Safely guided by a local mountain leader, snowshoe to mountain peaks and over dramatic plateaux while admiring some of the most dramatic scenery in the Alps.

On foot from the Chalet Savoy and with easy drives in a comfortable fourwheel drive minibus you will go out to explore the most spectacular snowshoeing in the Mont Blanc Region. Every evening you will return to your comfortable chalet base to enjoy a log fire, Elaines legendry homemade cakes and a hot tub.

7 nights in the CHALET SAVOY (hot tub, sauna, wifi).
5 days of guided snowshoeing - STRENUOUS GRADE

Holiday operated by Snow Safari Ltd, specialist tour operator in the Alps since 1989.

NO MINIMAL NUMBERS ON A TRIP
Guarantee.... "you book it, we'll run it."
Even if there only one person on a trip we are happy to go ahead.

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Each snowshoe week runs from Sunday to Sunday and will include:

ITINERARY

We prefer not to set out a rigid fixed itinerary but rather to adjust the daily outings around the weather, conditions and needs of the individual groups. Below however is a typicle one week Chamonix Snowshoe-harder programme.

Sunday Included transfer from airport. (1 1/4 hour drive) Briefing at dinner

Monday - Leaving on foot from the chalaet we climb 800 metres to the summit of the Prarion Mountain (1969 Metres) approaching from the south. Our descent back to the chalet takes us to the Norther side of the mountain as we descend to the hamlet of Charrousse featured in the epic film "the Mountain" starring Spencer Tracey.

Tuesday - Today a scenic drive over two mountain passes into Switzerland to climb the Arpille (2085 metres.) affording far reaching views up the Rhone Valley and as far as the Bernese Oberland. We pass Swiss "chocolate box photo" farmhouses on our scenic climb through the Arpille pasturelands.

Wednesday: From Le Buet we explore the wild and picturesque Berrard Valley before rising high to the south facing Loriaz Plateau for fantastic views of the famous peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif including the Aiguille Vert, the Drus, and the Chardonnet. We will be able to see three countries at once (Italy, France and Switzerland)!

Thursday: Free day. There are many options available: downhill skiing
(lessons available), cross country skiing, a glacier walk with a UIAGM mountain guide, ice climbing, tandem paragliding, helicopter sightseeing flights over Mont Blanc, a trip on one of Europe's highest cable cars, the Aiguille du Midi, a ride on the Montenvers train to view the 'Mer de Glace', free rides on the Mont Blanc express train and local busses to Chamonix for shopping and sightseeing, Perhaps a relaxing visit to the exclusive nearby spa with indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, tropical showers, fitness room and outdoor terrace.

Friday: We explore the dramatic Ferret Valley in Italy stopping for a hot chocolate in valley refuge. We climb to the Bonatti Refuge (2020 metres) to admire a stunning panorama of the Grandes Jurasse and the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

Saturday:We drive the hill featured in Lance Armstrong's last Tour de France to arrive at the sleapy villlage of Romme (1300 metres) from where we commence our climb to the Tete de la Salaz 2026. Arriving on this peak 1400 metres over the Arve Valley It is an inspirational experience. We admire some of the other dramatic peaks of the Aravis Mountains streting into the distance.

Sunday: Included transfer to the airport.

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