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Guided Snowshoeing Weekend to Tête de Bostan

Wrap up the year with a stunning 2-day snowshoeing hike between France and Switzerland, discovering the beautiful Giffre valley. Ascension of a famous summit, the Tête de Bostan, with panoramic views of the Dents Blanches.

This trip is led by one of our Touring Monkeys International Mountain Leaders, Julien Temple.

Details – Snowshoeing Weekend to Tête de Bostan

Day 1

Meeting at Geneva airport at 10:00 (train from Zurich HB arriving at 09:56), where you will meet your Touring Monkeys representative and your guide Julien. From there we will drive to the starting point of the hike, just above the charming village of Samoens (we can offer you a lift if you don’t have a car). Hike up to the hut with a picnic break in the snow. Arrival at Refuge de Bostan in the afternoon, where we will spend the evening, have a nice dinner and stay overnight.

Day 2

After breakfast, we will hike up to the famous Tête de Bostan at 2405m. The beautiful trail to the summit offers panoramic views of the mountain massifs surrounding us, including the Dents Blanches. From there we will slowly make our way down via a different trail.

Requirements

To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker. No previous snowshoeing experience needed.

Kit list

  • Snowshoes and trekking poles (can be rented out)
  • Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (can be rented out)
  • Winter hiking or mountaineering boots
  • Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece
  • Quick-dry t-shirt
  • Hiking trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Buff
  • Backpack waterproof cover and waterproof bag to keep your personal items dry
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleeping bag (no blankets provided because of coronavirus)
  • Flip flops or slippers for the hut
  • Pillow case
  • Face mask
  • Sun screen
  • Simple first aid kit (plasters, pain killers, wound disinfectant…)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunches
  • Cash for drinks in hut

Equipment rental

You have the possibility to rent snowshoes and poles for an additional CHF 20.

You can also rent out the avalanche set (transceiver, shovel and probe) at TRANSA in Zurich, Bern or Luzern for an additional CHF50: https://www.transa.ch/services/mieten-testen/miete-winter/

How to get there?

We will meet at Geneva airport at 10:00 on Saturday, and drive together to the starting point of the hike. We have space in our cars, so let us know if you want to get a lift!

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following transportation:

Saturday

Zurich HB 07:03 – 09:56 Geneva Airport

Sunday

Geneva Airport 16:30 – 19:28 Zurich HB – depending on our return time.

Pricing

The price of the event is CHF 250.

What does the price include?

  • 2 days of snowshoeing with a certified instructor
  • 1 night of accommodation, including dinner, bed in a dorm and breakfast

What does the price NOT include?

  • Transport
  • Drinks
  • Packed lunches

Payment terms

Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days. The balance is due by 19 November 2020.

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Date

19 - 20 Dec

Time

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cost

CHF250.00

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Location

Samoëns
Samoëns, France
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