- Moderate snowshoeing
- No previous experience necessary
Flight inclusive price from the UK includes return flights to Geneva with British Airways or Swiss Airlines, airport transfers (for UK group flights only)
7 nights at Chalet Chocolat
All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 dinners
5 guided snowshoe walks
Snowshoes and poles
Tour leader throughout
Guided glacier walk
Downhill and cross-country skiing
Helicopter sightseeing flight over Mont Blanc
Our comfortable, modern chalet is fantastically located in the charming village of Les Bossons. All rooms have private facilities and the spacious accommodation has an open plan living area with a wood-burning stove and plenty of space to socialise and relax. A large south-facing garden boasts a hot tub, barbeque, and a private terrace with uninterrupted views of the Aiguilles du Midi and Mont Blanc. A leisurely 20-minute walk following the River L'Arve takes you into the heart of the town of Chamonix itself.
All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 dinners included.
For Grade B no previous experience required, but you should be confident of your fitness. Routes are decided by the leader according to snow and weather conditions.
The average ascent per day will be 500-600 metres. Maximum ascent: 760 metres. Expect 5 ½ -7 hours per day spent on the mountain.
Your safety All active winter holidays involve some element of risk; from something as normal as slipping on icy pavements, to the possibility of injuries sustained as a result of the activities themselves. While we do all we can to minimize any dangers, participants must be prepared to accept some risk as part of the holiday. Please see 'walking conditions / activity details' below, and 'risk of injury' note at the back of the Winter Actiities brochure or the online FAQs for this trip for further information.
High Mountain Snowshoeing: We have chosen to categorize this holiday as 'High Mountain Snowshoeing', which is described as using mountainous terrain, but where we restrict travel to areas considered to have low avalanche risk. However these may become higher risk areas in certain conditions that may occur a number of times through the season. There is likely to be plenty of steep terrain, cliffs and drop-offs which must be avoided with careful navigation.
Each day the leader will carefully assess the situation and choose the route according to current conditions and those forecast, with the over-riding priority being group safety. Our leaders are required not to proceed with any proposed route (including those mentioned in the brochure or trip notes) if they believe the risk to be unacceptable.
Snowshoes are adaptable to fit most trekking boot sizes, however if you wear larger than UK size 12 boots (US13 or EU47) please let us know at the time of booking. We will then be able to confirm if we can provide suitable snowshoes for you.
Normal group size and age
Normally 1 to 12, plus local leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Relatively full days, with 3-4 hours of physical activity, although occasional longer or harder days may be involved. Previous experience is not necessary, but you should be confident of your fitness level.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.