The winter version of hiking is snowshoeing – an activity that has existed for thousands of years simply to be able to get around on the snow.
Whether on paths or off-piste, around villages or in secluded valleys, everything is possible on snowshoes. Enjoy the silence, scenery and secret trails.
Equipment and recommendations
Snowshoeing is a simple sport, but you still need to follow the safety rules that apply to all mountain sports: shovel, beacon and probe form the trio of essential equipment for going out into the mountains. Never go alone, check the weather forecast and don’t hesitate to use the services of a professional.
Mountain trek leaders will provide you with the appropriate equipment and will accompany you safely on suitable routes.
They can show you the pearls of Oisans … the hidden valley with chamois, silent woods, the plateau or col from which you have a panoramic view over the snowy mountain tops…
Snowshoes and adapted shoes, a pair of poles, suitable clothing, sunglasses, a backpack with some local delicacies and some water.