Where to go for snow: six winter escapes
Take a snow train near Chamonix
The adventurous non-skier should hop on the famous little red train through alpine forests and snowy peaks before arriving at Terminal Neige Refuge du Montenvers near Chamonix. It sits at the edge of Mer de Glace (France’s largest glacier) and offers breath-taking panoramic views of Mont Blanc. Their Snowshoes & Snowflakes package includes a guided snowshoeing excursion, a glacier hike and an ice climbing initiation.
Rates for the 2-night Snowshoes & Snowflakes package at Terminal Neige Refuge start from €850 (currently approx. £751) per double room on a half board basis and €575 (currently approx. £508) per person for a stay in a dormitory room (sleeping up to ten people). The price includes breakfast and dinner, a guided glacier hike, snowshoe excursion and ice climbing initiation and all equipment needed for the activities.