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Snowshoe hike La Zeu

Snow shoe hiking

This pleasant snowshoe hike leads you into the forest for a moment of tranquillity, isolated from the world and yet so close. La Zeu means forest in local dialect.




2h 40m

Variation in altitude


Level of difficulty


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At the arrival of the Veysonnaz and Ours gondolas, a lift takes you directly down to the top of the Inalpe ski lift and thus avoids the stream of skiers. You can find the path just below here, on the left. The l'Inalpe and Les Drus lifts still have to be crossed. At the crossroads with the Chemin des Chottes, the Zeu path continues downhill along the Drus ski slope, through the powder snow.
The path then enters the Forêt Noire on a pleasant downhill stretch, then a long, peaceful, flat section leads you back to the Piste des Mayens. This is followed by a double crossing of the Piste des Mayens: the objective is the Forêt de l'Ours, into which you enter via a small, well-protected footpath.

The uphill section towards Thyon is wilder and winds through the lush forêt de l'Ours. Enjoy these moments of harmony with nature away from human activity. A new trail crossing, the legendary piste de l'Ours this time, reminds you that Man is not so far away, before plunging back into the forest. Human activity is more present here, but well integrated into the ecosystem. The itinerary then crosses the Thyon 2000 road twice, as well as the water pipeline. At the edge of the forest, you can enjoy a stunning view over the Dent Blanche and the Matterhorn. What a superb reward !

Be careful when crossing the ski slopes.

Useful information

Access by Veysonnaz gondola or l'Ours gondola
Snowshoe hikes are signposted in pink.
Be careful : while crossing the piste de l'Ours, ski races may hamper your progress. Please check with us before setting out.

On the way

Veysonnaz Gondola

Ski lifts


Towns & villages

Restaurant Le Mont-Rouge Veysonnaz


Restaurant La Combyre


Gouilly d'en haut

Natural site

Bar le Tipi

Bars & nightclubs

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