Snowshoeing & Night in a refuge above La Clusaz

Experience a winter night in a mountain refuge. In the afternoon, we will leave for a snowshoe hike of about 2h30 through the beautiful spruce forests and meadows. As we go along, the view, which emerges, will let us see the magnificent snow-covered peaks of the Bornes and Aravis mountains. The sun, which sets, tints the peaks of the Pointe Perçée mountain that protrudes in the distance with a pink colour. The refuge is not far now, smoke is coming out of the chimney. I can't wait until we get there to warm up and share a good Savoyard meal by candlelight!
Next training : April 6, 2020
PRICE PER PERSON FOR A MINIMUM OF 6 PARTICIPANTS2 half days / 1 nightInformation at +33 623 436 355
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Departure guaranteed from 6 participants (and according to availability of accommodation).

Highlights of the stay

- A snowshoeing experience in wild landscapes.

- Accommodation in the mountains with a typical refuge atmosphere.

- The Savoyard meal by candlelight.

Short stay (2 half-days / 1 night) in the mountains facing the majestic Aravis mountain range.

Day 1 : Ascent to the refuge    Up 350m Down 150m    2h to 2h30 walking

See you at 2:00 p. m. in Saint-Jean-de-Sixt. We then go for a snowshoe hike between forest and meadows facing the Aravis range. Overnight in a refuge.

Accommodation: Refuge. Meal: evening.

Day 2 : Return    Up 130m Down 280m    1h30 to 2h walking

After breakfast facing the mountains, it is time to put the snowshoes back on. We leave the refuge to reach the Confins by the col des mouilles.

Meal: morning.

Walking times are calculated from an average speed defined in the hiking difficulty levels sheet. These are indicative times that do not include breaks. Of course in winter snow is an additional parameter to be taken into account. Good hard snow walkers will find the schedules overvalued, small fresh snow walkers will find the schedules significantly undervalued. The itinerary may be slightly modified for security reasons (weather, level of participants) or for organisational reasons (availability of accommodation).

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Good to know about the training
Snowshoeing & Night in a refuge above La Clusaz

The price includes
- Supervision by a qualified mountain guide.
- The loan of snowshoes, poles and a headlamp for the night walk.
- Accommodation in a refuge with half board (evening meal and breakfast).
The price does not include
- Emergency and repatriation insurance (Mandatory).
- Cancellation insurance (Recommended).
- Transportation to the starting point of the hike.
- The drinks.
- Safety equipment (Arva/Shovel/Sonde) required for avalanche risks greater than 4.
- Anything not indicated in the "price includes" section.
Supervision
Departure is guaranteed for a group of at least 6 participants.
The group, made up of a maximum of 8 participants, will be supervised by a French mountain guide with a state diploma.
Level
« Intermediate »: Difficult hike accessible to anyone in good physical condition. 200 m to 500 m of altitude difference and 2 to 3 hours of walking on average per day. Wearing a lightweight backpack for both half-days and overnight stays. Discover the technique of snowshoeing up and down through varied and hilly routes. No previous experience is required.
Period
From mid-December to mid-April (depending on availability of accommodation and weather/nivological conditions).
Travel organized by the Quartz association
Une organisation du Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliée à l’Apriam
344 chemin de l’oratoire 74290 Alex
Immatriculation Atout France
IM 073.10.0023
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