Thursday, 2 January 2014

Snowshoeing Geneva

Morzine - A great place to snowshoe near Geneva

Morzine is only a couple of hours drive from Geneva and is the perfect place to try snowshoeing or to hone up your skills if you have done it before. It is suitable for everyone from young children upwards, pregnant women, anyone wanting an aerobic workout. Walks can be tailored to peoples requirements.

Snowshoeing is a wonderful outdoor activity. It's easy to learn, and will transport you into the winter wonderland of snow clad forests, frozen lakes and amazing views, away from the crowds. Just a couple of hours of easy walking will take you to fantastic wild places.

Introduction to snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a growing winter sport in the Alps and it’s easy to see why. Snowshoeing is easy, accessible, cheap and requires little equipment or training but allows you to reach the most spectacular vistas, the quietest forest trails and the most hidden valleys with ease. All ages and abilities can strap snowshoes to their feet and set off on the trail. After a couple of minutes you get used to the feel of the snowshoes on your feet and with modern adjustable bindings, your feet are snug and secure.

Where to go snowshoeing near Geneva

Geneva is a great place to live or visit if you like to explore the great outdoors from a base in the city. Morzine and Les Gets, part of the Portes du Soleil ski resort, are just over an hour away by car, and with the explosion of airport transfer services over the last ten years it is now possible to get a lift from the door of your hotel in Geneva to anywhere you like in Morzine in 1h 15mins and for around 40€.

It is possible to simply hire snowshoes from a local ski hire shop for around 15€ per day but it is often difficult to work out the start and end points of walks without a guide a certain areas are prone to avalanches in certain snow conditions. Hiring a guide can therefore make sure you get the best out of your day as they will know the walks like the back of their hand and can use their experience and training to virtually eliminate the risk of avalanches.

If you'd like to find out more about snowshoeing trips near Geneva, to hire a guide or for any questions, please get in touch! Contact Indie Snow, International Mountain Leader, Snowshoeing Holidays

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