Track No. 5: Belvédère des Têtes

Track No. 5: Belvédère des Têtes

Level : Experienced skiers track
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Once you've arrived at the Chalet Nordique to purchase your Pass, the route continues towards the Belvédère du Pelvoux. 
  1. At the Belvédère du Pelvoux, the itinerary continues slightly straight ahead until it forks to the left to reach the Petites Têtes and climb into the larch forest.
  2. The route climbs steadily for around 1.4 km, reaching an intersection. Turn left towards Grandes Têtes.
  3. At Grandes Têtes, the trail climbs to the left at the intersection to join the last track leading to Belvédère des Têtes.
  4. The circuit descends continuously along the Grandes Têtes loop until you reach the end of the Col de la Pousterle trail (itinerary no. 2), which leads to the Belvédère du Pelvoux.
  5. From the Belvedere, take trail no. 1 Tournoux-La Rochaille, towards the Chalet Nordique, then back to your starting point.
  • Towns crossed : L'Argentière-la-Bessée, Les Vigneaux, and Puy-Saint-Vincent

Sensitive areas

Along your trek, you will go through sensitive areas related to the presence of a specific species or environment. In these areas, an appropriate behaviour allows to contribute to their preservation. For detailed information, specific forms are accessible for each area.

Short-toed snake eagle

Impacted practices:
Sensitivity periods:
Parc National des Écrins
Julien Charron

Peregrine falcon

Impacted practices:
Aerial, Vertical
Sensitivity periods:
Parc National des Écrins
Julien Charron


A few rules:

→ You use these routes at your own risk. Find out about the weather conditions and avalanche risks published by Météo France. Also, don't hesitate to ask at tourist information offices or the Nordic chalet before you set off. 

→ For avalanche-prone trails, we strongly advise you to take your avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe with you.

→ Night-time activities on Nordic areas are prohibited. It must be supervised by a professional and must be authorized by the ski slopes service.

→ Several itineraries are shared with cross-country skiers and ski tourers: give them priority, always walk along the edge of the piste and be vigilant when crossing these shared paths.

→ Many routes cross downhill ski slopes; be vigilant and give skiers the right of way.

→ Don't walk in the cross-country ski tracks, straddle them.

→ Respect the signposting: dangers, prohibitions, trail directions, among other things.

→ Don't overestimate your abilities! 

→ Dogs are tolerated, on a leash, off the cross-country ski trails (dogs prohibited on the Lauzet itinerary of the Puy-Saint-Vincent ski area, reserved for approved sled dog teams). 

→ Take your garbage with you!

Please note: This information is given for guidance only. It is your responsibility to check the weather forecast before setting off and not to overestimate your possibilities. The Tourist Office and the PNE cannot be held responsible in the event of an accident. In case of doubt, contact professionals: instructors or equipment hire companies.

Emergency contact details: Secours Montagne: 04 92 22 22 22 or 112