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Snowshoeing Holiday - Guided Snowshoeing
Our snowshoeing holidays are an incredible opportunity to discover the natural beauty and tranquillity of the French Alps during winter. With some lightweight modern snowshoes attached to your feet ('raquettes' in French), you can walk completely off-piste leaving the ski runs and skiers behind.
Surrounded by fresh untracked snow, you will have the perfect opportunity to observe animal tracks and admire frozen rivers and waterfalls. This glorious winter wonderland with views across the Mont Blanc Massif is the perfect place to enjoy a snowshoeing holiday.
The lightweight snowshoes attach to your walking boots providing a larger base for walking on snow - you will feel totally comfortable with your new equipment in no time. Walking poles and safety equipment is also provided.
You can expect a typical day to include around six hours of walking with climbs of 500 to 1,000 vertical metres (1,600-3,200 feet). Winter weather and snow conditions can vary considerably but you can be certain that we will find the perfect trails to maximise your enjoyment of your snowshoeing holiday.
We include five days of snowshoeing as part of your holiday but of course you may decide to spend a day or two enjoying some of the incredible skiing found in the Grand Massif.
Each of our holidays offer something special, on this Guided Snowshoeing Holiday you can look forward to the following highlights:
- Tranquillity and beauty off the beaten track.
- Stunning views across the Mont Blanc Massif.
- Exploring snow capped peaks and valleys.
- Sharing stories over delicious evening meals.
As with all of our holidays, your accommodation - Chalet Grande Ourse - offers a luxurious and comfortable base for your guided walking holiday.
With a hot tub and a well stocked honesty bar, the chalet is a perfect place to relax and reminisce after your day on the mountain.
Dates & Prices
This Snowshoeing Holiday is only available on selected dates. The adult per person price is £695 (7 nights). For more information on dates, prices (including children's prices) and special offers, Click Here.
The one week price is per adult based upon two people sharing. The price includes:
- Seven nights accommodation.
- Five days guided snowshoeing.
- Snowshoes and safety equipment.
- Local transport to and from walks.
- Luxury chalet accommodation - Chalet Grande Ourse.
- Breakfast on seven mornings.
- Packed lunches on five walking days.
- Afternoon tea with home-baked cakes daily.
- Three course evening meal on six nights.
- Wine and beer with evening meals.
- Airport transfers available for £30pp each way.
Not included in the price
- Flights, ferries or trains to France.
- Travel insurance.
- Dinner on one evening.
- Lunches on non-walking days.
- Drinks & snacks from the honesty bar.
- Extra activities.
Solo Travellers & Small Groups
There's no need to find a group to fill our chalet for these walking trips as all of these holidays are open to solo travellers or small groups.
There is no single supplement to pay although we may ask that you share a twin room with a same sex traveller.
Difficulty & Grading
We are keen to make sure that all of our guests get the holiday expected and enjoy the walking as much as possible.
If any guests find themselves considerably less fit and able than the rest of the group or unable to meet the requirements of the particular grade, we reserve the right the move the guest to a lower graded group or to offer self-guided walking. Route cards, maps and a GPS unit are offered for self-guided days in this situation.
Winter in Samoens
Samoens is an undiscovered gem. A charming, traditional mountain village at the foot of a world-class skiing area with a superb snow record.