Spectacular Snowshoeing Around Chamonix

A collection of snowshoeing routes taking you away from the crowds into Chamonix’s majestic forests and snow-covered alpine meadows, and along lesser trodden paths.

Snow Shoeing Easy, Difficult

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Enjoying the winter ambience.
Enjoying the winter ambience. Photo: Charlie Boscoe

Description

Traversing pine-coned forests isn't only available to the best off-piste skiers; snowshoeing takes you away from the crowds, off the beaten path, and through winter wonderlands. This peaceful way of enjoying wintertime in the mountains also has a very low environmental impact compared to other winter sports, leaving only the trace of your footprint on fresh snow. It's more strenuous than hiking, but like hiking, the slower, meditative pace with which you move allows time to spot wildlife, contemplate, and take it all in.

The French ski town Chamonix is a dream for snowshoers. A short walk from the centre brings you to emerald forests draped in snow, waterfalls, mountain lakes and of course majestic alpine views. Here is an extensive collection of snowshoeing adventures in and around Chamonix. For a pleasant high altitude loop through alpine meadows with views of the Aravis, Fiz and Mont Blanc ranges, try the Plateau du Prarion adventure.

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