OutdoorLads Snowshoeing and Winter Activity Weekend Break


OutdoorLads Snowshoeing and Winter Activity Weekend Break

A 3 day winter break to the snowy Southern French Alps with snowshoeing and a choice of other amazing winter activities! (You must be a member of OutdoorLads to join).

Location: Orcières 1850, Southern French Alps

Holiday Price
Adult price from: 896€
  • 4 nights half board (evening meal and breakfast) accommodation in the Catrems Hotel staying in twin rooms (2 people to a room)
  • 2 days guided snowshoeing
  • 3 activity points that you can exchange for a range of activities on your free adventure day
  • Return transfers from Marseille airport to accommodation
  • Transport to and from all scheduled activities.



    THIS IS A PRIVATE TRIP FOR MEMBERS OF OUTDOORLADS ONLY

    If you would like to join the OutdoorLads and join this trip, you can get a membership form from here.

    Discover the pristine winter wildernesses of the snowy Southern French Alps on snowshoes and choose from a range of other winter activities to add an extra adventure to your weekend.

    For the two days snowshoeing our guides will take you off the beaten track to snowshoe up to a mountain col or summit, through snowy alpine plateau, along frozen streams and waterfalls and beautiful snow laden Alpine forests. 

    Expect to see mythical Alpine wildlife like chamois and ibex as well as foxes, deer and many birds amongst the stunning mountain scenery. You may even come across wolf tracks on your travels!  

    For your choice day, you have 3 activity points that you can exchange for a range of activities from skiing to paragliding to husky sledding.

    You don't need any previous experience to enjoy snowshoeing or the other winter activities but a reasonable level of fitness is recommended as you will be walking in the mountains for two full days. Regular hill walkers, runners and gym goers will love this trip!

    The guides we use for the snowshoeing are fully qualified UIAGM high mountain guides which is the highest qualification in the mountains. These are the guys who can take you up the north face of the Eiger. Whilst you won't be doing anything that extreme, the knowledge and experience of a high mountain guide means he has the flexibility and competence to take you wherever is safe. Other qualifications for snowshoeing are limited to the wide valley bottoms and pisted routes in Nordic areas.

    Our guides are also wildlife experts and local to the area so you'll get their precious expert local knowledge and insight into the local wildlife to make your holiday truly memorable!

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    We will collect you from Gap on the morning of the 2nd February to go for breakfast together and then off snowshoeing!

    There is a night train directly from Paris to Gap that you can take on the night of the 1st February that will get you to Gap for 7H00 on the 2nd February.

    If you prefer to fly, Marseilles is the easiest airport to get to with easy links to Gap with a regular coach transfer directly from the airport to Gap every 2 hours or so. Please ask us for info and timetables. If you do this we advise travelling the day before to enable you to be here for the morning of the 2nd.