The Hauts-Forts are the highest mountains of the french Prealps of the Chablais
Situated in the extreme south of this massive, near the higher mountains of the Haut-Giffre and the Dents du Midi they are less dominant than the 34 meters lower Mont de Grange and Cornettes de Bise, the second highest peaks of the Chablais.
The 2,5 km long crest of the Hauts-Forts spreads from the western Col du Pic à Talon to the eastern Col du Fornet between Pointe de Ressachaux (2173 m) and Pointe du Fornet (2300 m).
North and south face of the mountain have complete different aspects : in the south face you are usually alone to climb, on the contrary the north face is colonized by the cable cars of the ski resort Avoriaz located beneath.
Start point to the Hauts-Forts is Morzine.
To get to Morzine :
- By car
Morzine is 600 km from Paris, 807 km from Lille, 200 km from Lyon, 996 km from London, 848 km from Brussels et 1042 from Amsterdam. Highway exit : Cluses (A 40) at 35 km from Morzine
- By train
Stations in Cluses or Thonon-les-Bains. Daily TGV to Cluses, saturday and sunday to Thonon.
Reservations : www.voyages-sncf.com.
Bus transfers : tel 04 50 79 15 69.
- By plane
Airport Geneva at 80 km from Morzine. Flights with Easy Jet and Swiss Internationnal Air Lines.
Reservations on : www.easyjet.com et www.swiss.com.
Airport Annecy at 65 km from Morzine.
No red tape
Park fees in Avoriaz
When To Climb
from june to october
in winter interesting ski tours
- Normal route from Le Crêt (Manche valley near Morzine) : 4 h - walk-up - gradient 1366 m
- From Avoriaz over the east ridge : easy but exposed climbing on the ridge : 2,5 hours - gradient 700 m
- From Col du Fornet : difficult
CampingCamping in Morzine
"Les Marmottes" Camping
Tel : 04 50 75 74 44
Fax : 04 50 75 74 44
Email : email@example.com
Hôtel Les Mines d'Or
Vallée de la Manche
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 79 03 60
Mountain conditionsMeteo Morzine
Maps and Books
- Map : IGN Top 25 n° 3528 est
- Book : Entre Léman et Mont-Blanc - Edisud - Pierre Millon
Avoriaz, the ski resort near the Hauts-Forts
Avoriaz, the resort claded in wood
Residences and chalets covered with a wooden layer of red cedar shingle tiles that become gently enveloped by the snow,
Roofs that follow the angle of the slopes, in a perfect harmony of moutain and modern design, because right angles do not exist in nature,
Sloping sides to make the sky seem closer ...
Link to Avoriaz
Trophée des Hauts-Forts : the ski-mountaineering raceInformations about the race