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Chamonix snowshoeing days 2019
Tailor-made snowshoe day walks in Chamonix
Snowshoeing in the Aravis, near Chamonix
Course overview

Led by qualified snowshoeing guides, who can show you some of the best areas in the Chamonix valley and surrounding mountains. We offer these tailor made days on demand from December to April. If you prefer to join a group, then consider our Chamonix Snowshoe Week or one of our other scheduled snowshoe trips.

Meet your guide for kit checks, snowshoe fitting, and a weather and safety briefing. Drive along the valley to the start of the trek. You quickly master the use of snowshoes and then off you go! Full days meet at 09:00 and are up to 7 hours in duration. Half days are 3.5 hrs (09:00-12:30 or 13:00-16:30).
Snowshoe guides can lead a maximum of six people per guide in a group. There are no minimum numbers, so as soon as you book, your trip is guaranteed to run. This is bespoke tailor made guiding just for you.
Our private group snowshoeing day package includes all the following elements;
  Guides - Fully qualified UIMLA International Mountain Leaders & Accompagnateurs. Tailor made - Snowshoe treks are available every day from December to April. Suitable for all abilities.
  Transport - Door to door service to and from the hike from your Chamonix valley accommodation. Rental - We provide all snowshoeing equipment (snowshoes, trekking poles, & avalanche safety kit).
  Safety - Leaders carry safety kit including first aid kit, emergency radio / phone, and group shelter. FREE - Icicle buff for everyone in the group. These are great pieces of kit to keep you warm!
Prices are in total, not per person, and include all of the detailed elements listed above.
Photo: snowshoeing through the alpages and forests
Ideas for tailor made snowshoeing days / half days with a difference...
Many groups want to tweak their snowshoeing day(s) to make their days completely tailored to them. Here are some ideas of days that we have organised recently. Get in touch if you have some ideas...
Bernese Mountain Dog
Moonlight Snowshoeing
Snowshoe Summits
Moonlight trek & fondue
Some groups who are missing their 4 pawed friends at home, ask to be accompanied for the day by a beautiful local Bernese mountain dog. There are few things more magical than an evening snowsho through silent snowy forests by moon-light, with stars twinkling in the night sky. For those after a more challenging or physical day, there are lots of peaks that you can summit on snowshoes in the Mont Blanc massif. You finish and evening trek at a mountain gite and try local Alpine dishes such as fondue. These trips need to be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Course Prices
Standard course
1 snowshoe trek with UIMLA guiding, full day 09:00-16:00, half day 3.5 hrs. Full day: £260 (1:6 max)
1/2 day: £180 (1:6 max)
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Standard Course Inclusions: 1) UIMLA snowshoeing guide, 2) Alpine course hosts for logistics & briefings, 3) Pre course information booklet, 4) Equipment discount voucher for our UK shop, 5) Transport to and from the hike from your Chamonix valley accommodation, 6) Leaders carry full safety kit including first aid kit, emergency radio / phone, and a group shelter, 7) Rental of all snowshoeing equipment (snowshoes, trekking poles, & avalanche safety kit), 8) FREE Icicle buff for everyone in the group.
Exclusions: 1) Travel to & from Chamonixr, 2) Cable Cars (not normally required, unless you request to use them for specific areas), 3) Accommodation, 4) Personal laundry, telephone calls, lunches, & any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 5) Activities insurance, & excess baggage charges, 6) Travel or tunnel ticket costs for travel outside the Chamonix valley (not required unless avalanche risks dictate).
Photo: the Chalets de Loriaz and the view to Mont Blanc
Current course availability

Course Dates
Chamonix snowshoe day
  • [ 1 ] 29 - January 2019
  • [ 1 ] 31 - January 2019
  • [ 1 ] 05 - February 2019
  • [ 1 ] 07 - February 2019
  • [ 1 ] 26 - February 2019
  • [ 1 ] 28 - February 2019
  • [ 1 ] 05 - March 2019
  • [ 1 ] 07 - March 2019
  • [ 1 ] 26 - March 2019
  • [ 1 ] 28 - March 2019
  • [ 1 ] 02 - April 2019
  • [ 1 ] 04 - April 2019
Dates are on demand, but are available every day from December to April. The dates above are currently available for online booking, for immediate confirmation. Please contact us if you would like any alternative date(s).
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Full day: £260 (1:6 max)
1/2 day: £180 (1:6 max)
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Alternative courses
Best of Mt Blanc Snowshoe
Winter Mount Toubkal trek
Tour du Mont Blanc trek

Client feedback


Thanks for a brilliant day. Kingsley looked after us so well, and has amazing local knowledge. We will be back again next year for more

Becky C , Chamonix Snowshoe


A quick note to pass on our thanks from the whole group for a splendid day of snowshoeing. It was really the best day of our holiday in Chamonix

Jon S , Chamonix Snowshoe

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Location data for this trip
You are collected and dropped off direct from your Chamonix accomodation on the day of snowshoe guiding. To access the resort, it is via a c.90 minute transfer from Geneva airport.
Time Difference
GMT +1hr
Local Currency
€ & CHF
Travel from UK
1hr flight
Equipment advice
Our snowshoeing advice page (click here) outlines the key equipment you should bring. Snowshoes are loaned FREE of charge anyway, as are avalanche safety beacons, so all you need to arrive with are walking clothes, waterproofs, a small rucksack and well worn in walking boots (not trekking shoes).
Suggested reading and kit
View full course equipment list, with examples of kit, click here
So why choose us?
We are true specialists in snowshoeing. See our blog, by clicking on the logo (on the right).
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Itinerary flexibility to allow you to take full advantage of the weather and conditions each day, so that you maximise the amount of time spent skiiing each day.
Our prices are fixed in £ pounds sterling, to protect you from euro currency fluctuations, so that you can budget accurately.
We have a team of over 30 guides guides, and a resort support team, who all want you to have the best snowshoeing possible! For more details on the guiding team and qualifications, please click here.
Any further questions?
A key part of choosing a company is being able to come and talk about your plans with an experienced course advisor face to face. In an increasingly virtual world, we know our clients value speaking to real people, getting open and honest advice. The vast majority of our clients are British, and our office and outdoor store is based in Windermere in the English Lake District.



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