Snowshoeing is a great activity for people who want to visit the alps in the winter but are looking for an alternative to skiing. Our routes are designed to take us away from the ski stations into the unspoilt winter landscape with the safety that guiding by an International Mountain Leader brings.
We run snowshoeing trips either as part of a week or weekend of activities or just for the day. These are from a range of villages around the Swiss and French Alps. We provide snowshoeing equipment, snowshoes, avalanche safety gear and instruction in it’s use. We use a variety of routes in the area depending on the conditions. We can generally run trips from December until May. We’re a specialist local operator and we’ve been here in Switzerland for 10 years. We run a lot of trips using our B&B, Chalet L’Epicea, in Leysin in the Swiss Alps as a base.
Snowshoeing – Private Guiding
We’re able to offer private guiding so you can tailor your day to suit your needs and timetable. As we’re resident in the alps we’re able to provide this all-year around.
Snowshoeing – Training
Moving with snowshoes is an easy skill which you’ll pickup quickly. We’ll show you how to use the snowshoes to move on steeper or more difficult snow with confidence. In winter it’s important to understand the dangers that snow brings, to learn how to recognise those dangers and use safety equipment like avalanche transceivers. These skills can be used by skiers and snowshoers alike and we provide training for people preparing for their International Mountain Leader award.
All prices below are for winter season 2012-2013. We’ll hold those prices for any (very) early booking!