A unique and historic track which is told by the creators.
We were glad to meet Jean Berard and Gilbert Garnier who were at the origins of the Trail of Folyères in the ski area of La Tania.
The current pine forests above the resort of La Tania, were in the 30s just pasture. All the space was cultivated and maintained by the inhabitants of the time who lived on garden production. A little later, when the winter sports have grown, the gardens have been gradually abandoned by the new generations, and this is the forest that has reclaimed its rights.
The track of Folyères was originally a route traced at the time by Emile Allais, descending from the Col de la Loze to Brides les Bains. When the resort of La Tania emerged, he was immediately subject to re-empower the path into a real nice track to ski.
So we had of course secure the entire track and remove hardwood become too dangerous around the track. Today is a magnificent track perfectly integrated into the landscape which contributes to the conservation of pine forest around. A fine example of what the hand of man can do to improve its environment.
The Folyères track is the epitome of family skiing, at a pace suitable for all, in a gorgeous setting. Remember to come there the aftermath of snow … you will see this great trees bearing at arm’s the heavy powder. The show is wonderful, it’s worth it!