British Snowshoe Tours

Practical Info

Walking Grades

Walking grades indicate difficulty level. They take account of strenuousness and terrain. No tours demand previous snowshoeing experience.

Grade B (Moderate) – suitable for anyone reasonably active.
4-6 hrs walking per day, comfortable pace, plenty of stops.
Mainly on established trails and/or easy terrain.

Grade C (Strenuous) – a good level of stamina and motivation is required.
6-8hrs walking per day, with significant ascent and descent (up to 1000m).
Often walking untrodden snow, occasionally with some sense of exposure.
Rewards are even better views, and greater sense of wilderness and achievement.

Prices & Payment

Tours are priced individually. Details on this website under Tours.

Payment in advance. If booking more than 6 weeks ahead, a 50% deposit secures a booking. 6 weeks before tour start date the full balance is payable.

We accept BACS transfer, Paypal, credit card, or cheque. Consult terms and conditions, or ask for details.

What’s Included

Please check specific inclusions and exclusions for the tour you are interested in.

All prices include guiding and instruction, equipment hire (snowshoes, walking poles, safety equipment if applicable), and return transport between your accommodation and start/finish of the walk (within Chamonix valley area).

Some tours also include accommodation, and some meals.

What’s Not Included

Not included are transfers to and from Chamonix from further afield, insurance, ski lift passes (occasionally needed), and suitable clothing including footwear (see below). Please note that suitable travel insurance is a condition of booking (see terms and conditions).

 

What Personal Clothing and Kit Do I Need?

You will receive a kit checklist by email with your booking confirmation. Please read this and pack accordingly, to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.

Footwear is very important. Snowshoes fit almost any hiking boot, but they do not offer protection from cold or wet, and you are likely to be walking in snow most of the time. You need warm, waterproof, comfortable hiking boots. Trainers, casual shoes and ski boots are NOT suitable. If you do not have your own, or you are in doubt as to their suitability, boots can be hired in Chamonix before your trip.

Clothing needs to be warm and waterproof. Outdoor / hiking gear or ski clothing is suitable. Multiple light layers are better than thick heavy ones.

Please ask if you are unsure.

Other essentials:

  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Drinking water
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm

Useful additions:

  • Small backpack (this is essential on some tours)
  • Scarf or neck-warmer
  • Ski goggles
  • Sun hat
  • Ski lift pass

Our Terms and Conditions

Please see our terms and conditions page.