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