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Perhaps you will have the chance to spend the holidays or a weekend in the mountains this winter ... Take the opportunity to discover the mountain differently around a fun activity accessible to all.
Make the most of beautiful snowy landscapes with snowshoes, whether it be on marked trails or off the beaten track, in a sporting way or during a calmer walk...
They give you access to untouched places by walking on powder snow without sinking.
Snowshoe is an activity where you can work on endurance, maintain a healthy heart as well as leg muscles, abdominals and your back.
This activity is practised outdoors to relieve tensions linked to stress and anxiety. What’s more, with snowshoes on your feet and the range of terrain that you will take on (at times flat then sloped, as well as uphill and descent), you will also work on your balance. Your mind will be easily captivated by the animal noises of the wildlife and the snow cracking underfoot for a complete separation from daily life and a deep connection with nature.
As you head out, do a few exercises to warm up your body. A few stretching exercises. On arrival, enjoy the breathtaking view and take a few minutes of deep breaths before you set off again.
There are real experiences to be had on your snowshoe walks to make them even more memorable. Fun, artistic or cultural, there's something for everybody.
Building an igloo
Great fun with the family, be tempted to build a real igloo. Unforgettable memories for funny photos or an original snack break.
Discover the fauna and flora
They are also an original way to discover animal marks in the snow. Find out which species the footprint belongs to with applications such as Ecobalade, and with iNaturalist will tell you everything you need to about an animal by taking its photo.
Don't spoil your enjoyment and remember the essential safety rules if you're going off piste: contact a guide and equip yourself with an avalanche search device (ARVA), shovel and probe. To know more about safety conditions and the snow layer, find out how to read the snow.