Some ideas for snowshoes itineraries

As for all the mountain activities, you must not overestimate yourself venturing into difficult and arduous paths: inquire about the route to follow and the conditions of the snow and always check the weather forecast. Every winter the snow conditions may be different so the recommended periods for each excursion are approximate.

See also the guided snowshoe walks

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Bertone Refuge

Snowshoe  -  Courmayeur

Climb the paved road, often frozen, to the chalet on the left. here you can put on your snow shoes and start hiking in the snow. Briefly climb the snow-covered slope, always beaten, that hugs th…

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Bonatti Refuge

Snowshoe  -  Courmayeur

From Planpincieux, head towards the start of the Val Ferret cross-country ski track. Take the path next to the slopes and enter the valley. Initially walk along the edge of the Grandes Jorasses cam…

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Champillon Refuge

Snowshoe  -  Doues

Walk along the road following the bends that lead to Pointier: just beyond you’ll find the start of path 8 on your right. Take the path entering the fir woods to another mountain pasture and the…

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Menouve Valley

Snowshoe  -  Étroubles

Follow route 6 “Vallone di Menouve”, along the road transformed in the recess the Super Saint-Bernard slope that quickly leads to the fork for Quaye. Climb the slope that crosses the lower part o…

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Punta Leretta

Snowshoe  -  Fontainemore

Proceed along the snow-covered road prohibited to traffic for a couple of turns until you reach a few typical houses: turn right, ignoring the nature path that continues straight. Continue along th…

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Chaligne refuge

Snowshoe  -  Gignod

After leaving your car, continue on your left along the snow-covered road which turns right after a couple of minutes: a view of Pointe de Chaligne and its welcoming peaks suddenly appears. Climb the…

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San Grato

Snowshoe  -  Issime

Walk along the lane which, along a series of turns, goes uphill cutting the rough rocky section at the narrow start of the Scheity valley. After about 1 hour, you come across the start to a mul…

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Col Pilaz

Snowshoe  -  La Magdeleine

From Vieux, follow the paved road to the fork for Chamois: ignore it and continue along the road. After a wide left-hand bend you’ll find a barrier that indicates the start of the snow show route…

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Court de Bard

Snowshoe  -  La Salle

Make your way along the farm road that leads to the Alpine pastures. Cross the Challancin pastures and then climb around three wide hairpin bends upto the Ponteilles Alpine pastures. Continue alon…

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Tramail des Ors

Snowshoe  -  La Salle

From the last parking lot, carry your snow shoes for about 150 m until you find the farm road that starts on your right: you can put on snow shoes here.
The first part, slightly ascending…

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