Discover another side of Meribel on a guided snowshoe walk away from the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes.
Having met you at your chalet or hotel I will drive you a short distance to the start of your guided snowshoe walk. Here I will help fit the snowshoes to your footwear and give you some tips as a snowshoeing beginner. Don’t worry snowshoe walking has a short learning curve; “If you can walk you can snowshoe”. Learn more about snowshoeing in my article “Why go snowshoeing?”
You will soon be walking confidently with your snowshoes. The “crampons” (spikes) on the bottom of the snowshoes give you grip on harder snow so you will feel secure. Where possible I will take you away from waymarked tracks and trails. The snowshoes will allow you to walk in fresh, deep snow where it would not be possible to go without them. Even skiers would find it difficult to go where snowshoes will let you.
We will wend our way through snow-covered clearings and snow-draped trees. I will help you to learn more about life in the mountains outside of the ski resort “bubble”; the wildlife, history and local life. You may hear wild birds calling in the trees and see the tracks of wild deer or other animals that live in the mountains.
Morning – Afternoon or Full Day Snowshoe Walks
Morning or afternoon guided snowshoe walks take place in areas closer to Meribel and Mottaret but full day trips will give you the opportunity to go to places further afield. Typical full day snowshoe walks include visits to Champagny-le-Haut, the Col de la Lune and the Refuge de la Traye, the Vallon du Fruit or even Pralognan-la-Vanoise.
As my snowshoe trips are “private” engagements you can be assured of personal attention. This allows me to tailor the walk to you, relaxed or more energetic.