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Vieux Emosson dam (2205m)

The Vieux-Emosson dam was built in 1955 by SBB (Swiss Federal Railways). In parallel with the construction of the Nant de Drance pumped-storage hydroelectricity plant, the dam wall has been raised by 20 metres in order to double the dam's storage capacity. The wall now stands 65 metres high, and has a maximum capacity of 25 million cubic metres.

Access, only on foot

Via the Veudale gorge

From the Emosson dam, allow 1 hour 45 for this walk along a mountain track, which includes a few sections with chains. Follow the yellow footpath signs.

By road

From the Emosson dam, allow 1 hour 30 for this walk on a asphalt road. This road follow the educational trail Charlotte the Marmot about geology and hydroelectricity.

 

Food and accommodation

Vieux Emosson mountain hut and hostel