Itinerary

Day 1: Snowshoe, Sledging and Fondue Dining

You will be met by your guide at Geneva airport at 11am, and driven to a village called Trient. From here you'll be kitted up with snowshoes and poles, before heading out on the trek.

In the afternoon, you'll spend time sledging the 3km long slopes (snow condition depending), before heading to a Yurt for a lovely feast and a few drinks. Afterwards, the group accommodation is nearby, in a Swiss mountain hut.

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An early start today as you snowshoe up to a remote mountain hut at 2000m, through deep snow. From the mountain hut, you will have incredible views of the Mont Blanc Valley and its neighboring mountains.

In the evening, you will have an opportunity to rest in front of the fire, whilst your guides prepare you a 3-course meal.

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After a nice breakfast, you will start your descent down the mountain through deep snow - It’s a lot of fun!

You’ll arrive back at Geneva Airport by 3:30pm ready, for evening flights home.

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7 verified reviews

Rated 5.0
Claudia
Claudia

Traveled Feb 2022

What an amazing trip! Loved every minute of it.

Kevin
Kevin

Traveled Jan 2022

Amazing experience, but hard work and it will push your fitness

Leena
Leena

Traveled Jan 2022

Such a great experience, beyond all expectations & so much fun! Top guides.

Megan
Megan

Traveled Jan 2022

Absolutely amazing trip. It was physically very challenging but well worth the effort. Great itinerary and the group size made for a great social experience!

Hussien
Hussien

Traveled Jan 2022

The whole experience was amazing.. beyond my expectations. Definitely I recommend it and will do it again if my time permits

Lisa
Lisa

Traveled Feb 2020

This trip was amazing! Our guide was fantastic. I will be booking with Skyhook again!

Katrina
Katrina

Traveled Dec 2019

Excellent

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FAQs

The longest day is 5 - 6 hours of snowshoeing with a rucksack, so you need a good level of physical fitness. We recommend training with any sport that you enjoy (e.g. running, swimming, tennis) at least 2x per week, in the run-up to your trip.

Included

  • Qualified mountain guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Sledges, snowshoes and poles

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Any visa fees for Switzerland
  • Personal travel/rescue insurance

Yes - your full bag should be no more than 8kg (we recommend aiming for 5kg).

Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance details
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Driver’s license (if needed)
  • Cash – Swiss Franc
  • Credit/Debit Card 

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag liner 
  • Footwear
  • Hiking boots – Strong and waterproof leather boots (Good ankle support)
  • Light weight shoes/slippers for the evenings 

Clothing

Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking.  

  • 1 x pair of synthetic under-top and bottom (Long johns or similar)
  • 2 x hiking long sleeve t-shirt (Merino or synthetic)
  • 1 x comfortable shirt for the evening
  • 4 x socks for hiking (Wool or synthetic)
  • 3 - 4 x pairs of underwear
  • 1 x fleece 
  • Light down or Primaloft jacket (Optional)
  • Rain and windproof jacket with hood
  • Rain and windproof trousers
  • Hiking trousers: We recommend a pair that zip off into shorts.
  • Comfortable trousers for the evening
  • Hat and gloves
  • Buff or scarf

Miscellaneous

  • A day bag: 25 - 40 liters – All your kit should fit in this bag
  • Travel towel
  • Dry Liner or Dry Bag
  • Water bottle/thermos: At least 2L. Nalgene bottles best.
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch/lamp
  • Sun cream (Lips, face and body)
  • Personal medication – Inhaler, Blister pads etc
  • General Toiletries, Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
  • Electronics - Head torch, travel adaptor, phone & charger
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  • Hand sanitizer, wet wipes

Start: You'll be picked up at 11 am from Geneva Airport on the first day of your itinerary. If you are driving then please also meet here. 

End: On the final day, you'll be dropped back at Geneva Airport at 3.00 pm.

The minimum age for this trek is 18, or 16 with a parent/guardian.

Each group has an average of 12 people, with a maximum of 14.

You stay in Cabane Barraud - a comfortable mountain hut in the mountains. The huts are dormitory-style with shared bathrooms. Electricity, snacks are available. The accommodation is well equipped and has a nice communal area for socialising.

Absolutely! We also put you in touch with the other trekkers in the group before you go, with a Facebook group, if you want.

The distances for the snowshoeing trip they can vary just because we have to sometimes change locations because of the avalanche risk / snow conditions. The distances though remain more or less the same and are as following:

Day 1: distance = 5.00 km, 600m ascent, 600m descent

Day 2: distance = 8.00 km, 750m ascent, 0m descent

Day 3: distance = 10.00 km, 250m ascent, 1000m descent

The breakfast is continental, often with a variety of juices, tea and coffee. 

The three-course dinner in the evening is hearty and the plates are quite big. During the day, a packed lunch will be freshly prepared for you.   

The mountain village of Trient is best known for its glacier and unspoiled landscapes. The igloo is a romantic and cozy environment – hidden away in the forest beneath one of the glaciers. 

The mountain hut is set, in what feels like a winter-wonderland, beneath clear skies and the most amazing stars.   

We strongly recommend taking between two and three litres of water. The tap water at the accommodations you will stay is usually drinkable but there are limited resources along the way to fill up your bottle. Your guide can give you advice on this for each day.  

Yes, whether you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies. Just let us know at least two weeks before you go.

The valid currency on the trip is CHF (Swiss Francs) only. Credit cards not accepted. We recommend changing your money before you
arrive as it will be difficult to do so once you start trekking.   

Yes. When you sign up, you'll have access to travel insurance discounts on your dashboard.

Your head guide is Happy

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Happy Tracks Ltd, based in Burnley.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This makes it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!

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