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Auron, French Alps, Short Snowshoeing Hike


Come and enjoy a short, easy 1.5 hour snowshoeing hike through the beautiful Auron ski resort area in the French Alps with UIMLA certified guide, Richard.

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1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




Well known for its great skiing, the Auron resort area in the French Alps is a beautiful place to visit. However, on this short, 1.5 hour snowshoeing trip I would like to take you on the other side of the area.

Getting to the snowshoeing area will be very easy, and will only require a short 5 minute car ride from the tourist office, which will be our meeting point.

This trip is very easy, casually placed, lovely hike. The track we will take is flat and stress fee. As a result of the easy nature of the trip, it is only open to anybody. No prior experience is necessary, and there are no technical aspects to this trip.

The landscape around Auron is gorgeous. Covered in a blanket of snow, everything around you will seem brighter. And due to that crisp white blanket of snow, you will also be able to see tracks left behind by the area’s wildlife. Furthermore, when it comes to the scenery itself, there are many beautiful things to see during this trip. For example, you will get to see the Tinee valley, the town of Saint Etienne and the high ridges standing tall across the Italian border.

On this snowshoeing trip, you will get to explore the natural surroundings of Auron. And because this trip is only a few hours long, it can be a great addition to a day you have already planned on spending in the area. So send me a request, and let me guide you through this wonderful place.

I can also guide you on a longer snowshoe tour to the beautiful Terre Rouge lakes as well.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

If you do not own rackets and poles, you can rent them for 8 Euros.



There are comfortable accommodation options in the Auron area that I would be happy tor recommend to you.

Meeting point

Tourist office in Auron.

About the guide

Nature is for me a fabulous field of investigation . Colors, scents, sounds are always present and reveal us so many sensations.
My hometown is Nice on the French Riviera and I explore my region from the Mediterranean shores to the highest peaks of the Mercantour National Park. In the summer time on foot, and in the winter with snowshoeing.

I am looking forward to guiding you in my region, sharing the vision of chamois, marmots and ibexes, on the tracks of wolves, and with a golden eagle in the sky.


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What people are saying about Richard Petitjean

Nicola stott


April, 2022

Richard delivered exactly what I was hoping for. The choice of route suited me perfectly; he fitted in with my timelines which was important to me and the cherry on top was that he was a delight to walk with and chat to for 3 hours. If I was here a little longer, I’d do another one and definitely will when I come back. Thank you ☺️


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