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.



Lac de Lessy (via the Petit-Bornand)

20 June 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac de Lessy, the goal of this hike, is nestled in a combe at the foot of the Jallouvre, the Buclon, and Aiguille Verte. This itinerary located under the Plateau de Cenise is accessible to all and is easier than the one described by the Chinaillon because it is shorter and less steep


Plateau des Glières

24 December 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located on the Plateau des Glières at the end of the Aravis Range, the Chalet des Auges, just at the summit of the eponymous mountain, is the goal of a beautiful winter hike. This trip offers a relatively short itinerary with a slight elevation gain, and a magnificent


Bois du Bouchet

4 January 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Bois du Bouchet is a magnificent stroll within the reach of all, in a sumptuous setting, a few minutes from the center of Chamonix. It gives the right to see the highest peaks of the valley by strolling on a marked circuit without any difficulty


Bois d’Hermance and La Coule

31 March 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Bois d’Hermance, located on the heights of Megève, is the object of a beautiful winter hike. Intended for hikers who have already practiced snowshoeing, this itinerary of average difficulty leads under the slopes of Mont Joly after passing through a pretty coniferous forest


Col de Pierre Carrée

13 January 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

From the Col de Pierre Carrée, which is the northern part of Flaine ski resort, it is possible to take a pedestrian route that leads among the pines to reach a beautiful point of view on the valley of Cluses and the ski resort of Carroz d ’Araches. On the other side is the panorama of the immense



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