5 days guided snowshoeing; moderate to strenuous daywalks with snowshoes; no previous experience required for Grade B weeks, some mountain experience essential for grade C weeks.
Return flights from Heathrow or Gatwick to Geneva with British Airways, airport transfers (for group flights only)
7 nights at the Hotel Couronne
All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 dinners
5 guided snowshoe walks
Snowshoes and poles
Tour leader throughout
Guided glacier walk
Downhill and cross-country skiing
Helicopter sightseeing flight over Mont Blanc
Hotel Couronne 2-star
A charming hotel, it is one of the oldest in the valley giving it a traditional décor and warm reception. All rooms have televisions with most overlooking Mont Blanc or the Aiguille Verte ranges. There is a ski room with private lockers and heated boot rack and a lounge in which to relax by the log fire after a day on the snow. Free WiFi connection is available in the lounge.
7 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 dinners.
For Grade B weeks no previous experience required, but you should be confident of your fitness.
For Grade C weeks some previous mountain experience is essential.
Routes are decided by the leader according to snow and weather conditions. The average ascent per day will be 500-600 metres. Maximum ascent: 760 metres on Grade B week and 920 metres on a Grade C week. Expect 5½ -7 hours per day spent on the mountain for both grades but on Grade C departures there will be a faster pace, larger climbs and less breaks.
Grade B weeks: 30 Dec 2012 (CEC252), 17 Feb 2013 (CEC307), 24 Mar 2013 (CEC312), 29 Dec 2013 (CEC352)
Grade C weeks: 20 Jan 2013 (CEC303), 03 Mar 2013 (CEC309)
Normal group size and age
Normally 1 to 12. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Relatively full days, with 3-4 hours of physical activity, although occasional longer or harder days may be involved. Previous experience is not necessary, but you should be confident of your fitness level.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.