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Snowshoeing

The winter version of hiking is snowshoeing – an activity that has existed for thousands of years simply to be able to get around on the snow.
Whether on paths or off-piste, around villages or in secluded valleys, everything is possible on snowshoes. Enjoy the silence, scenery and secret trails. Snowshoeing is a simple sport, but you still need to follow the safety rules that apply to all mountain sports: shovel, beacon and probe form the trio ofessentia equipment for going out into the mountains. Never go alone, check the weather forecast and don’t hesitate to use the services of a professional.

Mountain trek leaders can show you the pearls of Oisans … the hidden valley with chamois, silent woods, the plateau or col from which you have a panoramic view over the snowy mountain tops…

Specialised equipment

Snowshoes and appropriate boots, walking sticks, suitable clothing, sunglasses, rucksack with water and some local produce for refreshments.

Maps

Maps covering Oisans

  • Ign top 25: Le Bourg d’Oisans Alpe d’Huez 3335 ET
  • Ign top 25: les 2 Alpes 3336 ET
  • Ign top 25: Meije Pelvoux 3436 ET
  • Ign top 25: Grenoble 3335 OT

You can also check out the waymarked trails and hiking maps in the various resorts.

Who to contact

  • Oisans tourist offices

    Oisans tourist offices
    Contact the tourist offices for details about routes and trails 

     
  • Trek leaders

    Trek leaders
    They will supply you with the right equipment and accompany you in safety on the most appropriate routes.

     
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