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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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What should I know about Snowshoeing Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

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.

Why should I choose Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for my Snowshoeing adventure?

Ancient footwear origins

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.

Unlock greater terrain

With its slimline style, the compact footwear is fantastic for navigating the narrower trails of the mountainside. Unlock areas that are out of bounds for snowboarders and skiers, and explore the snowy trails restricted from hikers. Dense forested areas and thin compacts of snow can be crossed on snowshoes, which requires less learning than skiing.

Sublime alpine scenery

Chamonix lies in the heart of the French Alps, surrounded by stunning snow-covered mountains. The peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and the Aiguille du Midi form striking backdrops to the commune. And then the giants of the valley, Mont Maudit (4,465m) and Mont Blanc (4,810m) both guard the commune and offer incredible trails.

What can I expect from the weather during my Snowshoeing trip in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

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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When is the best time to travel to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for Snowshoeing?

January and February are ideal months to visit.

What people are saying about Snowshoeing | Chamonix-Mont-Blanc



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



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

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