Day 1: Meet in Chamonix Arrive in the Chamonix valley and meet with leader in the evening for welcome, snowshoe equipment check and briefing. Night in B&B in the Chamonix valley.
Day 2: Berard valley Our first walk starts from a small hamlet outside Chamonix. We walk up a small, quiet valley, following a mountain stream, until the valley opens up to an impressive snowy bowl. This is a great spot for lunch and an opportunity to practice a few winter mountaineering skills for those interested. If we have the energy, we'll ascend to a col above. Otherwise, We'll descend and return to the Chamonix valley for the night.
Day 3: Chalets Chailloux and Aiguilette des Houches
From a small, idyllic village above the Chamonix valley, we strap on our snowshoes and start our ascent through pine forest until we reach a high mountain pasture and old chalets at 2000 meters. The views across to the Mont Blanc massif and the Chamonix Valley below are breathtaking. If we have time, we will explore the slopes above the pasture, and maybe ascend to the Aiguillete des Houches, before our descend.
After our walk, it's time to leave Chamonix behind and catch your flight back.
Suitable for walkers of any level and experience. No previous winter experience is neccessary.
3 days trip with 2 days snowshoe walking.
Hotel (min. 2**).
Group size and guides:
Up to 8 clients with 1 certified English-speaking guide (UIMLA).
Dates & prices
This tour is run on a private basis on dates to suit and is not limited to weekends.
Price: £ 395 p.p.
(Price based on min. 3 people booking)
Groups smaller than 3 will run if members are happy to pay a small supplement.
Standard inclusions & exclusions:
- Expert tour planning and organisation by Alpine Treks
- 2 days guiding by English-speaking guide (UIMLA)
- 2 nights accommodation
- 2x breakfast
- Transportation to/from snowshoe venues
- Free use of snowshoes and walking sticks
- Travel to and from Chamonix
- Lunches, snacks, drinks and meals not mentioned above.
Option and Extras
Extra day Snowshoeing
Add an extra day snowshoeing before and/or after your course. For more information click here.
Grand Saint Bernard Snowshoe tour
Our 2 day grand Saint Bernard Snowshoe tour is a perfect continuation. Click here for more information.