Hikes or snowshoe outings: an invitation to escape on the ski area
Nature and quietness lovers, snowshoeing is made for you!
The use of snowshoes harkens back to time immemorial and was a mode of transportation. Nowadays, they are used as a leisure activity. The old version has been replaced by a more modern and more sophisticated one.
Let yourself be carried by the rhythm of your steps, pay attention to the snow that crunches under your snowshoes and listen to the silence (yes, you can hear the silence, this is an incredible sensory experience). Watch carefully: you might see a mountain hare, a chamois... or a chapel under the snow.
Choose the style of your snowshoe hike:
- Contemplative to observe and recharge your batteries
- Sportive to be physically active
- Fun to share a nice moment with friends and family
Itineraries in altitude on the Serre Chevalier ski area
- Briançon area - Boucle du Col du Prorel
- Briançon area - Boucle de Notre Dame des Neiges
- Briançon area - Boucle de Pra Long
- Serre Chevalier Briançon crossing > Chantemerle
- Serre Chevalier Chantemerle crossing > Briançon
- Chantemerle area - Les Eduits de Chantemerle
- Chantemerle area - Le Sentier des Lutins
- Villeneuve area - Boucle des Rochers
- Monêtier area - Crête des Lauzières
A leaflet with the snowshoe itineraries is available at the Sales and Information offices, at the Tourist Office and at the mountain guides office; feel free to ask for it.
To find out the prices, you can also download this document.
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A few recommendations
- The snowshoe itineraries are marked but not always groomed
- They are located in the heart of the ski area: please mind skiers who can be in the surroundings
- Walk at the edge of the slopes when the itineraries are adjacent to pistes
- Before crossing a ski slope, be sure that no skier is coming
- Before starting, check the weather forecasts
- Mind the following safety rules:
- Stay on the marked itineraries
- Do not go in case of heavy snow fall
- If you go alone, inform someone of your itinerary and make sure your mobile phone is fully charged
- Choose an itinerary adapted to your level
- There is no closing at night. You take all the itineraries under your responsibility
- Take the duration of your itinerary into consideration, so that you do not miss the last descent by ski lift
- In winter, the animals are vulnerable and need to keep all their energy to survive. Anything that scares them can end up being fatal to them. Stay on the marked routes, so that you limit the disturbances.
- Have an appropriate behaviour: take your trash home with you!