Arp de Jeux
Difficulties:E - Excursionist
from 01/01 to 30/04
Departure:Ronc - Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses (1755 mt.)
Arrival:Arp du Jeux (1970 mt.)
Difference in level:215 mt.
Duration going there:1h45
Duration coming back:1h00
How to get there
Aosta Est highway exit. Follow the directions for the Gran San Bernardo tunnel. Continue to Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses. After the old highway exit, continue until you can turn right for the Crevacol lifts and drive to the end of the large parking lot.
There are some snow show routes in Coumba Freida, marked with specific signposts (shaped like snow shoes). The route described here starts from Ronc and follows Ru d’Arc to Chantel, back-tracking along a slope to the sunny Arp du Jeux.
Description of the route
Proceed West along the slightly ascending snow-covered slope, leaving the covered road to the Gran San Bernard tunnel on your left. When you reach the slope that returns to the Crévacol lifts, continue straight until you enter the wide snow-covered Plan Praz pasture. You’ll find the track marked by specific signs on your right: turn, practically reversing your steps, and continue along Ru d’Arc. The route is flat passing under the beautiful Henvy house and, just after a left turn, you cross a steeper segment (the only difficult one) which returns to the easy route that quickly leads to the Chantel desot buildings. Enter the woods until you find another slope: turn left and cross a pleasant wooded section. After exiting the woods, you’ll find the Chantel damon houses standing on a short plain. Re-enter the woods and start the gentle ascent among the larch trees full of lichens. When you reach the slope, cross it and follow the signs for the bar. The route ends with an ascent out of the woods to the Arp du Jeux pastures (1970 m) just in front of the ski slopes.
Return back down the route up or climb straight down to the valley floor until you reach the route you took up, following it to the parking lot.