Strike out on foot and hike the snow-topped majesty of the high-Alpine terrain around Chamonix.
Happy Tracks offer a summer and winter program of hiking and snowshoeing adventures, including the 10-day Tour du Mont Blanc and the renowned 200 km Haute Route trek.
Happy Tracks Winter Adventures
Head out into the great outdoors and enjoy a fantastic winter experience! The high mountain wilderness of the French Alps has all the right ingredients for an unforgettable winter adventure. Put on some snowshoes and explore an untouched winter landscape under your own steam. Embark on an epic multi-day winter tour of the Mont Blanc. Throw caution to the wind and sledge down a snowy mountainside. Or, join the Happy Tracks team for a candle lit fondue in a backcountry igloo.
Snowshoeing in the Mont Blanc Massif
Full day tour – from 40 € per person
Half day tour – from 25 € per person
Snowshoeing gets you out of the resort and up into the high mountains
Escape the crowded ski pistes and head out into the magnificent Chamonix backcountry on a Happy Tracks snowshoeing adventure. Quick to get the hang of, snowshoeing is a great winter activity that everyone can enjoy.
Happy Tracks offer a wide selection of guided snowshoeing trips in and around the Mont Blanc Valley. Enjoy a leisurely half-day tour or challenge yourself by summiting an Alpine peak on a full-day tour.
Winter Snowshoeing Tour du Mont Blanc
800 € per person
Spectacular mountain scenery on the Tour du Mont Blanc
Happy Tracks have designed a unique itinerary which takes in the best of the Tour du Mont Blanc in winter. Stay in comfortable hotel and B&B accommodation and spend 2 days snowshoeing in each of France, Italy and Swizerland.
The Tour du Mont Blanc is regarded as being one of the most beautiful long distance treks in the world and Happy Tracks will guide you on the very best snowshoeing routes on the circuit.
The Tour du Mont Blanc is accessible to anyone capable of doing between 4 and 7 hours of moderate exercise per day. Snowshoeing isn’t difficult to get the hang of and no previous experience is necessary.
Overnight Snowshoe Tour
A final push up to the overnight hut in Chamonix
For a unique hugely rewarding mountain experience, a hut-to-hut snowshoeing trip is hard to beat. You’ll strap on your snowshoes and strike out into the wild mountains under your own steam. In the afternoon you’ll reach the mountain hut high in the Chamonix Valley. A wood fire will warm you up and three course evening meal will be prepared. After an evening spent stargazing and exchanging stories, you’ll enjoy a cosy night’s rest. The next morning your guide will prepare a hearty breakfast before you head back to Chamonix.
All smiles on the Sledding Adventure
Sledding is a great way to spend an energetic day outdoors. Hike up with snowshoes and jump aboard a traditional wooden sledge for a thrilling ride down a purpose built sledding track. Happy Tracks offer half-day or full-day sledding trips in two different locations.
Half-day Trient sledding trip
From the picturesque village of Trient in Switzerland, you’ll snowshoe up to the start of the sledge ride. After a thrilling ride down you can enjoy a well-deserved glass of mulled-wine.
Full-day Les Marecottes sledding trip
The Happy Tracks full-day sledding program takes place in Les Marecottes and includes a scenic train ride to the Swiss resort, sightseeing, snowshoeing, a thrilling 9.5 km sledge ride and a visit in the local mountain wildlife park.
Winter Canyoning and Abseiling
This canyoning trip is aimed squarely at thrill-seekers who want a unique experience. Equipped with a harness and roped up to your guide, you’ll descend a remote frozen canyon in the Chamonix Valley.
For a less committing, yet still thrilling adventure, a winter abseil is the ticket. Experience the void and feel the adrenaline pumping as you descend a huge rock face, or high bridge.
Traditional Igloo Adventure
From 35 € per person
Enjoying a well-earned meal in the traditional igloo
A highlight of the Happy Tracks winter program, the ever popular igloo adventures provide a unique way to experience the winter mountains. Constructed in the same way as the Inuit dwellings of far north Canada, the Happy Tracks igloos can accommodate 8 to 10 people for lunch or dinner. A snowshoeing trek will get you to the igloo and your efforts will be rewarded with a traditional fondue served in warm and cosy surroundings. Overnight stays for two people can be organised as well with sheepskins and big duvets making up the bed. An unforgettable experience.
Chamonix Winter Adventure and Multi-Activity Week
The Happy Tracks multi-activity week gives you the freedom to combine a whole host of fun outdoor activities into one action packed trip. Accommodation and airport transfers are included. Design your own schedule from the following list of activities or let Happy Tracks help you plan your perfect trip.
- Snowshoeing (half-day or full-day)
- Overnight stay in a mountain hut (winter room)
- Igloo adventures
- Ice skating
- Full moon snowshoe walks and night walks
- Winter canyoning and abseiling
- Winter geocaching
- Sightseeing in the Chamonix Valley
You’re in good hands!
Anja and Rapha – both IML qualified guides
Your guides, Raphael Wullschleger and Anja Schwarz, are both fully qualified International Mountain Leaders (IML). This allows them to lead high altitude treks and snowshoeing expeditions summer and winter anywhere in the world. Multilingual, their passion for the mountains and extensive experience has taken them all over the world, and they love nothing more than sharing their knowledge of the mountains with their guests.
Great trip! I really enjoyed the trip. We had 10 wonderful days in the most beautiful mountains and all those impressive glaciers in view. Rafael and Anja made it a really special tour – choosing very nice huts and guarding for the best paths. Moreover the two were cooking for us several times delicious 3-courses-menues.
Susanne – 02 October 2015
I highly recommend Raphael of Happy Tracks. He was our guide for the 11 days Tour du Mont Blanc from 24 August to 03 September 2015 and I was most impressed by his attentiveness, patience, and care.
Chwee Pheng – 01 October 2015
The Happy Tracks team took us on the experience of a lifetime. Working on the next Happy Tracks trip!
Catherine – 26 September 2015
My girlfriend and I did a 10 day Tour du Mont Blanc trek with Rafael in July. It was one of the highlights of our trip around Europe! Everything from food to accommodation was well organised and Rafa was a fantastic guide who had a vast knowledge of the Mont Blanc valley and Chamonix.
Bkezic – 26 September 2015
Reservations and Pricing
For further details and to make a reservation, please contact Anja Schwarz at Happy Tracks by email or phone:
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