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Passerelle de Corbassière

Suspended high above the glacier of the same name, this footbridge connects the Brunet and Panossière mountain huts in safety.

High above Fionnay, in the deepest part of the Val de Bagnes, you’ll find the Corbassière glacier. Besides being a route on various walking trails such as the Tour des Combins or the Val de Bagnes, it’s also a popular destination for hikers. At this altitude of 2,365 metres, the desert terrain is made up of ice, rock and moraine. The path, which until recently crossed the glacier tongue, became dangerous when the permafrost melted. It was replaced in 2014 by one of the highest galvanized steel structures in Europe: the Corbassière footbridge. Its cables stretch almost 70 metres above ground with a span of 190 metres, offering walkers a memorable experience and a magnificent view of the surrounding area. Crossing the void is impressive and 100% safe. All you have to do is have a go!

You’ll enjoy this footbridge, which connects two moraines created by the glaciers! Refreshments available at the Brunet hut!

Maude Besse, Verbier ambassador

A pretty circular trail that I often take from Brunet, via the Col des Avouillons, before crossing this impressive footbridge: it allows you to get to the Panossière hut while you contemplate the majesty of the Combins.

Emily Vaudan, Verbier ambassador

It’s THE place you simply must not miss in the Val de Bagnes. What’s more, it’s an accessible hike. Walking at the foot of the Petit Combin, the Combin de Corbassière, the Corbassière glacier and the Grand Combin, is really amazing. What I love most is a meal up there at the Panossière mountain hut before coming back down.

Sybille Blanjean, Verbier ambassador

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