3 days of Snowshoeing, Sledging and Fondue Dining in the Swiss Alps.
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.
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.
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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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.
Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking.
Yes - your full bag should be no more than 8kg (we recommend aiming for 5kg).
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.
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.
Each group has an average of 12 people, with a maximum of 14.
The minimum age for this trek is 18, or 16 with a parent/guardian.
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.
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 can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!