Snowshoe hike in Ariège with a panoramic view of the Pyrenees

Here in Ariège, go on snowshoes, between heaven and earth. Your mountain guide will take you through hostile high altitude areas on snowshoes. To end with an accomplishment. Rewarded by an unforgettable point of view facing this white chain of the Pyrenees Ariégeoise. Overlook the valleys below, contemplate grandiose landscapes… Your mountain guide will take the time to explain the formation of the snowpack, before putting on the snowshoes to go back down.

Depending on the location, an introduction to the avalanche kit is organized in the morning. The avalanche kit is available free of charge.

Dates and places
Tuesday 28 December 2021 - Mont d'Olmes
Sunday January 30, 2022 - Roc de Scaramus
Tuesday February 8, 2022 - Mont d'Olmes
Saturday 12 February 2022 - Col du Mont Cein
Saturday March 5, 2022 - En Garcia
Group request
You come in a group, contact us, to suggest a new date. (Period from December to March)
Here are some ideas of possible sites in Ariège:

Estibat (350m D +) Pays de Tarascon
Etagnol (400m D +) Mont d'Olmes
Roc de Scaramus - Col du Chioula (550m D +) Haute Ariège
Col du Mont cein (600m D +) Vicdessos Valley
Comme d'Engarcia (700 m D +) Haute Ariège

From Easy level 2/5 - Level chart

Be able to walk about 5 hours on the snowshoe activity.
Choice of route:

Estibat (350m D +) Level 2/5
Col de Aygue Tort - Monts d'Olmes (400m D +) Level 3/5 - Possible 12 years old
Roc de Scaramus - Col du Chioula (550m D +) Level 3/5
Col du Mont cein (600m D +) Level 4/5
Comme d'Engarcia (700 m D +) Level 4/5
Vertigo apprehension: Low 1/3 - Vertigo grid

Some passages in the mountainside opening onto the valley with average slopes of less than 30 °

Activity prohibited for pregnant women and people with a medical problem that could cause complications during physical activity.

Prices :
35 € per person
260 € group rate (12 people max per guide)
Exclusive mode on quotation

€ 3 cancellation insurance per person
12 € the picnic of the region (group only / exclusive)

The price includes :
organization, civil liability, mountain support.
Loan of equipment (snowshoes, stick and arva kit if needed)

The price does not include :
transport, picnic. (on reservation) repatriation insurance. (We can offer you cancellation insurance)
Price based on 6 registrants

Material list : 
4-1) Your outfit upon departure
A pair of waterproof walking shoes.
Waterproof walking pants (avoid ski suits).
Hat and pair of gloves (waterproof)
Depending on the weather the jacket and fleece will either be worn or put in the doc bag.

4-2) Your backpack.
This bag must be limited to a maximum of 4 - 6 kg.

A pair of sunglasses, sunscreen.
Pair of spare gloves.
A gourd of 1 liter minimum. (no water pocket, risk of freezing in winter)
Cereal bar.
Picnic (for day trips if not taken care of)
A document bag protection cover for the rain.
Small pharmacy with your personal treatment (gauze, elastoplast, double skin dressings)
Cell phone (recommended)
A pair of telescopic poles (possibility of loan)
Your camera and binoculars (Optional)
Your identity papers, CAF card (possibly), Pocket money.
Repatriation insurance (Bank card, caf card, various insurance)

4-3) Poorly adapted equipment
Anyone at the time of departure who wears ill-suited clothing or equipment will be refused entry. No compensation will be paid.

Schedule and meeting place :
9:30 am - In front of the ticket office of the Monts d'Olmes resort. Ariege (09)

For outings outside the Monts d'Olmes resort, the location and time will be communicated to you when booking.
(This meeting place can be changed depending on the weather. This information will be sent to you).

Ranking & labels

  • Regional Natural Park - Ariège
  • Tourism quality


Cathar Pyrenees

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Prices / Opening

Group rate: 260 € Adult price: 35 €
Price Min. Max.
Group rate - Groups (Max 12 people) Min. €260
Adult rate - Adult day (s) Min. €35

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  • Group welcome from 6 person (s)


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