Movement track Mayens de l'Ours - Thyon
This pleasant and demanding climb takes you through the majestic forêt de l’Ours to Thyon. Most of the itinerary is along forest tracks.
- Accessible by public transport
The start of the Movement Track is at the bottom of the Piste de l'Ours, to the left of the gondola departure station. The very first part zigzags along the edge of the ski slope, then quickly joins the forest track which takes you leisurely to Gouilly d'en Bas. A little higher up, the path becomes narrower for a few hundred metres before returning to a wide, slightly uphill slope.
From Gouilly d'en Haut, the path becomes a little more technical and wild with some uphill stretches, dotted with natural obstacles. The bypass of the Thyon 2000 road, along the piste de l'Ours may cause some difficulties and sometimes requires a conversion before returning into the forest. The following part is magnificent in the high wooded pastures, until you leave the forest at the top of the Piste de l'Ours.
This ski touring itinerary requires good physical fitness to climb the 650 metres of positive altitude difference.
The wildlife's habitat must be protected, which is why it is important to guide hikers along marked trails that are approved by the forestry authorities. In order to respect this logic, the ski slopes are used for the way back down.
Movement tracks are only open during the operating hours of the lifts. They are not protected against dangers such as avalanches or grooming machines with winches once the facilities are closed.
*The ski touring itineraries are signposted and safe. However, you are entirely responsible for the use of these itineraries, so be sure to assess the risks.
*Before setting off, check the snow conditions, the weather and the opening times of the itinerary
*The descent is forbidden by the uphill itinerary. On arrival, it is recommended to descend via the ski slopes
*The forest is a quiet area for wildlife, stay on the marked trails and follow the itineraries.