Snowshoes offer a less technical alternative to cross-country skiing, allow everyone to avail of the mountains without too much commitment and difficulty. The strength of this activity is without doubt the agility of movement permitted in fresh snow, in pure and wild locations to truly get to know the mountains.
As with all mountain activities, you naturally have to pay attention and never overvalue your abilities, by choosing comfortable clothing, never taking difficult or tiring routes and always watch the weather forecast and and the snow report for the avalanche risk.
Asking a guide to accompany you is without doubt the best thing to do and allows you to concentrate on having fun.
Huts open in spring
Excellent bases for many snowshoe itineraries in Aosta Valley.
A number of ideas for snowshoe itineraries in Aosta Valley.
Aosta Valley hiking guides
Click on the link to book a guide from one of the associations on the list.
Legislative Decree 28 February 2021, n. 40 - article 26 paragraph 2:
"Those who practice ski-mountaineering or off-piste skiing or hiking activities, even using snowshoes, in snow-covered locations where, due to snow and weather conditions, there are risks of avalanches, must equip themselves with special electronic signalling and search systems, shovel and snow probe to guarantee a suitable rescue intervention".