Snowshoeing Trips

Discover the peace and beauty of winter hiking through untouched snow!

Enjoy one of the oldest winter sports around and discover the addicting pleasure of snowshoeing! Developed over thousands of years and evolving along the way, it involves walking across snow with special footwear that displaces your weight over a larger area. From fur trappers to sports enthusiasts, it is an ever-popular activity that allows everybody the chance to explore hard-to-reach places in snowy frontiers. With phenomenal locations around the globe, our guides are ready to open your eyes to the thrill of this fun winter activity. See a new level of natural beauty and try a snowshoeing program that is perfect for you!


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Through the centuries, snowshoeing has been a vital tool for survival in remote mountain locations, with inhabitants using snowshoes to traverse inaccessible wild regions. Today the traditional wooden frames have evolved into lightweight snowshoes, designed to increase mobility, allowing for a pleasant and exciting activity for all ages and levels of experience. Hiring a certified guide for a snowshoeing tour in the backcountry is the best way to enjoy an exciting and safe adventure.



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Hiroko was amazingly fit, really professional and punctual, and clearly loved the area. Lunch was delicious and we got
so lucky with the weather – highly recommended!
Amazing trip….. 100% recommend this trip… Lyuben was both professional and friendly. We loved it. A great activity to do with a non-skier
in tow.
It was wonderful and the guides were superb – big recommendation
Juan was very informative and offered a well-rounded trip; would definitely do it again!
Taylor Luttrell-Williams for Snowshoeing day in Bariloche, Patagonia
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.
Everything was great, thank you!
I got a new experience from here. She is very nice I will come back here again. ^^
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!! ?
We had a very good time during our snowshoe trip with Lucas! The Jura region is very beautiful and peaceful (perfect
to explore with snowshoes) and Lucas was a great guide that helped us in everything we needed, shared all his knowledge and passion about the place, showing us a lot of spots (some hidden and less travelled) to enjoy great views and also teaching us a lot of interesting facts about nature, the history and the culture of the places we visited. On top of that he made us feel as if we were walking with a friend and not just a guide which made the experience even better. So, on short, we strongly recommend to everyone this activity, the region and Lucas as guide for a great few days in the nature away from all. Best regards, Luis Manso
Katarina nous a accompagné pour une journée raquette. Et malgré le fait que je n’étais pas super motivé pour cette
activité et une météo pas incroyable, Katarina, de par sa bonne humeur, à su motiver tout le groupe et nous a fait passer une très belle journée.  Nous avons fait un circuit autour du col du Lautaret et elle nous a emmené dans quelques beaux endroits. A faire !
Seule guide féminine de la bande, elle nous a fait découvrir la raquette durant deux jours. Toujours souriante et avenante,
elle reste sereine en toute circonstances pour nous faire part de sa passion de la montagne.
Avec Katarina, nous avons fait une randonnée en raquettes. Une activité à laquelle j’accordais une moins grande importance par rapport
aux autres activités du séjour. J’ai été bien surpris car Katarina a su nous faire part de sa connaissance de la montagne et de la nature et ce dans la bonne humeur. On est sorti des sentiers battus, et la raquette a pris un tout autre aspect. C’est avec plaisir que je signe pour une autre randonnée avec ce guide.
Had an amaaaazing snowshoeing trip in Les Vosges with Eric on 18-19 Feb 2017. The whole experience was way beyond
expectations. Every single aspect of the trip was just simply perfect – wouldn’t change a single thing. Eric’s knowledge of the region, its history, wild life, mountain life and technical expertise were great, really felt safe and well guided, plus Eric was really caring and checking out everyone in the group. Besides, group was fun and really interesting, we shared some very nice moments during the walk. We also had a chance to taste local food specialties, seated in the open air at a refuge, feet in the snow….Paradise! The region’s landscapes are wonderful ; it was a fantastic two-day escape out of city life – definitely to be done again as soon as possible ! Thanks again Eric!
Superbe week-end de rando raquette avec un guide passionné, attentif aux autres, hyper compétent et amoureux de la nature et
de ses bienfaits. Le week-end rando est également devenu un week-end gastronomique avec un pique-nique d’anthologie composé de produits locaux excellents. Le mot d’ordre de ce week-end: profitons de la vie et de la nature ! L’organisation du trek était également impeccable. Merci Éric pour ces purs moments de bonheur! JF
Tombé Sous Lecharme for Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike
Regarder, admirer, observer, contempler, respirer, savourer la vie qui nous entoure devrait être ce qui nous anime à chaque instant.
Si cela ne peut être le cas à chaque seconde, sachez le faire alors le temps d un week end, d un jour, d une heure…. Et qui de mieux pour vous accompagner dans cette démarche qu une personne passionnée par cette vie et cet amour du partage. Merci à toi Eric et à bientôt.
Sortie en raquettes, Janvier 2017. Une sortie super bien organisée, guide sympa et professionnel, très beau parcours proposé, accueil chaleureux
au refuge. à refaire!
We had an amazing week-end in the Vosges with Eric. It included hiking with snow-shoes, enjoying delicious local food and
sleeping in the mountain. He always made sure everybody was safe and happy while giving insights about the beautiful environment. 10/10 would recommend !

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