We've just returned from a week long trip to Chamonix having discovered the fun but absolutely exhausting sport of snow shoeing. Apparently it's better for the environment too as wildlife is less disturbed. I loved climbing the mountains and wandering around alpine forests and picturesque chalets window-deep in snow. Julie was our knowledgable guide. She runs a company called Tracks and Trails: www.tracks-and-trails.com.
Laura is the founder of ecoescape. ecoescape is an online and offline directory of green places to stay and visit in the UK and beyond. Laura set up ecoescape in 2006 on a shoe-string and in 2008 co-wrote two eco-travel guides to the UK and Ireland. Her website is found at www.ecoescape.org.