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Category: Day snowshoeing
Duration: Half a day
Price from: 50 €


The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix takes you for an extraordinary experience at the heart of the mountains in the winter. Discover unusual places with an ancient history while snowshoeing. With your snowshoes on, transform your family or friends holidays in unforgettable moments in a magical atmosphere. Thanks to our daily programme of half a day excursions for the whole family, enjoy the exceptional beauty of the landscapes of the Chamonix Valley in the unique setting of the Mont-Blanc massif. The Compagnie des Guides also organises snowshoe hikes on glacier, as well as full day snowshoe tours.

Weekly programme - Half a day excursions

Vallon de Bérard: Monday morning & Saturday morning
Leave for a walk at the heart of the forest of Vallorcine, in a postcard setting along the Bérard mountain stream.

Samoteux peatlands: Tuesday afternoon & Sunday afternoon
Above the village of Coupeau, this site is characterised by considerable snow accumulations. This makes it the ideal playground for our day.

The moraine of the Argentière glacier: Thursday morning & Sunday morning
Two hundred years ago, the glacier was just there, at the doorsteps of the village… Discover the traces of the past during this enjoyable excursion.  

Vallorcine Barns: Wednesday morning
Immerse yourself in the history of Vallorcine. In the past, this area was characterised by the presence of bears. Discover its local legends.
Charousse Pastures: Monday afternoon & Saturday afternoon
Re-live yesteryears lifestyle exploring these ancient pastures in Les Houches, in front of the Mont-Blanc. A true journey out of time.

Fauna observation: Thursday afternoon
Take your binoculars to observe chamois and ibex at dusk - normally they are very discreet.

The Bossons Glacier: Friday afternoon
Discover the Bossons glacier through the Chalet de Cerro, on the foot of one of the longest glacier in Europe.
Chenavier Chalet: Tuesday morning & Friday morning
Above the protected village of Tré Le Champ, discover this unusual building in the forest in front of the Tour Glacier.

Afternoon snack in a mountain hut: Wednesday afternoon
Enjoy a friendly moment in a mountain hut, in the warm embrace of a wood fire. Snack not included.

Full moon: Saturday 07/01, Sunday 05/02, Mardi 07/03 (5.30pm, head torch and mulled wine included).
Embark for a timeless evening by moonlight and enjoy a magical atmosphere.


The group formula associates several people who do not necessarily know each other. It is the ideal formula for people looking for the friendliness of a group at an attractive price. To book online, just pick the day of your excursion below. Then, pick the preferred time slot (8.30am, 1.00pm or 3.30pm) for your excursion. You will be refunded if your excursion cannot take place.

Dates (group booking) : See online booking

Meeting Point (group booking) : 8.30am / 1.00pm / 2.30pm / 5.30pm at the Compagnie des Guides office in Chamonix

Supervision (group booking) : Group from 4 to 8 people per guide supervised by a mountain leader.
Children, minimum 12 years old accompanied by a parent

Departure : Confirmed departure with a minimum of 3 people

Price 2023 (group booking) : 50€ per person

This price includes :
- mountain leader services
- technical equipment: snowshoes and poles
- transfer

This price does not include :
- hiking boots
- lift passes if needed
- snack


A private booking is the historical relationship that binds a guide to their clients. It allows you to be either alone or in a group of friends with your guide. Your guide can organize your trip to meet your specific needs. It is undoubtedly the ideal formula to realize your projects because it guarantees you a maximum of comfort.

You can book online your private guide for a half day snowshoe hike. Do not hesitate to take all the necessary information to be certain that this outing corresponds to your expectations. Your booking with your payment commits you to make this trip on the date you have chosen. You will be refunded in full in case of bad conditions that do not guarantee the necessary security conditions for the exit to take place.
Dates (private booking) : See online booking

Meeting Point (private booking) : Fixed by phone the evening before with your guide

Supervision (private booking) : Group of 1 - 8 people per guide

Prices 2023 (private booking) :
Group from 1 to 4 people: 160€
Group from 5 to 6 people : 200€
Group from 7 to 8 people : 240€

The price includes :
- mountain leader services
- snowshoes
- poles
The price does not include :
- hiking boots
- lift passes if needed
- transfer
- food

Further information

Find in this in this section, all the information about this activity. For any further information please contact our advisors (contact details above).

Duration : 3 to 4 hours in total (schedules given as an indication). 2h-2h30 hiking

Area of activity : In Chamonix valley depending on snow conditions

Level : An appropriate destination choice is essential for you to properly enjoy your excursion. Snowshoeing is perfect for walkers


Find in this section all the information about the different equipment that is required. Since weather conditions can be very variable, it is better to have several thin layers rather than to have one big garment.

- Back pack
- Hiking boots
- Snowshoes
- Poles

- Classic clothing adapted for outdoor activities.  
- Windproof jacket
- A pair of gloves
- Hat

- A pair of sun glasses category 4
- High protection sun cream
- A water bottle that contains a minimum 1,5 L
- Snack

Our Rental Partners : You can rent your equipment with our rental shops partners and benefit from special price Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & CoConcept Pro Shop
Our Equipment Partners : Millet, Dynastar, Julbo, Grivel & Monnet

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