with Fabienne, Cyrille and Pierre-Yves 

In partnership with the Bureau des Guides: Fabienne Saura, Thierry Le Bigot, Cyril Valantin and Pierre-Yves Riche 

More than 15 hikes are available when snow cover is good.
Each week from Saturday, ESF displays a varied programme at our desk. 
Half-day or full-day outings and hikes available.

To give you a taste of what we do depending on snow cover and weather conditions:
  • Snowshoes outings with ESF Valloire are a way to see real nature, far from the slopes, far from the noise and far from the crowds. It is the white desert where you can observe chamois, deers, stags and wolves..., get to know the local history, gliding, friendliness, physical effort, joyous atmosphere, other people... revitalise yourself, evade from daily life... in short, a whole programme! 
  •  "  The fantastic descent : wonderful panoramic hike on a very snowy crest with views on Valloire, Valmeinier, Vanoise National Park, le Perron des Encombres mountain and Aiguilles d'Arves. We start with a ride on board the Brive telecabin and return to the village du Col. 125m ascension, 700m descent. Ski pass or pedestrian pass required. 
  • "Altitude Trek", once a week, top of the hikes: we climb on board a ski lift to reach Crey du Quart crest and start walking with fantastic views (Ecrins National Park, Vanoise National Park, Thabor, Aiguilles d'Arves, la Meije...). We close off the hike with a huge descent in a snowy field. Please be sure to have a ski pass (day or week pass). 
  • 14 people maximum per group. 
  • Our partner TSL provides snowshoes.
  • Please provide good walking shoes (no moon boots allowed!), water, snack and sunscreen.
  • Transport from ESF desks at Centre Station to starting point of walk (within the limits of available places).

Anyone with heart conditions, breathing difficulties and/or with a contraindication to practise sports is asked to think twice before enrolling and to come with a medical certificate attesting they can hike in the mountains by foot or with snowshoes. Pregnant women should get informed on the practicability of the hike. 

timetable for Snowshoes outings
Times are provided as a guide
Can vAry depending on programme
whole season
MorningFrom 9am to 12pm (approximately)
afternoonfrom 1:30pm to 5pm (approximately)
From 26
outdoor hikes
Half or full day outings, far from the slopes and the crowds, to immerse yourself into nature! 
We offer different tracks depending on the level of the group and the snow cover. 
Prices for snowshoes outings
Every day except Saturday
duration childrenadults
First half-day3 hours 18 €25€
SECOND HALF-DAY3 hours 20€
each additionnal outing3 hours15€18 €
full-day outing 6 hours 26 €40 €
Group outings available on Saturday 14 people maximum 
durationdurationAdults or children 
1 half-dayabout 3 hours 215 €
1 full-day about 6 hours 350 €
Not on line -
school groups duration15 pers. maximum
1 half-dayabout 3 hours 195 €
1 full-day about 6 hours 295 €
Not on line -
Get off the beaten track on a snowshoeing trip!
Away from the crowds on the slopes, a snowshoe outing is a unique opportunity to explore the Valloire ski area. Accompanied by our ESF instructors and guides, you can get off the beaten track and embark on a breathtaking adventure in the heart of the Savoie department.

It's a chance to recharge your batteries in the heart of nature, but also to find out more about the specific features of the mountain ecosystem.

More than 15 routes for your snowshoe outing

Whatever your level or experience, the esf Valloire ski school offers snowshoe outings to suit you. Depending on what you're looking for, your instructors will be able to guide you on more than fifteen different snowshoeing itineraries in the Maurienne.

With groups limited to 14 people and enthusiastic guides, you can organise an unforgettable getaway with your loved ones. Faced with untouched nature and breathtaking scenery, your snowshoe outing is sure to be one of the highlights of your stay in the Alps.

Snowshoeing: an excursion close to nature

With perfect local knowledge, your instructor will reveal the secrets of the mountain's flora and fauna. Chamois, deer, roe deer, endemic plants and protected species - each trail gives you an opportunity to learn more about the specific features of this environment.

It's a truly immersive experience, sure to delight the most curious and outdoor enthusiasts for half a day or a whole day. Ready for an adventure? Book your snowshoeing trip to Valloire now!