Snowshoeing excursion in Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Snowshoeing excursion in Chamonix Mont-Blanc

This offer is very popular
76 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: French, English
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: from 1 half day to full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Gare de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, 40 Place de la Gare, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Xavier Gadart invites you to go on a snowshoeing excursion around Chamonix for 3 or 5 hours at a slow pace, with an exceptional panorama of the Mont Blanc massif!

The snowy mountain is a world of fragile & ephemeral beauty, with a very particular atmosphere. Progressing along a ridge, making your trails in the snow, climbing a summit... From the discovery walk to the ascension scale, snowshoeing is accessible to all and opens up countless opportunities to travel the winter mountains.

Whether you are a beginner or a confirmed athlete, you will share the pleasure of being "up there"! And if some routes require good skills, the most beautiful ones are often accessible to the greatest number of people.

Depending on the conditions, you will discover a summit or Belvedere around Chamonix: Chalet Chailloux or Aiguillette des Houches, Alpage de la Loriaz, Mont Truc & the chalets of Miage, Ayères, Posettes...

Xavier offers you a half or full day snowshoeing excursion:
- Half-day excursion: walk of 2-3 hours and around 300m of ascending elevation.
- Full day excursion: walk of 4-5 hours and around 800m of ascending elevation.

Offers

1
Half day group excursion
Itinerary

- Meeting at Chamonix SNCF station at 9 am (morning excursion) or 1 pm (afternoon excursion), then transfer to the departure point of the activity.
- Distribution of the equipment (snowshoes and poles) and explanation of the "goal" of the day by your mountain guide. The hike is chosen according to the conditions in the mountain (weather, snow ...). It remains very affordable with a vertical drop of around 300m and does not require any specific experience.
- You will explore the valley of Bérard, the "sources of the Aveyron" near the Mer de Glace, etc... A peaceful discovery of the winter mountains, on different types of snowy terrain. Traces of animals, history of the valley and if the weather allows it, a view of the granite of the Aiguilles de Chamonix, the immaculate glaciers... and of course the Mont Blanc!
- You return to the valley at 12:30 pm (morning hike) or 16:30 pm (afternoon hike).

For the safety of the group, depending on the weather and snow conditions or the physical condition of the participants, this programme can be modified.

Special terms

The departure is guaranteed from 2 participants.

The Assistance and Repatriation insurance covering the search and rescue costs is highly recommended. Be sure to check that you are perfectly insured! Your guide can provide you with an insurance via his partner Impact Multisports (from €3/day).

Do not forget to bring
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Warm outfit adapted to the weather (gloves, hat, sunglasses...)
  • Small backpack
  • Flask
  • Camera
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Gare de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, 40 Place de la Gare, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Included:
  • Expert mountain guide
  • Showshoes and poles
2
Full day group excursion
Itinerary

- Meeting at Chamonix SNCF station at 9:30 am, then transfer to the departure point of the activity.
- Distribution of the equipment (snowshoes and poles) and explanation of the "goal" of the day by your mountain guide. The hike is chosen according to the conditions in the mountain (weather, snow ...). It remains very affordable with a vertical drop of about 700m and does not require any specific experience for a fairly sporty person.
- You will discover a summit or Belvedere around Chamonix: Chailloux Chalets or Aiguillette des Houches, Alpage Loriaz, Mount Truc & the chalets of Miage, Ayères, Posettes... Common to all these areas are the beautiful forests, pastures and ridges, granite needles, glaciers... Dominated by the master of the place, the Mont Blanc!
- You have lunch outdoor in the mountain, 
- You return to the valley at 4 pm.

For the safety of the group, depending on the weather and snow conditions or the physical condition of the participants, this programme can be modified.

Special terms

The departure is guaranteed from 2 participants.

The Assistance and Repatriation insurance covering the search and rescue costs is highly recommended. Be sure to check that you are perfectly insured! Your guide can provide you with an insurance via his partner Impact Multisports (from €3/day).

Do not forget to bring
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Warm outfit adapted to the weather (gloves, hat, sunglasses...)
  • Small backpack
  • Picnic lunch
  • Flask
  • Camera
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: full day
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Gare de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, 40 Place de la Gare, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Included:
  • Expert mountain guide
  • Showshoes and poles
3
Half day private excursion

The private excursion is the perfect solution if you are already a group, or if you want to make a specific hike, climb a summit, a more sporty and technical route or a slower one.

Itinerary

- Meeting at Chamonix SNCF station at 9 am (morning excursion) or 1 pm (afternoon excursion), then transfer to the departure point of the activity.
- Distribution of the equipment (snowshoes and poles) and explanation of the "goal" of the day by your mountain guide. The hike is chosen according to the conditions in the mountain (weather, snow ...). It remains very affordable with a vertical drop of around 300m and does not require any specific experience.
- You will explore the valley of Bérard, the "sources of the Aveyron" near the Mer de Glace, etc... A peaceful discovery of the winter mountains, on different types of snowy terrain. Traces of animals, history of the valley and if the weather allows it, a view of the granite of the Aiguilles de Chamonix, the immaculate glaciers... and of course the Mont Blanc!
- You return to the valley at 12:30 pm (morning hike) or 16:30 pm (afternoon hike).

For the safety of the group, depending on the weather and snow conditions or the physical condition of the participants, this programme can be modified.

Special terms

The Assistance and Repatriation insurance covering the search and rescue costs is highly recommended. Be sure to check that you are perfectly insured! Your guide can provide you with an insurance via his partner Impact Multisports (from €3/day).

Do not forget to bring
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Warm outfit adapted to the weather (gloves, hat, sunglasses...)
  • Small backpack
  • Flask
  • Camera
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Gare de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, 40 Place de la Gare, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Included:
  • Expert mountain guide
  • Showshoes and poles
4
Full day private excursion

The private excursion is the perfect solution if you are already a group, or if you want to make a specific hike, climb a summit, a more sporty and technical route or a slower one.

Itinerary

- Meeting at Chamonix SNCF station at 9:30 am, then transfer to the departure point of the activity.
- Distribution of the equipment (snowshoes and poles) and explanation of the "goal" of the day by your mountain guide. The hike is chosen according to the conditions in the mountain (weather, snow ...). It remains very affordable with a vertical drop of about 700m and does not require any specific experience for a fairly sporty person.
- You will discover a summit or Belvedere around Chamonix: Chailloux Chalets or Aiguillette des Houches, Alpage Loriaz, Mount Truc & the chalets of Miage, Ayères, Posettes... Common to all these areas are the beautiful forests, pastures and ridges, granite needles, glaciers... Dominated by the master of the place, the Mont Blanc!
- You have lunch outdoor in the mountain, 
- You return to the valley at 4 pm.

For the safety of the group, depending on the weather and snow conditions or the physical condition of the participants, this programme can be modified.

Special terms

The Assistance and Repatriation insurance covering the search and rescue costs is highly recommended. Be sure to check that you are perfectly insured! Your guide can provide you with an insurance via his partner Impact Multisports (from €3/day).

Do not forget to bring
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Warm outfit adapted to the weather (gloves, hat, sunglasses...)
  • Small backpack
  • Picnic lunch
  • Flask
  • Camera
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: full day
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Gare de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, 40 Place de la Gare, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Included:
  • Expert mountain guide
  • Showshoes and poles

Meeting point

Gare de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, 40 Place de la Gare, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Get directions

Reviews

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Belle journée de randonnée
  • 5 / 5
Posted

Randonnée en raquettes avec pentes, plats et descentes.

Superbe sortie
  • 5 / 5
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Raquettes

Great experience
  • 5 / 5
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The hike was so much fun with fabulous scenes.

Belle decouverte!
  • 4.5 / 5
Posted

Plaisante, très sympa

A wonderful morning snowshoeing
  • 5 / 5
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Snowshoeing

Excursion
  • 4 / 5
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Our guide was great, he made us feel comfortable and confident in what we were doing, and brought us to some very beautiful spots!!

Super matinée !
  • 5 / 5
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Le guide était vraiment sympa!

Amazing experience !
  • 5 / 5
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I recommend doing this activity when it’s nice and sunny. Xavier is an amazing guide and host of this activity. My friends and I had a fun afternoon hiking around the snow clad mountains and chasing waterfalls . It requires no prior experience / knowledge. Xavier is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the region and the sport.

Great afternoon
  • 5 / 5
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Great afternoon snow shoeing in beautiful surroundings.

Super !
  • 5 / 5
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Esprit de liberté

Amazing! Can’t wait to do it again!
  • 5 / 5
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Really fun outing in the snow for anyone at any fitness level. Our guide Xavier was outstanding!

Great views, great company
  • 5 / 5
Posted

Snowshoeing around Les Houches.

Snowshoeing
  • 5 / 5
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Loved my first experience at snowshoeing

Fantastic day snowshoeing
  • 5 / 5
Posted

Snowshoeing

Great snowshoeing experience!!
  • 5 / 5
Posted

I did this while 7 months pregnant - excellent workout, beautiful environment, great instructor.

Great guide and tour !!
  • 5 / 5
Posted

Snowshoeing

Superbe randonnée de découverte de l'activité raquettes
  • 5 / 5
Posted

Parfait pour des débutants

Merveilleux
  • 5 / 5
Posted

randonnée raquettes

Xavier is a very pleasant guide, flexible and easygoing. He has known how to adapt our session depending on the experience of our group and age too.
  • 4 / 5
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Nice way to discover the mountains and beautiful white landscapes

Magnifique
  • 5 / 5
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Randonnée raquettes

Xavier was a great guide. Really enjoyed snow shoeing. He took us through deep snow in the most beautiful location. He was really easygoing ,helpful and patient, as there were many photo stops or occasions when some of us disappeared in the snow.
  • 5 / 5
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Snow shoeing

Really enjoyable - well exceeded our expectations!
  • 5 / 5
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It was a lot of fun - we started on the trail atop Prarion gondola and then at times went off piste on the way back. We enjoyed fresh snow, good activity (sometime you go down up to your knees even with snowshoes) and amazing views

Excellent!
  • 5 / 5
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The walk was beautiful, and Xavier is a wonderful guide. Definitely recommend!

Fantastic morning with Xavier snowshoeing
  • 5 / 5
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Snowshoeing - really good fun way to see the mountains

Belle sortie
  • 5 / 5
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Raquettes

Au Top
  • 5 / 5
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Sportive avec un paysage à couper le souffle

Fantastic!
  • 5 / 5
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My first time snowshoeing and it was a great experience. We climbed up to 2000 m and had beautiful views. I even saw a deer on the way up.

Two excellent walks
  • 5 / 5
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Snow Shoeing. Knowledgeable and very helpful guide.

Génial
  • 5 / 5
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Magnifique ballade

Un vrai moment de bonheur : merci le guide
  • 5 / 5
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un régal

Excellent exercise!
  • 5 / 5
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Great 3 hours snowshoeing with great scenery and excellent guide!

Superbe balade en raquettes
  • 5 / 5
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De l'effort physique juste ce qu'il faut pour bien se relaxer tout en restant une activité pas trop dure

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