La Norma

With its 27 consecutive switchbacks, it's hard to find a trail that's more playful both uphill and downhill. Away from the chairlifts, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the spruce forest that lends so much charm to La Norma.


Set off at a calm, lordly pace to serenely start your ascent. Rack up the twists and turns as you breathe in the fresh, woodland air. From time to time, give yourself the luxury of a sensory break. You're overlooking the gorges of the Saint-Antoine torrent. Can you hear its rolling and tumbling? Starting at an impressive altitude of nearly 3,000 metres in the beautiful Belle Plinier area, this trail bears remarkable witness to centuries of erosion. How the water rushes down when the snow melts, tumbling straight into the Arc River, 2,000 metres lower down! After so much exercise, you might be tempted to take a break at the ONF chalet. The edge of the forest is just a few steps away. From the Carrelet chairlift, enjoy a view of the valley basking in the sun.

Period of opening

From 15/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Additional welcome

1/ How is trail running time calculated?
Trail times are calculated on the basis of reference paces for a regular runner who practices running on average 1 or 2 times a week.
600m/h ascent in altitude
900m/h ascent on descent
9km/h on the flat

2/ Using GPX tracks
As hazards may occur at any time on the routes, the GPX tracks provided are not contractual. They are given for information only. Riders use them at their own risk, depending on their level of technological proficiency and their understanding of the terrain.

Equipment & services

  • Picnic area
  • Parking nearby
  • Pets welcome


Free of charge

Languages ​​spoken

  • French French




By bus: Line 2 - Rond Point de la Norma stop.
By car: park in the La Norma leisure center parking lot.

Let's go

Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Level red – hard
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 640 m
  • Distance
    Distance 8.2 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 640 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 1995
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