Snowshoeing and a night in an igloo

Snowshoeing and a night in an igloo

The mountain leaders of the Annecy guide bureau propose you to live the ultimate Inuit experience: building and sleeping in an igloo! The adventure will start with a snowshoe walk to get away from civilization and find our bivouac place for the night. Once the location is confirmed, you will be divided into groups of 2 or 3, and supervised by your mountain leader, you will build your snow shelter for the night.
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PRICE PER PERSON FOR A MINIMUM OF 6 PARTICIPANTS1 day and a half / 1 nightInformation at +33 450 57 82 59
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One night in an Igloo and 2 days on snowshoes

An igloo night

Strong points of the stay

  • A new experience of snowshoeing.
  • A workshop to learn how to build a snow shelter.
  • An unusual night.

Day 1 : Climb to the bivouac site

From 200 to 500m of D+ 1h30 to 2h of walking

Departure briefing at 10am at at the cross-country skiing centre on the Glières plateau. This moment will be the occasion to check the equipment of each participant and to distribute the material for the two days to be distributed in our backpacks (min 70L).

After the departure briefing, we start our ascent towards our bivouac place. We will evolve between forest and alpine pastures off-trail, in a virgin and preserved environment. Then, the view opens up on the surrounding mountains. It is time to find the ideal place to set up our bivouac. In the afternoon, we will build our snow shelter, make a table in the snow for the meal, enjoy the evening colors while making the aperitif, share a good meal and enjoy the show that nature offers us.

Night in an igloo.

Day 2 : Return

From 200 to 500m of D- 1h to 1h30 of walking

After a good night in your cold sleeping bags, you will be the first to watch the sun rise over Mont Blanc! What a privilege! After breakfast, you will have to set up camp in order to get back to the start of the day before with a head full of beautiful memories.

End of the stay at the end of the morning.

Level required for this outing: Intermediate (See the article on snowshoe levels for self-assessment)

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Good to know about the travel
Snowshoeing and a night in an igloo

The price includes
Supervision by a qualified mountain leader.
The loan of snowshoes and sticks.
The loan of bivouac equipment (cold-weather sleeping bag, insulating ground sheet, stove, shovel, cooking utensils).
Meals (dinner and breakfast).
The price does not include
Picnic lunch on day 1.
Transportation to the starting point of the hike.
Everything that is not indicated in the "price includes" section.
Number of participants
COLLECTIVE OUTING: Confirmed outings only from 6 people booked / niche. Groups can be formed up to a maximum of 8 participants / 1 mountain leader.
The scheduled dates correspond to group outings. Subject to availability, the activity can be organized at another time in the winter as a private engagement. Please contact us for a personalized quote.
Travel organized by the Quartz association
Organised by the Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliated to Apriam
1267 route de Villards-74290 ALEX
Registered with Atout France
IM 073.10.0023
Snowshoes and Igloo
Snowshoes and Igloo
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