Snowshoeing Pays des Ecrins Description
As you look down on a map of Freissinieres you will easily pick out the endless web of paths and trails around the valley. When winter begins they become invisible with snow and unbreachable in normal hiking boots. You can start snowshoeing just in front of the Hotel 5 Saisons, carry on above us and further into the narrowing valley leading to the infamous settlement of Dormillouse, where no roads go and where you will stay overnight in a refuge during the week.
The mountain-walking leaders for your stay live and work in the locality and as conditions can change from day to day, they know where to go and when in a safe environment. They will introduce you to the fascinating history of the valley and its hidden alpine hamlets and caves.
On the arrival evening you will be fully equipped with your snowshoes as well as all the safety material needed for a Snow-Shoeing week. The 1st morning the week´s program starts with a try-out and even if you are experienced it gives you time to pick up your technique. From here on you’ll enjoy a week of the best show-shoeing in the Alps.
Departures and rates
New year week 26/12-01/01/2017 760€/pers with new year supper suppl incl
Week 4 (22-27/1), W5 (29/1-3/02/2017), W8 (19-24/02/2017)W11 (12-17/03/2017), W13 (25/3-1/4) from 420€/pers
You practice sports on a regularly basis, i.e a couple of times a week; cycling, walking or similar. You have already been walking in mountains before, above 1000 m.
You have been snowshoeing before, just as you have been walking in the Alps or similar at high altitudes on steep tracks.