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Snowshoeing in 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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There are many reasons for choosing Snowshoeing in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

The invention of the snowshoe is thought to be 4,000 to 6,000 years old. The indigenous people of North America. Inuits had two styles, one triangular and one circular. Centuries later they were adopted by Europeans in what is now Canada, and used in the Battle on Snowshoes in 1758, when British soldiers wore them in their fight against the French.


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Best time to visit

January and February are ideal months to visit

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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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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