Snowshoeing: Semnoz

Snowshoeing: Semnoz

The Semnoz is the ideal mountain to start snowshoeing. The reliefs are soft, the landscapes are varied (forest, mountain pastures) and the view from the summit is exceptional on the surrounding mountains. The 360° panorama stretches from the Jura to the Ecrins via the Aravis chain and the Mont-Blanc! At the crest of Châtillon (1702m), the highest point of Semnoz, you can on clear days have a view of the 3 lakes of the area (Lake Annecy, Lake Bourget and Lake Geneva). Moreover, the starting routes are only 30 minutes drive from the center of Annecy.
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My first snowshoeing experience

My first snowshoeing experience

A snowshoe hike is the pleasure of walking on a fresh snow mattress in wild and virgin spaces. During this session (3 hours for the half day and more than 4 hours for the full day), we will explore off-trail itineraries on the Semnoz mountain. You will be able to familiarize yourself with walking technique thanks to the advice of your mountain guide. In the middle of the forest, we will study together the possible traces left by the wildlife that survives in the hostile environment of the mountain in winter. You will also learn how to recognize the summits of Haute-Savoie. This activity can be practiced in family with children (from 8 years old).

Level required for this outing: From beginner to intermediate (See the article on snowshoe levels for self-assessment)

Other suggestions for snowshoeing session on long routes for a day : Rando raquette au Plateau des Glières     //   Rando raquette La Clusaz – Manigod

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Snowshoeing: Semnoz

The price include
Supervision by a state-qualified mountain leader.
The loan of snowshoes and poles.
The price does not include
Transportation until the start of the hike, picnic, drinks, any lifts.
Anything that is not listed in the "price includes" section.
Schedule and meeting place
Rendezvous 15 min before the start of the outing in front of the restaurant le courant d'ère at the top of the Semnoz.

Morning: 9am - 12am
Afternoon: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Number of participants
COLLECTIVE OUTING: Confirmed outings only from 5 people booked / niche. Groups can be formed up to a maximum of 10 participants / 1 mountain leader.
Participant’s personal equipment
Warm, high and waterproof hiking or snow shoes (no Moon Boot or low-top sneakers!!!) suitable for snowshoeing, warm, breathable clothing adapted to the weather (fleece, down jacket, windproof and waterproof jacket, gloves or mittens, hat), backpack for picnics or snacks, water (1L for half days to 2L for full days), sunscreen, cap, sunglasses (mask in strong wind)

Do not hesitate to contact us for an equipment advice

For safety reasons, people who do not have the right equipment on the day of the outing may be refused by the mountain leader and the outing will not be refunded

Activities guides Snowshoeing: Semnoz

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Meeting place
Le Courant d'ère Restaurant at Semnoz Summit
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