Mont Blanc Snow Shoe Week
France, Snowshoeing, 8 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,345 (land only) - from $1,740 (land only)
- The Best Snow Shoe Walks in Chamonix
- Suitable for beginners new to Alpine snow shoeing
- Superb Chamonix Chalet - Valley based Week
- Professional and Friendly Leaders
- A night in the Grand St. Bernard Monastery
Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the world. During the winter months the Alpine landscape is transformed to a pristine white wilderness and the air is normally clear and still. Travelling through the quiet and serenity of the snow-covered landscape is a rewarding experience and snowshoeing greatly increases the potential to get out into the mountains. Modern snowshoes are light and easy to use so it is possible to progress very quickly from easy trails to steep mountain slopes. This week of centre-based, guided snowshoeing is designed to appeal to regular mountain walkers wishing to learn or develop basic snowshoe techniques as well as those with previous snow-shoeing experience. During the week instruction will be given in the use of safety equipment and after familiarising ourselves with basic techniques will progress to steeper terrain, leading to high viewpoints and summits. Ascending open, sun-drenched snow slopes above the tree-line, with breathtaking views of the Chamonix Aiguilles, the magic of snowshoe hiking will be immediately apparent. Returning to the valley each evening, our comfortable chalet base with Hot Tubs, Saunas and all the home comforts, will provide a great place to rest and recuperate ahead of the next day's adventure.
Is this holiday for you?
This holiday covers a variety of ground from relatively easy snow covered forest trails to steeper mountain slopes. The itinerary will be flexible and during the week the guide will use their expertise and local knowledge to determine the best routes to take advantage of prevailing snow conditions and the abilities of the group. A suggested programme for the week is given in the itinerary section. It should be noted that in some snow conditions snowshoeing can be quite energetic and you should have a good level of cardiovascular fitness before coming on this holiday. The holiday is suitable for novices and also those people with previous snowshoeing experience.