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Snowhoeing over the Ballon d'Alsace

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Map / Snowhoeing over the Ballon d'Alsace
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4-day snowshoehike with start and end in Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle.
easy
38.4 km
15:36 h
1978 m
1978 m
  • Day 1: Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle to Chalet du Plain du Canon (unmanned hut of the French Alpine Club, reservation required because it is closed)
  • Day 2: Chalet du Plain du Canon via Ballon de Servance to Ballon d'Alsace
  • Day 3: Ballon d'Alsace via Col des Mineurs to Chalet des Bluets
  • Day 4: Chalet des Bluets to  Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Altitude
1241 m
554 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Exposition
NESW

Safety information

No avalanche equipment necessary on this route. Because of corniches at the eastern side of Ballon d'Alsace, we could no descent directly to Col de Ronde Tête and had to do a detour. A few days before a deadly avalanche accident took place at the Ballon d'Alsace.

Equipment

Snowshoes necessary, from a height of 900m the snow stays. Below it fastly melts. January and february are the months with the highest chance for snow.

Start

Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle (554 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.859364 N 6.825514 E
UTM
32T 337356 5302958

Destination

Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle is reachable by bus from the railway station in Remiremont. Trains run from Nancy and Paris to Remiremont.

Getting there

By bus or car.

Parking

There is a free parking at the church of Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle, the startpoint of this tour.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Almost the whole route is found on IGN-maps (1:25.000): 3619 OT ‘Bussang – La Bresse’. There is a small section not covered by the map and on 3520 ET ‘Ballon d’Alsace’ but you can also print this part on https://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
38.4 km
Duration
15:36 h
Ascent
1978 m
Descent
1978 m
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