Powder Heaven in the Swiss Alps

Written by Lindsay Cannon 15 February 2009

Last modified on 30 June 2020
Ornate 'cross' en route to Creta de Vella Ridge Ornate 'cross' en route to Creta de Vella Ridge

I have been on an adventure today searching for more interesting snow shoe routes to share with you - and have had one of the best days out ever. Blue skies, powder, and stunning views. Join us on a snowshoe holiday this winter season - we now offer trips in France, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria and Germany. 


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Today started with a quick drive along the road this morning to Liddes in the Swiss Valais region, where I tackled a route which I had never attempted before - on a ridge up to the Creta de Vella. It appeared in a new snowshoe guide which is just out and I thought I would check it out. What a wonderful ascent through the forest with trees coated in light fluffy powder snow.

Wonderful views of the Grand Combin, Mont Dolent, the Grand Jorasses and even Mont Blanc sneaking in on the far horizon - absolutely stunning. After a long climb a stop for lunch in the sun and then back down through the powder with the snow flying past my waist. A stunning gem of a route and more or less on my doorstep - what could be better! Snow conditions are definitely the best for years and more to come by the looks of the forecast.