A short pass with a spectacular lake and village summit.
The pass road is directly linked to the development of the village. Champex was a pasture with cattle trails rising from the valley until tourism was established in 1892. A paved road came with the building of the first hotel - Hôtel de la Poste and by 1907, the resort had nine hotels. It was mostly a summer resort until the 1950s when the La Breya chairlift was built for skiers.
Champex is the starting point for many hikes and is a small ski resort in winter. It is a picturesque village surrounded by forest and mountains, and a busy stop on the Tour du Mont Blanc and the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc race in the summer.
|Summit coordinates||46°04’08.8”N, 6°56’18.0”E|
|Summit Altitude||1490 metres|
|Start||Orsières 887 metres|
|End||Valettes 613 metres|