Snowshoe outings and nordic walking

A special programme of fun adventures in the woods.
In partnership with Le Pin qui Marche

Our snowshoe outings are suitable for all ages, both children and adults, perfect for an unforgettable family adventure.

Your guide Thomas puts together a weekly programme of outings heading off the marked trails to discover Sainte Foy's wild side. Join Thomas to discover more about the local wildlife and natural environment. Below is a taster of the outings that he offers.

For complete beginners, you will learn how to adjust your snowshoes and pick up some tips whilst getting used to walking with snowshoes.
Length: 2 hours Time: 10am -12pm or 2pm to 4pm
Level: green
Price: 35 €

We will go to look for the tracks and other clues that indicate the presence of our friends the animals. Learn how to spot and identify them. This wildlife outing is a great family activity. 
Length: 2.5 hours Time: 9.30am to 12pm or 2pm to 4.30pm
Level: green
Price: 35 €

If you fancy testing your survival skills, this outing is made for you! Learn how to build a winter shelter and make a fire on the snow. We may even cook something tasty on our wood fire!  
Length: 3 hours Time: 9am -12pm or 2pm to 5pm
Level: green
Price : 40 €

On the menu: snow, snowshoes, local cheese and charcuterie, all washed down by some Savoie wine! 
Length: 2.5 hours Time: 9.30am to 12pm or 2pm to 4.30pm
Level: green
Price : 50 €

Following hidden trails, you will pass through the woods and cross the streams to arrive above Planay-Dessus. Along the way you will learn all about the local heritage, both natural and man-made.
Length: 3 hours Time: 9am -12pm or 2pm to 5pm
Level: green / blue
Tarif : 40 €

Enjoy a chilled walk through the woods to the sound of the snow crunching under your snowshoes, in a peaceful and magical atmosphere. Dinner at 1580 restaurant, at the top of the resort (drink + starter and main course OR drink + main course + dessert). After dinner, the gentle walk back down to the snowfront will help with the digestion!
Length: 3.5 hours Time: 6pm to 9.30pm
Level: green
Price: 65 €

With or without a headtorch, we will walk together through the sleepy landscape surrounding the resort. Both young and old will enjoy the surprises and treats on this outing. 
Length: 2 hours Time: 6pm to 8pm 
Level: green
Price: 40 €

Le Monal
This full day outing is not to be missed, with our visit to this unique small village perched at 1900m. Enjoy incredible views across to the Vanoise National Park and visit the charming hamlet of Le Monal. This outing is only accessible by snowshoes. The two different route choices will depend on the snow conditions (accessible either by minibus or chairlift). Don't forget your picnic! 
Length: 6 hours Time: 9am to 3pm
Level: blue
Price: 60 €

After a short drive, we will follow the Saint-Claude stream amongst the woods and steep valleys.
Length: 3.5 hours Time: 9am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 5pm
Level: blue
Price: 45 €

Come and learn about this animal who lives hidden in our mountains and, in the winter, comes down from the heights to follow its prey into the woods.  
Length: 2.5 hours Time: 9.30am to 12pm or 2pm to 4.30pm
Level: green
Price: 35 €

After an approach walk through an enchanted forest dotted with giant boulders and ancient trees, admire incredible panoramic views over the glaciers of the 2nd highest summit in the Vanoise, the Mont Pourri.  
Length: 3.5 hours Time: 9am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 5pm
Level: blue / red
Price: 45 €

A wander through the woods, where roe deer and lots of other animals live, we will discover the local ecosystem and roam around Sainte Foy resort.  
Length: 3 hours Time: 9am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm
Level: green / blue
Price: 40 €

Fondue new
A different kind of night time adventure awaits you! We will weave our way through the fir trees to Les Moulinettes restaurant. Mulled wine and a cheese fondue will warm you up after this lovely walk under the stars. This is a private outing for a group of 12 (friends or family).
Length: 3.5 hours Time: 5.30pm to 9pm
Level: green
Price: 65 € adults / 50 € children

Nordic new
Come and discover nordic walking, a full body, low-impact workout that is done without snowshoes using special walking poles. Energise yourself ready for a day's skiing. The outing will be tailored to the fitness level of the group.
Length: 1.5 hours Time: 9am-10.30am or 1.30pm to 3pm
Level: green / blue
Price: 30 €

  • Bespoke private half and full day outings are also available  
  • Languages spoken: French and English

The group outings go ahead with a minimum of 3 people (4 people minimum for the outings with a meal in a restaurant). 

Please book directly at the ESF office once you are in resort.

We do not offer refunds in the case of cancellation, injury or illness. For peace of mind, we recommend Carré Neige insurance.

Optional extra:
Carré Neige insurance