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Guided snowshoeing holidays in Samoens

Guided Snowshoeing Holidays – a winter adventure

Whether you are already a winter mountain lover with a passion for skiing or you are looking for a new exciting experience in the great outdoors, snowshoeing is definitely worth considering.

Snowshoeing in the French Alps – get off the beaten track

With our highly experienced and qualified guide to lead you through this winter wonderland, you will get away from the more popular ski pistes and escape into the remote back country of the French Alps.

Snowshoeing in Samoens, the French Alps

So what is snowshoeing?

In deep snow, moving anything more than a few steps can be exhausting to the point of failure. This is where snowshoes come in. The origins of snowshoes aren’t known exactly although it’s believed that they have existed for between 4,000 and 6,000 years.

Snowshoes have taken many forms over the years with different shapes competing against one another over time. Many of the more traditional styles resembled old wooden tennis raquettes resulting in the French name today "raquette de neige" (snow raquettes).

Whatever the style, the idea behind all snowshoes is to spread your weight to keep you nearer to the surface of the snow.

Snowshoes have evolved somewhat over the years

Modern snowshoes are considerably lighter in weight than the old wooden framed contraptions and also offer a number of features to improve comfort and usability (one such feature is a heal rest to keep feet more horizontal when walking for sustained periods up hill).

The joys of snowshoeing

With snowshoes and some local knowledge (something our guide has in abundance!), you will be able to escape the more popular pistes and take an adventure well off the beaten path. This beautiful mountain environment is stunning all year around, but there is something magical about breaking trail into the wilderness when it is covered in a serene white blanket.

Snowshoeing in Samoens, the French Alps

Our guided snowshoeing holidays

Our fully catered guided holidays are the perfect way to experience snowshoeing for the first time or as a mountain junkie. You will stay in comfortable modern accommodation with delicious meals prepared for you (breakfast, packed lunches on walking days, afternoon tea and three-course meals on six nights). On the five walking days, all equipment and local transport is provided and you will be accompanied by our experienced and very enthusiastic qualified, local guide.

Snowshoeing in Samoens, the French Alps

We welcome solo travellers on our snowshoeing trips (there is no single supplement) and you can see the dates for our trips here – Holiday Dates – Snowshoeing in the French Alps.

The guide to guest ratio is typically at most 1:8 so places are strictly limited.

Book soon to avoid missing out!

Our Samoëns photos

Take a closer look at our photos by clicking on the thumbnail images below. All of our photos can be found on our Flickr page

Until next time…

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