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Snowshoeing in the French Alps

You don’t have to be a daredevil to find yourself in untracked territory this winter. Go off-piste and escape the crowds by doing something a little different…

Donning a pair of skis or a snowboard and heading off-piste is not the only way to discover untouched terrain on the mountain. With a pair of snowshoes strapped to your feet and the help of a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll be amazed at the places you will find.

If you’re not sure what snowshoes are, they’re the lightweight contraptions, referred to as ‘raquettes’ by French locals due to the original wooden designs resembling the shape of a tennis racket, which you attach to your walking boots to distribute your weight and provide you with extra support when walking in deep snow.

Snowshoes or 'raquettes'

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Snowshoeing in Samoëns – some highlights

Snowshoeing in Samoens – some video highlights

We are huge fans of snowshoeing and it’s a wonderful alternative to downhill skiing or snowboarding. With the modern light weight snow shoes on your feet, you’ve got access to some of the most beautiful and quietest part of the mountains.

We have a number of blog posts on snowshoeing (learn more about snowshoeing here) and now we’ve got a video to share with you that was made during our January snowshoeing trip.

This video was kindly put together by Ian and Jane with footage that was taken on a Go-Pro during an overnight trip to the Tête de Bostan.

A huge thanks to them for their effort and for sharing this with us.

We hope you enjoy the video…

Snowshoeing highlights!

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Super Snowy Samoens

It’s All About the Snow

Given the impressive levels of white stuff falling on Samoëns and the surrounding area, it’s only right that this blog post is about snow! The start to the season has been incredible and the skies keep on giving! Read on for the snow facts…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

The weather outside is not frightful, but ski conditions are truly delightful!

A webcam shot from this morning… Look at the snow! Can you see all the people? Nope – us neither! The slopes are typically quiet for January!

Another bluebird day in Samoëns

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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

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Winter in Samoens – a perfect family ski holiday destination

Family Ski Holidays in Samoens -
The ideal destination

If you are looking for a family ski holiday with something for everybody, Samoëns is a wonderful destination. Yes, we may be slightly biased as we live here, but the family-friendliness was a big part of its attraction to us (the youngest member of the Absolute Alpine team – Barney – is not quite 15 months old yet).

If you are looking for a more reasons to help with resort selection for your family skiing trip, we have outlined a few of the key points below to help with your decision.

Enjoy some winter sledging in Samoens

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Off-piste Ski Guidance with Zig Zag

Off Piste Adventure – the Benefits of Ski Guidance

Guest Blog Post

Our guest blog post this week is brought to you by Louise at our highly recommended local ski school ZigZag.

We hope you enjoy this blog post about the joys of guided off-piste skiing/boarding!

A Zig Zag Instructor enjoying some fresh tracks

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Snowshoeing – another way to enjoy the mountains

Snowshoeing is a Great Way to Enjoy the Mountains

If you’re looking for a little mountain adventure that’s something different to skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing may be the thing for you.
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