Keith McGeoch - Guided Snowshoeing Holiday in the Alps

March 2023


My wife and I have been on snowshoeing holidays with Undiscovered Mountains for the past 2 years. Each time the holiday has exceeded our previous high expectations. Trekking through tranquil snow-covered valleys and over high mountain ridges has always had its appeal but Undiscovered Mountains adds so much more to this type of holiday. The experienced, well-qualified, local guides are able to point out animal tracks, birds, rock formations and flora that we’d never have noticed on an unguided snowshoeing trek. I still have memories of the remains of a wild boar that had been caught and slaughtered by wolves, though we fortunately never came across the wolves themselves. This year we were members of a larger group of 15, all of whom had interesting tales to tell. 

The size of the group meant we had two guides and could split into subsets according to fitness and what we each wanted from the holiday.
One of the highlights of the week was our stay in La Grange des Ecrins in the Champsaur, a spacious converted stone farmhouse. This was managed and run by our welcoming host Jean and his wife Meg, who produced the most amazing multi-course dinners every evening.

I recommend this Undiscovered Mountains holiday to anyone interested in snowshoeing.