Snowshoe Traverse of the Chablais

France, Snowshoeing, 8 days - from $1,780 (land only)


The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots (must be waterproof)

Snow shoes (provided)*

Ski poles (provided)*

Avalanche probe (provided)*

Snow shovel (provided)*

Avalanche transceiver (provided)*


Trainers / sneakers (for valley use)


Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants


Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Windproof / waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (eg. down)

Daypack of approximately 30 litres capacity

Water bottles 1 Litre (x2)

Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens

Fleece hat & balaclava

Eyewear – sunglasses with side protection

Ski goggles

Headtorch with spare batteries

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash


Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Basic First Aid Kit including plasters (band-aids), pain killers, and blister treatment.

The following items are optional:

Spare laces

Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)

Waterproof liner for your daypack

Thermos flask

Ski poles (provided)

Camera, memory cards, batteries

Travel clothes

Spare clothes

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)


* All specialist items of equipment are provided. If you wish to take your own ski poles, make sure that they have snow baskets fitted.

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