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Walking in a Winter Wonderland snowshoeing in the Alps & Dolomites

Self-Guided Snowshoe Treks

Tailor made itineraries in the Chamonix Valley

Classic snowshoe self-guided treks based in Chamonix in the French Alps. Experience the most fabulous snowshoeing trails around the Mont Blanc. Magical snowshoe holidays in a stunning winter environment.

Our self-guided treks offer the independent and more experienced mountain walker a hassle free adventure snowshoeing in and around the Chamonix Valley.

Whether you are a regular to the alps in winter and you don’t want to ski every day or if it is a whole new environment why not try something different. We will tailor make something to suit your individual needs at a time and date to suit you. All planning & preparation is done for you and we will provide you with all you need so you can just enjoy your holiday. A good degree of mountain sense is required in order to route find and navigate your way along the trails as it can be difficult at times especially in bad weather and visibility.

We offer a Range of day or multi-day self-guided snowshoe treks in and around the Chamonix area, whether it be easy or more challenging day that you are looking for we have something to satisfy your needs. We will supply you with detailed itinerary, daily route cards, IGN 1:25,000, safety and information cards giving you further essential information on your chosen itinerary. One pack will be sent per booking and will be sent in advance of your trek start date so you will have time to fully prepare for your trek.

Contact us with your dates and we will suggest an itinerary, we welcome individual or group bookings throughout the winter season (December to April).

Prices are charged per day, please enquire for further details.

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INTRODUCTION TO SNOWSHOEING

For those who haven't experience snowshoeing before perhaps start with an easy day getting to grips with snowshoeing, we take the circular valley trail through woodland from Chamonix to Les Bois.

Daily stats:

Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 6 K
Trek Grade: 3

DAY TREK AROUND LE BUET

Venturing a little further we take the picturesque Mont Blanc Express train to the beautiful village of Le Buet. A circular trail takes us across snow covered alpine meadow, through larch woodland to the village of Vallorcine near the French/Swiss boarder where we stop for lunch. We return via Le Buet and take the train back to Chamonix.

Daily stats:

Duration: 5 hrs
Distance: 8 K
Trek grade: 4

DAY TREK IN THE VAL FERRET | ITALY

Taking a private transfer through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Italy and the Aosta Valley. Out transfer will drop us off at the hamlet of Planpincieux where we commence our snowshoe walk in the stunning Val Ferret towards Lavachey. Time to sample the local Italian fare for lunch before returning to Planpincieux. Transfer back to Chamonix.

Daily stats:

Duration: 5 hrs
Distance: 8 k
Trek grade: 4

DAY TREK AROUND THE PRARION | LES HOUCHES

Take the bus via bus from Chamonix to Les Houches, from there you then take the Prarion télépherique to 1853m. Trek at high level through woodland and snow covered pastures away from the hustle and bustle of the ski area. Lunch stop at a mountain refuge.

Daily stats:

Duration: 4 hrs
Distance: 6 k
Trek grade: 4