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Snowshoeing Half day

Duration: Half a day

Level 1: You have never practiced.

Level 2: You have some initial experience.

Level 3: You practice occasionally.

Level 4: You practice regularly.

Level 5: You have a sustained practice.

Price from: 50€
For more information, contact Pôle Accueil :
General information

We take 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. We also organise snowshoe hikes on glacier, as well as full day snowshoe tours.

Weekly programme - Half a day excursions

Samoteux peatlands: Monday morning & Thursday morning - MP 8:30am
Above the village of Coupeau, this site is characterised by considerable snow accumulations. This makes it the ideal playground for our day

Chenavier Chalet: Tuesday morning & Saturday morning - MP 8:30am
Above the protected village of Tré Le Champ, discover this unusual building in the forest in front of the Tour Glacier

Vallon de Bérard: Wednesday morning & Sunday morning - MP 8:30am
Leave for a walk at the heart of the forest of Vallorcine, in a postcard setting along the Bérard mountain stream

Charousse Pastures: Friday morning - MP 8:30am
Re-live yesteryears lifestyle exploring these ancient pastures in Les Houches, in front of the Mont-Blanc. A true journey out of time

Mountain in hibernation: Monday afternoon - MP 1:00pm
In winter, snow and cold require a specific adaptation of animals. Discover their modified habits and wintering areas

Snow cristals: Tuesday afternoon - MP 1:00pm
Discover the different snow crystals related to avalanches and learn basics first aid with avalanche rescue

Glaciers evolution: Wednesday afternoon & Friday afternoon - MP 1:00pm
Two hundred years ago, the glacier was just there, at the doorsteps of the villages. Discover the traces of the past during this enjoyable excursion  

Gourmet Mountain: Thursday afternoon - MP 1:00pm
Go snowshoeing in winter and end your afternoon in a refuge with tea or hot chocolate accompanied by a homemade tart

Animal tracks : Saturday and Sunday afternoon - MP 1:00pm
Discover the tracks and signs of life of animals in winter. Decode their rhythm of life. Analyze their movements and habits to unlock their secrets

Fauna special: Wednesday afternoon & Sunday afternoon - MP 3:00pm
Take your binoculars to observe chamois and ibex at dusk - normally they are very discreet

Night special: Friday evening - MP 6:00pm
Explore the mountain at night, admire the starry sky and listen to the silence of nature. By the light of your headlamps, let yourself be carried away by the magic

Group booking

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, then pick the preferred time slot for your excursion. 

Dates (group booking) : See online booking

Meeting Point (group booking) : 8.30am / 1.00pm / 3.00pm / 6.00pm 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 2024 (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

Private booking

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.

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 2024 (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 : Snowshoeing is perfect for walkers

Formality : Make sure you have valid individual liability insurance for the practice of this activity without any location or altitude restrictions, including assistance, search and rescue, and repatriation

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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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