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Snowshoeing in France

Explore France’s stunning snowy landscapes in a unique way.

Home to both the fantastic Alps and the Pyrenees, France has some fantastic mountainous terrain with great snow coverage. Snowshoeing in this region allows you to reach areas you wouldn’t be able to reach on a hike giving you better access to exceptional nature and sights.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Fausto JIMÉNEZ

4.00

January, 2023

Chamonix half day snowshoeing private tour

Bruno our guide was very helpful and profesional

Frank Van Nieulande

5.00

January, 2022

Chamonix full day snowshoeing private tour

Emma is a very humble guide in a good way. Always in a good mood full of laughter who puts safety first and in for a good story about her previous adventures. We enjoyed her company a lot! Thanks Emma we had a wonderful time. Greetings Frank

Jérôme Lamfalussy

5.00

January, 2021

Full day snowshoeing Tarentaise Valley

We had a 6-hour walk, totally off the tracks, in the Forêt du Mousselard with Aurélie. She provided us with detailed explanations on the nature and the living conditions of the past. We also had a fantastic encounter nearby the Bec Rouge, with a deer crossing the Plan du Bachal just 30 meters in front of us. Her communicative passion for nature, and warm personality,  made our walk a not-to-forget event !

Christian Perilleux

4.00

December, 2020

Snowshoeing in the Tarentaise Valley

Super activité! Aurélie a su intéresser tant les enfants que les parents en se mettant au niveau de chacun. Merci et à bientôt.

John Eiseman

5.00

January, 2020

6-day snowshoeing tour around the Hautes Alpes

Our six days with Marc was a highlight of our 8 weeks in Europe. Marc is very knowledgeable of the greater Ecrins area. We snowshoed locations we could have never visited without local know-how and Marc's expertise. Very flexible with the itinerary to match conditions and client capability and preferences.

Benedict Gordon

5.00

December, 2019

6-day snowshoeing tour around the Hautes Alpes

Marc was a wonderful guide! His trip into the alps introduced me to snowshoeing and the amazing scenery!

Paul Connolly

5.00

March, 2019

Chamonix full day snowshoeing private tour

Emma was very easy to communicate with (once we we able e in the same time zone, of course!). Our guide Phil was fabulous. Thanks to all.

Jule Mansfield

5.00

January, 2019

Chamonix full day snowshoeing private tour

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.

Kerry

5.00

April, 2018

Snowshoe walks in Chamonix Mont Blanc

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

Vijay and Rosheen

4.00

March, 2018

Chamonix half day snowshoeing private tour

Excellent start for us in snow shoeing with Phil our guide who kept things nice and easy - an enjoyable activity to redo.

Josie Shillito

5.00

February, 2018

Les Vosges guided snowshoeing day tours

We had an amazing time and think Aymeric is a wonderful guide!

Siti Aminah Othman

5.00

December, 2017

Chamonix half day snowshoeing private tour

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!! ?

Luis Manso

5.00

March, 2017

Jura 4-day snowshoeing guided tour

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

Nicolas

5.00

March, 2017

3-day Snowshoeing at la Grave

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 !

Louisien

5.00

March, 2017

3-day Snowshoeing at la Grave

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.

Robin

5.00

March, 2017

3-day Snowshoeing at la Grave

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.

Guenael

5.00

February, 2017

Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

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!

Tombé Sous Lecharme

5.00

February, 2017

Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

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

Lucie

5.00

February, 2017

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.

Greg Poch

5.00

February, 2017

Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

Superbe sortie dans le macif Vosgien!! Les différents paysages enneigés sont juste magnifiques.

Nicolas

5.00

February, 2017

Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

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 !

Ellina Henner

5.00

February, 2017

Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

Sortie en raquettes, Janvier 2017. Une sortie super bien organisée, guide sympa et professionnel, très beau parcours proposé, accueil chaleureux au refuge. à refaire!

Shoegall

5.00

February, 2017

Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

I have never seen the Vosges like this before! Thanks Eric!

Isabelle

5.00

February, 2017

Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

Une sortie raquettes qui restera longtemps en mémoire. Un guide passionné et à l'écoute. Cerise sur le gâteau, il aime la bonne nourriture et n'hésite à partager ses trouvailles! Foncez !

Gaël Guibert

5.00

February, 2017

Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

Wonderful trip with Eric!! He is enjoyable with his passion. He shared with us some beautiful secret places, his knowledge about the wildlife and the good food. Thank you Eric so much and see you very soon.

François

5.00

February, 2016

3-day Snowshoeing at la Grave

Katarina est vraiment une guide agréable avec qui passer une journée de raquette. Elle a toujours le sourire aux lèvres et est toujours prête à partager son expérience ! L'itinéraire choisi était parfaitement adapté à notre niveau et aux conditions météorologiques. Je la recommande vivement !


 

There are many reasons for choosing Snowshoeing in France

Whether it’s jaw-dropping views of the majestic Mont Blanc, the striking Aiguille du Midi or beautiful Chamonix, Snowshoeing in France gets you close to some of the most beautiful Alpine scenery on earth.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+33

Language

French

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Best time to visit

For snowshoeing January and February are great months to visit

How to get there

Fly to Paris then connect onwards with internal flights or trains

Weather

In the best snowshoeing areas winter temperatures sit around a minimum average temperature of -8°C and a maximum average temperature of 4°C

More info about Snowshoeing in France:

For great snowshoeing experiences, base yourself in Chamonix in the heart of the French Alps. From there you can access great trips around the Mont Blanc area. You can take a multi-day trip that will take you around Italy, France and Switzerland. The Vosges Mountains in eastern France are another great spot for the stunning wilderness found there. Finally, the Préalpes d’Azur in the south is an excellent snowshoeing location offering lots of nature

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