Starting point: Chateau Beaulard 1396m
Height Difference: 710 m
Climbing time : 4h30
Water points: Chateau Beaulard Vazon
points: Rifugio La Chardousë, Vazon
Difficulty: Easy path
Mapping: Fraternali n.1 1 :25.000 Alta Valle Susa
Access. By car from Beaulard reach the village of Chateau Beaulard, big parking at the top of the village, by train from Oulx stop at Beaulard, pass the camping and follow the signs to Chateau Beaulard.
Path. Follow the trail that pass the bridge, turn right to the Cotolivier direction marked in red and white signs (about 1h45). The path is steep, pass the stream and follow the col Pourachet signs, then take left, direction the Chapel of Notre Dame de Lumière (2104 m). From here there is a wonderful view on the peaks of the Susa Valley: Rocciamelone, Seguret, Rognosa d’Etiache, mountains of Bardonecchia, Grand Hoche.
From the chapel follow the path to Vazon walking on a larch,spruce trees, mountain pine forest. In Vazon (1640 m) there are some examples of traditional mountain lodges, continue to the Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows.
To come back follow the Balcony path to Chateau Beaulard.