Walking in Châtel:



Walking in Chatel is popular all year round and in winter there are some clearly marked snowshoe circuit walks of varying lengths. A small guide showing these walks is available from the tourist office in Chatel (cost of 2 euros). A general map of the suggested circuits is available as a pdf on the Chatel Tourist Office website via this link.

Snowshoe equipment can be rented from various shops.

Some of the ski lifts are available to pedestrians too, including the telecabines at Super-Chatel and Linga and also the Barbossine and Pierre-Longue chairlifts.


Guided Snowshoeing:

Several of the local ski schools offer guided walks with snowshoes by professionals where you can learn about the area and the local wildlife. All abilities are catered for and are available from ...


Tanya Perret:

International Mountain Leader / Accompagnateur with over 18 years experience - Private Guiding - When you would prefer to be on your own, with a partner, friends or part of a discrete group private guiding offers you numerous benefits. Bespoke trips that meet your requirements. We choose hikes that best match your aspirations and allow for good snow conditions. The benefits include flexibility, not feeling under pressure, relaxed pace and attention to detail. Snowshoeing can provide a magical wilderness experience taking you to some stunning locations away from the crowds. 'An amazing morning....never enjoyed a morning away from my skis more...Thank you x' (Feb 2016) Snowshoes and poles included. Family groups welcomed. English spoken.

www.livebreathehike.co.uk / info@livebreathehike.co.uk / mob: +33 (0)6 73 77 05 16


ESF Chatel:

"For those of you who don’t ski or for those who simply want to experience the pleasure of tracking….Set off to discover the mountains and its fauna with an experienced qualified guide. Circuits are adapted to all levels whether you are a strong walker or a beginner. Excursions are for either a ½ or full day. There is a different itinerary every day.

For information and booking ask at the ESF Office."


Tel: +33 (0)450 73 22 64


ESI Pro Skiing:
"Make your own tracks through deep unbroken snow, climb a snowy peak for unspoilt winter views, or for the sheer joy of just playing around in the snow. Walking through snow with the aid of snowshoes is an excellent way to travel through the winter landscape without needing the technical skills of a skier. Modern snowshoes are lightweight and it takes just a few minutes to become comfortable. Snowshoes and ski poles are provided on all our trips which are open to all levels of fitness. Half-day and night time trips with cheese fondue available. Prices start at 22.50 euros."


Tel:  +33 (0)4 50 73 31 92 or: +33 (0)6 76 41 90 64


Ecole De Ski Chatel Sensations:
"In the middle of nature, with snowshoes, whatever your age, start learning with us, from the first trials to big routes…"

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 81 32 51 or: +33 (0)6 07 73 57 28