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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing trips are a magical way to experience the winter wonderland! Let us introduce you to this wonderful way to explore the winter landscape.

Snowshoes (Raquettes) allow your body weight to be spread out across the surface of the snow preventing you from sinking. This along with poles (batons) means you are balanced and can easily hike in the snowy wilderness.

We can offer half day trips, full day, evening torchlight adventures or a variation of the above. Snowshoeing is something everyone can do and is a great way to experience the mountains!

Our three experienced guides, Jamie, Tanya and Clive cover Val du’ Abondance, St Jean D, Morzine, Les Gets, Samoen, Vallee Brevon and Vallee Verte so we’ve got it covered! In addition Jamie is our Fat Biking specialist, another great adventure opportunity. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch or use our online booking facility below,

+33 (0)6 73 77 05 16 info@livebreathehike.co.uk

 

 

Let us introduce you to……

Snowshoeing for the first time: “Whatever your aspirations and level of experience, we work with you to offer a truly fabulous day out in the mountains.”

  • Fitness – we explore easy gradients on the hike and allow plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the winter wonderland.
  • Equipment – we supply and make sure snowshoes are correctly fitted along with poles
  • Too many skiers around – the whole aim of snowshoeing is to get away from the crazy busy pistes and enjoy a tranquil experience
  • Chairlifts – sometimes we use chairlifts to access the higher mountains, however if you are not keen on such transport let us know and we can present some great options.

Our trips run from Châtel, Chapelle du Abondance and Abondance, located in the Abondance Valley, Port du Soleil. Also Lac Vallon, Roc du Enfer and Hirmentaz in Vallee Brevon, Vallee Verte and Samoen. In Châtel we are so close to the Swiss border you will often find yourself hiking between countries.

Want something different, maybe to include a refuge lunch stop, or an evening snowshoe with fondue? Drop us an email at info@livebreathehike.co.uk or call us on +33 (0)6 73 77 05 16

Family Snowshoeing Adventures

The whole family can enjoy a fun day out on snowshoes!

We run half day adventures (3 hrs) or full days trips. Snowshoes, poles and sledges are provided!

This is all about you! We work with your family to create a fun plan for the session, this may include igloo building (our guide Jamie is the best igloo builder in Samoen!) hot chocolate, snow fun, we can make it all happen!      

High Energy Snowshoeing Escapades

You’ve snowshoed before and now you want to get out there and play in the powder – you’ve come to the right place! High energy snowshoe adventures ensuring you get a little sweaty and have some snow action!

We run half day adventures (3 hrs) or full days trips (6hrs). Snowshoes and poles are provided.

Example itineraries include:

  1. Lac Vallon, in Vallee Brevon up to the base of the Roc du Enfer, an incredible amphitheatre.
  2. Col du Bassachaux, from Pre la Joux, with amazing views from Mont Grange to Lac Montriond.
  3. Val du Morgin, starting high and exploring this beautiful valley in Switzerland.
  4. Abondance, ascending over to the remote hamlet of Ubine below the spectacular Mont Chauffe.

Torch Lit Snowshoe with Fondue

Would you love to experience a magical winter wonderland evening snowshoe? We work with a number of mountain refuges who provide delicious Savoyarde fair, allowing us to snowshoe to the venue using torchlights, enjoy a tasty fondue or a similar dish, then snowshoe out. A fantastic experience for everyone!

Itinerary examples include:

  1. Lac Plagne and up to refuge Tindarets located in an incredible amphitheatre.
  2. Petit Chatel, hiking into Refuge Theo.
  3. Val du Morgin, hiking circular loop up Chalet The.
  4. Vallée Brevon, hiking up to La Chevrerie, or in the Alpage around Hirmentaz.

Fat Biking

What is Fat Biking?

Fat bikes are bikes with extra fat, knobbly tyres designed for riding on snow. They usually have a simple

mountain bike design. The super fat tyres distribute the rider’s mass acrossa larger area, gaining more traction than with a standard tyre size. You can ride easily and with stability over snow and ice and is excellent fun!

Guided by the super talented Jamie, based out of Samoen, he seeks out the best routes and conditions on the day. Jamie can guide up to four people, and for larger groups we need advanced notice.

Jamie is also a dab hand at building igloos’s! Check out our family adventures.

 

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing trips are a magical way to experience the winter wonderland! Let us introduce you to this wonderful way to explore the winter landscape.

Snowshoes (Raquettes) allow your body weight to be spread out across the surface of the snow preventing you from sinking. This along with poles (batons) means you are balanced and can easily hike in the snowy wilderness.

 

 

Experience Counts…

Snowshoes adventures are suitable all types of people, including families and young children. We will tailor your hike to meet your aspirations and accommodate suitable snow conditions.

Our trips run from Châtel, Chapelle du Abondance and Abondance, located in the Abondance Valley, Port du Soleil. Also Lac Vallon, Roc du Enfer and Hirmentaz in Vallee Brevon, Vallee Verte and Samoen. In Châtel we are so close to the Swiss border you will often find yourself hiking between countries.

Want something different, maybe to include a refuge lunch stop, or an evening snowshoe with fondue? Drop us an email at info@livebreathehike.co.uk or call us on +33 (0)6 73 77 05 16

Family Snowshoeing Adventures

The whole family can enjoy a fun day out on snowshoes

We run half day adventures (3 hrs) or full days trips (6hrs). Snowshoes and poles are provided.

Itinerary examples include:

  1. Lac Plagne and up to refuge Tindarets located in an incredible amphitheatre.
  2. Petit Chatel, traversing over to the Col du la Saix circling down towards Refuge Theo.
  3. Col du Bassachaux, from Pre la Joux, with amazing views from Mont Grange to Lac Montriond.
  4. Val du Morgin, starting from Pas du Morgin, and exploring this beautiful valley in Switzerland.
  5. Abondance, ascending over to the remote hamlet of Ubine below the spectacular Mont Chauffe.

High Energy Snowshoeing Escapades

You’ve snowshoed before and now you want to get out there and play in the powder – you’ve come to the right place

We run half day adventures (3 hrs) or full days trips (6hrs). Snowshoes and poles are provided.

Itinerary examples include:

  1. Lac Plagne and up to refuge Tindarets located in an incredible amphitheatre.
  2. Petit Chatel, traversing over to the Col du la Saix circling down towards Refuge Theo.
  3. Col du Bassachaux, from Pre la Joux, with amazing views from Mont Grange to Lac Montriond.
  4. Val du Morgin, starting from Pas du Morgin, and exploring this beautiful valley in Switzerland.
  5. Abondance, ascending over to the remote hamlet of Ubine below the spectacular Mont Chauffe.

Torch Lit Snowshoe with Fondue

You’ve snowshoed before and now you want to get out there and play in the powder – you’ve come to the right place

We run half day adventures (3 hrs) or full days trips (6hrs). Snowshoes and poles are provided.

Itinerary examples include:

  1. Lac Plagne and up to refuge Tindarets located in an incredible amphitheatre.
  2. Petit Chatel, traversing over to the Col du la Saix circling down towards Refuge Theo.
  3. Col du Bassachaux, from Pre la Joux, with amazing views from Mont Grange to Lac Montriond.
  4. Val du Morgin, starting from Pas du Morgin, and exploring this beautiful valley in Switzerland.
  5. Abondance, ascending over to the remote hamlet of Ubine below the spectacular Mont Chauffe.

Fat Bikes

You’ve snowshoed before and now you want to get out there and play in the powder – you’ve come to the right place

We run half day adventures (3 hrs) or full days trips (6hrs). Snowshoes and poles are provided.

Itinerary examples include:

  1. Lac Plagne and up to refuge Tindarets located in an incredible amphitheatre.
  2. Petit Chatel, traversing over to the Col du la Saix circling down towards Refuge Theo.
  3. Col du Bassachaux, from Pre la Joux, with amazing views from Mont Grange to Lac Montriond.
  4. Val du Morgin, starting from Pas du Morgin, and exploring this beautiful valley in Switzerland.
  5. Abondance, ascending over to the remote hamlet of Ubine below the spectacular Mont Chauffe.

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Cost including snowshoes, poles, and transport. Not including lifts, drinks, food & road tolls (for example Fat Biking in Italy),

Half day 60€ per person or minimum 150€.

Full day 90€ per person or minimum 300€.

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Carolyn McCall, Easyjet CEO

‘We all had a huge amount of fun and I would recommend Tanya and snowshoeing to anyone, even if you are a skier. You go to places skiers don’t and it is so peaceful. A really wonderful experience!’

What locations will we visit?

Your experienced guide (Tanya, Clive or Jamie) will choose choose the most appropriate location depending on snow conditions and suitability for clients. Our aim is to ensure you have an amazing experience.

Want to try something different?

How about an evening snowshoe with Fondue? Or maybe a full day hike with lunch at a refuge? We can accommodate many different experiences so just drop us a line or give us a call!

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