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.

 
Ski Touring Top

Ski tour on the Böshorn or Rauthorn (3269 m above sea level)

Ski Touring · Valais
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Big and demanding, but not very well-known ski tour with steep slopes. Probably the most beautiful ski company in the Simplon region.

Prerequisite: safe avalanche situation

moderate
4.9 km
4:45 h
1,461 m
1,461 m
Ascent

Engeloch - Ascent from Engeloch in the Ritzibach Valley to the Wysse Bode plain. A steep slope leads south under ledges. You overcome it east of the waterfall on a ramp that leads upwards from left to right. Now go left towards the western Sirwoltesee past a first ledge. Climb up until you head west, suspended on a belt, come against the snow saddle and traverse it. Now back up steeply to the south, keeping a little to the left. Keep south-east through a long hollow, then climb up the steeper north-east slope towards the east ridge of the Böshorn. Ski depot at approx. 3,200 m at the foot of the rocks. Climb to the summit over the exposed ridge in good rock.

Descent

Engeloch - The descent is via the ascent track. Depending on the assessment of the dangers, this can also vary.

Egga - From Sirwoltesee, at the foot of the north flank, climb east into a saddle (approx. 2,600 m) between Schilthorn and Wyssbodehorn (2,623 m). Pierce over the pass and east into the beautiful Wysse Bode hollow. You drive to the end. Turn right and go south over a ridge to Rossbodestafel. In the lightly wooded valley floor you reach the Simplon road at Egga.

Author’s recommendation

Visit a restaurant in Simplon Dorf or on the Simplon Pass.

Benefit from the new Simplon snowshoe and ski touring app. Earn points and get great rewards. The app is available at www.simplon.ch

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,265 m
Lowest point
1,798 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Exposition / cardinal direction
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Rest Stop

Alpenbrunch

Safety information

The inspection is at your own risk. Rapid weather changes can occur. Be careful and don't put yourself in danger.

Safe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Can only be walked in very safe conditions.

Disclaimer

Walking routes in alpine terrain requires good physical condition, serious preparation and technical knowledge in mountain sports. The ascent of the routes described is at your own risk. Brig Simplon Tourismus AG, SAC and the authors assume no liability for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided. Liability claims of any kind against Brig Simplon Tourismus AG or against the authors are excluded.

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Tips, hints and links

More information about ski tours at: www.sac-cas.ch/de/huetten-und-touren

Questions about the Brig Simplon region: www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Engiloch (1,810 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'519E 1'119'480N
DD
46.225294, 8.015653
DMS
46°13'31.1"N 8°00'56.4"E
UTM
32T 424089 5119550
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Destination

Böshorn or Rothorn

Turn-by-turn directions

For this ski tour you need a very safe avalanche situation, as well as good physical condition, alpine experience and skiing technique.

 

Ascent / descent

A) Normal route from Chlusmatte. Difficulty ZS- Ascent / descent: 1461m | Counter ascent on descent: 0m- Starting altitude: 1804 m above sea level | Target altitude: 3265 m above sea level- Time required ascent: 4¾ h | Distance: 5.3 km- Places on the route: Chlusmatte - Wysse Bode (Simplon - VS)

 

Snowshoe and ski tour map 1: 50,000 is available from the Brig and Simplon tourist office.

274S Visp ISBN number: 978-3-302-20274-7

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can easily reach Engeloch by post bus.

stop: Engeloch

Getting there

By post bus or private car to Engeloch.

Parking

Parking spaces are available just south of the restaurant.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'519E 1'119'480N
DD
46.225294, 8.015653
DMS
46°13'31.1"N 8°00'56.4"E
UTM
32T 424089 5119550
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Further information at the tourist office or the SAC.

Author’s map recommendations

Snowshoe and ski tour map 1: 50000 is available from the Brig and Simplon tourist office.

274S Visp ISBN number: 978-3-302-20274-7

Equipment

Complete ski touring equipment including rope, ice ax, crampons.

Similar routes nearby

  • Skitour to the Magehorn (2621 m)
  • Ski tour on the Galehorn (2797 m above sea level)
  • Skitour to the Sirwoltesattel (2621 m)
  • Skitour to the Staldhorn
  • Skitour auf den Bistinenpass (2417 m.ü.M.)
  • Ski tour to the Spitzhorli (2737 m above sea level)
  • Skitour to the Tochuhorn (2648 m above sea level)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
4:45h
Ascent
1,461 m
Descent
1,461 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Loop Summit route High-altitude ski tour suitable for snowboards

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