Snowshoe Walks in Morzine

Here are just a few of our favourites

Here are some examples of the walks we offer in Morzine. If you are on a catered holiday we will meet you at your chalet on your first evening to discuss an itinerary of snowshoe walks for the week.
Our walks are graded Easy, Intermediate and Difficult according to the level of fitness required. Easy is recommended for anyone including children; Intermediate is recommended for anyone who enjoys a good 4-5 hour walk and Difficult is recommended for anyone who regularly goes for long walks in the UK or abroad.
We have not included technical difficulty in our assessments as snowshoeing is very easy to get the hang of. We always recommend that the first walk you try is an Easy or Intermediate one to get used to walking in snowshoes.

Tour de Pleney Easy 3hrs

The tour of the Pleney is one of our most popular walks for those new to snowshoeing as it does not involve much ascent but starts high so the views are wonderful. We catch the Pleney bubble taking us to 1505m from where we walk up a slight incline to the ridge. Immediately we are presented with spectacular views over Morzine and across to Avoriaz before we disappear into the trees and our own quiet winter wonderland far from the crowds. Winding our way across the plateau to Les Chavannes we get lovely views of Les Gets and Nyon. Turning round we make our way back across the other side of the mountain along a forest track surrounded by mounds of untouched powder and trees dripping with snow.

 

Night walk to mountain restaurant Easy all evening

Night walks are exciting and fun. We will pick you up from your chalet and drive you to the start of the walk. We then walk with you to a mountain restaurant with snowshoes and headtorches, sit down to a traditional Sayovarde meal together until late in the evening before walking back to our transport. In some locations its possible to play around outside with sledges during the evening as well.

These evenings are very popular and so advanced booking is recommended. With groups of 10 or more an exclusive booking of a restaurant can be made (subject to availability).

 

Ardent to Montriond Easy 2hrs

We start from the tiny and picturesque Village of Ardent at the head of the dramatic Ardent valley. We make our way along a pretty bubblin stream and over an old stone bridge from where we start to descend steeply along a trail into a gorge with towering cliffs above us.
We pass the magnificent Ardent waterfall which will be partially frozen solid before continuing down the trail to the village of Albertans. Chamois are numerous here and with any luck we will see some as we descend.

We then traverse the mountain before reaching the lac de Montriond which is beautiful in its frozen winter state. We finish with a drink at the lakeside hotel.

 

Michael's Wild Trail Intermediate 6hrs

A walk with a genuinly 'wild' feel to it as it follows a valley uninhabited in winter.
We start at L'Encrenaz (1433m) and follow a woodland path down the mountain passing the ruins of old chalets. The Roc d'Enfer towers above us. We then follow the river to the pretty hamlet of Bonnavaz which its unusual little church. We then ascend up to the hamlet of Mont Caly (1489m) where we have the option of stopping for lunch in a traditional mountain restaurant.

The views are spectacular as we then traverse the side of Mont Chery making our way back to the Col de Encrenaz.

 

Super Morzine Circuit Easy 2-3hrs

This is a lovely walk as it involves walking up from the top of the gondola through silent forests of tall conifers. The views towards Les Gets and Mont Chery are stunning. We zigzag up the mountain towards the Col de Croix des Combes (1637m). The cross is situated on an open alp with views down towards Ardent.
We then cut our own trail through the snow and descend back down through the forests and snowy glades along the ridge with spectacular views of neighbouring mountains on either side.
We finish with coffee or vin chaud at the very pretty Grenouille cafe.

 

Super Morzine to Ardent Intermediate 6hrs

This is a very full day but very rewarding, with ever changing terrain and lunch at the picturesque and snow-locked village de Chèvre.We start at the top of the Super Morzine gondola from where we climb up to the Zore ridge with very special views of the surrounding massif. We walk along the Zore ridge towards the Col de la Joux Verte where we can call in for a drink if we're thirsty already!
We then leave behind any remaining traces of the pistes and descend into the Lindaret valley through the forests where snow piles up to head height.We emerge at the top of the Ardent lift and pop over to the Chévre village for lunch. We can then choose to walk or take the Ardent bubble down to Ardent depending on our energy.

 

The Manche Valley to Col de Coux Challenging 4-6hrs

This walk can either be a full day up to the col or half a day up to the snowbound meadows and mountain hut at Fréterolle. Either way this is one of the most dramatic walks we do.

We start from the village of l'Erigné climbing up through the forests to the Mine d'Or refuge (closed in winter). The valley then opens up dramatically into a high alpine meadow (known as an alp in fact) from where we make our way up to the cluster of farm buildings that make up Fréterolle (a mountain hut in summer). Here we can either turn back or make our way up through the meadow through open fields of snow, copses of trees and past frozen streams to the Col de Coux at 1,920m with breathtaking views into Switzerland.

 

The Forester's Trail Intermediate 4hrs

The Forester's Trail Intermediate, 4hrs
We start at the end of the Valley de la Manche and ascend a mountain path, passing summer barns closed down for the winter. The path then follows a pretty trail along a mountain stream passed the Chardonniere bridge and on up to the Chardonniere refuge nestling under the cliffs of the Tête de Boston. A very dramatic setting for lunch.

We then wind our way along a woodland trail back towards our starting point at Erigné stopping at the pretty little chalet Crapahute for a coffee or vin chaud.