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Snowshoeing and Snow-trekking in Switzerland

Trekking through winter wonderland on a pair of snow-shoes is one of the greenest activities to enjoy in the winter season.

Plus, there’s none of the fuss of having to bother with the usual ski equipment. Just strap on a pair of snow-shoes and off you go into the crunching virgin snow. Switzerland’s stunning mountains are fantastic choices to head to this winter for a memorable slow travel experience on snow-shoes.

You’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to the array spectacular views of glistening snow fields and journeys across high plateaux and through hidden valleys in the Swiss Alps. After a day of winter fun, there is nothing better than relaxing in a cosy chalet or quaint mountain hotel.

Featured below we’ve listed some of the best snowshoeing holidays in Switzerland, all easily reachable by train.

Snowshoeing Switzerland

Winter Walking & Snowshoeing, Guarda, Switzerland

The sunny Engadine Valley in eastern Switzerland is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. It is a place where winter is truly magical and is characterised by frozen lakes, quintessentially Alpine scenery and picture-book villages.
From £1085pp (including rail) based on two people sharing.

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Skiing in Kandersteg, Switzerland

This is a deservedly popular hotel in a village with cross-country skiing for all levels, fun downhill skiing, winter walking and much more.

From £960 per person (including rail) based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
19 December 2015 to 20 March 2016

Skiing in St-Luc, Switzerland

For relaxing but first-rate downhill skiing, the majestic and undiscovered Val d’Anniviers is unbeatable. Here, the 4-star Hotel Bella Tola offers fittingly elegant accommodation, wonderful cuisine and spa facilities.

From £1232 per person (from £1298 incl rail) based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
From 19 December 2015 to 27 March 2016; start Saturday/Sunday
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Winter Activities in Kandersteg, Switzerland

Our winter activity weeks are ideal for those who have never been on a winter holiday before and want to find out if it’s for them, or for skiers who are interested in finding other ways to enjoy the snow.

£1162pp (including rail) based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
9 & 10 January 2016
Snowshoeing Switzerland

Winter Walking & Snowshoeing, Guarda, Switzerland

The sunny Engadine Valley in eastern Switzerland is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. It is a place where winter is truly magical and is characterised by frozen lakes, quintessentially Alpine scenery and picture-book villages.

From £1085pp (including rail) based on two people sharing.

6 days, 7 nights
From 19 December 2015 to 20 March 2016

Skiing in Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg offers excellent pistes – and delightful cross-country trails – but what really makes the place is its refreshingly laid-back atmosphere – this is the quiet side of skiing. The 3-star Edelweiss is every bit as relaxed as the village.

From £855pp (including rail) based on two people sharing

6 days/7 nights
19 December 2015 to 27 March 2016
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Downhill skiing in St-Luc, Switzerland

For the classic downhill skiing experience from a Swiss chalet on the ‘quiet side of the mountain’, look no further than Le Grand Chalet Favre in the delightful village of St-Luc.

From £1252 per person (including rail from UK) or from £1232 including flights

6 days, 7 nights
From 19 Decmber 2015 to 27 March 2016

Skiing in Blitzingen, Switzerland

Choose this truly hospitable hotel to enjoy Switzerland’s best cross-country skiing, in a tranquil valley offering something for all levels.

From £1052pp (including rail) based on two people sharing

6 days/7 nights
19 December 2015 to 20 March 2016

Skiing in Zuoz, Switzerland

Excellent cross-country and downhill skiing for all levels, plenty of winter walking, glorious scenery…romantic Zuoz has it all.

From £1095 per person (including rail) based on two people sharing

6 days, 7 nights
From 19 December 2015 to 13 March 2016; Start any day by air; any day except Sunday by rail