In winter, a snowshoe or ski tour is another way to discover the massifs with their white coat on. A snowshoe or ski trip requires special preparation as snow involves a number of risks (avalanches, airborne snow, ice, etc.) which must not be neglected under any circumstances. This is why it is essential to train first on easy routes in order to be aware of the conditions before opting for more difficult hikes. In any case, it is more than recommended to do your winter outings with one or more trained people.
7 January 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located in the Aravis Range, Praz Vechin is a peak overlooking the Col de l'Arpettaz nestled at the foot of Mont Charvin. The term "Arpettaz" comes from the French word "alpe" which refers to a mountain pasture. The itinerary I propose here starts from the hamlet of La Penne
3 January 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Nestled in the Samoëns Valley and overlooking the Col de Joux Plane, La Bourgeoise can be the object of a short family stroll both in winter and summer. The route leads effortlessly to the top of La Bourgeoise with a beautiful panorama
15 December 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Plateau de Beauregard remains the object of a beautiful winter walk in snowshoes.
With an elevation gain of only 150 meters, the itinerary reaching the Pointe de Beauregard is accessible to all
17 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Chalets d'Ayères constitute a beautiful scenery for a winter outing in Passy Plaine-Joux ski resort.
Located under the Fiz Massif in front of the Mont Blanc Massif, the route
18 February 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Little known by walkers because of its off-centered location towards the ski resort of Praz de Lys Sommand, Crête des Rasses nevertheless remains a nice hiking objective with its panorama on Haute Pointe, Pointe de Rovagne, but also Montagne d’Hirmentaz. Without difficulty
22 January 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located in the heart of the Vallée Verte in Chablais Massif, Pointe de Miribel is an ideal objective for an initiation to winter hiking or for training a bit in the beginning of the season. Easily won, the summit provides a magnificent panorama of the
20 December 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Prarion, whose toponym evokes a “round meadow” or “ruined meadow,” is undoubtedly a beautiful winter hike. Located at the end of the Chamonix valley, this summit will enchant the hiker with the splendor of the panorama unveiled on Mont Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges, Fiz, and Aravis
10 February 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pizol ski resort is located in the Canton of St. Gallen, in Wangs and Bad Ragaz villages on the Liechtenstein border. It takes its name from the eponymous summit culminating at 2844 m southwest of the ski resort
1 January 2014 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Tête du Danay, located in the heart of La Clusaz, is a magnificent viewpoint over the Aravis Range and the Bornes Massif dominating Grand Bornand village.
The itinerary is ideal for a discovery of winter hiking in snowshoes
17 February 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Bois du Paradis, located in the commune of Les Praz, remains a haven of tranquility in the winter tumult of Chamonix Valley, far from the hustle and bustle of the city center and the slopes
12 January 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre
From the ski resort of Sommand, many summer hikes are possible in winter. For a discovery of the snowshoe outing, I propose the Col de Cordon that is an easy and safe route. The elevation gain of 230 m is climbed in about one hour depending on the snow conditions
25 December 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The itinerary proposed here is an easy winter stroll starting from the ski resort of Praz-de-Lys and allowing to reach Sommand by the Col de la Ramaz.
It can be an initiation to the practice of snowshoeing as there