Visiting La Loutse

Winter trip to Ovronnaz

If you adore snow-covered landscapes, whether you’re a newcomer or highly experienced, this winter trip is perfect for you!

Whether cross-country skiing, on snowshoes or hiking, the route takes you up the mountains around Ovronnaz to the ‘Buvette de Loutse’ restaurant. 
The route starts in Tourbillon high above the resort of Ovronnaz. The groomed path heads towards Patiers, a small village up above Mayens-de-Chamoson. Follow it for 1 km and then turn left at the fork to start the ascent. The trail winds through the forest before reaching ‘La Croix de Loutse’. 

From ‘La Croix de Loutse’, the view opens up over the alpine pastures, revealing the ‘Haut de Cry’ range and a final push takes you up to the ‘Buvette de Loutse’ restaurant.  You can enjoy a welcome rest on its terrace, as well as some speciality dishes of Valais. If you look carefully, you’ll see the Rhône Valley in all its majesty. 

The descent from the restaurant is quite steep in places. It passes through the forest before taking you back to Tourbillon.

Two marked trails especially for snowshoes lead to La Loutse, passing through Patiers and ascending directly through the forest and the alpine pastures. 

Journey Details

Duration 2 hours
Difficulty medium
Distance 5.4 Kilometres
Altitude difference 322 Metres

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

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Timetable / travel information

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For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. 0848 40 20 40

Bicycle transport

No bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is not guaranteed in the Postbus

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
West sector
Avenue de la Gare 6
1401 Avenue de la Gare 6