Snowshoeing in the valley, Chamonix-Mont Blanc (3 days)

Discover the beautiful scenery of the Chamonix Valley in winter, with this 3-day snowshoeing tour at the foot of the Mont Blanc, along with UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader Fabrice. Suitable for all levels!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Join a wonderful snowshoeing experience in the stunning Chamonix Valley

  • Enjoy impressive views over the Mont Blanc mountains and glaciers

  • Discover great itineraries, suitable for all levels of fitness

 

The Chamonix Valley is one of the most famous and stunning spots in the Alps, with the Mont Blanc mountain range wich is home to the highest peaks in the Alps. I propose to discover this beautiful location with 3-day snowhsoeing hikes in the valley, from Combloux and Megèves to Chamonix.

We can enjoy amazing wide views over the Mont Blanc Massif mountains and glaciers, wander in forests and reach some lakes or alpine cabins. With a very large choices of trails, all the levels are possible: from very easy to sporty, for beginners and for families, as well as for very sporty people either.

We can also use some lifts (chairlift or cabins, with an extra charge) to get higher, for impressive views closer to the high peaks and mountains.

The departure point of the hikes may be from Chamonix, Les Houches, Argentière, or even from Vallorcine, nearby Switzerland, by using the train. By car, we may also get to Combloux, Megève, Passy Plaine-Joux or Servoz, an area wich offers many other great snowshoeing hikes.

We can start our program next to the place where you’re staying at and then decide the itinerary for the next days, according to your level, snow conditions, and what you prefer to explore.

Just send me a request if you want to join me on a 3-day snowshoeing tour in the Chamonix Valley. Come discover the breathtaking beauty of this region when it is all covered in snow!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
700 EUR

Group of 2
360 EUR

Group of 3
240 EUR

Group of 4
190 EUR

Group of 5
150 EUR

Group of 6
125 EUR

Group of 7
110 EUR

Group of 8
100 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price includes: guiding fee, snowshoes with sticks, coffee or tea, little local snack. Pic Nic for lunch may be provided if you wish, for 12 €/pers.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

All Levels

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Chamonix, Les Houches, Argentières, Vallorcine, Combloux, Megève, etc.

I can propose you a car pick up (with a little extra charge for the gas)

Accommodation

There are many hotels available in the Chamonix Valley

More info

-Price per person

Group of 9: 89 EUR

Group of 10: 80 EUR

-We will use local transportation (local train) if we need to move from one place to the other. A private car may be used if you wish to explore further.

-Snowshoes are provided if necessary

Required Equipment

-Footwear: insulated, waterproof boots are best. Leather hiking boots work well if they are waterproof.

-Warm clothes may be usefull (polar fleece), sunscreen, sunglasses and a picnic for the day.

-Wool or synthetic socks with wicking liners.

-Gaiters may be used to keep snow out of your boots. For deep powder, consider a knee-high style with waterproof/breathable lowers.

Clothing

-Wear long underwear that wicks away moisture, insulates well and dries quickly. Avoid cotton!

-Insulating layer: Polyester fleece makes a good insulating mid-layer

-Outer layer: A waterproof, breathable shell jacket and pants keep you dry and fend off wind. Ski pants are good too.

-A wool or synthetic hat, Waterproof ski gloves or mittens.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a hiking guide (International Mountain Leader) who has been working all over France (including Provence and the Alps), Italy and Portugal since 2001. I speak fluent English due to my frequent trips to Taos Ski Valley (in New Mexico, USA where my family runs a great hotel and ski school), and my hiking trips in the American Southwest.

I live mainly in Nice (French Riviera), but I also move all over the Alps working in different alpine valleys. I often visit Martinique (French Caribbean island), where I enjoy rainforest and tropical hikes.

When I´m not guiding, I also work as a photographer, and like to climb, ski, play tennis, or kitesurf in my spare time. Additionally, I really enjoy botany and history.

I can guide you for a half day or for as many days as you like. I´ll take you to discover my favourite French Riviera alpine region, and the wild and large Mercantour National Park (counting 8 different valleys) near Nice, Monte Carlo and Cannes.

In my region we can enjoy the Mediterranean landscape at sea level. As we move into higher altitudes, we will discover alpine lakes, larch or pine forests, orchids and alpine flowers, open meadows, spectacular medieval perched villages and old baroque chapels and churches, with great historic value.

We can also discover the hiking hotspots in Provence such as Calanques National Park, Verdon gorges, Sainte Victoire and the Var region, with Saint Tropez a particular highlight.

I also love to hike in Italy in the very famous world heritage Cinque Terre (the amazing national park of the "Five Lands"), or in Liguria near San Remo.

And finally, I always enjoy taking my guests to the northern Alps: to Chamonix and Mont Blanc´s amazingly large panoramas or to the great Vanoise National Park, the largest in the heart of French Alps.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Fabrice Morel

 

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Rachel
We had an amazing trip, we wanted to explore the Mercantour region, reconnect with nature, and spend quality time as a couple. Fabrice understood the brief, was clear in his guidelines to prepare the trip, proposed different options, and, ultimately, adapted the hikes on a day to day basis based on the weather. For example, instead of having us hike all day in the mountains in pouring rain on the first day, he adapted the program and took us for a hike all around Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat along the riviera coast. The hikes were stunning, especially at this time of the year (fall) with amazing lights and colors. We highly recommend Fabrice as a guide, he is very knowledgeable on the fauna&flora, local history, on wolves. He also initiated us to some key principles of Nordic walking and mindful walking. Thanks Explore & Share team for connecting us. We definitely will do it again and recommend to friends.
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Brice Gouvernel
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LAM Jit Sau
We spent a day hiking with guide Fabrice in Mecantaur Park. It was a great hike with different levels of difficulty. We rested at the lake at around 2000 meters and then made our way to the mountain pass high above. We were rewarded with a lot of wildlife sightings and even a patch of snow in August. Patrice was great and gave us a lot of information about the area and the flora and fauna. He was also great at pointing out historical events that took place in the area in the past.
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