Not everyone visiting the Alps in winter is a ski/board fanatic! some come to discover a new area, switch off the stress and do someÂ exercise.Â OneÂ of the best ways to get out of town and away from the crowds is to strap on a pair of snowshoes and head Â for the hills.
Our advice would be to enlist theÂ professionalÂ services of a snowshoe guide such as AlpinetreksÂ who are based in the Chamonix valley and know where to go and where not to go depending on snow conditions.
However, even without a guide there are some wonderful walks to discover in and around the valley that are onlyÂ accessible to those on snowshoes. Â Ask at the tourist office for a simple map that will point you in the right direction.