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Snowshoeing trips – Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Extend your hiking season into the snowy depths of alpine winter

Renowned worldwide as the cradle of mountaineering, Chamonix also offers endless opportunities for hiking and snowshoeing. The size and versatility of snowshoes gets you greater access to the trails of Chamonix than skiing or snowboarding due to density of trees or low snow conditions. January and February are ideal months to visit.



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Located in the Haute-Savoie department, the town of Chamonix is in the heart of the French Alps, lying in the southeast of France. Guarded by magnificent, snow-cloaked summits, the commune is a world-class base for outdoor enthusiasts. It hosted the first Winter Olympics all the way back in 1924. And since then, it has continued to develop and shape itself as one of the world’s prime resorts.



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What's the weather like?

Winter is cold with a healthy supply of snowfall. The months of January and February receive a minimum average temperature of -8°C and a maximum average temperature of 4°C.





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Best time to visit

January and February are ideal months to visit.




What People Say

  • 8 reviews


We booked 3 full days of private showshoeing in Chamonix. Emma Jack was very responsive to our inquiry during
booking and our emails leading up to our trip. We were paired with a local guide, Sebastian, who was very knowledgeable about the Chamonix area and picked the perfect spots for us to snowshoe each day based on the weather and snowfall accumulation. I highly recommend booking your trip with Emma Jack and would use her again if we return.
Fantastic day out snow shoeing with Mark in Chamonix. he was really knowledgeable and personable too. It was a full
day of walking and we saw some incredible sights. I would definitely recommend it
Excellent start for us in snow shoeing with Phil our guide who kept things nice and easy – an enjoyable
activity to redo.
Great fun, beautiful location, and wonderful food. Guides were warm, friendly, flexible, and very helpful.
I planned this trip as a surprise for my partner for his 50th birthday. I wanted to do something amazing
and memorable so I got online and started searching and this is where I came across Explore-Share and was put in touch with Happy Tracks. Anja designed our trip for us and came up with the plan to do a hike to a mountain refuge and to stay overnight. The chosen trip was from Les Troncs to the refuge at the base of Pointe Percee. On a Friday, We met our mountain guide Anja in Le Grand Bornand and then drove to the start of the walk in Les Troncs. The first part of the walk was through the woods. It was a gentle start in fresh snow so it was really very pretty and an excellent warm up. When we got out of the woods, we stopped for a break and put our snow shoes on to continue upward. Having never done this before we were eager to have a go. With snow on top and ice on the rocks below, we were certainly glad of the crampons for extra grip.  We enjoy hiking at home but are not overly fit and I’ll admit it was hard going but our guide was fantastic. Anja was encouraging and a brilliant guide. The terrain was difficult because of the fresh snow, as it had not compacted and was therefore very powdery making steep ascents tricky. Anja broke trail and she made us feel confident that we could do it. We were lucky with the weather so the scenery en route was stunning which spurred us on. We snow shoed for 4-5 hours then came to the last part to get to the refuge, this was a very welcome sight after a long day. It took us about 6 hours in all. When we reached the refuge the daylight was beginning to fade but the views, oh the views were so breathtaking that it moved me to tears. I have never experienced such beauty with my own eyes. I was in awe of the sight and also of my own personal accomplishment. At the refuge the adventure continued. Sawing logs, chopping wood, melting snow and a three course meal with wine. The toilets were a modest affair (compost toilet). Even paying a visit to the loo seemed more exciting. Anja made a path to them through the deep snow and a head torch was a necessity! We had a very cosy night and woke up Saturday morning to more fresh snow and sunshine. It was Andy’s birthday on that morning. Raphael (Anja’s partner) had baked a birthday cake for Andy and Anja even had a sparkler for the top. Absolutely brilliant surprise. We had hoped to see the sunrise from the Col de Vert which would have given us views of Mont Blanc. Alas the weather conditions meant this final stage would have been unsafe for us novices. So we listened to our guide did not attempt to go. Instead after breakfast we started our descent. It was snowing when we left. We walked and did some body sledging (sliding on our bottoms, or stomachs) in places, it was so exhilarating and so much fun. It took us about 4 hours to get down. This was a truly amazing, memorable and magical experience and I am thankful to all concerned for giving us mere mortals the opportunity to experience such a gift. A special thank you to Anja our mountain guide who was helpful, funny, kind and encouraging and carried the most enormous rucksack I have ever seen. AMAZING.
Anja was a great guide. Knowledgeable, personable, and safe. A great person to hike alongside. Additionally we had to change
our route last minute because of weather. It was a great alternative. I would absolutely do this hike again, and I would recommend to anyone interested. Have fun!
We had fun on that day!! The sun was shining all the way the there’s a lot of snow ?
my kids enjoy the trip. All of the arrangement up to the guide is very professional handled & we enjoy the company..and will definitely booked with explore share again..keep up the good work guys!! ?

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