• Nordic activities

Where to go snowshoeing in Savoie Mont Blanc

Stepping onto virgin snow, heading out to explore the pristine hillsides while taking in the magnificent landscape... Snowshoeing offers you this freedom! Suitable for everyone and for all ages, snowshoeing is a gentle sport that does not require any particular technique or inordinate physical conditioning. Once you have slipped on the snowshoes, simply place one foot in front of the other...and keep going! You will get the hang of it instantly after just a few steps.

Marked trails 

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. 

Choisir son itinéraire

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
Randonnée raquettes sur la crête qui conduit au Roc de Rianda - Vue sur le Château d'Oche et le Rochers de Chauffes Floras

Discover 10 shoeshoeing routes which will bowl you over

10 DREAM LANDSCAPES FOR SNOWSHOEING

Ten snowshoe outings in our winter wonderland

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.

 

Les randos raquettes accompagnées

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:

  • snowshoes
  • ski poles
  • suitable footwear

That’s it!

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