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Snowshoe hiking in Chamonix

Discover the most beautiful routes in the Chamonix valley with a guided snowshoe trek through snowy forests and along mountain trails, an ideal winter activity in all weather conditions and for all ages.


Get away from the crowds and explore the lesser known trails.


Routes can be tailored from short easy strolls to challenging mountain hikes.


Excellent activity for all ages & fitness levels.


Snowshoeing is the perfect way to explore the beautiful forests, rivers and mountains of the Chamonix valley. Together with a qualified guide you will hike some of the most beautiful trails, either high up amongst the peaks or lower down across the valley floor.

You don’t have to travel far to escape into the wilderness, where you will be surrounded by nature and have a good chance of seeing some local wildlife such as chamois or bouquetin. No matter where you go, you will be treated to the incredible views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Aiguilles Rouges for which Chamonix is famous.

There is so much to discover in the valley, not least the wonderful mountain refuges where you can enjoy a delicious lunch in a traditional hut and treat yourself to a local dish such as tartiflette or cheese fondue – don’t worry, you can hike off the calories on the way back!

Your guide will show you the correct technique to move comfortably and efficiently using snowshoes and hiking poles, taking you on safe enjoyable routes that are suited to your level of fitness.

Snowshoe hikes can be booked as a day activity with a break for lunch, as an evening activity with dinner in a mountain restaurant, or as a multi-day excursion with an overnight stay in a mountain refuge. All itineraries are planned on an individual basis to give you the best possible experience.

From: 400 €


You may have never walked in the high mountains but you’d like to experience the wonders of high altitude scenery. Mountain trails are rarely flat; you’re ready to ascend and descend short steep sections on your way to discovering nature’s unique and amazing sights.
  • No experience required
  • Dates on demand
  • Maximum 6 hikers per guide
  • Available December – April
  • Great for non-skiers
Warm hat
Thermal underwear
Fleece or woollen layers
Light puffer jacket
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Warm gloves
Thin gloves
Sun hat
Hiking boots
Technical gear
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Included in price

IML Mountain Leader fees

Guidance by a fully qualified IML Mountain Leader

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Local Transport

Local transport provided in accordance with instructor/guide’s available car capacity

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.


Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.