Snowshoeing in the Alps:
The mountains of the Southern French Alps in the winter are a truly spectacular sight and there is no better way to take in the views than on foot - well, snow feet ! Snowshoeing is one of the most popular winter activities in the Alps, and it is easy to understand why !
With pristine winter scenery, wolves, chamois, ibex, deer..., and dozens of species of birds in the Alps in winter, snowshoeing off the beaten track into the heart of the Alps is a dream for all nature lovers.
All the guides we use for snowshoeing are either "accompagnateurs en montagne" (equivalent to a British mountain leader) or UIAGM high mountain guides. They choose the most suitable qualification for the type of snowshoeing you want to do.
For valley walks, animal spotting or culturally themed snowshoe walks, we use local and experienced accompagnateurs with a passion for the local area, culture and wildlife.
For snowshoeing trips and full days snowshoeing, we tend to use high mountain guides. This is the highest guiding qualification in the mountains and although you won't be doing any mountaineering, the knowledge and expertise of a high mountain guide gives them the competence and flexibility to take you off piste and higher into the mountains off the beaten track.