,837 m
To start the tour, take the cable car from the Col du Pillon to the Scex Rouge mountain station. From there you ski down to the Col de Prapio and then put on your ski skins. The ascent starts along the winter hiking trail or the ski slope to the top station of the lift on the upper part of the Glacier de Tsanfleuron. After another small ascent, a fixed rope passage follows to the Col du Dôme. For this section, it's a case of tying your skis onto your backpack. Afterwards, we descend over a small cornice and climb slightly over the glacier to the summit. The ascent is rewarded with a magnificent panorama.

The descent is first over the glacier along the ascent route and then over the steep, somewhat exposed southern mountainsides below "Le Dôme" back to the ski area (however, this variant is not recommended in hard conditions). You can either return to the Col du Pillon by cable car or choose the slope descent that takes you - with an intermediate chairlift ascent - to the valley in Reusch.

Author’s recommendation

Peak Walk by Tissot: Visit the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. The suspension bridge is located at the Scex Rouge mountain station.
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Update: December 18, 2020
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Highest point
3,210 m
Lowest point
2,837 m
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Safety information

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Tips and hints

Further ski tours can be found under the following link:

https://www.gstaad.ch/en/winter/skiing-snowboarding/ski-tours.html

Start

Scex Rouge (2944 M.a.s.l) (2,901 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'582'056E 1'130'546N
DD
46.326068, 7.205641
DMS
46°19'33.8"N 7°12'20.3"E
UTM
32T 361877 5131841
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Destination

Le Sommet des Diablerets (3210 M.a.s.l)

Turn-by-turn directions

Scex Rouge – Col de Prapio – Le Dôme – Le Sommet des Diablerets

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Col du Pillon, Glacier 3000 (Bus)

Getting there

The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the “MOB” (Montrex-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines.

Glacier 3000 can be reached from Gstaad by bus or by car.  

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

Parking

Parking Cable car station Glacier 3000

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'582'056E 1'130'546N
DD
46.326068, 7.205641
DMS
46°19'33.8"N 7°12'20.3"E
UTM
32T 361877 5131841
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Berner Oberland: Zwischen Gstaad und Meiringen. 50 Skitouren. (Rother Skitourenführer)

ISBN: 978-3-763-35922-6

Author’s map recommendations

St-Maurice

1:50'000

ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-20272-3

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Equipment

We recommend
  • Ski touring equipment: touring ski-boots, touring skis with touring bindings, ski poles, skins, ski crampons
  • Climbing harness
  • Avalanche transeiver
  • Backpack, shovel, probe
  • Glacier equipement
  • Warm weatherproof clothing
  • Warm gloves and warm hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Warm drinks
  • Snack (high energy foods such as chocolate, dried fruit etc.)

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
1:14 h
Ascent
374 m
Descent
64 m
Highest point
3,210 m
Lowest point
2,837 m
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