Snowshoe walks and hikes

Take some time out to explore the Vanoise National Park and admire the Alpine flora and fauna on a snowshoe walk.

Accompanied by a specially-trained instructor, go off the beaten track and discover the picturesque sights and grandiose landscapes of the French Alps.

Whether you are visiting the mountains for the very first time or are an avid skier, discover a more tranquil side to the mountains. Snowshoe walks are suitable for everyone, and we offer a range of different walks throughout the week.

English speakers, welcome to our snowshoes strolls !
If you join us on monday, tuesday, wednesday and friday morning strolls, the hiking guide will be able to give you technical and safety instructions in english.
Moreover, you will get the chance to learn about the region and nature !
  • On monday morning, the hunter stroll in Valfrejus climb through a fir and larch forest to a old and nice summer hamlet, where we would have a chance to observe some ibex walking on snowy slopes. 
  • On tuesday morning, we have 30 minutes private bus transfert to reach the Plateau of Sardières, where we hike to the Monolithe, a natural wonder, 93 meter high sedimentary stone pillar. By a sunny day, we have panoramic views on Maurienne Valley.   
  • On wednesday morning, the shepherd stroll in Valfrejus take you to a summer hamlet, located in a deep valley, lulled by the Charmaix river sounds. 
A chance to listen some stories about past time way of living in our mountains.
Snowshoes strolls last between 2,5 and 3 hours.
Susbribe at the ESF office and come with your ticket at 9:00 am, ready to hike.
We provide you snowshoes and poles, at start.
SUNDAY: Free walk (pedestrian hike). A guided tour of the resort plus presentation of the week’s snowshoe programme.
Duration: around 1.5hrs, suitable for everyone. After the walk, you are invited to sample some wines from Savoie and Beaufort.

MONDAY: The Shepherd's Trail. Learn about the mountain wildlife, plants and the daily life of a shepherd. Duration: 2.5hrs, around 100m uphill climb, suitable for everyone. >> For more information

TUESDAY: The Hunter's Trail. Admire the local game animals and beautiful views, and explore a snowy hamlet. Duration: 2.5hrs, around 200m uphill climb, suitable for everyone.  >> For more information

WEDNESDAY: A walk in the Vanoise National Park (transfer by minibus). "Panoramas of the Sardières Monolith.”
Duration: 3hrs, around 100m uphill climb, suitable for everyone.  >> For more information

WEDNESDAY EVENING: Snowshoes and Tartiflette. Twilight walk on snowshoes followed by a convivial meal. Duration: 1.25hrs, around 100m uphill climb, suitable for everyone.  >> For more information

THURSDAY: A walk in the Vanoise National Park (transfer by minibus). Ibex-watching and beautiful landscapes. Duration: 3hrs, pedestrian hike, suitable for everyone.  >> For more information

FRIDAY: The Forest Trail. Learn to identify wildlife, flora and animal tracks. You might even be lucky enough to see some large game animals. Duration: 2hrs 20mins (return at 4.20pm), 120m uphill climb, suitable for everyone.  >> For more information

Prices and BookingS for Snowshoe WALKS

Discover the local trails
Sunday:                                                                                  Free walk  1h30FREE
Monday - Tuesday - Friday :                                                 Snowshoe Walks 2.5 hrs23,00 €
Wednesday - Thursday :                                                       Snowshoe Walks 3 hrs27,00 €
Wednesday:                                                      Twilight walk - Snowshoes and Tartiflette 1.25 hrs37,00 €