Snowshoeing

On soft feet through winter landscapes

Enjoy the fascination of our winter wonderlands on soft feet: snowshoes. Feel the crisp air, glance at our majestic peaks on your hike. Snowshoe trails can be found in the area of Rothwald and Rosswald or on the Simplon Pass.

Our insiders’ tip: As a perfect ending ritual to a long hike, we recommend you warm up with a fondue and an exquisite glass of Fendant – and last but not least –  "a clear" one to warm up even more. See brochure can be found in the download area.

Be a responsible snowshoe hiker!

Snowshoeing is a huge trend. As a result the local wildlife and forests are impacted negatively. An information campaign by the local wildlife, hunter and forestry service aims to educate our guests on this topic. We kindly ask you to follow our guidelines and respect nature on your hikes, for your own safety as well as the future of our environment. More on this topic can be found here.

 
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Schneeschuhtrail Doruwaldji

Snowshoeing
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  • / Restaurant Mäderlicka
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Experience the fascination of snowshoeing in the beautiful winter world of the Rothwald. Where you can glide through snow-covered and untouched winter landscapes.
moderate
6 km
3:00 h
468 m
500 m
You reach the mountain inn Wasenalp coming from Rothwald, Ganterwald or Egge. You hike up to the Antonius Chapel. This is where the winter snow shoe trail begins. Above the chapel you hike into the Doruwaldji. The trail takes you gently uphill past the hamlet of Bärufalle to the valley station of the Chastelegga ski lift. Follow the ski slope to the panorama restaurant Mäderlicka. Through the Jochwald forest you return to Rothwald.

You can find more snowshoe trails here

Author’s recommendation

Ganterwald, Wasenalp and Mäderlicka, in these restaurants  you can have a meal and enjoy the view.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2,223 m
Lowest point
1,723 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Ganterwald
Rest. Mäderlicka - 2220 m.ü.M.
Schutzhaus Napoleon

Safety information

This route is only accessible when the piste is open (danger of avalanches)!

The trails are marked with wooden poles with a purple coating. In addition, reflective light bands are attached. We ask you to follow the marked routes in the interest of our forest and wildlife. Waste should be put back in your rucksack.

Tips, hints and links

More tours and snowshoe trails

Start

Wasenalp (1,754 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'202E 1'125'501N
DD
46.279346, 8.038061
DMS
46°16'45.6"N 8°02'17.0"E
UTM
32T 425890 5125535
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Destination

Mäderlicka

Turn-by-turn directions

From the mountain guesthouse Wasenalp you hike up to the Antonius Chapel. This is where the winter snow shoe trail begins. Above the chapel you hike into the Doruwaldji. The trail takes you gently uphill past the hamlet of Bärufalle to the valley station of the Chastelegga ski lift. Follow the ski slope to the panorama restaurant Mäderlicka.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

From Brig the Rothwald can be easily reached by post bus.

Getting there

Post bus stops are available in both Ganterwald and Rothwald.

Parking

Free parking is available in Ganterwald and Rothwald.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'202E 1'125'501N
DD
46.279346, 8.038061
DMS
46°16'45.6"N 8°02'17.0"E
UTM
32T 425890 5125535
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon Tourist Offices.

Equipment

Clothing adapted to the weather conditions is indispensable.

Similar routes nearby

  • Schneeschuhtrail Ganterwald
  • Schneeschuhtrail Rothwald
  • Schneeschuhtrail Panoramaweg Rothwald
  • Schneeschuhtrail Wasenalp / Hohliecht
  • Snowshoe trail Rosswald - Resti
  • Snowshoe trail Rosswald - Panorama trail
  • Snowshoe Trail Rosswald - Fleschboden
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
468 m
Descent
500 m
Public transport friendly Loop Refreshment stops available Clear area Forest

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