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Guided short break and weekend snowshoe trips in the Alps

Weekend Explorer Snowshoe trip

The Weekend Explorer Snowshoe trip is perfect for people looking for a quick escape to a snowy alpine adventure

Our Weekend Explorer snowshoe trips are run in the Chamonix Mont Blanc region and is perfect for beginners and experienced snowshoers alike as the itinerary is completely flexible. We'll escape the crowds and take full advantage of the snow and weather conditions to find the best snowshoe routes around. Each day, we'll aim to walk to a significant mountain pass, summit or mountain pasture in order to get the best views and maximum satisfaction. At night, you'll rest in a comfortable hotel in the Chamonix valley.

Day-by-day itinerary

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.

Trip details

Suitable for walkers of any level and experience. No previous winter experience is neccessary.

3 days trip with 2 days snowshoe walking.

Hotel (3***).

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: £ 595 p.p.
(Price based on min. 2 people booking).

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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.

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