Andrew Mellon - Snowshoeing Holiday - Tailor Made

February 2023


We booked a short break, snowshoeing holiday close to the Ecrins Valley In the southern French Alps. This included accommodation and meals shared with our hosts at a small chambre d’hote (B&B) in the hamlet of Les Forestons near Poligny. We also used the company to arrange our guide and equipment. The trip was excellent. We traveled by train and Eurostar (self organised ) and that led to some problems due to strikes but Sally at Undiscovered mountains continued to offer guidance and support. At every step from booking onwards she has been excellent at communicating and making our holiday seem important to her personally. Our guide Philippe, and our hosts Dominique and Jean-Marie could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We felt like we spent the few days of our trip with old friends. The company name speaks volumes as we felt we were in places with a few other lucky people who’d been let into the secret with the Mountains almost entirely to ourselves. Our guide and hosts spoke enough English to manage interactions with us perfectly well but were encouraging of our attempts to speak French. The whole trip was a delight. Philippe found snow and routes appropriate for our group and we left with a feeling of real satisfaction.