Col de Chassoure

Col de Chassoure

Col de Chassoure is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.739m (8,986ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Entremont in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

The trail to the top is extreme. It’s very narrow. It can be closed anytime due the snow. The trail to the top starts in Verbier. It’s very steep with sudden loose-gravel breaks. The road is winding, in some places only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. Words can’t describe the road and pictures don’t do it justice. It’s roughly 240 vertical metres higher than the highest paved road. It’s at the top of a ski lift.  This route has it all: plenty of hairpins, a crazy tunnel, several other cols on the way up, a few super high alpine lakes, and …… a giant stork. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Pic: Donovan Cretegny

 

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