You can snowshoe on any snowy terrain, but it is better to stay on marked trails. Whether a circular route, or there and back, each one is indicated with clear signs. Local tourist offices also provide maps and apps displaying all the marked trails.
Pick your route well
There is a wide range of routes. To pick the right one for you, make sure you consider:
- the snow conditions
- the difficulty of the trail
- your physical fitness
Booking an outing with an instructor
Snowshoeing can be practised alone, but to get the most out of it, book an outing with a professional guide.
Their knowledge of the local area, the snow conditions and the routes mean they can tailor the best outing to suit your level
Whether during the day or after nightfall, as a family or in a group, choose between panoramic views, sightings of local wildlife or local heritage.
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Choose the right resort for snowshoeing
Most resorts in Savoie and Haute-Savoie offer specific snowshoeing routes. What an ideal opportunity to be at one with the winter wonderland!
What equipment do you need?
The advantage of snowshoeing is that it does not require a lot of equipment:
- ski poles
- suitable footwear
All sport shops rent out the equipment at reasonable prices.
Just as for your clothing, it is better to choose water-resistant footwear - ideally you should wear shoes that are 100% waterproof, like hiking boots.
To add your bag
Consider packing a first aid kit and some supplies too