Skier with pony in snow at ski-joering centre

Winter Activities with Animals

Making nature part of your winter holiday

Among the host of activities on offer in the mountains, the most special for us are those which bring us closer to nature.

Winter Activities in the Mountains

More fun in the snow

Here are some great winter activities to experience - and where you'll find them.

winter canyoning

Winter Canyoning

French Pyrenees lead the way in this exhilarating sport

Try winter canyoning as part of a multi-activity holiday in the Luchon area in the French Pyrenees with The Adventure Creators adventure holiday specialists.

snowshoeing, Manigod, Les Aravis


A Guide for Beginners

Simply Savoie’s snowshoe walks leader Mark Tennent gives us the snowshoe basics - technique, equipment and other tips for the beginner.

Dog-sledding teams with passengers, Vallée d'Abondance


Challenge yourself and give it a go

When you feel the call of the wild nothing campares to the sensation of gliding silently through a snowy landscape behind an eager team of sled-dogs.

Guided snowshoe walk in the French Pyrenees

Snow shoeing with a guide in the Pyrenees

We take a look at how snowshoeing with a guide in the Pyrenees can give you the freedom to explore these magnificent peaks alongside a small group of people who share your sense of adventure.


Traverse of the Chartreuse

Long distance walking in winter

Experience a six-day snowshoeing adventure traversing the Chartreuse, the stunning limestone massif and Natural Regional Park in the French Alps.

Frozen waterfall with ice climber.

All About Ice-Climbing

A different kind of vertical

Ice-climbing is a challenging but accessible sport which is possible during the coldest winter months in the Alps. A beginners' guide by specialists Undiscovered Alps.