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Saanen - Les Rodomonts (1878 M.a.s.l)

Ski Touring · Saanen
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Low-lying peak in peaceful and calming surroundings above Saanen and Rougemont.
moderate
Distance 5.4 km
2:13 h
919 m
51 m
1,878 m
1,010 m
The route starts in the village of Saanen and leads via Unterbort to the Grischbach valley. The tour continues through the forest and along the road, which is not passable in winter, via the points Pont de la Scie and Recardets to Sassalas d'en Bas. There you leave the road in a westerly direction and the real climb begins. During the ascent you pass several alpine huts until you reach the summit at 1878 meters above sea level.

The descent leads either along the ascent track or southwest via Pra Borni, Le Leyti and Grans Plans down to Rougemont.

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Destination Gstaad
Update: December 15, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,878 m
Lowest point
1,010 m
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Cardinal direction
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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

Saanen (1011 M.a.s.l) (1,010 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'586'320E 1'148'608N
DD
46.488648, 7.260473
DMS
46°29'19.1"N 7°15'37.7"E
UTM
32T 366495 5149812
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Destination

Les Rodomonts (1878 M.a.s.l)

Turn-by-turn directions

Saanen - Unterbort - Recardets - Les Pingaires - Les Rodomonts

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Saanen, Train Station

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" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines. 

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

Parking

There are several parking facilities in the village of Saanen:

Parking Zentrum, Bahnhofplatz, Märetplatz, Pfrundmätteli or Floraplatz.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'586'320E 1'148'608N
DD
46.488648, 7.260473
DMS
46°29'19.1"N 7°15'37.7"E
UTM
32T 366495 5149812
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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

Wildstrubel

1:50'000

ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-20263-1

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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
  • 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
moderate
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
2:13 h
Ascent
919 m
Descent
51 m
Highest point
1,878 m
Lowest point
1,010 m
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