Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif

Snowshoeing in the Mont-Blanc region

Mountain guides from the Annecy mountain guide office are offering a snowshoeing itinerary in the heart of the Contamines-Montjoie nature reserve at the foot of the Mont-Blanc massif. We'll be following in the footsteps of the TMB at the foot of the Dômes de Miage and the Aiguille des Glaciers. The tour will be interspersed with a restorative night in a comfortable winter refuge facing the Mont-Blanc massif.
Parking de Notre Dame de la Gorge
Price per person for a minimum of 6 participants2 days / 1 nightInformation at +33 450 57 82 59
Vous souhaitez réserver ?
1 2
- +
Subject to the payment, after receiving your confirmation e-mail
Leave us your details in order to contact you to confirm your request.
Rate :
Your message has been sent
An error occurred while sending the message, please try again.
Please select a date.
Reservation request
For more information, contact us at
+33 450 57 82 59
Experts chevronnés de la montagne
Équipement de qualité, mesures strictes
Vous accompagner à votre rythme
Snowshoeing in the Mont Blanc massif

Snowshoeing in the Mont Blanc massif

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)

Receive the technical sheet

Good to know about the travel
Snowshoeing in the Mont-Blanc region

The price includes
- Supervision on both days by a qualified mountain leader.
- Loan of snowshoes and poles.
- Loan of rescue equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, depth sounder).
- Accommodation in a refuge in a dormitory of 4 (bunk beds possible) on a half-board basis (dinner and breakfast).
- Picnics for lunch and dinner.
The price does not include
- Emergency and repatriation insurance (Compulsory).
- Cancellation insurance (Recommended).
- Transport to the starting point of the tour.
- All drinks.
- 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 organised at another time in the winter as a private engagement. Please contact us for a personalised quote.
Travel organized by the Quartz association
Une organisation du Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliée à l’Apriam
1267 route de Villards-74290 ALEX
Immatriculation Atout France
IM 073.10.0023
Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif
Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif
Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif
Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif
Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif
Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif
Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif
Snowshoes facing the Mont-Blanc massif

Activities guides Snowshoeing in the Mont-Blanc region

Lauris Chaumond
Team Bulding
Lauris Chaumond

Mountain Leader

See all guides
Meeting place
For further information, please contact us

Receive the technical sheet by mail

You will receive by email the technical sheet. Your email will not be used for commercial purposes but is kept for statistical purposes.

Your request has been sent, the documentation will be sent quickly.
An error occurred while requesting the documentation, please try again.