Dwight Peck's personal website

Snowshoeing in Switzerland

If you like photos of people who've not yet learnt to ski or have progressed way beyond that, here is a reverse-chronological index of most of the snowshoeing photos on this website.

It's a wonderful sport -- safe, healthful, and not terribly taxing -- rather like golf in that respect, except that for snowshoeing you don't need to rent a golf cart and plaid trousers.

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2018-2019

L'Arzière in a cold wind, 9 December

Lost in the forest, 16 December

Snowshoes in the swamp, 30 December

Foul weather tourism, 16 January

A good buffeting wind, 11 February

Near Marchairuz, 22 February

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2017-2018

Mont de Bière Devant, 19 November

Chalet de la Croix, 31 December

Les Frasses sur Bassins, 14 January

The Refuge du Bois Carré, 11 February

Les Fornets sur Marchissy, 4 March

Refuge de la Pierre à Ecusson, 14 March

Lost in the forest, Monts de Bière, 31 March

Lost again in the same forest, 8 April

Semi-snow near La Correntine, 22 April

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2016-2017

We've living some distance from the Jura now, but still can't stay away.

First snow at Le Planet, 19 Nov.

Grande Rolat forest, 21 Jan. 2017

Forests above Longirod, 11 Feb.


Bois du Marchairuz, 14 March


Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2015-2016

We've living some distance from the Jura now, but can't stay away.

First snow at Givrine, 29 Nov. 2015

Grande Rolat forest, 14 Feb. 2016

Bois de la Givrine, 6 March 2016

Bois de la Sauge, 20 March 2016

Mont de Bière, 10 April 2016

Le Noirmont in new snow, 1 May

A little less scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2014-2015

The forest of Grande Rolat, 11 Jan.

Mont Roux in deep snow, 1 Feb.

Hike to Pré du Four, 11 May 2015

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2013-2014

Mont Tendre, 3 November 2013

Mont de Bière Devant, 10 Nov.

Joe & Kristin at La Foirausaz

Mont Bailly, 23 November

Grande Rolat forest, 24 November

Late December hikes

Wandering in the forest, 22 December

Christmas snowstorm at Marchairuz

Some January hikes

Chalet Neuf project (1), late January

More late January hikes

Mont de Bière in fog, early Feb.

Chalet Neuf project (2), early Feb.

Chalet Neuf project (3), mid Feb.

Chalet Neuf at last, 19 February


Back to La Riondaz, 29 March 2014


Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2012-2013

Anticipatory autumn hiking

December hikes

Wandering for New Year's

Pré de Rolle hike, early January

Forest of Grande Rolat, early Jan.

La Barillette, mid-January

Fontaine Valier a few times

Early February hikes

Mid-February hikes

La Foirausaz in late February

Marchairuz in early March 2013

Poking about near Marchairuz

More Marchairuz poking, mid-March

Grande Baume du Pré d'Aubonne

The source of the Toleure

Hunting for chamois tracks, late March 2013

Hapless map-reading near Marchairuz, late March 2013

Retracing our steps, backwards this time, still late March 2013

Retracing our steps even farther, Marchairuz, April Fools' Day 2013

Previously unexplored paths near Marchairuz, early April 2013

Kristin and newly explored paths near Marchairuz, mid-April 2013

On tiptoes in the forest, May 2013

Miscellaneous May walks, 2013

Rainy Grand Cunay, 15 May

Wet woods, 1 June 2013


Mont Tendre in June 2013

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2011-2012

The sources of the Toleure bis

Snowshoes in the rain, January 2012

The European Cold Wave

Mont Bailly, and other February hikes

Luxuriating in the March sunshine

March 2012 views in the Jura

Dog-walking on Grand Cunay, and more



Last hikes of Winter 2011-2012

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2010-2011

More snow than we'd bargained for,
27 Nov. 2010

Beau soleil at Meylande and
Petites Chaumilles, 4 Dec. 2010

Blundering around in the forest
of Grande Rolat, 5 Dec. 2010

Christmas season hikes, late December 2010 - early January 2011

We're getting old waiting for the snow in January

Kristin-hikes in February and March


Mont Sâla, 19 March 2011


Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2009-2010

Spooky forests, Feb. 2010

Farms above Arzier, mid-March

Wet snow by Neuve, 21 March

Tearoom de la Plage, 1 April 2010

Mont de Bière Devant, 5 April

Diminishing snow, 10 April 2010


We never give it up: Mont Sâla, 18 April


Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2008-2009

Convalescent winter views, Jan. 2009

Above La St George, 18 January

Kristin's visit, early March hikes

More views in convalescence, March

Expedition to Mont de Bière Devant

Wandering in a snowstorm, 28 March

Grand Cunay, 29 March 2009

Alison's visit, Seche d'Amburnex, 5 April

Crêt de la Neuve, 11 April

Easter walkabout, 12 April 2009

Running out of snow near Correntine

Last rambles in the forest, 25 April

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2007-2008

Scrambles to Mont-de-Bière, early Nov.

Above Lac de Taney, early Dec. 2007

Hikes across the Platforme, mid-December

Solalex on Christmas Day 2007

New Year's Day hikes and a BBC fondue

Snowy January hikes at Marchairuz

Lisa-hikes in mid-January

World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2008

Les Echadex, 3 February

Sèche des Amburnex, 10 February

Lac de Tanay, with bronchitis

Easter weekend snowstorm, 21 March

Snowshoeing creek beds, 23 March 2008

Lisa-hike to the Tearoom, 6 April 2008

The search for snow: April hikes

Crêt de la Neuve, 20 April 2008

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2006-2007

Wall-clambering, 7 Jan. 2007

Uncertain footing, 28 Jan. 2007

First decent snowstorm, 25 Feb. 2007

Pointe de Poêle Chaud, 11 March

Adventures in the Grande Rolat forest

Prés des Ballens et St-Livres

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2005-2006

Sollier, December 2005

Christmas hikes, December 2005

More Christmas hikes, December

Dent de Vaulion, December 2005

Mont de Bière Devant, January

Chamois hunting, January 2006

Mont Bally, January

The Hike of Four Huts, January

Farms of the Jura, February 2006

Perroude du Vaud, February

Grandes Chaumilles, February

More Jura refuges, February

Grand Cunay, March

Not Mondion hike, March 2006

Mondion hike, March

Le Noirmont, March


Pointe de Poêle Chaud, April

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2004-2005

Shenanigans on Noirmont

Kristin and Joe near Marchairuz

Lisa and Dante in a whiteout

Dr Pirri on the coldest day of the year

Kristin peering at stragglers

Dr Pirri lost in the Jura forest

Dr Pirri attempting the improbable

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2003-2004

Drs Pirri and Peck in perpetual snowshoe merriment, winter 2003-2004

Kristin's visit for the Christmas season, punctuated by amusing mishaps

Snowshoe hikes, 23-26 December, oysters and lichees

Snowshoe hikes, 27-29 December 2003

More hikes, 1-2 January 2004

Forest of Grande Rolat, 3-4 January 2004

Christmas season hiking in the forest of Grande Rolat, 27 December 2003

Mont de Bière Devant, December & January

Drs Pirri and Durham on the Plateforme, 25 Jan.

Dr Peck, Noirmont in storm, 8 February 2004

Mid-February hikes

Miscellaneous mid-winter hikes, February 2004

The Glacière de Saint-George, 28 February

The Grande Baume du Pré d'Aubonne, 6 March

Dr Pirri, M. de Bière Devant bis, 7 March 2004

Photos of the farm of Joux de Bière, 13 March 2004 Uncertain weather on Grand Cunay, 14 March

Dr Pirri, Crêt de Mondisé, 28 March 2004

Journey to Les Echadex, 9 April 2004

Two trips to Crêt de la Neuve, April 2004

The Glacière de St-Livres, 11 April 2004

Pré de St-Livres, 12 April 2004

Chamois near La Dôle, 24 April 2004

Scenic snowshoe fun in the Jura, winter 2002-2003

First great snow, Mont Bière

Mont Tendre in a storm

Two attempts at Crêt de la Neuve

Assault on the Tearoom de la Plage

Mont de Bière Devant direttissima

More snowshoe magic and good lunches

Snowshoes at Tearoom de la Plage

A last sortie on snowshoes for the year

Snowshoeing on Mont Tendre, 2000

More snowshoeing in 2001

Snowshoeing stone walls, Dec. 2002

Sport snowshoeing, an introduction

How not to snowshoe -- lessons for the chronically inept

Snowshoeing into limestone holes,
2000 to the present

When to leave your snowshoes behind

A rogue's gallery of snowshoey poses over the years

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