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Discover a tranquil way to explore the mountains

If you like spectacular mountain views, peace and tranquillity, and getting out and about in the fresh air, snowshoeing in Chamonix could be perfect for you. Whether you’re a summer hill walker or a non-skier, you’ll be surprised and delighted by how easy it is to escape the crowds and enjoy a magical winter walking experience. All our snow shoe trips are safe, informative, friendly and fun, and require no organisation on your part.

Ways to enjoy a day snowshoeing

Book a half- or full-day with a private British International Mountain Leader who will choose a bespoke itinerary to suit your group, and embellish the experience with observations and anecdotes that bring the surroundings to life. Your guide will provide door-to-door transfers and if you book a full-day, a picnic lunch will also be provided. Read on to find out what the itinerary with your private leader might include.

Winter Wonderland – Snowshoeing doesn’t have to be taxing. There are many charming routes which take us into pristine woodland, with stunning views, without the need to climb mountains. The woods are home to wild flora and fauna, the tracks of which you can easily find and identify, and evidence of the human history of the valley, in the form of ancient alpine farm buildings and seasonal villages, abandoned in winter. Your leader will help choose an itinerary to suit your needs.

Panoramic Peak Challenge – The Mont Blanc massif and surrounding Alps provide some of the most stunning mountain views on Earth. There are many lesser summits within easy reach of Chamonix which make worthy snowshoeing objectives for any reasonably fit and determined walker. With leadership and a little coaching you’ll leave the crowds far behind as you gain height under your own steam and marvel at a stupendous, unspoilt viewpoint — perhaps all to yourself! Tell us your aspirations and general fitness level, and we’ll choose a suitably challenging and rewarding route.

St Bernard Monastery Trip – the St Bernard Hospice, the original home of the famous St Bernard mountain dogs, is a fascinating place to visit on a day’s snowshoeing. Walking in the footsteps of centuries of pilgrims and travellers, you’ll ascend a fairly gentle but sustained trail to the monastery, which sits just below the once perilous St Bernard pass, a gateway through the Alps between Switzerland and Italy. Enjoy a bowl of homemade soup in the monastery refectory, and perhaps a brief tour of this important historical building, before descending to the valley, and your drive back to Chamonix. (Please note that there is a drive of approximately 90 minutes from Chamonix at the start and end of this day’s walk).

Torchlit Evening Dinner Walks – Book an unforgettable night time experience. Available on request – contact the Resort Team.

Book a private guide or join a group

Book a private guide for up to 8 people or with a minimum of 3 people you can join a group to explore the untouched snowfields away from the busy ski lifts.

Typical prices

Half day with private guide (for up to 8 people): 195€, includes door-to-door transport
Full day with private guide (for up to 8 people): 295€, includes door-to-door transport and picnic lunch
Half day in a group: 40€
Full day in a group: 52€

Prices include equipment, but do not include insurance, though this can be added for an extra charge. Depending on which route you choose to take, you may need a lift pass; your guide will confirm this. If required, you can buy your Chamonix Le Pass (CLP) or Mont Blanc Unlimited (MBU) through Chamonix All Year.

Booking and payment for snowshoeing with a guide

Book your snowshoe guide online now on our Chamonix Resort Shop and pay securely through our booking system. To book a torchlit evening dinner walk, contact your Resort Team.

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