- Additional Info
- 1 x glass of mulled wine / hot chocolate 2 x glasses of wine / tea
- Full qualified international mountain leader (IML)
- Pick-up / drop-off in the Chamonix-Valley or Martigny
- Rental of sledge, head torch, snowshoes and poles
- Personal gear (see gear list)
Wonderful winter moments for everyone!
This adventure is ideal for your entire family, all your friends or just you and your lover! Equipped with a sledge you will ride down a 2km long and fast track multiply times. After the sledging you will strap on your snowshoes and enjoy a beautiful and easy hike through a dark forest and over open powder fields.
You will reach a secret spot in the forest where an open fire with some delicious mulled wine is waiting for you. Grab a stick and grill your own sausage or marshmallows over the fire and enjoy being here in this cozy, lonely atmosphere.
For dinner you will go inside a warm igloo dome which is decorated with sheep skins and fairytale lights. You will be served a cheese fondue in a huge pot which will be placed in the middle of the table. With the the probably longest fondue forks which you’ve ever seen, you will dip bread and other side dishes into the cheese mix. To accompany the dish we serve white wine or tea.
Before heading back you will get to enjoy Anjas & Raphaels homemade Christmas cookies and a traditional digestive.
What to expect
This adventure evening is a unique experience packed with highlights:
- A beautiful surrounding far away from mass tourism nearby the village of Trient
- Some of the greatest night sky you have ever seen during our snowshoe hike
- Adventure and adrenaline on the 2km long, fast & windy sledging track
- Delicious and homemade food served in a unique, lonely location
- The most “adventurous” way to enjoy a cheese fondue
- Meet other interesting and like-minded people
- Wonderful moments to share with great people around the warm fire
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More about Vallée du Trient
Trient is located on the foot of an impressive glacier. In the 19th century huge ice blocks where transported by train and soled expensive in the big cities such as Paris. One of the steepest cog rail trains (87%) leads up to the Emosson dam. The water is used to produce electricity for the Swiss railway. Trient has a bright pink church and is also home for Raphael and Anja from Happy Tracks.
Vallée du Trient
The Trient Valley, a source of well-being in the heart of the Espace Mont-Blanc welcomes you for an authentic and unforgettable experience with family or friends. Unspoilt nature, unique attractions, exceptional panoramic views, villages steeped in history and a warm-hearted population are the major assets of a region ideally located close to Martigny (Switzerland), Chamonix (France) and Aosta (Italy). Composed of the villages of Vernayaz, Salvan-Les Marécottes, Finhaut-Emosson, Trient-Col de la Forclaz and Vallorcine, it is entirely connected by the spectacular Mont Blanc Express railway.
More about this tour
Most of the evening you will spend outside in the snow so please wear warm, waterproof clothes. For the sledging we recommend to bring a helmet for your own safety. Your shoes should have a good profile, be waterproof and high ancle. It is difficult and not comfortable to strap snowshoes around sneakers. The profile of your sole is important to be able to break on your sledge. If you get thirsty or hungry during the trek please bring a small back pack with water and some snacks if needed. If you are coming from Chamonix please do not forget your passport as we are crossing the border.
To ensure a smooth and fun evening we recommend to bring the following equipment:
- Beanie / Headband
- Ski trousers or similar
- Suitable winter clothing (warm jacket / long underwear etc.)
- High ankle boots (e.g. hiking boots, Sorel boots, no sneakers!)
- Water / snacks
- Helmet (highly recommended!)
Sledding is an outdoor activity with lots of adrenaline! We make this experience as safe as possible with a good instruction, well-maintained gear and a professional secured slope.
Nevertheless, as in most outdoor activities, accidents can still happen. Please be aware that you descend the sledding slope at your own risk and Happy Tracks and the responsible guides cannot be held liable in the case of an accident!
Weather / snow conditions
The activity depends a lot on snow and weather conditions. It is possible that the tour has to be cancelled last minute due to unfavorable conditions. In this case we will give you a full refund or you can choose another date.
The sledding slope is not always possible due to snow and safety conditions. The community of Trient decides if the slope is open or closed and if it is safe to use. If the sledding is not possible, we will provide you a 5.- € discount / person but we cannot cancel the entire tour and refund you.
We will pick you up from your accommodation in the Chamonix-Valley or in Martigny. Please be ready with all personal gear to the confirmed pick up times to guarantee a smooth and hassle free experience. If you decide to meet us directly in Trient, we'll communicate the exact meeting point and time the latest 24hrs prior to the start of the event.