The European Alps boasts some amazing winter sports, not least #snowshoeing which can take you to some of the most beautiful locations. We were lucky enough to host Carolyn McCall, CEO of Easyjet, and friends who were celebrating a special birthday. Two great adventures followed, firstly snowshoeing up in the Val du Morgin in Switzerland and on day two venturing high above #Chatel on the Col du la Saix circuit. Both trails had some amazing refuge stops, Refuge They and Theo for the all important chocolate chaud. So happy everyone enjoyed Live Breathe Hike’s guiding experience… here’s what Carolyn had to say….
‘I visited #Chatel with a load on skiers and there were three of us who didn’t ski. I booked snow shoeing without having any idea what it would be like other than that I would be outside enjoying the wonderful air and scenery.
Tanya makes it very easy arriving with snowshoes and having checked the weather (we had lots of snow) our first day, three of us embarked on a valley walk across the border in #Switzerland.
It was very beautiful – lots of streams, their sound making a wonderful backdrop to the tranquillity and low boughs drooping with snow. We soon got used to the snow shoes. Tanya and Clive are very knowledgable and so we learnt about the area and the landscape. We stopped at a refuge for hot chocolate and a chat. When we met our friends we couldn’t stop talking about how brilliant our morning had been.
The next day brought more snow and so all of our party except two very keen skiers opted to come snow shoeing. This time we did a mountain walk, climbing 300metres higher than the town. It was harder but spectacular, as we saw #Chatel shrinking in size as we climbed. The refuge was wonderful for our stop and on the way back many of us waded through deep snow ( although you didn’t have to and nor did you have to fall over and throw snow at people although of course we did ). 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!’