a GUIDE to SNOWSHOEING in the FRENCH ALPS
Experience the freedom of snowshoeing in the high mountain terrain of the French Alps. Escape the frenzy of the resorts and strike out on a wilderness adventure amongst jagged peaks and tumbling glaciers.
Book a Snowshoeing Trip in the French Alps
Half-day full day and week-long snowshoeing expeditions, including the Tour du Mont Blanc and multi-day adventures in the Ecrins and Mercantour National Parks. Our snowshoeing partners in the French Alps employ experienced guides who are all fully qualified so you can have fun and stay safe. Take a guide you’ll be safer and you’ll have a lot more fun!
The Best Snowshoeing Trips in the French Alps
The French Alps offer everything from half-day snowshoeing circuits to epic multi-day point-to-point itineraries. Here’s a selection of the best destinations:
Snowshoeing in the Chamonix Valley
The Chamonix Valley is rich with stunning mountain views and a serene atmosphere. Agy – les Carroz – Flaine is a beautiful space to explore, and tours are available to ensure you get to see the striking sights on offer safely.
Snowshoeing in Val d’Abondance
Val d’Abondance is based in the Portes du Soleil, and features two popular ski resorts: La Chapelle d’ Abdondance and Abondance.
Snowshoeing in the Vanoise National Park
Vanoise National Park was created in 1963, the first of its kind in the country. La Clusaz – Plateau de Beauregard is a stunning Nordic ski plateau, home to crisp snow, deer, foxes, and more, with perfect panoramic views. Peisey-Nancroix is a village connected with striking slopes (200km high), offering gorgeous views and an environment suitable for snowshoeing-beginners.
Snowshoeing in the Pralognan la Vanoise
Pralognan la Vanoise sits at one of the most impressive ice caps in the Alps, ideal for snowshoeing adventures in sumptuous surroundings. The Ecrins National Park is in south-east France, and home to three stunning locations for snowshoeing to suit all preferences : Serre Chevalier ; Alpe d’Huez – Col d’Ornon ; and Orcieres. All three of these are popular with snowsports-fans at various levels.
Snowshoeing in the Queyras
The Queyras – Cristillan is based in Parc Naturel Regional du Queyras, which varies mountainous and flat terrain, with peaks higher than 3000 km.
Snowshoeing in the Ecrins National Park
Located halfway between the Mediterranean and the Mont Blanc, the wild and remote Ecrins National Park tops out at 4102 m. With jagged peaks, tumbling glaciers, generous snowfall and 300 days of sunshine per year, the Ecrins is perfect for multi-day a snowshoeing adventure. Trek amongst the giant peaks and stay in authentic mountain hamlets. French Alps Trekking run fully guided trips from January to April.