Highlights of the trip
- A snowshoeing experience in wild landscapes.
- Comfortable mountain accommodation with shower.
- Quality catering based on local produce.
Day 1: Ascent to the refuge via the TMB and the Bois de la Rollaz
D+ 750m Dist 5.2km 3h00 walk
Our route starts at Notre-Dame de la Gorge on the TMB trail. The first part of the ascent is fairly steep through the forest, but then the slope gradually eases. We leave the Nant Borrant refuge on our right before leaving the forest and facing the Aiguilles de la Pennaz. We climb back up into the Rollaz wood before arriving at the plan de la fenêtre where our refuge is located for the night.
Accommodation: Refuge. Meals: Lunch & dinner.
Day 2: Descent of the Val Montjoie via La Balme
D+ 125m D- 870m Dist 8.3km 3h00 walk
After a restorative night's sleep facing the Mont-Blanc massif, we put on our snowshoes and set off in the direction of the Col du Bonhomme. We descend via the Balme refuge and walk alongside the TMB before crossing the torrent. We then walk through the forest before joining the Roman road that will take us back to our starting point.
Meals: morning & noon.
Level required for this outing: Confirmed (See the article on snowshoe levels for self-assessment)