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 recommended route

Skitour on the Wasenhorn or Punta Terrarossa (3245.8 m above sea level)

Ski Touring · Valais · closed
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  • Pfad im Hintergrund das Wasenhorn
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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On the Wasenhorn, an imposing view of the Gantertal and Alpe Veglia awaits you.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 13 km
4:45 h
1,334 m
1,334 m
The summit ridge is practically horizontal with a length of 150 meters. At the top you first come across a cross and at the highest point a pole.

Ascent

Simplon Pass - From the Simplon Pass, head towards Chaltwassertälli. From the Monte Leone hut (2,848 m), head west on a pronounced plateau towards the Mäderhorn to the Mäderlücke. At the same height you cross the Wasenlücke northeast of the Mäderhorn. Ski depot at the foot of the first ridge upswing. You now follow the west ridge in beautiful and easy block climbing to the summit of the Wasenhorn / Punta Terrarossa.

descent

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

Author’s recommendation

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Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
3,244 m
Lowest point
1,997 m
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Rest Stop

Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

Safe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Only accessible in very safe conditions.

Block ridge, possibly ice ax and rope, good grip. The easy climbing over the west block ridge takes about 1.5 hours.

Disclaimer of liability

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

Walking on 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 and hints

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

Simplon, top of the pass (1,997 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'525E 1'121'857N
DD
46.246609, 8.028932
DMS
46°14'47.8"N 8°01'44.2"E
UTM
32T 425142 5121906
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Destination

Wasenhorn or Punta Terrarossa

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplon Pass - Wasenhorn or Punta Terrarossa

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Simplon Pass or the Rothwald can be easily reached by post bus from Brig or Iselle.

Getting there

Easily accessible to the Simplon Pass or Rothwald by private vehicle or post bus.

Parking

Parkplätze stehen im Rothwald und auf dem Simplonpass zur Verfügung

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'525E 1'121'857N
DD
46.246609, 8.028932
DMS
46°14'47.8"N 8°01'44.2"E
UTM
32T 425142 5121906
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

More 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 and crampons.

Similar routes nearby

  • Skitour ab dem Simplon Pass auf den Monte Leone (3553 m.ü.M.)
  • Skitour auf den Straffelgrat (2633 m.ü.M)
  • Skitour to the Panettone
  • Skitour auf das Hübschhorn (3192 m.ü.M.)
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
1,334 m
Descent
1,334 m
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