Snowshoeing Alps


Time of yearDec – March
Duration: Custom event to suit your group
On mountain: Custom
Max group size:10-15 participants approx
Fees:Varies according to duration & location
Additional costs: Flights & travel insurance


  • Bespoke itinerary to suit group experience and objectives
  • Learn how to snowshoe
  • Learn and use winter safety procedures
  • Snowshoe along Alpine routes with stunning scenery
  • Chalet or hotel accommodation with an overnight winter hut or snow-hole experience
  • Perfect for your hill-walking club’s winter trip

What`s included

  • Group Training & Briefing Day in Glendalough.
  • Accommodation & Meals
  • In country transfers
  • Specialist equipment: snowshoes, avalanche transceiver, probe & shovel, down jacket & mitts
  • Expert tuition & guiding by UIMLA certified International Mountain Leader(s)

Snowshoeing Alps

Curious about Snowshoeing? Led by our experienced, UIMLA certified International Mountain Leaders, come snowshoeing with us and explore the Alps in winter.

Snowshoeing is a magical experience. It allows us to get away from the crowds, experience the quality of silence only a snow-filled landscape can provide and the opportunity to explore the mountains in their winter clothes. They can take us to places that would be otherwise inaccessible to hikers in winter.

Unlike ski-touring, with just a little training, snowshoeing allows hill-walkers to access snow covered mountains all winter long and experience spectacular views of the mountains. Our lead guides are UIMLA certified International Mountain Leaders with several years experience leading people to high, wild and remote places – in winter as well as summer.

We can design a snowshoeing experience for your group, looking after:

  • Accommodation
  • Catering
  • In-country transfers
  • Provision of qualified & experienced guides
  • All equipment hire
  • Avalanche Safety & Awareness tuition

The Alps span a vast area and thus offer an abundance of options for snowshoeing but equally, so does Norway, the Sierra Nevada in Spain and the mountains of Eastern Europe. If there’s a location, you’re dying to try out, let us know and we can look into it for you.

Trips can be as easy going or difficult as you like and with larger groups, we can offer two grades each day if you have mixed fitness in your group.

Snowshoeing Alps

We provide all in-country logistics for you including airport transfers, accommodation and catering.

We also include all technical kit hire:

  • Snowshoes
  • Poles
  • Avalanche safety equipment if required
  • Down Jacket and mitts if required

The group will be led by highly qualified and experienced International Mountain Leaders who love to share their passion for the mountains.

Snowshoeing Alps: Who’s it for?

Hill-walkers who want to explore the winter mountains, have reasonable level of fitness and are eager to take their skills to the next level under the guidance of experts.

We also include a training and briefing day for all participants at our base in Glendalough, along with ongoing support and assistance.

With the exception of flights & personal insurance, there are no hidden extras – all specialist equipment hire is included: technical kit, in-country transport, catering etc.

Snowshoeing alps: Accommodation

From snowhole to boutique hotels and anything in between- the choice is yours. We can work with your group’s budget to build an experience that you’ll remember for a long time to come. We can trek to mountain huts to spend the night(s) or sleep in a snowhole!

We’ll provide you with a full kit list. All participants receive a 15% discount on purchases in our store in advance of departure.

snowshoeing FAQs

How many days is the experience?

As long as you want, you can do a snowshoeing experience in a long weekend or over a week.

Do participant need experience?

Hillwalking experience is necessary, you do need a reasonable level of fitness. We can tailor the experience to suit the fitness level.

What kit do participants need?

We’ll provide a full kit list in advance. Each participant will need full winter kit, it will be cold! We’ll provide the technical kit. Snowshoeing Alps.

How many participants will there be?

We have space for 10 -15 participants approximately on our Snowshoeing Alps experience.

What do the fees include?

> All in-country transport
> Accommodation
> Catering
> Any technical equipment
> PL insurance
> Expert guiding and highly skilled & qualified guides
> All fees are approximate and depend on final numbers

Do we provide private guiding?

Yes, we certainly do. If you’re looking for a 1 on 1 guided experience or require a guide for a small group or family please get in contact.

Is altitude an issue?

Sometimes, it depends on where we go. Some people will begin to notice the effects of altitude from 2,500m, a slower pace usually prevents and alleviates the problem at the elevations we tend to operate in for snowshoeing trips.

Are avalanches a problem?

A significant part of our guides training and ongoing CPD is in how to avoid avalanche terrain, what to look for, studying the history of the snowpack and weather conditions in the area. Conditions change and as such, your planned route may be changed at the last moment.

Are mountain huts comfortable in winter?

Yes, not all mountain huts open in winter but those that do are cosy and provide hot meals. Accommodation is best described as hostel style.

What is not included in the price?

Flights, you can arrange these yourself or we can have our travel partner do that for you. The extra kit as per the kit list, but most seasoned hill-walkers should have everything or be able to borrow it. Any extra tours that participants choose to take outside of the Snowshoeing Alps experience.

Where else can we snowshoe?

The Alps are HUGE and sweep down from Germany to Italy taking in Switzerland, France and Austria on the way. It’s all available to us. Norway is also a great location as it gets great snow. Georgia is an alternative location for somewhere new. The Sierra Nevada in Spain and a beautiful option. Slovenia, Romania and Iceland are also options.

Do I need additional insurance?

It is essential that all participants take out additional travel insurance for the trip. This should cover repatriation to UK/Ireland and rescue fees. Your insurance must list the location as a destination and have guided snowshoeing as an activity. Let us know if you need details on insurance companies. We also advise that you apply for your EHIC (formally E11).

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