Guided Snowshoe Walks – Courchevel
I will meet you at your chalet or hotel. From there I will take you to the start of your guided snowshoe walk in Courchevel, usually only a short drive away. I will then help to adjust your snowshoes and fit them to your footwear. You will also be given ski sticks or walking poles and some initial tips on walking with snowshoes. Don’t worry the “learning curve” is a very short and shallow one and you will soon feel comfortable and at ease with your snowshoes.
We will then head off and we will soon be getting away from the sounds of Courchevel’s ski slopes and into the “real” mountains. Our snowshoes will allow us to get off-the-beaten-track exploring places that most skiers never get to see.
Snowshoeing can be as relaxed or as energetic as you wish and is suitable for all ages. All my snowshoe trips are “private” so the outing is entirely tailored to your wishes: as an individual, a group of friends or as a family. Read my article “Why go snowshoeing?”
Morning and afternoon outings explore areas closer to Courchevel but areas away from the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes where peace and solitude can still be found. Far from the madding crowd!
Wildlife and the Natural Environment
There is the opportunity to see some of the wildlife or at least the tracks that they have left behind. The tracks of foxes, mountain hares, wild boar (sanglier) and other wildlife are frequently seen. A chance to learn about the wild mountain environment.
Full day trips offer the opportunity for lunch at authentic mountain restaurants or rustic refuges. There is frequently the possibility of seeing the ibex (bouquetin) and the more elusive chamois in the nearby Vanoise National Park.
Snowshoes and ski poles / trekking poles are provided. All you need to provide is a pair of walking shoes or snow-resistant boots and ski type clothing.