Browsing the "Snowshoeing and Ski Touring" Tag

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.



Praz Vechin and Col de l’Arpettaz

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


La Bourgeoise and the Col de Joux Plane

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


Pointe de Beauregard

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


Chalets d’Ayères

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


Crête des Rasses

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


Pointe de Miribel (via Les Granges)

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


The Prarion

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


Pizol, Bad Ragaz – Wangs

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


Tête du Danay

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


Bois du Paradis (Chamonix)

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


Col de Cordon

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


Col de la Ramaz and Chalet Blanc

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



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