Snow-shoeing is a relatively unknown but excellent activity. It’s the perfect way to get deep into the beautiful winter mountains without the need for skis, and it’s accessible to everyone with very little training required.
The Barèges area is scattered with wild valleys, frozen lakes and rolling ridge tops. The nearby high ski roads give us easy access to deep snow but with some snow-shoeing, you will find that the local landscape is totally unspoilt and beautiful. In winter you can quickly find yourself in perfect wilderness.
Leave behind the bustle of the ski resort, and step into peace and tranquility with snow-shoeing holidays for all abilities.
Who is this for?
If you are used to mountain walking or hiking and want to experience winter in the mountains without the need to put on skis, then this is for you.
What do we see and do?
Our snow-shoeing holidays are based from the traditional French mountain village of Barèges. They include 5 days of guided snow-shoeing trips, where we’ll explore a different area each day, so you can experience the great variety of mountainous terrain in the region.
What fitness level do I need?
You’ll be snow-shoeing for around 5 to 6 hours a day in the mountains, as well as a lunchbreak. You need to be active and have done some mountain walking or hiking previously, to get the most out of your time here, although if you have a group of 4 or more, we can arrange a bespoke trip to suit your level and ability.
Who leads these snow-shoeing walks?
We only use qualified and experienced local guides. Your guide will give you instruction on snow-shoeing as you snow-shoe (the best way to learn is to do it!), as well as teaching you how best to use the snow-shoes and poles.
Your guide will also choose routes based on your group’s abilities and preferences, as well on other considerations, just as where the snow is best and where it’s safe to snow-shoe.
We currently offer the following snow-shoeing holidays:
We can also provide accommodation for independent snow-shoeing holidays, either at our 3-star hotel or 3-star chalet. Both are in the traditional French mountain village of Barèges, which is a perfect base for snow-shoeing. If you are going to snow-shoe on your own, we would recommend you are experienced and have your own transport.